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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Super Guide and Why It Still Matters

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A re-post of my findings from another thread but I have found these Sony cards to be a currently available card that works with both my Pocket and Micro.

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It is the UZ designation that is important to ensure that you have the right one.

Here is a link to the exact one that I have 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00YOKOJOU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

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2 hours ago, crevice said:

Though I keep speaking in past tense, this camera is still available to buy today - though with the Pocket 4k and 6k on the market - it’s very unlikely anybody is buying them. As we enter the most competitive market ever for the low/mid tier videographer and filmmaker, I am here to tell why this small unassuming - and rather ancient by todays standards - camera is special and why it could fit well with some of you.


I reckon it is indeed a strange person (or someone who has an extremely specific niche need) who buys a BMMCC brand new in late 2019!

However buying one secondhand at a great price is still a fantastic idea, I often think about getting one myself to pair with my BMPCC OG. 

Matthew Scott has some good blog articles about his Micro (which he swapped to from a RED!):

http://mattscottvisuals.com/blog/2016/7/14/bmpcc-optical-low-pass-filter-swap-no-more-ir-contamination

http://mattscottvisuals.com/blog/2017/8/17/red-vs-everything-else

http://mattscottvisuals.com/blog/2016/1/28/bmpcclifechanger

http://mattscottvisuals.com/blog/2016/2/1/thepocketcameraeffect

Also worth a read, as the SBUS is worth exploring:

http://www.jack-lam.com/blog-post-2-1.html


Also I believe the Micro was unique in being one of the first BMD cameras that you could jam timecode to! (via the 3.5mm jack, like with the BMPCC4K)

 

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Cool thread and nice write-up.

We have to remember that some of us are artists, and imperfection and restrictions and limitations are often fuel for that creativity, and that 'better' is a word that should be taken in context of what we are trying to achieve.

Best of luck to those who are making magic with old tech and aren't seduced by numbers.

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57 minutes ago, IronFilm said:


BMPCC OG was announced in 2013, the BMMCC came out two years later in 2015. 

The Micro Cinema Camera isn't that old! It just feels like it. 

Ah, good catch. Yes, I was thinking about the OG! I’ll fix it

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1 hour ago, kye said:

Cool thread and nice write-up.

We have to remember that some of us are artists, and imperfection and restrictions and limitations are often fuel for that creativity, and that 'better' is a word that should be taken in context of what we are trying to achieve.

Best of luck to those who are making magic with old tech and aren't seduced by numbers.

hang on a sec, $1200 or $1800 aus are some nice numbers, not sure many can argue with that. after preordering and waiting for five months i'd actually started looking for an bmccog but then i got an email saying the p4k was on its way, so that idea sunk to the bottom of the  pool pretty quickly. i think only a complete moron would try to sling off at the earlier bmd cameras as their highly regarded for what they did and or still do.

Not wanting to offend the original poster but his post reads to me like its a bit defensive of the earlier bmd models now that there is 4k and 6k out. Personally  i dont think they need defending they can stand on their own two feet they don't need to hold anyone's hand. Am i crying now that i bought a 4k and we allegedly have this 6k beast, not really. 6k is a bridge too far for me.  4k will keep me happy for awhile. 6k will not suddenly turn me into steven speilberg. everyone has to jump in at some point that point for me was the bmp4k. worrying about earlier or latter cameras is pointless. Use what you got.

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Thanks for the write up. The footage was all really quite good. I really enjoyed Rob Ellis second video with the Ronin-S.

There are other tidbits to learn in those videos. Like preferring composition and camera movement over shallow depth of field in every shot. Using the surroundings to tell a story and not just isolate everything. 

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2 hours ago, leslie said:

hang on a sec, $1200 or $1800 aus are some nice numbers, not sure many can argue with that. after preordering and waiting for five months i'd actually started looking for an bmccog but then i got an email saying the p4k was on its way, so that idea sunk to the bottom of the  pool pretty quickly. i think only a complete moron would try to sling off at the earlier bmd cameras as their highly regarded for what they did and or still do.

