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Pocket4k that work fine add here

PostSat Dec 29, 2018 1:00 pm

Too often I reed only posts of problems, then people that browse web think that camera have only problems
Please if your camera is ok and work fine add a +1 here in this thread.
Just to add equilibrium here.


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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 1:51 pm

It's funny, this is a problem endemic to all user forums: if people are happy with a product they are unlikely to search out a forum to post complaints or questions, so forums get filled with posts from people who have problems. It's sort of the opposite of survivor bias.

If you look at any online Mac forum, such as Macintouch, you would never consider buying a Mac computer because the impression from reading the posts is that Macs are incredibly buggy, unreliable machines. Same goes for any Windows forum and most software forums. Occasionally people who are really happy with a product will post on a forum just to say how much they love it, but they're usually the exception rather than the rule.
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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 3:17 pm

I have had two pocket4k cameras (I sold the first one on ebay for a profit and then bought the second).

The first one had no issues, the 2nd came with a bad battery door but blackmagic sent me a new one free of charge and now my 2nd one has no issues either.
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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 3:23 pm

No problems (yet) with mine
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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 3:41 pm

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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 3:42 pm

Got my P4K in November. Working primarily in Prores 422, with Angelbird AV PRO SD 128GB UHS-II SDXC card. Love it, not one single frame dropped.

I have 3 Blackmagic LP-E6 batteries, and the 2.5mm barrel to 2-pin from the Blackmagic Pocket Camera DC Cable Pack connected to V-lock battery.
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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 7:23 pm

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PostSat Dec 29, 2018 9:27 pm

Right as Rain.
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 1:50 am

My bmpcc 4k works. The image is really amazing.
The display and menu just wow!
I had the previous bmpcc so this was a huge upgrade for me.
Also the dual iso, I was in complete darkness on a road without any lights
shooting cars driving in a fog! Never had usable footage in this light conditions
until now. I actually did not care about 4K. But I am now shooting only in 4K.

The only bug I have, The sd card sometimes does not show up.
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 6:16 am

+1

I haven't got working:
1. uncompressed dci 4k raw at 60 fps. But 48 fps works with the media I have, which is not the fastest available.
2. auto focus with a metabones ef adapter. Which I am hoping is fixed with a firmware update.

I still need to check the the mini-xlr input.
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 6:42 am

+1

Has been working beautifully.
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 10:06 am

Gene Kochanowsky wrote:+1

I haven't got working:
1. uncompressed dci 4k raw at 60 fps. But 48 fps works with the media I have, which is not the fastest available.
2. auto focus with a metabones ef adapter. Which I am hoping is fixed with a firmware update.

I still need to check the the mini-xlr input.


1. It will be possible only if Blackmagic Design enable double recording on cf and ssd on usb-c there is a problem of recording bandwidth of single support, like for ursa that enable it only with dual parallell recording

2. Same here, but I think both (metabone and bmd ) must check communication protocols. I see enabled stabilisation and iris, autofocus to me is not a priority especially without a continuous autofocus function from camera :-)


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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 11:01 am

Everything working beautifully over here. :D

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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 2:55 pm

Mine works fine except...

1. The red LED doesn’t work when charging. But the camera can charge battery and it doesn’t seem to
be a problem with the power cord. Maybe fixable with a firmware update.

2. Battery door is a bit flimsy.

3. Sound level with external mic is horrible. I believe this is a universal problem that is fixable with a
firmware update. So not an actual fault, but annoying.

Great thread!
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 6:07 pm

Mine works fine! And I've actually been able to match my Arri Alexa pretty easily.
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 7:00 pm

+1
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PostSun Dec 30, 2018 11:26 pm

+1 so far....but I think everyone who posts here just jinxed themselves! :lol:
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 12:11 am

Very happy with the little beast. Does exactly what I was hoping it would - portable, light, gimbal friendly, pleasing image - and my clients are also very happy with the results.

