August 22, 2015 at 10:40PM
First Wedding Video BlackMagic Pocket Camera
Hey all! Would love thoughts and feedback on my first wedding film.
Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/136633404
I thought I would make this post mainly because I've heard over and over again what you CAN'T do (or shouldn't, rather) with the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Well, my other shooter (my brother) and I used the BlackMagic Pocket the entire time, both paired with Sigma 18-35 Lenses and Speedboosters.
I must say, everything handled just fine. Even when the sun went down, the Pocket + Sigma 1.8 + Speedbooster actually drops you down to a F 1.0 if you need it (might be more like 1.1 but either way, very fast)!!!! Then, with the dynamic range and detail of these cameras, you can bump stuff up in post a little if you need to. The scenes in the dark came out just fine, and I never even left 800 ISO. Looked clean and beautiful.
Also, batteries - yes, a definitely shame, but all I did was use a Sony battery converter and two of those puppies fully charged gives me something like 14 hours of use (PLENTY!).
Now I admit the Pocket needs some things before it's ready to use professionally, and sure a c100 or something might have been easier, but once you add some things onto the pocket, it's hard to argue with that image quality.
Just thought I would share, for anyone thinking about purchasing this camera. With the right tools, it really can be used in many settings, and we had a blast shooting this wedding with them.