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7 minutes ago, TILT said:

 

BMPCC4K -1350EUR
SAMSUNG T5 (500go) - 139EUR
VILTROX 0.71x - 89EUR
SMALLRIG Cage - 134EUR

1623EUR total, a bit less than a brand new GH5. I can't see me spending more than 2000EUR total. If I want an extra SSD + rig parts.
We can shave off 200EUR for Davinci Resolve as well.

The only flaw that pisses me off a little bit is the goddamn battery door. Blackmagic we need a BMPCC4K Battery door MKII, please. That one swings open with 0.2 G force.
 

 

You also need to add to a GH5/GH5s many of those things and additionally have you seen the cost of V90 SDXC cards you need for the 400mbps codec?

Nothing wrong with the battery door if you remove it as it serves no purpose other than to slow down battery changes.

 

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20 minutes ago, Shirozina said:

You also need to add to a GH5/GH5s many of those things and additionally have you seen the cost of V90 SDXC cards you need for the 400mbps codec?

Nothing wrong with the battery door if you remove it as it serves no purpose other than to slow down battery changes.

 

I won't use any coupler, I'll use their 2 pin (fake lemo) with a NP-F970 plate. So, I'd prefer a battery door that closes. Not huge deal anyway. Gaffa tape will save the day.
And yeah I chose ssd over v90 sd for a good reason. 189EUR for 128GO whereas I get 500GO for the same amount. No brainer.

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4 minutes ago, TILT said:

I won't use any coupler, I'll use their 2 pin (fake lemo) with a NP-F970 plate. So, I'd prefer a battery door that closes. Not huge deal anyway. Gaffa tape will save the day.
And yeah I chose ssd over v90 sd for a good reason. 189EUR for 128GO whereas I get 500GO for the same amount. No brainer.

How does the battery door close with a wire coming out of the dummy battery?

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2 hours ago, Shirozina said:

  It seems a universal reason to moan on forums though....

Please keep that for you.
I'm here to share my thoughts, even if it doesn't please you.

I'd love to share more than that, but it seems imposible to buy one around here before 2019.

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6 minutes ago, Alex Uzan said:

I'd love to share more than that, but it seems imposible to buy one around here before 2019.

Now we're talking ! : -)

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2 hours ago, Anaconda_ said:

Phantom Power update - The issue is gone. Magic... Blackmagic?

I have the BMD mini xlr and a NTG 2. Been working for 2 weeks straight so no chance to check. I also have 2 pocket4k now so will try both at home tonight and see if you just had a fluke moment when it happened. 

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3 hours ago, Anaconda_ said:

Phantom Power update - The issue is gone. Magic... Blackmagic?

The brand label is not the best... I'd have called it White Magic or Light Magic instead. Presumptuous option IMHO. The only darkness I buy is that one from where light pops us : -)

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1 hour ago, Emanuel said:

The brand label is not the best... I'd have called it White Magic or Light Magic instead. Presumptuous option IMHO. The only darkness I buy is that one from where light pops us : -)

Blackmagic is Voodoo related. Super Magic. So I would think they got it right. Pretty magic for the price. All their stuff is a bargain for what you get.

And if they called it Whitemagic they would be all white equipment, and we would have to buy Man Purses and wear Man Buns LoL.

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What is that? Maybe I missed the point, but all of the liveview stuff you actually see on the phone is from Panasonic cameras. The P4K only has Bluetooth, no wifi, so wireless liveview is impossible without some kind of HDMI transmitter.

I kind of guess that was the point of the video, but by him showing only Panasonic's app and LCD screen - and not mentioning Panasonic - makes it feel like he's suggesting he's created a BMD app to allow liveview... which he can't do for the P4K.

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I can't for the life of me understand why cameras, pretty damn expensive ones, are so damn behind Smartphones for tech that it is crazy. Jesus it's like they are stuck in the year 2000?? It can't be a space issue, Christ most phones now are paper thin. And they new Apple ones you can get 512gb memory in them. Probably more than the buffer on most of these damn cameras have.

I saw a review of the Nikon Z6, and hell it was bumping up on the buffer in Photo Mode all the time. WTF?

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46 minutes ago, Anaconda_ said:

What is that? Maybe I missed the point, but all of the liveview stuff you actually see on the phone is from Panasonic cameras. The P4K only has Bluetooth, no wifi, so wireless liveview is impossible without some kind of HDMI transmitter.

I kind of guess that was the point of the video, but by him showing only Panasonic's app and LCD screen - and not mentioning Panasonic - makes it feel like he's suggesting he's created a BMD app to allow liveview... which he can't do for the P4K.

It was more me being sad that such an app doesn't exist. Instead of just moping around I put together a video of how I use the Panasonic App. Maybe someone in the loop will see that and decide it's a feature worthy of being in future cameras. 

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11 minutes ago, Mckinise said:

It was more me being sad that such an app doesn't exist. Instead of just moping around I put together a video of how I use the Panasonic App. Maybe someone in the loop will see that and decide it's a feature worthy of being in future cameras. 

Other than that how do you like the camera??

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58 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

Other than that how do you like the camera??

I like the user interface and how easy it is to find and select the settings you want to use. I really like the image and the motion from the camera. There seems to be less ghosting in 24 fps than I was getting with my GH5.  For me, it is easier to get the image I want in camera as long as I am not in the scene. 

I was getting about 40 minutes per battery. 5 batteries got me through a Quinceanera gig, but I was sweating toward the end.  One battery left with about 70%. 

Storage was a challenge. I started with ProRes HQ and ended the day in ProRes 422 and ProRes LT. 

The lack of a remote live view was only an issue because my friends and I had a horror movie contest for Halloween. The rules were:

One person had to do everything. There could be no help. We had to write it, shoot it, act in it, edit it, and put it online. The challenge was getting the footage I needed in a timely fashion.  I shot my video the morning of the deadline, put it together, and uploaded on time. 

 

 

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