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My dear erstwhile member can you please stop attacking John Brawley now. I have long since given up on camera forum arguments so might not be completely up on who is right and who is wrong-evil /

I like the pictures. A lot.  This camera will probably replace the micro cinema camera for me as it’s not much bigger and is much easier to work with.  I didn’t feel as strongly about the 4K

What a shame. Who are these "deep state" BMD insiders that are here pushing an agenda ? Myself and Hook.  Who else ?  What do you guys think, there's a plot and conspiracy ?  You guys don't wat t

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I just picked one of these up to serve as a b-cam/gimbal cam alongside my Ursa Mini and ran the first tests with it.

First impressions; it's a beast. The ergonomics are spot on and as a former 5D2 user I feel right at home with it. The UI is essentially the same as in the Ursa Mini which is nice.

And coming from the Ursa, and BMCC2,5K before that, the low light capabilities... they're just like, damn. I just want to go all run 'n gun and shoot my next short with all natural light. I ran a test on how far I could push it  while still getting a clean image - ended up fitting it with a speedbooster and a Pentax SMC 50/1.2. I was able to ETTR at 50fps in city areas, and shoot comfortably in even extremely dim locations. In fact, I had to stop down/up the shutter speed on several occasions.  The image wasn't 100% clean though - I'm assuming it's like in the previous BMD products, in that noise reduction is only applied in prores. I shot RAW so I had to do some cleaning up in Resolve (a process I've accustomed to with previous BMD products mind you - but in ISO 800 in their case), but the image did clean up very nicely and retained all the detail.

It's probably the first time I'm seeing an actual cinema grade camera do low light this well. I felt that I could use a reflector to bounce the available light and the camera would actually pick it up.

Attached two snaps from my short walk with the camera. Not very cinematic - but rather tests on how much data I could get from available nightime light. Quite a bit, even in indirect light, as evidenced by the second picture.

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On ‎11‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 12:58 AM, graphicnatured said:

I've heard they are just shipping replacement doors to people who have the loose ones so you don't need to ship your camera in anymore and they're easy to take off. Looking at the mechanism of mine, I'm pretty impressed with how easy they are to remove.

It just fell off on it's own? ;)

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2 hours ago, Jonesy Jones said:

So I know no one has them in stock, but is there a dealer in the states that we know/guess will get the P4K sooner than later? 

I know that when the Ninja V and the AtomX SSD were  backordered at B&H, I was able to get them from Texas Media Systems. Had them 3 days after ordering. Might try them.

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@webrunner5 Don, you can reach Terry on dvxuser:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/member.php?40593-Terry-Nixon

 

Worthy of a try once the worldwide demand since this camera is the dream of some generations as matter of fact, from a Texas seller though, who knows? They are a reputable supplier, you'll only end fine there : -)

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Here's a couple screen grabs of things I filming today. I shot in ProRes LT, because it's for 1080i broadcast. I'm over the moon every time I look at the stuff I've filmed with this camera. It always looks fantastic. These are improv actors at Comicon, so I had no control over the lighting, or over the actors - just filmed them as I saw them. Viltrox booster with Sigma 18-35.

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On 11/25/2018 at 8:18 PM, wyrlyn said:

A bargain. I also have their BMCC cage. Quality was superb.

By the way when is the BRAW firmware update due for the Pocket 4K?

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15 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

A bargain. I also have their BMCC cage. Quality was superb.

By the way when is the BRAW firmware update due for the Pocket 4K?

Ursa mini pro just had (non beta) release, so next up is the pocket. Not sure when we can expect it. 
Are you planning on doing a review on the pocket 4k soon?

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