Whatever cropping you want to do can be done later in post. 4K DCI and UHD is not available in Blackmagic RAW, only Prores. A 35mm will always be a 35mm. It’s about 500 nits, which is not bad but not very practical in the sun. Hi Wolfcrow, thanks for your review! Important: At this time, you can’t copy data from SD/CFast to SSD via USB-C. These cookies do not store any personal information. Click here to learn more about the best lenses for the BMPCC 6K. There is a 12V port for DC input and a 2-pin locking connector for AC power. I have a workstation that can easily handle it. Edit and grade in Davinci Resolve, using my Threadripper workstation. That is roughly the equivalent of APS-C in the DSLR world. Function buttons – I, II and III – three customizable buttons. If you want to go higher, be prepared to use noise reduction. If the tests with the original BMPCC 4K are any indication, I wouldn’t put too much trust into the dual native ability of the BMPCC 6K. Don’t just buy without reading the specs – because the camera needs between 12-20V. The downside is they don’t ship chargers with the camera! The biggest drawback that I mentioned earlier as well, is that it is fixed and can’t be tilted. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has a rolling shutter. I would argue that there is NO crop factor on a BMPCC 6K. It’s just a silly oversight on their part – a serious disadvantage for run and gun shooters. Just shoot normally, and you can bump up the ISO in Resolve up to 1000 ISO (when you shoot below it), and that is an acceptable look with low noise. This also applies to any sensor aliasing issues. That’s a serious drawback. I’ve been able to get multiple streams of 4K DCI BRAW in full resolution, no problem. The BMPCC 6K has a S35 sensor which produces a 1.588x crop factor when shooting in 6K. None of these things are deal breakers, but you need to be aware of what you’re getting. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Amazon, B&H) has a fixed 5″ LCD touchscreen. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. It’s “active” because you get f-stop and focal length information to the camera, and that is recorded in the metadata. I just need someone to confirm for me that in 6k mode, a lens with an 18mm focal length would be roughly 28mm cropped, and a 35mm would be 50mm cropped, etc. 2868 x 1512 (almost 3K) at 120 fps is a great feature, and you can slightly crop or scale up to 4K. c2 = a2 + b2 therefore c = âˆš(a2 + b2) Full frame sensor dimensions: 36mm x 24mm therefore diagonal dimension is √(362 + 242) = 43.27mm So, you should certainly keep that in mind when choosing the lenses you’ll be using with this camera. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Amazon, B&H) has an active EF mount. Here is a full breakdown: 6K (full sensor) = 1.558x crop 5.7K (windowed sensor) = 1.692x crop 2.8K (windowed sensor) = 3.388x crop. The cinema standard is the Academy frame so anything at that size and above should not be referred to as “cropped,” because it isn’t. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. It might be a problem with helicopter blades and passing trains, but what are your options? Typical power banks deliver up to 5V (around 5A). You can control the iris (aperture) and zoom if the lens is electronic. Tom’s solution is simple – buy loads of batteries. At the time of this writing, no supported media card exists to record 6K in 3:1 compression. Comment Many video producers are strongly considering the new Blackmagic “Pocket” Cinema 4K camcorder, which I have covered in past articles. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Amazon, B&H) has a sensor size of 23.10mm x 12.99mm. Thanks! This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. There is no internal image stabilization. Here’s the complete table (all data rates for 30 fps, lower frame rates will have lower rates): *Frame rates are 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps. At 1080p, the crop factor is even worse going up to 4x. It might be a good idea to format all cards in exFAT, which is what I’ve been doing for many years – unless you are sure you’re going to be restricted to a Mac ecosystem entirely. There’s a lot of confusion about the codecs, data rates and compression levels. 48V. 6K 16:9 – 25p. So an 18mm might have the field of view of a 28mm (full frame), but will still have all of the characteristics of an 18 like more elongated facial features and so on. But I don’t use lower settings and I don’t use Q0 or Q5. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. You can switch between the two input options and monitor volume via the LCD. The Bmpcc6k has a Super 35mm sensor and EF mount. There are power banks that give you the choice between 5/12/20V, etc., like these ones. You can balance the camera on a gimbal. For those unfamiliar with the 4/3 sensor of the BMPCC 4K, when you compare it to a full-frame sensor, the size gives your shots a 1.9x crop factor which is slightly tighter than APS-C cameras. The camera also has dual onboard microphones for scratch audio. Allan Tépper September 12, 2018. The camera has time code, though I need to test in the real world to see how useful it is. We’ll look at the windowed mode in another article. There is no recording time limit on any media. Super 35mm sensor with a dynamic range of 13 stops. