Two More Interesting Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Videos

The first video shows the Pocket 4K matched to the original Pocket Camera. The second video shows more slow-motion photography. There seems to be a lot of debate about whether or not the Pocket 4K has the same magic and mojo as the original Pocket Camera. Time will tell this soon enough. When the original Pocket Camera was released there was a lot of confusing footage released at first but its capabilities quickly came clear. If we look at the footage released from those provided cameras by Blackmagic a lot of it is quite excellent and can be made into many different things in post.

Sony Z280 Hands on Overview

ProAV TV has released their overview of the Sony Z280. We like ProAV TV overviews and reviews as they tend to be balanced and informative. We do like this camera and it will be interesting to compare it to the Canon XF705. We heard some early reports of possible concerns with the auto-focus on Sony Z280 so we look forward to seeing more videos on that subject.

Atomos Ninja V: 4K 10-bit

The $700 Atomos Ninja V finally provides a nice, small 5″ screen recorder. Their larger recorders have long been a great value but sometimes you just need something with a smaller footprint. Key features include:

  • Very bright screen
  • Only one battery slot
  • Takes normal SSD drives
  • Has a data expansion port (new modules forthcoming: currently a TC sync module and a NDI/ethernet module)
  • 4K 60P (DCI or UHD)
  • Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR files with 10-bit 4:2:2 chroma subsampling
  • 1920×1200

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Slow Motion

This video has a mix of different frame rates and a variety of lenses. Note there is no sound and it was also shot in mostly ProRes meaning that you could still gain further dynamic range by shooting in RAW. There are a few RAW clips towards the end. We’re also happy to see the inexpensive Rokinon (AKA Samyang) lenses producing pleasant images with this camera.

50 Reasons to Pick the Panasonic GH5 over the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Full disclosure: We are not at all a fan of Wolfcrow. His recent videos about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K were actually quite disappointing as he got some basic things wrong and he spread some misinformation. However, no one is wrong invariably about everything and this video provides an overview of some of the features of the GH5.

Canon C200 6 Month Review

We can’t forgive Canon for what they did this to camera. It’s a decent camera but it could have been so much better if Canon wasn’t being Canon (your options are basically a crappy codec or raw with nothing more practical in between, among other weird design decisions).

If autofocus is what matters most to you then this camera will definitely appeal.

First Comparison of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Against the Panasonic GH5S

It makes more sense to compare the Panasonic GH5S and not the GH5 against the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as they have more in common.  In this comparison ProRes was used on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K which we know has less dynamic range than raw from other videos that have been posted.  So expect additional dynamic range from RAW, although the amount is not clear yet (best case scenario would be around a stop but early indications appear to somewhat less than that).