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7 hours ago, Anaconda_ said:

 

@CaptainHook addressed it when the first load of cameras were sent out and someone noticed it. You can change the colour profile in Resolve to fix the issue.

 

 

That just addresses Clipping, mostly bright lights at night, LEDs in particular. And that in reality is just a Bandage. They need to change the camera, not change a setting in the NLE. That has nothing to do with Reds that are Suppose to be Orange. So instead of the right color, it just makes the Wrong color less over the top. Hardly a fix.

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18 hours ago, androidlad said:

Flip screen on p4k, non-destructive mod:

That's clean work.  Yours?

I also like the QR plate on the top, which might be the answer I'm looking for to move my mic forward a bit so I can use the viewfinder on my GH5.

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4 hours ago, kye said:

That's clean work.  Yours?

I also like the QR plate on the top, which might be the answer I'm looking for to move my mic forward a bit so I can use the viewfinder on my GH5.

I like it a lot. A lot of people are dismissing it in the comments. I think in terms of glare being able to tilt is valuable. Monitors are cool but for certain applications the less bulk the better. 

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The thing I find odd in those responses on Newsshooter is that if BM had put a tilting screen in it themselves from the get go then it would have passed without comment.

Well thats not strictly true as anyone who has actually used it in bright conditions without an external monitor would likely have made the comment that the tilting sceeen was a boon.

I'd be curious to know if the design had just enabled it to tilt rather than go the whole way into being front facing whether it would have got a different reaction as the notion that this enables it be used for vlogging does seem to have caused concern for some reason.

 

 

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If they were a bit more careful when designing this camera, it would have been the indie-hit of the century. They lost a lot of customers because of the powering and screen situation. They almost have lost me as well! Still is a great indie hit.

A few days ago I recorded a 120-130minutes performance with my 2 NX1 and I didn't even change a battery. I even have lost the 3rd one I own, and still I do not worry about it. These are 4 years old batteries! This is not a small deal to have one less think to worry about..

A friend got one of those and he is quite happy about it.

https://www.amazon.de/Waraxe-Blackmagic-Pocket-Cinema-Camera/dp/B07MZZST8P/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=pocket+4k&qid=1557429500&s=gateway&sr=8-4

What is the safest and cheapest way to connect a Sony NPF battery on the P4K?

This is a very good company and I already own something similar for my Zoom F8 recorder and is very well built.

https://cvp.com/product/hawk-woods-dv-bm4-power-adaptor

Is it possible to power it through a SmallHD Focus???

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4 minutes ago, Kisaha said:

 

What is the safest and cheapest way to connect a Sony NPF battery on the P4K?

I use this: https://www.amazon.com/Ansso-Battery-Supply-Aviation-Connector/dp/B07MZLRKRN/ You can mount it directly to a cage or put it on a rail block. I prefer to use V Mount at this point though. If I'm going to rig the camera up, I prefer to have tons of juice.

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:54 AM, matthere said:

I watched this the other day, haven't tried it myself yet.. but I wish Blackmagic or at least @CaptainHook would come up with a solution that didn't impact skin so much..

 

I'd have thought the developers of Davinci Resolve could implement a fix within their own software for their own camera..?  

Already posted this a few days ago.
Working on a set of luts which goes a bit further than what is shown in this tutorial and won't help with the issue in like 50% of the shots affected by it.

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6 hours ago, Kisaha said:

Is it possible to power it through a SmallHD Focus???

Most of the portable monitors are not able to supply enough power for the P4K. The big NP batteries extend the battery life to around 2 hours (with external SSD + phantom power). I use a v-mount battery (150Wh), which powers the camera mostly all day. As long as you aren't trying to create a very small rig for a run & gun type environment, battery life can be made into a non-issue.

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Has anyone heard any more about Braw in Premiere? 

I know it's hated here, but I can't get consistent exports from Resolve. The colour in the export is always different to what I see in Resolve. I've researched it a lot, and it's like GOT, totally my fault for not setting things up and calibrating etc. etc. But at least with Premiere what I see is what I get even if it's wrong.

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I'm pretty happy with the SWIT cm55. It has Waveform, custom LUTs, etc.

But my favorite features is that it accept both Canon and Sony batteries without using any adapter and can power the camera as well.

Downside is that it's very plasticy.

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4 hours ago, SR said:

Anything that has FULL FRAME MONITOING has to be the real deal.

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:20 AM, Emanuel said:

@androidlad C'mon, let's spill the beans! Where did you find it? Source? : )

Here are more two colorful samples to prove both the high bitrate acquisition capability + raw properties and nicely highlights roll-off put and nothing harsh as videoish

 

And especially the first video showcases all the reasons I'm neither using Braw nor BMD's film colorspace V4.
Harsh roll-off and sharpening - whatever filtering algorithm is causing it. Looks similar to midtone detail in Resolve.

Not that a GH5s would be even worse with it's over the top small radius unsharp masking and temporal noise reduction...
At least on the Pocket 4K there are cDNG and proper colorspace conversions to ACES or iPP2 with gamut mapping and limiting which fix almost every issue.

Only a good OLPF is missing atm. :)

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6 minutes ago, Emanuel said:

Man, nitpicky is your middle name... LOL ; -)

I wanted a RED for $1300, I received a GH5s with slightly better video quality lol
Quite happy though after figuring out some tweaks.

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