Here’s all the info about my latest rig that I setup for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. I also learned some interesting things when it comes to the ISO settings when shooting in RAW on this camera along with the different adapters and lenses I use. I even found a better and cheaper way to power the camera and monitor with one small battery.
As you can see in the video above there is a lot of new things I discovered about the BMPCC4K or the Pocket 4K camera as I prefer to call it. Definitely the one thing you want to be aware of are the ISO limitations that I talk about when shooting in RAW. Basically when shooting in RAW, unlike in other RAW cameras that allow you to change the ISO to any other setting after the fact, in the BMPCC4K you are going to be limited to either the first base ISO range which is ISO 400 range that starts at 100 ISO and ends with ISO 1000. So if you shoot in any of the value withing ISO 100 and 1000 then you can change the ISO setting in post but only to other ISO settings within that first range. If you wanted to raise it above 1000 ISO you are out of luck. Now if you shoot in ISO 1250 up to 6400 then essentially you are switching to the next base ISO bracket of 3200 ISO. In that case in post you can also adjust the ISO but only within the range of ISO 1250 to 6400. So what happens when you go higher than ISO 6400? Let’s say you shoot at ISO 10,000 or 16,000 and then in post you look at the footage and decide it’s too noisy. Can you simply adjust the ISO value down to say 3200 ISO like you can with most other RAW cameras? Not really. If you are shooting in ISO values larger than ISO 6400 then you are essentially outside of that base ISO range and so you will be stuck with that setting. So you can’t adjust it. Which means that I would personally never advise shooting in ISO higher than 6400 unless you have a big monitor connected to your camera on set where you can 100% confirm that you are okay with the amount of noise visible in the footage.
Anyway, watch the full video above to also see me talk about the different rig accessories I put on my Pocket 4K camera and also the different lenses and adapters I use.
Here is a list of everything I show in the video.
➡Lens Adapters I used were:
Metabones T Speed Booster XL 0.64x Adapter https://bhpho.to/2Ceh5j0
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Metabones T Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x Adapter https://bhpho.to/2Ft8A7P
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➡Lenses I used were:
Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens https://bhpho.to/2Izdwdx
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art Lens https://bhpho.to/2TlbGBn
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Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 UMC Lens https://bhpho.to/2T7m1kf
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