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Blackmagic Design fixes the Pocket Camera's 'white orb' issue

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UPDATED & RESOLVED! - Blackmagic Design seems to be responding to the (by now) well known issues. The most recent response is to the white orb issue. This will 'bloom' out specular highlights into white blobs/orbs in the footage. Joe Rubinstein from the Digital Bolex D16 already suspected that it would be a calibration error, and now Blackmagic Design confirms this.

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The Definitive Pocket Cinema Camera SD Card Compatibility List

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UPDATED: Februari 25th2018 - Nearly five years ago the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was introduced. This is the definitive compatible SD card list. And througout the years several SD cards came along. There's a clear recommendation which memory card to get, the guarantees flawless recordings:  as the pricing currently stands, get the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 128GB , or if you're on a very tight budget the Sandisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s SDXC cards of 64GB. The 64GB card is cheap, but I believe the 128GB card is the sweetspot when it comes to price/capacity ratio. Don't settle for anything else. During the past years the Sandisk cards have come down from well-over a hundred dollars for 64GB to around $35 nowadays. Now you can even get 256GB for around $120.- The Sandisk cards are the best choice - there's no discussion.

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Theoretical Light Sensitivity of the Pocket Cinema Camera

There's a lot going for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC). But there are also downsides. One of the major things I've been hearing ever since its announcement is that it's got 'such a small sensor' in comparison to the current DSLR's and Super35 camera's. This means that the BMPCC doesn't have such a shallow depth of field, and that it's less light-sensitive - or is it... 

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First reviews of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

By now Blackmagic Design are shipping the Pocket Cinema Camera. At least, in limited quantities. From this video posted by Dan Chung - I've gathered no more than a couple of hundred have shipped, but more are being shipped daily.

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Grading Pocket Cinema Camera footage with FilmConvert

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Film Convert is a genuinely interesting piece of software. It emulates film stock looks. And not just a close approximation, it's done based on colour profiles and scientific tests. For numerous camera's their colour profile has been captured and the same goes for numerous film stocks. They then worked out how to make the digital camera footage match the film stock, up to the grain. The results are quite amazing.