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For people interested in recording audio in camera:

When selecting both audio sources to be XLR, I was really hoping to have Channel 1 set to 75% and Channel 2 set to 50% for example. Unfortunately the volume becomes locked together, so if you change Channel 1, Channel 2 also changes and visa versa. I really hope they change this in the future, as it'd be great to be able to record a safety track from the same mic - for interviews for example.

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2 hours ago, Kisaha said:

Nice idea, good for some uses, but a small or medium NP-F is a lot lighter and smaller I guess, and their plates just miniscule. IDX have a series with a tap and a USB out also that run from 99$, that I am eyeing, and power also my monitors and sound recorders.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1420284-REG/idx_system_technology_sl_f50_l_series_batteries_high.html

Is it the same power cable as for the blackmagic video assist 5"? As I already got a D-TAP to blackmagic video assist 5" cable, in that case I could screw a V-mount battery under the camera. 

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I think they match like amazingly well just using different types of curves. Pushed ISO on both by one stop to open shadows.
Took me 5 minutes.
The Pocket 4K has better DR shadows and way more detail
The Pocket HD has better DR in highlights and a slight green tint, but everything is in focus.

 

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5 hours ago, Kisaha said:

Nice idea, good for some uses

It is a nice idea but a couple of points....

I would be wary of putting anything that close to the exhaust vent on the front of the camera.

In the video they describe leaving it on for 3 hours without it getting too hot but I suspect that didn't involve having the camera in record.

The second point is that it for people who do want to go V mount then it actually has quite a low capacity (49Wh).

The KYTD BP-90, for example is 190Wh and £160 on Amazon.

For another £90 you can then use a rail mounted V mount kit like this one which adds all of those additional ports (and actually includes the correct dummy battery for the Pocket 4K !).

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The total cost will be more than the Core SWX Powerbase but it will be far more flexible in terms of how and where you mount it (horizontal or vertical) so you can keep it away from the exhaust, will let you swap out to different V mounts (or even run it using the £20 Sony F to V mount adapter plates) and will offer almost four times the capacity.

That extra capacity can't be underestimated as it might not just be the camera you might be powering off the battery (powering an EVF/External recorder off the Dtap for example) so it means you'll also be able to run a system as a whole for far, far longer.

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3 hours ago, tonysss said:

Exposure  aligned

BMPCC -1EV (ISO 200) + 100% shadows

OT BMPCC + 1EV (ISO 1600) + 100% shadows

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How bad are the highlights in the pocket 4K in comparison to the OG pocket?

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24 minutes ago, Turboguard said:

Not a comparison but you can play with these two from the P4K

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the highlight recovery in these shots seem pretty great but deezid claims that the DR in the highlights are worse on the pocket 4K. Does this only mean that you can blow out the highlights further in the OG pocket and still retain clean data? We're not talking about highlight roll off are we? If i am able to recover a blown out shot like the one you are presenting here with the 4K, I'd be pretty happy. I'm more concerned with the roll-off.

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22 minutes ago, grex said:

the highlight recovery in these shots seem pretty great but deezid claims that the DR in the highlights are worse on the pocket 4K. Does this only mean that you can blow out the highlights further in the OG pocket and still retain clean data? We're not talking about highlight roll off are we? If i am able to recover a blown out shot like the one you are presenting here with the 4K, I'd be pretty happy. I'm more concerned with the roll-off.

Take it for what it's worth, but I find the performance of the two cameras nearly identical in the highlights, after grading -- meaning the same amount of data is preserved in both cases.   At least, this is the case with limited testing. 

The shots above are not actually "blown out", so there's nothing to recover.  It's just that the highlights are mapped into the super-white regions in the debayered .dng.  But the data is intact, it just has to be brought down.  You'll see the same thing on the original Pocket.

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After using the camera for the first time professionally today, I've made myself a LUT - I've done this before with Atomos products and it's all fine, but for some reason I can't seem to import it into the camera.

I've put other LUTs on fine. In fact I can have my LUT and a 3rd party LUT on the same card, instal the 3rd party LUT but not my own within 3 seconds of each other.

I've saved my LUT as .cube, like the others I've used, and even saved it in different ways. First just with the burger menu in Lumetri, then using Red Giant's LUT Buddy.

Does anyone know what might be the problem? If someone could test it on their camera too that would be amazing!

You can download it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3bgxtfd63ryu37z/Custom_Made.cube?dl=0

EDIT: I only have 1 custom LUT installed while trying this, so the problem isn't that I've filled up the allotted (alLUTted) space

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Can P4K export picture with LUT by HDMI on the external monitor?

Got email from HOTROD:
"Thank you for your continued patience while the Blackmagic Pocket 4K cameras slowly trickle in to us.  The original shipments we were receiving were only single cameras.  We have just begun receiving 2 to 3 cameras a week.  We are hopeful that production will begin to ramp up soon and we will be able to deliver cameras more quickly, but we don't have any solid information on if and when that will happen". 

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