2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 5:08 am

I use manual, fast lenses. As such, I need fine grain control over my focus. 2x is not enough zoom to make sure that I'm in focus. The peaking is NOT accurate enough, and 2x does not let me see close enough to judge visually. Panasonic and Canon cameras let me zoom in up to 10x, and I really need that on the BMPCC too.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 9:40 am

Agreed
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 11:48 am

Agreed.

It would be great to have the zoom button, do 2x -> 4x > 8x and back to 1x
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 1:01 pm

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 1:18 pm

Richard Wait wrote:Agreed.

It would be great to have the zoom button, do 2x -> 4x > 8x and back to 1x


A better way would be as you double tap for 2x zoom three small buttons appear and you can select 2x 4x 8x and it then remembers your setting.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 1:47 pm

+1
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 4:51 pm

Or just get a good EVF you can get a zoom in that allows you to really see what you are doing. I did a test, where I zoomed in on a camera EVF, then used a OLED EVF and checked the focus, and I could see what I thought was in sharp focus, was not quite there. If you need to nail an accurate focus pull, then a EVF is the only way to go in my book. A zoom in on a monitor works to a degree, but it’s accuracy depends on the monitor resolution and quality.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 7:39 pm

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostTue Jul 02, 2019 8:01 pm

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostWed Oct 16, 2019 8:37 am

+1

Any news on this topic?
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostWed Oct 16, 2019 11:20 pm

I also struggle with only 2x a lot.
If the screen can handle multi touch then just pinching in and out up 10x would be awesome.
If not then what Richard W. said.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostThu Oct 17, 2019 12:31 am

Is this something that can be added via firmware?

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostMon Oct 21, 2019 9:12 am

+1 Please please please!
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostMon Oct 21, 2019 11:19 am

ricardo marty wrote:Is this something that can be added via firmware?


Yes, shouldn't be a problem.


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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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+1 (or x4/x8)
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostWed Oct 23, 2019 3:19 am

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostWed Oct 23, 2019 11:18 pm

All true. Getting accurate focus is a hassle.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostThu Oct 24, 2019 5:11 am

Well, well, well... somebody must have been paying attention to this thread:

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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostThu Oct 24, 2019 5:32 am

John Griffin gets his wish for 8x zoom for fine focus!


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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostThu Oct 24, 2019 8:18 pm

Hooray!!!! 8X and through pinch!!!
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostThu Oct 24, 2019 8:30 pm

The new FW 6.6, now out, adds pinch to zoom up to 8X, once set it is available by tapping. However, when camera is powered off and then back focus zoom resets to 2X, but just a simple punch to zoom will reset.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostSat Oct 26, 2019 12:11 am

Thank you Blackmagic for implementing this.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostSat Oct 26, 2019 3:24 pm

Thank you blackmagic for pinch zoom!!!!!
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostFri Nov 08, 2019 3:26 pm

Cool that it is implemented now!

But please let us show the zoom also on connected external monitors, evfs, screens.
This would be very helpful !!!

Also the pinch in is not been stored after powering off/on, it´s reset to 2x.
I never use 2x so its a bit annoying to re-pinch every time.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostFri Nov 08, 2019 3:44 pm

We are all entitled to our opinion so here’s mine:

There is no single right setting for a focus zoom check. In one scene it might be sufficient to use 2x, but in another scene 4x and so on depending upon the object of the focus check.

In my opinion BMD has done a sterling job of implementing the new focus zoom. The request was for options if 2x, 4x, perhaps 8x. BMD had delivered a continuously variable focus zoom control that frees you from thinking of the simple ratios of 2x, 4x, 8x which my not be right for the object of the focus. Just use your fingers and you can select any suitable zoom between 2x and 8x such as 5.2x.

Thanks again for this firmware upgrade.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostFri Nov 08, 2019 5:23 pm

rick.lang wrote:We are all entitled to our opinion so here’s mine:

There is no single right setting for a focus zoom check. In one scene it might be sufficient to use 2x, but in another scene 4x and so on depending upon the object of the focus check.

Thanks again for this firmware upgrade.


Yes, in real shooting situations you will stay at a magnification because things have to go fast. If you like 2x you will start at next power on with 2x.
Other pinch in to 6x and are comfortable with powering on and have this magnification.

If this is to complicated for some (?) you can put a setting if magnification is stored or not. Or a factor where you want to start (2x,4x,8x etc.).

This is just a simple improvement.

More important would be to send zoom also to the external hdmi device!
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostSat Nov 09, 2019 7:39 am

Having a setting to retain focus zoom magnification would be useful.
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Re: 2x zoom on the BMPCC4k is not enough

PostMon Nov 11, 2019 2:20 am

+1 to Ricks suggestion.
After a power recycle the screen zoom defaults back to 2x.
It would be nice if that default screen zoom level could be set.
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