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In Topic: Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

29 November 2018 - 01:35 AM

From Fisheye Japan (http://www.fisheye-jp.com/'> http://www.fisheye-jp.com/it seems Nauticam has a plan to make an housing for the BMPCC 4K.
For your reference Fisheye is the main Nauticam Japanese dealer.
We may have to wait few more months before knowing if it’s really coming true.
Anyway that’s a good news.

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In Topic: Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

28 October 2018 - 04:45 AM

I have the camera since few days, at this moment with current firmware (5.2), while diving the only limitations I would see, as you can open the menus but cannot make any change without touching the screen :

   . You cannot change the recording parameters, like the resolution, the codec, what media to record on.

   . You cannot change the info display on the screen

So those parameters must be fix before you put he camera in the housing.


But you can still do:

 - Change/adjust the ISO

 - Change the shutter speed (useful if you assign one of the function button with a specific frame rate)

 - Make the white balance and adjust the color temperature (Kelvin)

 - Focus with the dedicated button, will only be at the center of the screen

 - Zoom (2x)

 - Play your clips

 - Record in high frame rate (60fps at 4K)

 - Activate/deactivate:

     . Focus peaking

     . Zebra


About the frame rate, what can be done for example:

 - You set the camera at 24fps

 - You set one function button with a fps at 30

so while diving you can switch to one of the three fps value (24, 30 or 60 (HFR)) without touching the screen.


Otherwise I found the camera easy and to be more simple to use that a traditional mirorless camera. 

The screen is nice and readable under the sun, although i would need to compare it with the SamllHD 502 Bright I have.

Battery life is short compare to a GH5, it would be needed to connect a second battery to the DC connector, so you could you use both internal and external battery will diving.


If an housing will be, I thing its going to be much larger than the one for the GH5 for example, as the BMPCC 4K is larger, you will need an external battery and eventually an external SSD.

In Topic: Who is excited about Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K?

07 October 2018 - 11:26 PM

Today’s cameras produce very nice footage already and as the BMPCC 4K is supposed to have the same sensor as the GH5S, the difference will come on how BMD has manage their color science.
Also despite the BMD camera looks like a hybrid camera, it is not one. It still have the original BMPCC heritage. You’ll have to learn how to work with it.
What make me want the BMPCC is the BRAW for what you can recover in post, other than that the GH5S offer more practical feature for easy shooting.
What’s your first impression after looking the online tests available?

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In Topic: New Panasonic S1 & S1R FF Camera for Videography?

26 September 2018 - 05:26 AM

Only the SR1 could deliver 8K but did Panasonic said 8K on mirrorless camera?

I think that's only for camera like the EVA or higher models.

Also for 8K what media is needed? should need a very high speed, especially if you want 10bits.

I think that's not tomorrow you'll see 8K on mirrorless camera.

In Topic: New Panasonic S1 & S1R FF Camera for Videography?

26 September 2018 - 01:57 AM

Ok anyway no hurry to go with any new “system” as only few lenses will be available for a while from any camera maker.
Also no one have yet announced anything better than the GH5/S can deliver in term of codec, apart from Fuji with their XT-3 and Blackmagic with their BMPCC 4K.

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