December 12, 2018 at 2:21AM


Should I sell my bmpcc and buy a Panasonic g7

Hello all,

I am in a tuff situation. I got retrenched and I am now looking to go into film making full time again. I left it 3 years ago were I mainly did weddings on the side and before that I did wedding full time for two years. I bought the pocket camera 3 years ago and I have not really used it. Only 5 times. And only one paid wedding and although I love the look I find it hard to get really good looking footage. And I am now wondering will it be better to sell it and buy something that will increase and simplyfy my workflow. I am not going back into wedding videography as it is totally dead in our town. I am instead going to be focussed on creating short promo videos for businesses on and around our town. So far there is a lot of intrest as no one is doing it. Do you guys think it will be beneficial to sell my bmpcc and buy the panadonic g7. Better batery life. Auto focus although not the best.( but you can use the app to monitor and pull focus when on a grading etc.
Thank you


What's your budget?

December 13, 2018 at 11:27AM

Alex Alva

The money I get from the bmpcc sale. It will be roughly $800 if I convert it.

Candice beck

December 13, 2018 at 11:34PM

I would get this

Then I would spend the rest of the money on lighting.

Something like this.

Then if you have more money to get a better on camera mic, or an external recorder with wireless lavs, I would go for it.

Oh also a cheap monopod can be super useful as well. I got something like this when I first started and it was great to travel with.

December 14, 2018 at 7:24AM, Edited December 14, 7:26AM

Alex Alva

I already have the mics the lights and tripod and gymbal. Like mentioned in my orginal post I did weddings for a few years. Was actually just wondering if I should cell my black Magic pocket cinema camera and buy a Panasonic g7. Will it simplify my work flow. Not so sure anymore as I saw I comparison video of the two on you tube. And the bmpcc has still better resolution in 1080 than the Panasonic in 4k. Makes on think.

Candice beck

December 27, 2018 at 12:08AM

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