Our expensive Cameras might have been a mistake... - Blackmagic Pocket 4K Review

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  • Published: 08 June 2019
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Comments • 3 146

  • Shrivas
    Shrivas  4 days back

    What lens are you guys using for the sample footage! looks lovely.

    • THEE TECH
      THEE TECH  1 weeks back

      10 Video features to look for in your next camera https://youtu.be/_h2B9uKY8dE

      • hkistreet
        hkistreet  1 weeks back

        I never really got why LTT bought the REDs in the first place.

        • Charlie Lowe
          Charlie Lowe  2 weeks back

          "Can you guess which shots are RED?"

          Let, me guess, is it the shots where you were filming the blackmagic pocket 4k?

          • Kim AndGetMe
            Kim AndGetMe  2 weeks back

            This video is above-average from other videos on this channel. It's excellent on all points especially on the delivery of the message. More videos should be made by this guy.

            • Joe R
              Joe R  3 weeks back

              Micro 4/3rds!!!! Why would they do that.

              • ItsMrDante
                ItsMrDante  3 weeks back

                God I love the 21:9 aspect ratio no my Xperia 1, more videos on that aspect ratio please.

                • Floris Liesker
                  Floris Liesker  3 weeks back

                  @5:06 B-roll footage?

                  • excited box
                    excited box  3 weeks back

                    Bullet Proof Windows are made from polycarbonite. That is like comparing high carbon steel to pot metal. Which shows how much LTT researches their statements.

                    • SikConVicTioN
                      SikConVicTioN  3 weeks back

                      Clear difference between this and what ever cameras you normally use. Guess it really was worth y'all spending big bucks on crazy high end gear. Throw this pocket 4k crap in the dumpster

                      • Andrew Neal
                        Andrew Neal  3 weeks back

                        Is it just me, or did the models in the blue dresses look depressed and possessed?

                        • SESops
                          SESops  3 weeks back

                          I love that you left the format on 21:9, looks amazing on my xperia

                          • STS
                            STS  3 weeks back

                            You gotta work on your tele promoter skills my man. You don’t sound natural and you are talking way to fast at times! Slow it down my man! Lol

                            • Nate
                              Nate  3 weeks back

                              I am quite disappointed you mentioned that Panasonic keeps "stills" shooting in mind. The gh5/s is meant for indy filmmaking and is just as capable imo as the pocket. Just ofc maintaining a full sensor readout for stills.

                              • Kevin Benecke
                                Kevin Benecke  3 weeks back

                                I wonder if YouTube will ever improve they're site so it can play back videos in 4K instead of maxing out at 1080P.

                                • Jeremiah Gil
                                  Jeremiah Gil  4 weeks back

                                  New Update 6.6 just dropped yesterday:


                                  New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K


                                  Added support for 4K 2.4:1 4096 x 1712 recording in Blackmagic RAW up to 75 fps.

                                  Added support for 2.6K 2688 x 1512 up to 120 fps recording in Blackmagic RAW suitable for Super16mm lenses.
                                  Added support for 2.8K 4:3 2880 x 2160 recording in Blackmagic RAW up to 80 fps for anamorphic lenses.
                                  Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
                                  Added support for language localization.
                                  Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
                                  Added support for 2x desqueeze preview when recording 4K 4:3.
                                  Added support for 1.33x desqueeze preview.
                                  Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
                                  Added USB PTP control support.
                                  Added ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips as metadata.
                                  Added common off-speed frame rate options above slider when changing frames.
                                  Added common ISO options above slider when changing ISO settings.
                                  Added 1:1 and 4:5 frame guide options.
                                  Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
                                  Added ability to monitor voltage level when powering via 12V DC connector.
                                  Improved auto-focus performance.


                                  New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K


                                  Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
                                  Added support for language localization.
                                  Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
                                  Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
                                  Added USB PTP control support.
                                  Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
                                  Improved auto focus performance.

                                  • Christopher Dobey
                                    Christopher Dobey  1 months back

                                    "Surprisingly usable audio" - the audio quality is great. Take a listen to the A/B testing of the pocket vs. external audio tests and they are indistinguishable.

                                    • SHaDoWoFDeaTH9090
                                      SHaDoWoFDeaTH9090  1 months back

                                      21:9? wtf?

                                      • Taavi Kaisen
                                        Taavi Kaisen  1 months back

                                        Ronin s has an offset adapter for cameras like bmpcc 4k... If I remember correctly

                                        • Michael Krizner
                                          Michael Krizner  1 months back

                                          I really wanted this camera, but alas it is still too expensive for a hobbyist like myself. However, I DID get an amazing deal on a BM Production 4k. Yeah it's chunky and can double as a blow-torch but man is it awesome. The only thing I could wish for is 60fps in HD at least but it's not available. Hopefully in a year or two I can nab one of these second hand. The footage looks fantastic for the price and package. I use a steady instead of a gimbal and I'm used to DSLRs so the funny shape wouldn't be a huge deal.

                                          • DARRYL SMITH
                                            DARRYL SMITH  1 months back

                                            No, it wasn't a "Mistake". it's just that the better camera didn't come into existence till 2018. So all of you that were taken advantage of, Simply had no choice, So the decision you all made is ok.

                                            • Raghavendra Konkathi
                                              Raghavendra Konkathi  1 months back

                                              Finally!!!! Thank you man....I was the guy bitching about this video....

