BMPCC 4K IS STILL THE BEST CAMERA YOU CAN BUY IN 2020

BMPCC 4K IS STILL THE BEST CAMERA YOU CAN BUY IN 2020


What is up creatives this is Tom welcome
back to another video in this one what I want to talk about is this camera here
this is the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k you guys know that I’ve been
shooting on this camera for a little while I’ve talked about it a lot on this
channel all of the sort of customizations and rig builds that I’ve
done with it but today I want to talk about something slightly different I
want to talk about why in my opinion I think this is pretty much the best
camera you can buy is an independent video creator in 2020 break down some of
my thoughts and feelings about this camera and why I just think it’s so
fantastic especially for the price this is also my first video that I’m shooting
on my new Canon 90d so let me know what you think about the picture quality I’ve
got it set up on sticks shooting me right now and that’s using the Sigma 18-35mm
F1.8 that I also use on this Blackmagic Pocket Cinema
Camera an awful lot when I’m shooting now that I have bought the Canon 90D is
kind of quite central to the discussion about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema
Camera like I’ve talked about I use a Viltrox speedbooster to adapt the Micro
Four Thirds mount on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and I adapt that
to an EF mount using that Viltrox speed booster means that I can get an
extra stop of light in and you’re basically bumping up these sensor size a
little bit as well which is fantastic and it means the lens compatibility on
this camera just becomes absolutely incredible it means that I can buy
lenses like this this is the Canon 24 to 70mm F 2.8 L series lens just
an unbelievable lens I was able to pick that up used for quite an affordable
amount of money whereas these just sort of newer sony e-mount systems you just
can’t get deals like that right now on those systems but I think before we get
any further into the video I want to make this clear because I am NOT a
filmmaker I do not shoot short films or feature feature length films with the
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera I am an online content creator I do a bunch of
work for clients but all of that is predominately online content and of
course I shoot these YouTube videos as well that means I’m sort of talking
about this camera from the perspective of an online content creator if you are
a filmmaker I think a lot of this will still stand
but as I’m that’s just not really what my angle is
on this channel so like I said the Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera 4k now
why would you even want to shoot on this camera anyway so it is obviously pretty
heavy it’s quite big you have to rig it out it’s not the most ergonomic camera
in the world is it a bit of a clunky hefty setup and it basically just comes
with a lot of caveats however for the price the picture that you get with this
camera is just basically unparalleled you can get just incredible gorgeous
picture using this camera it’s personally the first camera I’ve ever
owned that where the image that comes out of the camera actually looks like I
want it to look that might sound a bit silly but previously pretty much any
other camera that I’ve used before this one has issues with color noise or
low-light performance or just all of these things eventually add up to an
experience where you just ever so slightly off what you want your final
outcome to be with this camera you’re just getting an unbelievable
unparalleled result for you know under fifteen hundred US dollars I think
personally what’s amazing is that I’m able to basically build a small
independent video production company using nothing but the Blackmagic pocket
Cinema Camera and a sigma 18 to 35 millimeter F one point eight the lens
that I’m shooting this video on right now that pairing is really just
incredible in terms of quality just a couple of points about my usage with
this camera I actually don’t shoot any raw video
with the Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera personally again this I think comes back
to my experiences talking about content creation versus filmmaking I think if
you were shooting a short you would absolutely shoot raw pretty much all the
time because so much effort sometimes goes into getting that one shot whereas
we’ve content creation need to run and gun you need to sort of experiment you need
to just get as much stuff often on these shoot days as possible so personally I
shoot in ProRes LT I find that that is one a very good sort of safe space
space-saving format on the pocket Cinema Camera something that I didn’t really
anticipate with this camera is just how much how big these files are compared to
using a standard consumer mirrorless or DSLR ProRes LT still gives you quite a
lot of data in terms of grading so you can really grade
your picture not so much the you are sort of melting your computer free file
sizes and processing power that you need to process raw video another thing is
that I personally edit in Final Cut Pro X is the most efficient video editor
that I’ve ever used personally and it means that I can edit ProRes LT
straight in Final Cut there is no BRAW support Blackmagic
