Canon 5D with Ninja vs BMPCC

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Canon 5D with Ninja vs BMPCC

PostTue Oct 08, 2013 9:40 pm

Good evening everyone -

My BMCC just arrived and I am as happy as a hooker at a shiners convention! Been shooting with friends for the last 6 weeks and OMG! Love it! This aint your grandmothers 8mm camera!

I have a big job coming up and I am in need of a back up camera. I currently own a 5D Markii that I love and have rigged out. I was thinking of purchasing the BM Pocket Cinema Camera 1. because I want one, 2. because its so small I can really do some gorilla cinema with it to capture B roll footage and 3. because I want one like a kid that wanted the new GI Joe with Kung Fu Grip on Christmas (most of you are probably too young to remember that) - oh and did I mention that I want one?

I was on the set today shooting a music video and a guy had a sweet set up using his 5D with the Ninja 2. Recording directly into the Ninja - I was like, WOW! Never thought of that one - duh!

What are your thoughts on getting the Ninja 2 and using it with my 5D instead of purchasing the Pocket Camera? And whats the deal with people sending them back to be re-calibrated? I will need something that is reliable and will compliment the BMCC footage. I am about to shoot out of the country for a month and need something I wont have to worry about failing on me. Not to mention I will have to purchase around 5 or 6 extra batteries.

Thanks for the time you took to read and respond. Loving this camera - its an early Christmas for me!


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Re: Canon 5D with Ninja vs BMPCC

PostTue Oct 08, 2013 9:43 pm


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Re: Canon 5D with Ninja vs BMPCC

PostTue Oct 08, 2013 9:45 pm

Was he using it with a 5D Mark II or Mark III? As far as I know only the Mark III has clean HDMI output. The signal coming out of the Mark III is uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2, but it's still 8-bit. The BMPCC records ProRes HQ 4:2:2 at 10 bit.
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