Not wanting to offend the original poster but his post reads to me like its a bit defensive of the earlier bmd models now that there is 4k and 6k out. Personally  i dont think they need defending they can stand on their own two feet they don't need to hold anyone's hand. Am i crying now that i bought a 4k and we allegedly have this 6k beast, not really. 6k is a bridge too far for me.  4k will keep me happy for awhile. 6k will not suddenly turn me into steven speilberg. everyone has to jump in at some point that point for me was the bmp4k. worrying about earlier or latter cameras is pointless. Use what you got.

I think you are correct haha. There is definitely some “defending” in my tone. I think it’s more of “convincing” though to newer folks who are caught up in the resolution war, who might not be aware of the quality this camera can produce. 

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2 hours ago, thephoenix said:

Just to be sure this Is this camera ?

Because that's à pitty to wright such an article and not add any pic of It ;) 

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That one is the regular cinema camera and though it has great footage, it will be a pain to handle these days. The monitor is not good and the ergonomics are a bit awkward. There is a 2.5k resolution version of the camera above, but I still recommend the micro over it. Micro is easier to rig if you have the parts.. The one you want is this one, which is the micro cinema camera:  

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicmicrocinemacamera

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2 hours ago, Patrick B. said:

Okay @crevice I just pulled the trigger on a Micro rig with the One Little Remote on eBay. I’m blaming you 😂😝

You will love it. Just make sure you get your memory card situation handled. I would also highly recommend the NPF Bridge linked in my original post. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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22 minutes ago, crevice said:

You will love it. Just make sure you get your memory card situation handled. I would also highly recommend the NPF Bridge linked in my original post. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks. I just checked Amazon and it seems that my 2016 Sandisk card is supported but the 2017 one I bought has the SDSDXXG prefix.  Can’t physically tell them apart so guess I’ll just have to test.

The rig I bought has a SmallHD Focus that apparently can power the camera from the monitor’s NPF, but I may end up getting that adapter too. Thanks for the tip!

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5 minutes ago, Patrick B. said:

Thanks. I just checked Amazon and it seems that my 2016 Sandisk card is supported but the 2017 one I bought has the SDSDXXG prefix.  Can’t physically tell them apart so guess I’ll just have to test.

The rig I bought has a SmallHD Focus that apparently can power the camera from the monitor’s NPF, but I may end up getting that adapter too. Thanks for the tip!

I use the SmallHD focus as well. I honestly never though of trying to power it from the monitor. How does that work? You use a dummy battery?

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40 minutes ago, crevice said:

I use the SmallHD focus as well. I honestly never though of trying to power it from the monitor. How does that work? You use a dummy battery?

Yeah, apparently. I didn’t realize that either. Look at pic 6. 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323866768893

I confirmed with the seller as well. 

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8 minutes ago, Patrick B. said:

Yeah, apparently. I didn’t realize that either. Look at pic 6. 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323866768893

I confirmed with the seller as well. 

Interesting idea. Let me know how it works once you get it. Looks like a great kit you have coming your way. I don't mind the camera having its own NPF though, because it adds weight and helps balance it a bit more. 

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3 minutes ago, crevice said:

Interesting idea. Let me know how it works once you get it. Looks like a great kit you have coming your way. I don't mind the camera having its own NPF though, because it adds weight and helps balance it a bit more. 

Will do! Yeah, I’m excited to try it out. 

I might end using the CineEye instead of the Focus so I can remotely monitor and control from the OLR app. I picked up a speedbooster but thinking the Lumix 12-35 might be nice for having OIS as none of my Canon primes have any. 

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19 hours ago, Patrick B. said:

Will do! Yeah, I’m excited to try it out. 

I might end using the CineEye instead of the Focus so I can remotely monitor and control from the OLR app. I picked up a speedbooster but thinking the Lumix 12-35 might be nice for having OIS as none of my Canon primes have any. 

Ya, it’s a decent lens. The manual focusing on it is really bad though. 

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2 hours ago, crevice said:

Ya, it’s a decent lens. The manual focusing on it is really bad though. 

Ok good to know. Might stick with the Sigma for now then. Curious to compare the 3:1 to lossless raw. Couldn’t find many comparisons online. 

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