raw support in Final Cut as of this moment another thing that I was a bit
nervous about when I sort of picked up the Pocket 4k for the first time is hand
held in stabilization I’ve been used to shooting on cameras with dim digital
image stabilization or in body image stabilization like the Sony cameras have
now that has been a bit of an adjustment you have to basically get used to the
fact that your camera isn’t gonna do a lot of the hard work for you however
I’ve found that shooting handheld on this camera is absolutely possible I do
it a lot for client work however I don’t really do a lot of sort of walking
tracking shots handheld that really is quite a struggle with it without a
camera or sort of any like sort of steady rig system I tend to do a lot of
this sort of motion I’ll be holding the camera with two hands I’ll maybe have a
battery mounted in the top left and the solid-state drive writing to the camera
and I’ll just sort of move my hips and move the erm just the orientation
of my arms to get the shot I don’t do an absolute ton of sort of walking tracking
shots using the camera because you are gonna get quite a lot of shake again
it’s just about knowing your limitations that then goes on to talking about the
rig and customization of this camera because it can be both a hindrance but
it can also be a help you obviously do have to rig this camera out so you
basically get the maximum functionality out of it the battery life is shocking
out the box if you just use these standard batteries and you don’t have a
really sort of a great file writing system so you need to mount an SSD onto
it that’s basically your most cost efficient way to write files from the
camera to your storage however don’t undervalue the experience of being able
to sort of rig these cameras out in your desired way I recently did a shoot
for a client in London and what I was doing is I had almost like three things
on that shoot I needed to be do I needed to mount this camera on a
tripod for and simple interview setup and I needed to also run the camera on a
gimbal so I needed a sort of gimbal because it was sort of could they wanted
sort of quite wide expansive interior shots and I also needed to shoot
handheld on it because it was sort of kitchen fast pace I can be using a
gimbal the whole time so just by using this sort of default SmallRig cage I
was able to do all of those things sure it took me a little bit of time to sort
of strip down the rig and readjust the rig but basically I had what I needed in
my camera bag to do all three of those scenarios another negative or challenge
with this camera which is another reason why she picked up the Canon 90D because
of the lens compatibility having a video camera having a camera that shoots just
video is not the most convenient thing in the world as an independent content
creator you will be really surprised the amount of times you’ll be on a video
shoot your brief has been video they just want a bit of video done and then
you get asked oh can you just do some stills for me as well that would be
great if you don’t have a camera that can actually do that like the Blackmagic
pocket Cinema Camera can’t really shoot stills it can take frames but they’re
just not as great as you would get out of a normal stills camera so you do
basically have to carry around a second camera with you most of the time just in
case you get asked that question you’ll also notice that I’ve been talking
predominantly about the Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera 4k and I hadn’t
really mentioned the pocket 6k all that much again that sort of comes back to
what I was talking about as a content creator and not necessarily a filmmaker
I’m not really bothered about 6k video I don’t think my computer could borderline
even handle it I’ve never personally been even asked to deliver a project in
4k let alone 6k most clients are just happy with great-looking 1080p video
that basically means that for me the value of using a Viltrox speed
booster on a Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera body that comes to around 1500 US
dollars so that’s just nowhere near worth it for me to upgrade to you know
another thousand dollars on top to go for the Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera
6k just to get that EF mount because I’m already sort of covering that off so I
do think it is just a fantastic option budget friendly option for content creators who want to basically take their video production
up and not this camera is just an incredible tool and I would thoroughly
recommend anyone who hasn’t tried shooting on one to try shooting on one
if this is the type of thing you are interested in there we go guys hopefully
you have enjoyed that video just some sort of thoughts and ramblings about the
Blackmagic pocket Cinema Camera personally again pretty much just my
favorite camera that I’ve ever owned I just think it’s an unbelievable buy for
the price let me know what your thoughts are
if you’ve ever shot on this camera maybe just let me know in the comments down
below that’ll catch you guys next time that means that I’m kind of talking
about this camera from the perspective of a content creator online content
creator someone who post content online?

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