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Need to test! The 13 steps of dynamic range picks … You cannot record to two kinds of media at the same time (a shame! Make sure that you use focal length compensation by using the correct lens to obtain the right field of view you want. As an example, a full frame sensor camera has no crop. On the other hand, Nikon Z6 packs a back-illuminated full-frame sensor with a high pixel count of 24.5 MP. With cinema, crop factor only happens when your sensor is under the academy size. That’s excellent! But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Matthew Allard is a multi-award-winning, ACS accredited freelance Director of Photography with 30 years' experience working in more than 50 countries around the world. It’s easy to imagine how this could be a problem for a full day of shooting, long interviews, travel filming etc. An 18mm will never be a 28mm, it just will have a different field of view depending on what format you’re shooting on. Here’s a DIY solution. You can decide what parameters are displayed on the LCD and which ones are transmitted via HDMI. The Arri PL version will only be available as an Ultra 0.71x, but the other mounts can accept either adapter, with the company claiming that many EF-S and DX lenses from Canon and Nikon can also be used. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The Atomos Ninja V (Amazon, B&H) is the best bang for the buck. This one has been widely reported and really is a significant problem with the camera. A Fun Comparison between the Blackmagic Design Pocket Camera 4K, Panasonic GH5 and GH5s, and the Z CAM E2, The Best Lenses for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. For instance, a Panasonic GH3 has a 2x crop factor, but the BMPCC magnifies images by 2.88x, making a 16mm ultra-wide angle lens about 45mm, and a 50mm lens a 140mm super telephoto. The optical adapter inserts directly between the EF lens mount and the sensor and it will reduce the crop factor from 1.5 to 1.1 and add 1 stop of light. It doesn’t look good and is not Rec. The adapters come in Ultra 0.71x and XL 0.64x versions, which reduce the crop factor in 4096 x 2160 4K video to 1.35x and 1.22x respectively. How to Make Cinematic Videos with the BMPCC 4K Easily. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. I prefer to do this in post, it’s a simple thing anyway to slap on a LUT in Resolve, and you have the added benefit of being able to tweak it in case something gets messed up. Film – This is a log profile, and is best if you are going to grade or use 3D LUTs. This needs to be formatted in a computer, and not on camera. Crop factor. The BMPCC 6K has a crop factor of 1.07 horizontally, when compared to Super 35mm. View entire discussion ( 1 comments) r/bmpcc. The camera does have a focus peaking function for manual focus. If you need a cage, I would highly recommend a universal cage. You have to decide for yourself, I would definitely choose BMCC over BMPCC if money is not a factor… Above you can see how it is installed and works on an Ursa Mini. The downside of an external monitor is that you no longer have a Pocket camera, but the Pocket Cinema 6K camera is not a pocket camera anyway, unless you’re talking giant pockets. The sensor is a 6K S35 23.10mm x 12.99 with 6144 x 3456 resolution. Otherwise it’s intolerable. The bmpcc6k Super 35mm sensor has a 1.558x crop, but utilizes the entire width of the sensor to record its image. 6K file sizes are going to be huge, unless you use a low compression ratio. The important thing to know is that the crop factor is the ratio of the diagonal dimension of the sensor. A full rundown of the important video features of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 6K for video shooters. With 6:5 anamorphic, you have a crop factor of 1.6 compared to true anamorphic, which is 21.95 mm x 18.6mm. In some places, I’ve read that there’s a 1.558 crop in 6k and nearly 1.9 in 4K mode. Above you can see the difference in sensor size compared to the BMPCC 4K. You can change the color space and gamma in Resolve, with no penalty in image quality. BMPCC 6K vs Nikon Z6 Sensor Size. A “dual-native” ISO is marketing speak under the promise that you get the best dynamic range at two ISOs instead of just one. I asked a newbie AC the other day to grab me a 50mm and dude came back with a 35mm. Even the Panasonic Varicam (the first camera in modern times to introduce this) has differences in the two ISOs. The best online film school for serious filmmakers. