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  1. There's also a new update for all 4 pocket cameras. 



    What's new in Blackmagic Camera 7.9

    Added Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 support.

    The following models have new features.

    Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, 6K and 6K Pro

    Added new updated user interface.

    Added support for focus assist intensity adjustments via sliders.

    Added support for custom presets and LUTs to be retained after software updates from this release onwards.

    Improved lens and auto focus performance.

    Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, 6K G2 and 6K Pro

    Added support for Blackmagic Design Zoom and Focus demands.

  2. It's basically a Pro, also with 2 XLRs, the only difference I can see is ND filters. So I guess if you prefer variable, or Matte Box NDs the Pro is unnecessary... but that said, you can still use variable and Matte Box on the Pro.

    It's a very confusing release. They'd sell a lot more by putting this camera's internals in a box shape, and calling that the 6k G2... but I guess that will cost them more in redesigning the body.

    It seems like a very strange release, and maybe that's why they did it so quietly. No video announcement, just a social media post.

  3. @kye

    I just checked, with a VA I can record Braw 1080p 119.88fps. 

    In Resolve, a clip I shot at UHD 25p is said to be 16bit... but I don't think that's right. This file is straight out of the Video Assist, recorded in Braw Q5. 



    In an app called SCOOP! - which tells you metadata, it says the bitrate is Variable.


    I'm not sure exactly what the numbers are, but in real life, I love Braw out of the Sigma. It's my go-to camera at the moment.


    Interestingly, a clip from my P4k also says 16bit in Resolve... 

  4. 6 minutes ago, Ryan Earl said:

    I'll have to read through the threads on here to find an easier way to expose it, but for now I'm fine even with a few hard clips and using Resolve's soft clip tool to roll them off a little better.  

    I've just set the zebras on the VA to a lower % Expose so the highlights hit the zebras and then knock it down a touch. Seems to give me good results.


  5. 1 hour ago, MrSMW said:

    I'm actually quite tempted to get a used FP and stick the Smallrig cage with wooden handle on it plus my Lumix 24-105mm f4 (for range, stability, OIS) and try that as a run n' gun unit.

    Not keen to build it out though. Certainly not with an additional screen, but a base mounted drive could be an option.

    Really though, I wouldn't want to spend much money on it so it would ideally just be a used FP and a spare battery so one could always be on charge.

    The only thing is I'm an Adobe suite user and Cinema DNG doesn't play well with Premiere I believe?

    There's something about an FP-L for stills plus FP for filming (plus static S5 or S1H on tripod) that appeals, but probably still too many compromises for me...

    I have exactly the setup you're talking about, and absolutely love it. It's so light weight and the footage is fantastic. I will say though, monitor on for external raw is well worth doing. Braw works pretty well in Premiere now, and you have the added benefit of changing the angle of the screen. I have my monitor mounted on the back, so to the person being filmed, it doesn't look much bigger or more intimidating than the actual camera without the monitor. Here's a couple images with a 28mm FD lens (also a very nice combo)


  6. Sigma recently released a statement about a three-layer image sensor that they want to get into a camera and onto the market as soon as possible. I hope they can get it ready soon. They first mentioned in in 2019 with loose plans to release in 2020, but they obviously had some hangups. Glad to see they've not given up on the idea though.



  7. 6 hours ago, BTM_Pix said:

    The big question, of course, is when this is coming to the regular FP as it seems unlikely Sigma would do a snide differentiation thing.

    According to this release about the focussing... 


    * SIGMA fp L will be supported by updating to firmware Ver.2.00 scheduled to be released on January 27, and SIGMA fp will be supported by updating to firmware which is scheduled to be released in April.

    No word on what else will come to the OGFP, but I would imagine most of the same updates.

  8. 2 hours ago, kye said:

    And shutter speed is a simple primary school fraction isn't it?  And how often do you change it?  Couldn't you just calculate it and write it down?

    Why even write it down. Just double the frame rate as close as possible.

    24? 1/48 (or 1/50 if you have to)

    25fps? 1/50

    30fps? 1/60

    120fps? 1/240

    As for gain/iso. It's the same as meters and miles as far as the end result goes. If your image is dark, turn it up, if it's bright turn it down and call it whatever you like on the process.

    Very minor 'problems' considering the rest of what the camera offers.

  9. 1 hour ago, BTM_Pix said:

    Having the external ProRes RAW option on my Sigma FP, for example, is great but I don't want to have a Ninja V attached to it as it defeats the camera's biggest strength.

    Good point! Personally, I'm hoping BMD release a way to convert the DNG from the FP into Braw in post. They already know all the info to do it, and recording Braw with a VA is awesome. But yes, it means adding a screen that's bigger than the camera.

    That said, I don't think there's anything in it for BMD to actually do that, which is a shame.

  10. 8 minutes ago, BTM_Pix said:

    Hopefully it will nudge them to produce the 4K ProRes/ProResRAW version of the Ninja Star that they have inexplicably resisted producing !


    I really hope this happens, but I feel like it's against the point you made just above. If the direction is cameras having internal ProRes / PRraw - why would you need a Ninja Star?


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