April 20, 2015 at 10:05AM

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Black pocket magic cinema camera

Hello guys!

I'm new on no film school forum and I hope I will have some nice discussions here.

I'm considering buying bmpcc and since I don't have any chance to try it in my country I want to ask some of you who has it to share with me some raw footage, so I can try to edit and try some color correction/grading. I would love to see some prores as well as raw.

Someone willing to help me? :)
Thank all of you in advice!
Cheers,

Boris

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Hey! I do not have any raw or prores footage on me at the moment, however I am sure if you check out some of the blackmagic forum sites people have some to download.
It's a wonderful camera, I just bought one myself. Truly impressed by the stunning image and how much you can push it in post, even in prores.

April 23, 2015 at 1:11PM

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Ben Meredith
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Hey Ben! Thank for your reply. I will check blackmagic forum. Do you have some links where I can see your work with bmpcc? Thanks again!

April 24, 2015 at 7:30AM

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Boris Ćelić
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I only shot one very rough thing with it in about an hour last weekend, you can see it here: https://vimeo.com/125429522

Also bmcc.tv is a good resource to see footage.

April 24, 2015 at 12:55PM

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Ben Meredith
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April 24, 2015 at 10:21AM

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Viktor Ragnemar
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The BMPCC is a really great camera for the price. If you do get it id HIGHLY recommend getting the metabones speedbooster too, its almost a necessary attachment if you want to shoot wide at all.
I dont have any footage that I can supply sorry as its all clients footage (havent shot any personal projects yet with it) but when you get some and you come to color grading I would highly recommend either using Film Convert (http://filmconvert.com) as it makes grading the flat film profile very very easy and makes the footage look fantastic. If not that you can download some great LUTS to start with from here http://www.captainhook.co.nz/blackmagic-cinema-camera-lut/

April 25, 2015 at 8:15PM

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Jason Williamson
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Great little camera. I agree with everyone else. You can't go wrong. Be sure to invest in a good OIS lens for running and gunning, which you will find yourself doing with this gem.

April 26, 2015 at 1:18PM

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Hi Boris!

This pocket camera is my baby ;) I love it, but you have to be able to put up with a real short battery life. You'll be constantly worried when you have it on that you're wasting batteries. If you get a metabones speed booster, the battery life will be even shorter (I'm talking about around 30 minutes shooting prores HQ without the speed booster, and maybe much less with the speed booster). If you use IS in a lens, that will probably shorten the battery life a bunch too.

I still love the camera, though, because I'm one of those who enjoy color grading, and the 10-bit is pretty dang cool. You can go 12-bit, of course, but that might be overkill for most things. Also, you'll get very little record time if you use only RAW (about 10 minutes, I think, on a 64 GB card).

I've decided to protect the small form factor of the camera as much as possible, so I use a non IS lens (15 mm Lumix) and no speed booster, and I don't use one of those battery solutions that involve connecting a battery externally. This has served me well for all my little non-professional fun projects that I like doing all the time. I'm one of those people who love the great gear and all the pro techniques, but use them for nothing but "home movies" ;)

Bottom line, if you like color grading, then this is the few cameras out there that will give you the goods to work with without having to spend an arm and a leg.

P.S. Try to put some time into grading the log with any of the color grading softwares out there (I use the free Davinci Resolve). In my opinion, it provides the most satisfaction, while increasing your skills. There's a learning curve, but you'll get it pretty quickly, and the rewards are worth it.

Here's me on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user9770839

April 26, 2015 at 9:21PM

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Harlan Rumjahn
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