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That chart only shows max frame rates, and we already know 120 is windowed. 

I think even at 24/25/30/50/60 it's still going to stay 'windowed' though, because even Ultra HD is. Essentially it's just pillar boxing, but the camera crops the black bars for you, instead of you cropping a DCI image to 16:9 later.

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4 hours ago, Bioskop.Inc said:

Think it might be a no after all - spec sheet on website doesn't have 3k anamorphic mode on it.

Only the mini pro 4.6k has that mode ATM! Maybe something they might add in a future firmware update - they added loads of improvements via updates on the last Pocket, so if people shout enough this might be there too.

Everyone who shoots anamorphic start shouting! I already have.

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i presume you all got the black magic raw mailout  a couple of days ago if not here is some thing to read while we wait i just thought i put it out for you guys to have a look at

Grant Petty <[email protected]>

 

14 Sep. at 8:40 pm

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I wanted to email you to give you an update on our new Blackmagic RAW file format that’s been made available today for our URSA Mini Pro cameras and DaVinci Resolve.

What is Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic RAW is a modern codec we designed as a replacement for both RAW and video codecs, because we wanted it to be very easy to use, very fast and much higher quality.

We have a video that explains all about Blackmagic RAW if you would
 like to watch it.

Faster and More Intelligent

Blackmagic RAW is much more intelligent than simple RAW container formats like the CinemaDNG format we have used in the past, because it understands the characteristics of the image sensor and the camera’s color science. This means we get much more cinematic images and the quality is much better for smaller file sizes.

Another big feature of Blackmagic RAW is how it's designed. We have done a partial de-mosaic in the camera, so that part of the processing pipeline has been hardware accelerated by the camera itself. This means Blackmagic RAW does not load up the software with lots of processing and so the result is incredibly fast playback and faster rendering.

You also get total control over RAW settings such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and custom color spaces. Blackmagic RAW also includes extensive metadata support including user customizable sidecar metadata files, plus GPU and CPU acceleration, new Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Color Science, different encoding options for constant quality or constant bitrate and more.

Modern RAW Format

We designed Blackmagic RAW to be a replacement for both video and RAW formats. It’s really dramatically better than video codecs because the images don't suffer from the 4:2:2 video filtering. Plus compressing video is much more noticeable as image artifacts. But Blackmagic RAW is also better than other RAW formats such as CinemaDNG because it's a single file, is hardware accelerated by the camera so it's much faster, you also have all the color detail and you get full RAW adjustments.

Powerful Metadata

When it comes to metadata, Blackmagic RAW can embed metadata into the file itself, as well as add sidecar files that means users can add their own metadata. A good example of how this works, is you could record to Blackmagic RAW with camera settings, however when you do RAW adjustments in DaVinci Resolve, you can save that into the sidecar file
 and all other software that reads the files will see those changes.

Where this is really powerful is when working in video gamma. If you select video gamma in the URSA Mini Pro camera, you will see video gamma if you edit the files. But it’s only the metadata in the file that’s telling the software that the files are video gamma. Underneath they are always film gamma. So if you ever want to color grade the images, you don't get clipped whites and blacks, and all that film dynamic range is there. When you pull up the blacks, or pull down the whites, all that detail will just appear!

Developer SDK Library

The good news is it’s easy to add Blackmagic RAW support into any software because we have bundled up all the downstream software processing into a single software library that's free for developers. This library is available on Mac, Windows and Linux and it means all the complexity of using Blackmagic RAW has been handled and reading sidecar files, setting RAW parameters and all the color science is included.

This ensures you get consistent images between different software applications and across operating system platforms. DaVinci Resolve 15.1 also uses this library so any RAW settings changed in DaVinci Resolve will be seen by other software. We have also built a simple app called Blackmagic RAW Player that lets you review Blackmagic RAW files.

Cost and Availability

The good news is this update is free of charge. If you own a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro camera then you can download a public beta for your camera that adds Blackmagic RAW and it also upgrades your camera to Generation 4 Color Science.

So you can start shooting in Blackmagic RAW immediately, we are also releasing a new version of DaVinci Resolve 15.1 today. This release has several new features, but most importantly, it includes support for Blackmagic RAW.