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has a full-sized HDMI A port. Your bag or pockets being full of batteries is not ideal but it is the easiest choi… It’s a cinema cam with a Super-35 sensor. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K model features a 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160 resolution and an MFT lens mount, allowing you to capture wide dynamic range and Hollywood quality, digital film images in the palm of your hand! With 4K DCI and UHD, you have a crop factor of 1.5x compared to Super 35mm, so you really get slightly worse than a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (Amazon, B&H)! Manufacturers often provide the horizontal and vertical dimensions of a sensor, so we can use Pythagorean theory to calculate the diagonal dimension. This is where everything and anything related to BlackMagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC 4K), Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (BMPCC 6K) and Micro Cinema Camera (BMMCC) will be posted. Okay yes your thought process is correct, an 18mm on the 6k will have a field of view roughly of what a 28mm would look like on a full frame camera. Extended Video – I use this LUT to shoot, while the footage is being recorded in Film gamma. Lower resolutions are cropped, so you get a smaller sensor. On the other hand, the Sony A7S III uses a full-frame sensor, and hence, no crop is happening there. There’s no control port for gimbals. Anything below or above this has reduced dynamic range. on Important Quirks and Features of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K for Video Shooters, Best 4K 60 fps Cinema Camera under $2,500? That’s great, because the battery life sucks with the included battery. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. All cards cannot record Blackmagic RAW, especially at the higher data rates. Anyone know the exact crop factor of the new 4k pocket camera? The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Amazon, B&H) has the best camera menu of any video camera in any class, period. The camera has the following buttons for quick access: They all work great. Can also be used for Timecode input (LTC). It seems like the sensor is going to be just a smidge larger than the previous camera so the websites say "a reduced crop factor for a wider field of view." Ideally, it can be used to record 1080p proxies for editing if your machine isn’t powerful enough. The best you can do is 5:1 in 6K. There is no control from monitor to camera. If that’s not possible, then scoot down to 5:1. In the next article, we’ll look at lenses. 1 x 3.5mm stereo jack. Thanks! Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Blackmagic OS has frame guides. This isn’t a significant disadvantage, except when you’re shooting in lower resolutions. Further, I’ve read that the rokinon cine primes are soft and vignette heavily when they’re wide open. So, I should purchase based on the features of the focal length and the applications they would be used for, and just account for the crop by adjusting position/filming from a greater distance? For those unfamiliar with the 4/3 sensor of the BMPCC 4K, when you compare it to a full-frame sensor, the size gives your shots a 1.9x crop factor which is slightly tighter than APS-C cameras. I think you’re mixing up crop in regards to different codecs vs crops that are native to sensor size and what lens mount a camera has. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Would they still be worth it? I’m about to invest in a bmpcc 6k and lens kit. Next generation 4K camera with dual native ISO up to 25,600, full 4/3 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, ProRes or RAW recording to internal SD/UHS-II and CFast cards, as well as a USB-C expansion port for recording to external drives and more! This isn’t a significant disadvantage, except when you’re shooting in lower resolutions. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. There are audio levels and you can adjust the volume. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Amazon, B&H) supports three kinds of memory cards: There is no recording limit and the file format is exFAT for Windows/Mac and HFS+ for Mac. The new 0.58x Speed Booster reduces the crop factor of the BMPCC from 2.88x to 1.75x, and produces the largest aperture optics currently available, with a maximum output aperture of f/0.74. If you only had $300 or so for one lens, which would should you get? Usability is simple and streamlined. Here’s a video I made: Yes, but only single touch AF. I’ve had no issues whatsoever. The camera has the following audio jacks: You can buy mini XLR to XLR adapters here. AH! Focal length is an optical distance from the point where light rays converge to form a sharp image of an object to film plane, so that will never change even on different sensor sizes. