September 16, 2015 at 11:11AM

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GH4 or Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount

I was hoping you guys could way in something. I need something I can start shooting short films and commercials with...and possibly be a B Cam for features. I need something under 2k...I also already own some good Canon and Rokinon glass. So the Blackmagic with EF mount sounds like the deal. But I also hear a lot of bad things about it so the GH4 with a metabones adapter also sounds pretty good. I would love to get some feedback if anyone has a strong opinion one way or another. My friends in post production recommend the BM, mainly because it shoots RAW and ProRes.

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Either camera would do the job...

The BM camera has that built-in "cine" look and you can do a lot more when grading your BM footage.

The GH4 is easier to shoot with, runs for 3+ hours on one battery, has a good EVF when shooting outside, has very good audio preamps, is weather proof, and can shoot high quality still photos.

September 16, 2015 at 2:35PM, Edited September 16, 2:36PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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I've used both and they have their pros and cons. The BMCC needs an external battery for certain, as the internal last maybe 20 minutes. The screens on both are really difficult to use well outside in the sun, the BMCC is a little harder to see in my opinion, and the GH4 does have a viewfinder which helps unless the camera is in a high or low spot. I like the image overall from Blackmagic, but the GH4 is significantly easier to use and the 4k gives you a lot of room in post to edit if you are delivering in 1080p. The V-log update should make the GH4 an even better camera too, but I haven't had a chance to use V-Log.

Both are really solid cameras just depends on what you need and what you are going for.

September 18, 2015 at 1:56PM

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Alex Everingham
Video Editor
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Get the MFT mount if you get the Blackmagic. There's no reason to limit your lens options.

February 1, 2016 at 8:35AM

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