February 23, 2015 at 12:50AM

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Black Magic Cinema Camera

Thanks for the answers to my previous question,really.
I've got interested to BLACK MAGIC CINEMA CAMERA which is now 1995$.
Is it worth ?
Usage ? I'm not gonna film weddings but making short movies.

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It0s worth it. I use a lot.

February 24, 2015 at 5:26AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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It's worth it. I use a lot.

February 24, 2015 at 5:28AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Thank you everyone,really.

February 25, 2015 at 10:59AM

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Milad Kiyan
Student of Screenwriting,Directing and Acting
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We've owned a BMCC since its release. Like Ben mentioned above, you need a lot of accessories to make it all work. Some of it we already had, like a field monitor, V-mount batteries, audio recorder, ect. Make sure you have the right lenses to compensate for the crop factor, so you're not crammed if you do office interviews. Jibs that can handle a simple DSLR will barely handle a BMCC, when you add the extra weight, so be warned.

Be prepared for the increased file sizes if you're used to typical DSLR codecs from Nikon or Cannon. ProResHQ and Raw take space.

Be prepared that generally, the image coming out of the camera isn't just "ready". You HAVE TO grade everything. It always looks flatter than you think, but it all comes back beautifully. The screen shows a lot less color than you're recording, regardless of the mode you have it set to and it stinks outside and smudges easy. Have cloths ready to wipe it down;)

You just have to know its not a pick up and go, like a DSLR can be. It needs rigs and preparation/planning.

February 25, 2015 at 5:25PM

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Josh.R
Motion Designer/Predator
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Well said. It needs additional investment. Be warned. It is a heavy beast on a shoulder rig (or any kind of rig, steadicam, etc).

Jake the film guy Keenum

February 26, 2015 at 1:41PM

Have to agree with everyone here! I used teh BMPC4k and it needed quite a bit of extras, but wow. That image for that price...no other camera comes close. So beautiful. If you're just doing short movies, I'd say 100% yes, definitely pick a BM up. I would even consider it for weddings or corporate work. It needs extras for different situations, but it is all possible and very serviceable camera.

February 26, 2015 at 4:53PM

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Ben Meredith
Cinematographer/Filmmaker
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It's not easy to take quick shots with the Blackmagic. It's kind of camera that requires a proper rig or tripod, set exposure, set focus and many other things, i.e. cinema work. Meanwhile, you have missed the kiss or the ring exchange!!

I would recommend a camera like Sony A7S or GH4 for wedding. Just press a button and voilà, you didn't miss a critical shot.

March 1, 2015 at 4:34PM

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Heri Rakotomalala
DP/Camera, Studio owner, Associate Producer
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I have the BMPCC and i love it. It did extend over the original cost because i had to get other stuff to go with it like external battery solution, cards, lens, converter, ref monitor, cage, rig but i'm in love with the quality and wouldn't trade it for a thing! Remember though its a professional digital film camera so its not your everyday run and gun camera. I'd encourage you to get it, read, experiment and most of all, have fun!

March 2, 2015 at 8:08PM

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Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op
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