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Amazon, B&H) is a ground-breaking camera in many ways: This article will look at some of the important quirks and features of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K you should be aware of. Also, in that case, would you recommend the Rokinon cine kit with the 24, 35, 50, and 85? The crop factor is a mystery. This isn’t possible completely. For a full list of cards supported, check out the Blackmagic Design Support page. Some reports say you can input timecode, but no timecode via HDMI. The 5″ LCD is a touchscreen, and it’s hard to use touchscreens in tough outdoor productions. I wish they had custom frame guides. 1 more stop of light. Slam on it Rokinon Cine DS full frame primes and you have got yourself a 4k/60 Fps RAW/Prores capable workhouse of 13 stops of dynamic range all in a very compact design which is capable of shooting in 17:9 aspect ratio. These are the options available: You can toggle the opacity as well. The camera has no optical low-pass filter (OLF), so we’ll have to see how it performs with moire. You’re restricted to what the lenses are capable of doing, if they are supplied the adequate power. In addition, the speed of any attached lens is increased by 1 1 / 3 stops, with a maximum output aperture of f/0.80 when an f/1.2 lens is used. Coupled with a 0.64x XL metabones speedbooster, the crop factor is 1.21 and you get extra one stop and one step of light. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Necessary casualty if you want a next level camera from the original. The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera has proven itself by now. So, this definitely means that the effective focal length of any full frame lens will be multiplied by these crop numbers? I use the LEMO connection and power it with large bricks. E.g.,: With 6:5 anamorphic, you have a crop factor of 1.6 compared to true anamorphic, which is 21.95 mm x 18.6mm. The BMPCC 6K has a crop factor of 1.07 horizontally, when compared to Super 35mm. Get the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH (Amazon, B&H). Video – I don’t recommend this. Is it due to the higher pixel readout? Apply a crop, and you can crank the frame rate to 120fps at 2.8K 2868 x 1512 (17:9) or shoot in true anamorphic 6:5 using anamorphic lenses at up to 3.7K 3728 x 3104 resolution and 60fps. If you’re looking for a loupe, the GRID Viewfinder 5.0 might work. Still cameras have a crop factor because their standard is full frame 35 mm. On the other hand, the menu is the simplest possible, and you can save up to 12 custom presets for fast shooting. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (Amazon, B&H) has a crop factor of 2 in 4K mode and 4 in 120p HD windowed mode. Clint J Yes and no depending on actual sensor crop factor as to one of my mft sensor cameras crop is 2x making a 50 actually 100 then reduced by .71 would be 41mm essentially but my other mft is 2.3 crop factor making a 50 reduced by .71 a 66mm the math is crazy but hope this helps BMPCC 6K incorporates a Super35 mm format sensor that gives a crop factor value of 1.558x. A full-frame sensor can be very effective in producing high-quality images. The “native” ISO is the ISO which gives the maximum dynamic range. Free DaVinci Resolve Studio with the camera. The biggest advantage though, is the ability to swivel the screen to see it at any angle. BMPCC 6K features a smaller sensor and hence has a crop factor value of 1.558x. Film gamma, with Extended Video LUT for monitoring. The DSLR craze and YouTube tutorials made everyone confused haha. He went on about “but with the crop factor...”. The new 0.64x Speed Booster reduces the full-frame crop factor of the BMCC from 2.39x to 1.53x, thus effectively transforming it into a Super-35 format cine camera. Constant Bit Rate 3:1 or 5:1 Blackmagic RAW, as the media card allows. I just wanted to be certain before a started buying. I really don’t know how low or high angles will work. You can also manually populate metadata with slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes. ), though it would be a great option to use SSDs and a UHS/U3 SD card as backup/proxy. Here’s a video about it: 1 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu). Super 35mm film has a size of 24.89mm x 18.66. Traditionally, and on most cameras, when you bump up the ISO you get more noise. When shooting in 6K using the full size of the sensor the crop factor is 1.558x. Crop factor is something a lot of people get confused by, but no matter what sensor size you’re shooting on, an 18mm will always be an 18mm. 709 compliant either. In addition, the speed of any attached lens is increased by 1 1 / 3 stops, with a maximum output aperture of f/0.80. I had my eye on Rokinon primes, but I’m getting a little turned around on the crop factor as I’ve struggled to find reliable explainers. The BMPCC 6K has a S35 sensor which produces a 1.588x crop factor when shooting in 6K. The camera does give the ability to output different LUTs each to the LCD and via HDMI. That should provide a stable platform for cages, though I really don’t see the need for one with this camera. