Somewhere at the end of May 2020, my first trip shooting with my new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Almost a wind still day so many of the shots look like photographs extended in time.
Past Sunday was a cold and gray and rainy day. September is coming to an end, October is already knocking at the door.
So I looked at those first clips, most of them I never showed, and decided to give them a makeover.
Using the tools in DaVinci Resolve, adding more controlled changes using Power windows I tried to make this footage as “cinematic” as I could.
A happy family of Eurasian or common coot (Fulica atra) filmed on the Military domain of Brasschaat (Antwerp).
This is one of the first clips that I shot with my Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera equipped with a Lumix 100-300, f4-5.6 lens.
I haven’t been shooting as much with this camera as quarantine rules rightly so still rule.
Besides, like a zillion reviews can be found on Youtube.
My needs are not that high so I shoot one step (12:1) above the highest compression rate in BRaw, 8:1. Still the files are huge.
One of the first things I ordered was a 6 TB hard disk to accommodate the files I shoot.
The dual ISO chart is crystal clear when you understand it and knowing about Ansell Adam’s zone systems helps a lot to understand the principle.
I bought the camera secondhand with a case, a handle, an external SSD Samsung T5 and a battery plate to accommodate Sony NPF batteries. So I have no issues when it comes to battery or storage.
But let the above be utterly unimportant. Because what really counts is the image quality.
When exposed correctly with the right ISO, image quality is simply unbelievable gorgeous.