                                              • SoloMander
                                                SoloMander  1 months back

                                                Like it minecraft background music

                                                • Colton McLaughlin
                                                  Colton McLaughlin  1 months back

                                                  Please do a video on the pocket 6k!

                                                  • Roland Lawrence
                                                    Roland Lawrence  2 months back

                                                    then came the videos by Jini-tech. Time to sell those red cameras before their re-sale value plummets. Panasonic S1h is looking pretty good for the $4000.

                                                    • Omar the Atheist Aziz
                                                      Omar the Atheist Aziz  2 months back

                                                      so? was your expensive camera a mistake?
                                                      is it replacable?

                                                      • Michael Weizenfeld
                                                        Michael Weizenfeld  2 months back

                                                        Hi! What beautiful (anamorphic?) lenses did you used in this video??

                                                        • I agree with you.
                                                          I agree with you.  2 months back

                                                          This was so bad. so blurry. bad colors .

                                                          • That One Camera Dude
                                                            That One Camera Dude  2 months back

                                                            Aaaaaaand the pocket 6K just got out

                                                            • Equinox
                                                              Equinox  3 months back

                                                              Anyone know the song playing in the cinematic?

                                                              • disadadi
                                                                disadadi  3 months back

                                                                This. Video. Looks. Amazing. (OnePlus 7 pro, btw)

                                                                • IRON59 _
                                                                  IRON59 _  3 months back

                                                                  Am I the only one whos going to ask who thos models are?

                                                                  • GLO-TUBE
                                                                    GLO-TUBE  3 months back

                                                                    Review in 2 months before the Pocket 6k. :P Guess you have to redo the whole thing, ha. (No, I jest.)

                                                                    EDIT: Also, I think I may actually like the crappy plastic body. Less strain on the the ol' back.

                                                                    • Mark Googolplex
                                                                      Mark Googolplex  3 months back

                                                                      Lovely footage and wow, those beautiful girls!

                                                                      • jackychung819
                                                                        jackychung819  3 months back

                                                                        Are those intros shot with the BMPCC 4K or the Red? Looks damn nice and organic!

                                                                        • H(CHB11Cl11)
                                                                          H(CHB11Cl11)  3 months back

                                                                          Intro music?

                                                                          • Sound P
                                                                            Sound P  3 months back

                                                                            Wow Beautiful footage!! Wich lut did you use? Please do a grading tutorial

                                                                            • krr
                                                                              krr  3 months back

                                                                              Of course they were, everyone could have told you that...

                                                                              • Jasper Pipes
                                                                                Jasper Pipes  3 months back

                                                                                2 Months later and the Pocket 4K has been replaced by the Pocket 6K (Aug 2019)
                                                                                Super 35 size 6144 x 3456 image sensor.

                                                                                • Ossi Ojutkangas
                                                                                  Ossi Ojutkangas  3 months back

                                                                                  It does not replace Pocket 4K, it is different fork for different type target group. Canon EF lens mount does not fit needs of everyone, in other words, Pocket 6K has more limited selection of lenses available. There are still plenty of videographers how need flexibility on that more than Pocket 6K can offer. Saying Pocket 6K has replaced Pocket 4K is oversimplification of a bit more complex matter. The progress of technology is not that extremely linear. Ever thought why many cinematographers still want to use vintage lenses? With your logic that would be completely idiotic because "new lens replaces old one".

                                                                              • origionalwinja
                                                                                origionalwinja  3 months back

                                                                                awesome video!!

                                                                                • timmytubede
                                                                                  timmytubede  3 months back

                                                                                  Wow, the black bars are astonishing on this one :D Really awesome!
                                                                                  This 64:27 aspect ratio fits perfectly onto my 5:4 monitor ........

                                                                                  • Khaos Inoculation
                                                                                    Khaos Inoculation  3 months back

                                                                                    What's a good camera for low light-night sky that's a thousand dollars or less?

                                                                                    • alex08101998 g
                                                                                      alex08101998 g  3 months back

                                                                                      and right now a 6K version just been announced what could be better

                                                                                      • Malthe Freiesleben Ejlers

                                                                                        What anamorphics is it that you coupled with the BMPCC4k?

                                                                                        • MR. BUCK MAN
                                                                                          MR. BUCK MAN  3 months back

                                                                                          planning to upgrade for my youtube channel with 17k subs and with a budget of 1300 USD which one will you suggest ? used lumix g9 VS BMPCC 4K vs zcam EC2??please advise

                                                                                          • MR. BUCK MAN
                                                                                            MR. BUCK MAN  2 months back

                                                                                            @Khav as of now , i am using old point and shoot sony camera and mobile phone camera.

                                                                                        • michel333alfa - kun
                                                                                          michel333alfa - kun  3 months back

                                                                                          The only thing that lacks in this video is HDR

                                                                                          • Carl Yeates
                                                                                            Carl Yeates  4 months back

                                                                                            Great review as I was thinking of getting one of these. I'm also not really up on these sorts of cameras, DSLRs and Mirror less DSLRs. I've a an old Nikon dslr and it gets hot after a short period of time when shooting video. After you'd put it on the rig with the dummy battery. Is overheating something you experienced?

                                                                                            • Bailey Price
                                                                                              Bailey Price  4 months back

                                                                                              Holy shit the intro, Brandon you are nuts..