If you would like to play with some Blackmagic RAW sample files,
 we have posted some camera original files on our web site. Please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com and select the URSA Mini Pro product page. You will see a new Blackmagic RAW tab that includes extra information, however on this page we have these camera original files to download.

You can also download the Blackmagic RAW Player from this page and it lets you play the files. Perhaps you can download DaVinci Resolve and do some test color grades on the files. You will be able to go to the camera tab in the primary color corrector area and see the RAW settings. You can even save sidecar files.

If you want to add Blackmagic RAW support to your own software, the Blackmagic RAW Developer SDK is also available on this page and it includes sample code so you can see how to use the library.

Please check out our web site for more information. I am personally very excited by Blackmagic RAW and the feedback from the beta testers has been incredible. I was playing some Blackmagic RAW clips yesterday and then realized I was playing them from an old USB mechanical hard disk. I cannot play 4K video files off this disk, but I could play 4.6K Blackmagic RAW files perfectly. It’s quite amazing how good the pictures look at small file sizes. It’s very exciting.

I hope this gives you a good update on what Blackmagic RAW is and how it works. We look forward to discovering what you can do with it!

Regards

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3 hours ago, Yurolov said:

sareesh got a copy

Who the hell is this guy?! 

I am feeling @Andrew Reid 100% but let's be the wiser forum and move on!

I was considering keeping my hybrid NX system and buying this one for specific projects and what not (incredible deal coupled with the editing license), but after all the new releases throwing 10bit on bigger sensors and 10bit H265 (X-T3) I am sceptical if it really worths the 2000+euros (accessories, batteries, media e.t.c) investment for a project or two per year. 6 months ago was the deal of the century, right now, not so much, especially if someone (Panasonic? Sony A7s? Nikon?) give some kind of external raw. 

I do not want to sound blasphemous, but a lower price may be more appropriate for 2019.

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2 hours ago, Kisaha said:

Who the hell is this guy?!

 

Wolfcrow guy, here's one of his guides path: https://wolfcrow.com/computers-monitors-and-storage/

EDIT -- Seems his insights are not fully consensual (isn't @andrgl? LOL ) but frankly, I don't see why his guides may hurt anyone... information is always useful wherever it is.

 

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This totally undermines what Blackmagic told me, about reviewers with a blog not getting a unit yet.

Props to Wolfcrow though.

How come they are not ready to ship yet with so many final units out there and even the box is finished?

Don't paying customers deserve to have the first units?

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15 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

This totally undermines what Blackmagic told me, about reviewers with a blog not getting a unit yet.

Props to Wolfcrow though.

How come they are not ready to ship yet with so many final units out there and even the box is finished?

Don't paying customers deserve to have the first units?

You're totally right on that complaint. Pure BS. This is what bothers me. Honesty is mandatory. This kind of lies are easy to unveil. They become ridiculous with their faint excuses, only inflame more the common sense.

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Manufacturers want a global launch in most cases for a product, which means ALL distributors in all markets need to have stock on hand. There's a step in between getting the product boxed and actually having thousands of those boxes shipped around the world.

*Edited to make the language a bit less harsh.

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41 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

This totally undermines what Blackmagic told me, about reviewers with a blog not getting a unit yet.

Props to Wolfcrow though.

How come they are not ready to ship yet with so many final units out there and even the box is finished?

Don't paying customers deserve to have the first units?

While I kinda agree, but then again 10 units or something is nothing compared next to the 10000's preorders that are shipping next week. And at this point I think everybody is already convinced of the pocket 4K, so these first impressions are kinda useless I think, unless you have a lot of followers on your youtube channel who do not follow any camera news/forums.

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29 minutes ago, seanzzxx said:

Manufacturers want a global launch in most cases for a product, which means ALLdistributors in all markets need to have stock on hand. I don't understand how people don't see the fact that there's a step in between getting the product boxed and actually having thousands of those boxes shipped around the world.

This works a bit like a movie in the theatres. You want to spread it and reach the many viewers as possible or you'll lose the loop and hype. Especially when other competitors are around the corner to look for your audience.

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