Blackmagic Pocket 4k Footage - ISO3200

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

  • 4K Resolution

  • RAW 3.1

  • 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.



On the set of Magic

An affable Duke, concerned by his niece’s presumed obsession with fairies and the like, hires a hapless Conjurer for an evening of magical entertainment, as a way of reaching out to her. But his efforts, and the evening are complicated with the arrivals of her cynical brother, a skeptical doctor, an idealistic vicar, the Conjurer’s demons, and a trick that goes a little too far...

Magic - Screengrab - Rah Sharma

Recently I was called on the set of "MAGIC" a feature film directed by Elvis Joseph. "MAGIC" is based on a play by G K Chesterton. It was a pleasure working alongside Elvis and Heather who has spent their heart and sweat into this film.

We are 2 days in filming this feature. The entire film is to be filmed within 3 days. I am really going to keep this short and simple as I am lost for words by just looking at these actors and how well they performed.

Camera Setup

The entire film has been shot on one camera. Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro was hot swappable between my custom made 2m slider and tripod. We stacked on the PS Technik Carl Zeiss glass and filmed most of the scenes at wide open f/2.8.

Lighting Setup

This was the key for the visuals of this film. Having the luck of high ceilings, we hung 3x Aputure 120T on Octabox and Chinese Lantern 1m above head height. 2x Spiffy Spekular lights were utilised for special needs, set lighting and the other as a portable soft moonlight.

Our best friend was a White Polly board which was used to bounce the Aputure 120T hanging from the ceiling back on face.

Backlight and key light for mid and closeup were done with Aputure Lightstorm 1/2 on Aputure's spacelight.

Lighting DIagram

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Testing out Phone Lens by Sirui

Never thought that day would come that I would be smacking a lens on my phone. 

Amazing how you can not only capture beautiful images but now can have fisheye, portraits, wide angle and macro shots on a phone!!

Completly insane. Here’s a shot taken on an iPhone with Sirui Portrait lens attached.


Yes a phone with a lens taking a photo of a phone lens!



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Zhiyun Crane 2 Giveaway - International !

I have been meaning to do this for a little while now. For the last couple of month I have had the pleasure of filming with Zhiyun Tech Crane 2. Have filmed music videos, corporate, commercials and even short films!

It has been absolutely amazing being able to access these products and therefore I would like to give one brand new Crane 2 away to help one in need!

Here's more details on how to enter!