For the last few weeks, I had the pleasure of testing Blackmagic Pocket 4k camera.
I call this film “First Light” as we filmed this during sunrise with all natural lights.
Stacked the Lumix 12-35 ii onto the Pocket 4k with Variable ND Filter.
The purpose of this test was to see how much details does it really capture in light light situations and how much can we pull in post.
ISO 400,800, 1250, 3200
Most of the shots are filmed on ISO 3200.
Editing and Graded in Davinci Resolve 15
Blackmagic Pocket 4k Sample Footage
H264 8Bit 4k Export
In some footage’s I have pulled highlight down to bring back the sky, the footage did not loose details and stayed clean. On a few ISO 3200 footage’s, I have increased shadows and mid details. No thanks for online compression it becomes difficult showing any footage’s correctly at its actual quality.
Perfect for B Cam with URSA Mini Pro
The major advantage of the Pocket 4k is the ability to use lightweight setup Gimbals without using the heavier setups as Pocket 4k will match well with the URSA Mini Pro.
The entire film is shot on Zhiyun Tech Crane 2.
It was quite simple to balance the camera on Zhiyun’s gimbal.
The camera performs extremely considering the size and the functions it provides.