Just some footage I took for the few I had the camera.
Everything was shot in Prores, a gorgeously flat and rich of details Prores.
BMCC performs pretty good in low light but in the post-production at 1600 ASA grain will begin to show up.
I apologize for shakiness of the clips but unfortunately the form factor of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is more painful than it seems plus the weight of the camerabody makes impossible to firmly hold it.
A tripod would have slowed us down too much and we would ended up having a third of the footage we actualy grabbed without using one.
And to use a rig you definitely need an external monitor.
Rolling shutter issues have been fixed in post.
I loved the s16mm look of the BMCC and despite the size of the sensor you CAN get shallow depth of field!
I tried the BMCC with the Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 (55mm equivalent in full frame) and shot wide open you get a sort of 50mm f2.5 on a full frame and that is pretty damn good.
On wider lenses simply forget about shallow DOF.
In a nutshell, Raw 2.5K's quality isn't worth the amount of storage demanded and the extremely hard and time consuming workflow.
Raw is giving you a non standard resolution that you're going to downscale to 1080 in any case and an incredible and space consuming control over your image that you probably would use so few both for the time needed and for the non actual need of such control.
(Plus Raw at 1600 ASA really sucks)
BMCC is like having the sensor of an Alexa inside an iPad and that's very frustrating.
Blackmagic Camera feels more like a prototype than an actual camera and I'm pretty sure it is.
I can't wait so see this sensor inside a proper camerabody...
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f2.8 IS
Canon EF 50mm f1.4
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS
Genus ND Fader 77mm
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