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If its the mini socket you need (I'm presuming to connect a mic with a 3.5mm jack on it?) then you can get a regular one like this to a full size xlr

MagiDeal 3.5mm (Mini) 1/8inch Stereo Female To XLR Male Adapter Cable https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CY2J3DT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_6gKcCbK33Q34Y

And then use an XLR to mini XLR adapter .

Incidentally for anyone looking for ready made XLR to mini XLR cables, BM themselves do a kit for the video assist that has 2 of them in it for about £30

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/blackmagic-design-mini-xlr-cable-for-video-assist-4k-set-of-2-195?gclid=CjwKCAiA0ajgBRA4EiwA9gFOR_ywjdHoW_RfaATfXT5pS_A-1--6PWuKCVuxWMNT6M0XyjsRsZtFBRoCEUEQAvD_BwE

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I'm not sure there has been another product that has created a market for someone to make one. RED cameras and BM Video Assist are two products that spring to mind that use mini XLRs but they would generally expect people to be connecting microphones/mixers with XLR outputs on them hence why they are the only ones available.

If you want to keep the adapters to a minimum then one option is to buy the BM Video Assist and cut one of the cables and put a 3.5mm socket on it. You can then have it the exact length you need. 

It would also mean you would still have the other cable of course so you would now have a cable kit to cover both 3.5mm and XLR mics.

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Ah sorry, misread your first post about the cable.

BMD have been using the mini XLRs for a while, the 4K Video Assist also has them, and I assume there isn't enough interest in plugging 3.5mm jacks into it to warrant them making a specific cable. I suppose you could make one though, as the wires inside would be the same whether its a big or small XLR on the end. If you have an electronics store nearby, and they have the right plugs, they'd make it for you.

Assuming you're using 2 x 3.5mm microphones, another option could be to get a 3.5mm splitter and have them both going into the 3.5mm input on the camera. There might even be some out there that split the inputs so one is on the left and the other on the right of a stereo track. This would essentially give you 2 mono tracks if you split it again in post.

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9 hours ago, Juxx989 said:

A loupe solution... Looks kinda Homemade. But it does have a opening in the bottom to use the touch screen when its on. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-LCD-View-finder-for-Black-Magic-Pocket-Cinema-Camera-4K/332908493006?hash=item4d82e478ce:g:5NgAAOSwD1pb~iTC

 

I don't see any way to adjust with a diopter here. You have to have perfect vision from this distance to use this.  Luckily I haven't had an issue seeing the screen in the day yet, as I'm a total fan of loupes. Have several Zacuto ones I love.

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12 hours ago, Stefan Antonescu said:

Andrew, any news on the Pocket 4K review ? I've been checking EOSHD twice a day for the past month. I can't wait to read your take on this little monster.

did you miss this ?

https://www.eoshd.com/2018/11/the-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera-4k-unboxed-and-first-impressions-best-indie-raw-camera-yet/

 

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18 hours ago, Stefan Antonescu said:

Of course not, but I'm waiting for the full review. The link you posted is more of a "first impressions" thingy. 😉

technically its the only thingy so far, i took you literally, you should have been asking for an bmp4k update thingy then 😉

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A question (if it could be asked in this thread): Does the P4K absolutely need Resolve 15, or earlier Resolve 12.5 could grade a bit (in a very basic way) its shots and then export / edit all in FCPX for example? I have an old Mac Mini, good for Resolve 12.5, but weak for version 15. My P4K should come soon.

PS: In searching the net about the option to make a Linux station with Resolve 15, this exchange between and Unknown and an Anonymous enlightened me not to go in that direction: 😇

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Haha love it!

It depends how you shoot. If you're filming in ProRes, any software will do the job, but in my limited experience with RAW, you need Resolve to playback and grade. I'm not sure if 12.5 will be compatible with the RAW files out the new camera, but there are plenty around you could download and test out for yourself :)

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