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10 hours ago, A_Urquhart said:

For anyone that's interested, I just plugged my Tentacle Sync E into the mic/TC input of the Pocket4K using a regular male to male stereo minijack cable and the Pocket4K took the timecode no worries. The Pocket4k auto detects the external TC and you get a little EXT TC icon showing you that its synced externally. Nice!

Another good reason to use it as a B Cam over a mirrorless. Despite Plural Eyes (and similar solutions), editors still sigh when they are on set and find out that the B Camera doesn't have TC.

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9 hours ago, A_Urquhart said:

For me, the design of the Pocket4K is not ideal, but then neither is any camera under $2000. I'd love the design to be more like the FS5 or Canon XC15. I'd be happy to pay $1000 or so more for a  Pocket4K Pro or Ursa Micro that could take a larger Sony BPU battery and had a tiltable screen.

Just throw in built in ND filters and I'd be happy! But yes, Sony BP-U compatibility would be super cool seeing as I run so many things on them

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3 hours ago, Álex Montoya said:

The Original Pocket was great for mimicking S16. I did this some years ago in El Salvador.

 

 

The original pocket looks great, as you say, but it's a very particular look. To me it seems to come pre-graded for a very particular (and quite pleasing) look, which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your perspective.

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I see lots of Teal and brown in these shots. Similar to the original PCC.

Nice look, but it's a "look." The camera has great colours though, from what I can see, and the South Korean bubblegum pop vids show that it can do a bigger range of looks, all the while looking sharp, crisp, evenly colour saturated, with high dynamic range, and good motion cadence. I'm really impressed in this camera already.

 

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I love the way people think BM have changed - it took them a year of Firmware updates till they finally left the OG Pocket alone & it got to stores at about the same pace this one.

No need to worry, the camera will get to you in the end & the longer you wait, the better - as they'll listen to the beta testers & solve loads of issues before you actually have it in your hands.

Still gonna wait for the Half Price Fire Sale that'll come next year - you just know they'll do it again!

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17 minutes ago, Bioskop.Inc said:

I love the way people think BM have changed - it took them a year of Firmware updates till they finally left the OG Pocket alone & it got to stores at about the same pace this one.

No need to worry, the camera will get to you in the end & the longer you wait, the better - as they'll listen to the beta testers & solve loads of issues before you actually have it in your hands.

Still gonna wait for the Half Price Fire Sale that'll come next year - you just know they'll do it again!

I would not hold my breath for that half price sale. If it does, im buying 3 pocket 4K's. 

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2 hours ago, AlexTrinder96 said:

Philip Bloom has received the pocket cam from PROAV TV 

Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the cam

 

 

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I'm betting he'll use it to beat the crap out of his girlfriend.

32 minutes ago, Bioskop.Inc said:

I love the way people think BM have changed - it took them a year of Firmware updates till they finally left the OG Pocket alone & it got to stores at about the same pace this one.

No need to worry, the camera will get to you in the end & the longer you wait, the better - as they'll listen to the beta testers & solve loads of issues before you actually have it in your hands.

Still gonna wait for the Half Price Fire Sale that'll come next year - you just know they'll do it again!

If you can wait a year before getting it, then you don't need it.

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15 minutes ago, spinkscapes said:

Just received my Pocket 4K, incidentally the day following receiving my XT-3.

Got a wedding to shoot on Saturday so good timing.

 

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Awesome, I'm sure we will all be curious to hear how your experience goes when comparing both cameras. And as they are priced similarly, perhaps you can also share your thought on build, durability etc... ?

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28 minutes ago, spinkscapes said:

Just received my Pocket 4K, incidentally the day following receiving my XT-3.

Got a wedding to shoot on Saturday so good timing.

 

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Would be great to so a comparison involving skin tones in either F-Log (DCI 4K 24p All-I, nr/sharpening -4, inter frame nr off) and Blackmagic Log (DCI 4K 24p, ProRes (422 or HQ)(no sharpening)) and RAW (1:4 compressed should be fine).

Still undecided between these two lol

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