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On 4/20/2018 at 4:27 PM, DBounce said:

After watching some video from this camera I wonder if any of the promised features will be dropped? 

That video looked mighty jerky. Granted, it was off the prototype model, and we do not know the data rate of the card that was used. But I would not be surprised to learn that some features will be cut.

BMD didn’t want to go on the record about quite a bit when I was there. Which actually concerned me, as most everyone else I spoke to was willing to.

You have been very dismissive of that camera until now, I remember you talking about the motion cadence not being good, perhaps we got the answer with the stolen footage, that the camera is not final by all means (dropping frames etc) and better wait to make any conclusion. In the end, I don't see them dishing any of the spec features, some spec might miss some target, like the DR might be 12.5 rather than 13 for example. But what reassures me most is the Sony chip, these are very mature tech, i don't think we will have like balck sun, fpn etc.

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On 4/21/2018 at 1:26 AM, Kisaha said:

The latest moves from BM shows that they have learned from their mistakes and they are moving to the right direction in all fronts.

The fact that they are searching now how to manufacture the camera is not very optimistic for early September delivery.

It's not a simple thing to manufacture a camera, it takes a lot of components to be bought from different sources and a lot of logistics. It may take them a little more, but in the end I believe they will deliver.

@mercer maybe gave me a couple of good reasons to wait a little bit longer and not pre-order! Of,course open box buys are very rare in Europe, and the price is already very low, I wouldn't mind a brand new one, but I wouldn't like to be a beta tester.

People always take some CEO or sales person word for granted. Do you think that such a company is only now looking at who is going to manufacturer in six month when they must have started the design at least a year ago, more so when they already announced the delivery date and price. I am sure they already have half a dozen manufacturers with at least quotes and availability manufacturing capacity on the table. My only concern is that they chose to go to some new (at least to BMD) material, that could cause some problem, they also have 5+ years of camera manufacturing behind them now.

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10 hours ago, Nathan Gabriel said:

Does anyone have experience using Resolve in Linux? How smoothly does it run? Does it have limited video codecs in Linux? Or just any of behaviour that you wouldn't expect?

It runs fine, and has the same functionality, but is difficult to install on distributions other than CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise. There's no h264 rendering, which is not a big deal since it's better to export to a high-end codec (such DNxHR) and use ffmpeg to transcode that into h264.

Best go to Blackmagic's user forum where there is a long thread on Resolve's Linux install issues that also contains other useful information. (Such as scripts that repackage Resolve for Ubuntu/Debian etc.)

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Being a hybrid shooter with a somewhat limited budget, I decided on the G9 for my photo needs, and with the pocket cinema camera 4k, I will cover any of my more advanced video needs. Fantastic Beast! Very excited about this camera!

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3 hours ago, cantsin said:

@Anaconda_ How should a 4K s16 crop work on a 4K sensor? If my math doesn't fail me, a s16 crop (equivalent to the sensor size of the old Pocket) should result in a 2.7K image.

I don't know, these aren't my questions, I'm just keeping track of them. :grimace: 

 

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11 hours ago, Anaconda_ said:

Here's another one I missed...image.thumb.png.8308d7ef55ef9bf7cf17b7fd2fad60a3.png

That's good, because you cannot see the OG in the sun at all. I think someone said it's like the Ursa Mini 4k, which means it's definitely better, but still not super bright.

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8 minutes ago, Snuff said:

Here is a comparison of brightness of SmallHD Focus vs BMD Assist and it shows that they almost the same.

 

Interesting, I have used the BM Video Assist, and then I went and bought the Focus.

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23 minutes ago, graphicnatured said:

In other words, not that great in bright conditions.

It's fairly useable but not the best.  You can totally see it in the sun, and with a cheap hood it should be more than adequate.

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