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I still want to see sample footage. This all sounds great and I would think BlackMagic would stay true to their "look", but nonetheless I'd like to see sample footage before I pop the bottle of champaign. It just seems too good to be true for $1,300.

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1 minute ago, Turboguard said:

You guys need to learn how to hold your cameras correctly, and also how to pull focus. I have a few Cannes lions under my belt and I’ve shot with no ibis, non active lens mounts and finally NO AF for the past 7-8years. This camera is crazy insane, and also it’s freaking 1400dollars with tax!!! Like what stuff do you guys even shot?!

Cats mostly.

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4 minutes ago, Turboguard said:

You guys need to learn how to hold your cameras correctly, and also how to pull focus. I have a few Cannes lions under my belt and I’ve shot with no ibis, non active lens mounts and finally NO AF for the past 7-8years. This camera is crazy insane, and also it’s freaking 1400dollars with tax!!! Like what stuff do you guys even shot?!

I don't get the complaints either (and I have no Lions). This camera pretty much knocked the wind out of me.

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1 hour ago, mercer said:

Am I weirdo for mainly being interested in the 1080p Raw and ProRes? Plus the XLR... that’s just insane at this price point. 

Well this is the original one on steroids! So yeah I think the 1080p will look a lot more cinematic probably than 4k is ever going to look like, but we haven't seen it so. Not counting the data usage 4k will bring. I would imagine people will down rez to 1080p from 4k for serious stuff, lesser codec for Vimeo, YouTube, etc..

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1 minute ago, jonpais said:

I don’t see anyone complaining here. 100% total agreement. Which, quite frankly, is a little disconcerting. 😂

I was hoping the sensor/lens mount was going to be a detachable micro with wifi control from the pocket mothership, so there's that.

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7 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

Well I can understand this, it is not for everybody, but for a hell of a lot of people on this web site we now know what the hell camera we are going to have under the Christmas tree.

Reality overcomes the best of our wishful dreaming... The usual brands should hear that though ;-)

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13 hours ago, MurtlandPhoto said:

 The image is beautiful, but the horrible audio preamps and battery life, poor screen, and overall ergonomics trumped the amazing IQ for me.


Well the BMPCC was a "cinema camera", thus external power/audio/screen is essential if you want high quality. Just like if you used an Arri / RED / etc! I don't get why people didn't get this.  Instead expecting something completely different. 

However it appears BMD really took this criticism to heat, and have greatly improved the audio and internal battery life. 

However the audio in even the original BMPCC isn't that awful if just for casual usage, a lot of my vlog videos are audio straight into the BMPCC with no editing. https://www.youtube.com/c/SoundSpeeding

 

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17 minutes ago, Turboguard said:

You guys need to learn how to hold your cameras correctly, and also how to pull focus. I have a few Cannes lions under my belt and I’ve shot with no ibis, non active lens mounts and finally NO AF for the past 7-8years. This camera is crazy insane, and also it’s freaking 1400dollars with tax!!! Like what stuff do you guys even shot?!

"few Cannes lions", impressive stuff. Grats. You might get a few more with this new camera!

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13 hours ago, Oliver Daniel said:

However the main reason I liked the original Pocket was down to the charm, the mojo, the classic look - 99% of cameras with IBIS, great low light, HFR are still being beat by the original Pocket in this regard. 

Also you have to remember that this camera is for cinematic application, and is designed to be used as such. Not really the type of camera to run and gun with in a cave lit only by glow flies! 

Exactly.

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38 minutes ago, DBounce said:

When I spoke to the folks at Panasonic they suggested they would be ready to act if the situation warranted it.

If this suggests what we all can't stand (a company purposefully holding their tech back) that is lame sauce. Just makes me more interested in giving BM my money over any other company. Bring it, or don't. Another company forcing your hand makes you a weak follower and definitely not for the customer.

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6 minutes ago, jonpais said:

If I may be allowed to say so, shooting RAW does require more grading skills than I currently possess. 

I guess we all see these guys to simply revolutionize this craft. Resolve is a hell of a tool. Less than two decades ago we had to invest 100 grand to try fulfilling the cup. It is a dream to become true. Petty's going further than Jannard went a decade ago :-)

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6 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

Exactly.

The thing is, if Oliver graded the music videos I’ve seen of his himself, he has a high skill level that many of us don’t have. I could play the devil’s advocate and say that’s the reason pros entrust colorists with their footage. Just like directors hire you because you are an audio specialist.

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Hopefully this announcement will force the big boys to put ProRes raw in all their future cameras, and maybe even a few current ones. I'd probably choose a GH5s over this if it shot raw.

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"you have to remember that this camera is for cinematic application, and is designed to be used as such. Not really the type of camera to run and gun with in a cave lit only by glow flies"

Is that how BMD will market it?

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4 minutes ago, squig said:

Hopefully this announcement will force the big boys to put ProRes raw in all their future cameras, and maybe even a few current ones. I'd probably choose a GH5s over this if it shot raw.

I’m with you on that. We should put pressure on Panny to follow suit, and encourage reviewers and luminaries who have Panasonic’s ear to do the same.

2 minutes ago, RWR said:

"you have to remember that this camera is for cinematic application, and is designed to be used as such. Not really the type of camera to run and gun with in a cave lit only by glow flies"

Is that how BMD will market it?

In the cinema5D interview, Grant Petty was making it out to be perfect for selfies. Not sure what’s up with that.

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