Cuts well with all my other BMD cameras, especially the URSA Broadcast.
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 4:01 am

My 4K Pocket finally arrived a little over a week ago. No probs out of the box and all good so far : )

I also rented 3 of them from Borrowlenses for a multi-camera shoot a few weeks ago. All 3 worked flawlessly.
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 11:34 am

Delighted with mine.
Has been working fine for over a Month without any real issues.
Occasionally decides to not see the attached Samsung SSD but a quick
Off/On usually fixes that.
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 5:08 pm

I got mine in the first batch from B&H and it's been fine. I do have a hard time pressing the iso wb and still buttons on the top. I have to use my finger nail and press them in very far for the function to activate. Not sure if they are all like this or not

Done a few paid jobs with it now without issue. Coming from the canon 5D mk 3 with magic lantern the pocket 4k is an absolute dream.
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 5:51 pm

Got mine back in October and I love it. My only issue is that sometimes it doesn't recognize my SSD drive, but usually turning it off and on a couple times fixes it, so no big deal.
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 8:55 pm

Worked perfectly so far
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PostMon Dec 31, 2018 10:15 pm

I have had my camera about a month with the Olympus 12-40 Zoom. I had one defective (Canon!) battery that would not charge, but in all other respects the unit has functioned exactly as advertised. Many, many of the complaints posted here are simply reality not living up to the expectations of a camera that was probably announced too far ahead of it's actual release date. I would wager that BM would privately admit they should have held off a bit on their announcement and delivery projections. The longer that buyers have to imagine their perfect version of the camera while awaiting it's arrival, the greater the gap between reality and expectations seems to grow. The pre-order numbers would seem to indicate they greatly under estimated the demand for a camera of this type.
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PostWed Jan 02, 2019 11:59 am

etx313 wrote:I got mine in the first batch from B&H and it's been fine. I do have a hard time pressing the iso wb and still buttons on the top. I have to use my finger nail and press them in very far for the function to activate. Not sure if they are all like this or not

Done a few paid jobs with it now without issue. Coming from the canon 5D mk 3 with magic lantern the pocket 4k is an absolute dream.


Mine work with gentle press on every buttons.
Check with assistance must not be so hard to press.


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PostWed Jan 02, 2019 4:15 pm

Mine's been great!
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PostWed Jan 02, 2019 4:44 pm

Mine has been great too.
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PostSat May 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Some months later... more experience
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Dual iso is greats, especially with Braw
Many tools and gear was born for Pocket4k
After months of using a friend's pocket4k when he wasn't using it, now I have mine
Work like a charm, many friends reiceved their pocket4k (bought in italy, germany, france and spain).
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PostSat May 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Absolutely, I have 2 Pocket4K, both worked flawlessly for the past 5 months!
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PostSat May 18, 2019 2:36 pm

I've had mine since September last year. Works great, no complaints at all.
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PostSat May 18, 2019 5:05 pm

Got mine about 2 months ago, working perfectly. I like the way I can use SD cards. BRAW is a necessity, really helps with any noise, definitely the image I prefer over ProRes, but love the ability to have both! I have an UMP as well and overall like the noise pattern a ton on the P4K even if it’s not as fine of a pattern.

So +1
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PostSat May 18, 2019 5:55 pm

Our first one arrived last November and we’ve had our second one for a couple months. They both have been put through a lot of professional jobs with no issues at all.

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PostSat May 18, 2019 7:10 pm

Hello, I have one since April 1 and everything works fine. Braw is great, just a pity that Cdng does not exist anymore
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PostSat May 18, 2019 8:10 pm

It’s still kinda crazy to me that the P4K only cost $1300, insanity! Finally people have no excuses, just focus on your work now :)
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PostSat May 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Stephen Fitzgerald wrote:It’s still kinda crazy to me that the P4K only cost $1300, insanity! Finally people have no excuses, just focus on your work now :)


Totally agree!! No more excuses!!!
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PostSun May 19, 2019 2:51 am

Yep, mine is great. Been using it for gigs since Feb.
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PostSun May 19, 2019 6:08 am

Fornez wrote:+1


Mine is working perfectly too, using CFast from Angelbird and Wise and the Wise 1TB SSD.
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PostSun May 19, 2019 7:17 am

I hope to join you soon, should receive mine next week after waiting for four months.
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PostSun May 19, 2019 4:25 pm

Stephen Fitzgerald wrote:It’s still kinda crazy to me that the P4K only cost $1300, insanity! Finally people have no excuses, just focus on your work now :)


Ours works fine for now (a good month or so). :)
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PostTue May 21, 2019 1:18 am

All good here.
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PostTue May 21, 2019 2:05 pm

+1
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