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Crop factor is a non-issue if you use a speed booster for BMCC (crop factor will be 1.53x whereas in BMPCC it will be 1.75x). For zero color correction, Prores LT will be the best and fastest workflow for straight to the web content. Not compatible with the bmpcc speedbooster- Because the sensor is much bigger. The original BMPCC is considered "slightly wide" meaning most zooms are 35 to 49mm wide which isn't great for indoor use. The bmpcc6k Super 35mm sensor has a 1.558x crop, but utilizes the entire width of the sensor to record its image. There is no continuous AF, so forget about all the goodness of Canon’s dual pixel AF. For Prores, the best setting in terms of data rate is HQ. This is where everything and anything related to BlackMagic Design's Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC 4K), Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (BMPCC 6K) and Micro Cinema Camera (BMMCC) will be posted. Record to SSDs via USB-C, like the Samsung T5 (. It is currently about $241 with free worldwide shipping. According to LucAdapters, through the use of their Magicbooster Pocket 6K you can get: 1.1x crop factor. Nice. You'll need to invest in a cage, an external mic., a hood, an external battery adapter (or a dozen Bmpcc batteries), and I would definitely recommend the metabones speed booster to minimize the crop factor of the super 16mm sensor. Though rolling shutter is worse in BMCC. Lower resolutions are cropped, so you get a smaller sensor. I will be shooting Blackmagic RAW, for the following reasons: Which one to get? Question for you - Which gives me a wider field of view when using the BMPCC4k & Metabones Speedbooster Ultra 0.71x: - Canon 16-35mm f4/L Full frame lens or - Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 APS-C lens The Canon lens is of course wider, but it's designed for a full frame sensor, so the crop factor will be higher, I assume, than for the Sigma lens, which is designed for smaller sensor cameras. BM are listing that the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K … It’s basically gamma. In fact, DaVinci Resolve calls it gamma. The camera has some IR filtering, though BMD still recommends you use an external IR-cut or IRND filter. You don’t have to bake it in if you don’t want to. You can also record from both jacks to separate channels. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. You can tweak white balance and ISOs in Resolve, with no penalty in image quality. Blackmagic design has its own definition of dynamic range as it pertains to their cameras. The new Speed Booster XL 0.64x reduces the full-frame crop factor of the BMPCC4K as shown in the table further above. No other controls exist. Performance is okay, unless you’re stupid enough to shake the camera around like a maniac. I’m testing a bmpcc 6k but I’m noticing too much motion jitter within the frame on horizontal and diagonal moves. It would have been a bigger disappointment if it was still a super 16 sized sensor. It uses Canon LPE6batteries and with the camera operating in typical settings they may only last around 35-40 minutes. There are two 1/4″ threads – one on top and one at the bottom. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. You only get about 30 minutes in the real world, if no USB-C device is connected. The camera uses Canon LP-E6 compatible batteries, and you can get cheap ones that work fine as well. The bigger bummer is the crop factor but a larger sensor is a lot to ask for. Each focal length has it’s own characteristics of distortion and compression that are unique to that mm lens. Full compatibility with all Canon EF lenses. Introduced in april 2012, and shipping late 2012. I shoot in Film dynamic range, in Blackmagic RAW at 3:1. This one (Amazon, B&H) is great: To purchase the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 6K camera please use these links – (Amazon, B&H). You can load up to 10 custom LUTs. With its Super-16 sensor, and capable of recording 1080p with a dynamic range of 13-stops with 220Mbps ProRes and Compressed DNG RAW it's a tool loved by many. As stated previously, the camera can shoot up to 60 fps at 4K, but it can also shoot up to 120 fps at 1080p, similar to the Sony a6300 mirrorless camera. You can also power the camera (and charge a battery) with a powerbank via USB-C. Many who shoot straight for YouTube might find baking in LUTs interesting. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. That’s significant. Do you prefer to calculate crop factor versus cinema Super 35mm or photographic 35mm? LucAdapters is currently redesigning their Magicbooster for the Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras to fit the new BMPCC 6K.
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