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5 minutes ago, grex said:

i've been eyeing this since it was announced. Waiting for the release and it's reviews. Really dislike the wood finishes on Tilta products though. Is it just me?

I'm not fussed on aesthetics as long as it gets the job done. Have used the Nucleus-M system quite a bit and despite a few initial bugs, it's been great.

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13 hours ago, A_Urquhart said:

Yep, I agree with IronFilm. It's great that the Tentacle can send TC to an audio channel for DSLR's but it's just easier having timecode where it's suppose to be and two usable channels for audio. Saves many phone calls and frustration from editors. 

The on going saga is still on going.....  now they want me to come over and do it for them. :-/ 

Seriously? And what point should I just charge them for post production services. (I didn't charge for the Tentacles btw, just threw it in as a bonus)


Why can't they just sync it up the old fashioned away by hand?? (or with PluralEyes)
Well nope, they can't even figure out how to do that! Seriously....

 

3 hours ago, Bioskop.Inc said:

You can dream can't you?! I personally think they'll do another half price sale at some point & you'll have to jump quick. The Micro was a waste of time & energy - a drone cam at best & they got it totally wrong. My guess is that they stopped production & just sold back stock, so no point of a sale.


It is always nice to dream!

Anyway, the BMMCC made some very nice refinements over the BMPCC which means if I saw a Micro for US$500 (welllllll.... prior to the BMPCC4K coming out that is) then I'd have snapped it up:

1) longer battery life
2) bigger HDMI port
3) 60fps slow motion
4) timecode

And more!

Any one of those could be a big reason for a person to prefer the Micro over the Pocket, and together, they make for a very compelling case!
 

 

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31 minutes ago, A_Urquhart said:

I'm not fussed on aesthetics as long as it gets the job done. Have used the Nucleus-M system quite a bit and despite a few initial bugs, it's been great.

I have the Tilta cage for my OG BMPCC and I love it! I was looking at the ronin S for a while but I use manual glass so this combination might be for me!

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2 hours ago, Snuff said:

I upscale my BMPCC videos to 4K with a plugin Instant 4K. It looks much better on YouTube. 

Camera: BMPCC
Lens: Tokina AT-X Pro 28-70 f/2.8 (Angenieux design), Metabones SB XL 0.64x
Filters: B+W UV-IR Cut, Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/4
RAW, FilmConvert (Ilford Delta 400)
Light: 3*150W Dedolight DLHM4-300

Exellent tripod work. I noticed a zoom in the middle of the video- great operating skills with that Tokina! Makes me want to use my own Tokina more!

42 minutes ago, Álex Montoya said:

Not bad. 

 

 

Holy, this looks massive. Convinced now, seriously! I mean, how could this camera not give a fantastic image. It'ś BM after all now now even with great low light capabilities. Great time to get a BMCC in MFT mount for little money!

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26 minutes ago, tekeela said:

I thought lots of gimbals had focus wheels. What's the difference?

Many gimbals with built in wheel and no motors rely on communicating with the camera and lens electronics which is rather limiting currently with few cameras and lenses being supported.

The Tilta works with any lens and any camera. You just need to add a cheap focus gear to your lens like those offered by followfocusgears.com or zacuto. Also, the Tilta can be used as a normal wireless follow focus when not using the gimbal as well. Very versatile.

You can get a follow focus motor for the Crane 2 but I don't think the Pocket4k flies on the Crane2 very well. 

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12 minutes ago, jonpais said:

But is it repeatable? Can it hit eyelashes every time or does it struggle? 😂

Haha,

The Nucleus-M certainly has accurate repeatable focus. Can't see why the Nano wouldn't as well.

In any case, for most single operators with a gimbal though, there is no real need for it to be perfectly repeatable as most single operators wouldn't lay down camera or actor marks to hit every take or even mark up the focus wheel disc. It's just a good way of being able to pull focus from one thing to another or just choose what you want in focus. Until Autofocus lenses can read your mind, they will never be as good as a solution like the Tilta ...other brands are available 😉

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3 hours ago, Turboguard said:

I have the Tilta cage for my OG BMPCC and I love it! I was looking at the ronin S for a while but I use manual glass so this combination might be for me!

I would wait. I saw somewhere DJI mentioning that they will be releasing a DJI Focus Lite for the Ronin S, similar to the Nucleus Nano. Just not sure if they can compete with the nano's price.

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2 hours ago, leslie said:

lemac have billed my card and i have been informed that's it could be 4-7 weeks till delivery so hopefully the beast turns up before xmas

What a nightmare.  Pre ordered mine on April 9th and they are still like 2 weeks.  Maybe? 

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1 hour ago, Juxx989 said:

What a nightmare.  Pre ordered mine on April 9th and they are still like 2 weeks.  Maybe? 

i thought i was pre ordering, i definitely clicked on the pre ordering link  as well but then they billed my card the whole amount and i'm thinking i might have got it in a week or two perhaps. but the last email i got says 4-7 weeks. i think someones idea of billing customers is a bit ambitious , i would have expected to be billed the full amount when stock was in the retailers warehouse awaiting dispatch to the client. i have never pre ordered anything before no idea it that's typical of companies or not, but im not impressed .

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48 minutes ago, leslie said:

i thought i was pre ordering, i definitely clicked on the pre ordering link  as well but then they billed my card the whole amount and i'm thinking i might have got it in a week or two perhaps. but the last email i got says 4-7 weeks. i think someones idea of billing customers is a bit ambitious , i would have expected to be billed the full amount when stock was in the retailers warehouse awaiting dispatch to the client. i have never pre ordered anything before no idea it that's typical of companies or not, but im not impressed .

With my pre-order, I paid the $200 deposit and then paid the balance when I picked up the camera. That's the way it should be done IMO.

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