Category: Other Stuff

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame. Exposure, ISO & Noise

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame. Perhaps some interesting observations with regards to how ISO and exposure affect noise on the BMCC 6K FF.

A Christmas Eve production directed by Harveys.


Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame. Day three samples: Two hours before sunset at the zoo

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports

Blackmagic Raw, 6048 x 4032, Extended Video Profile, 12:1. A little grading including small adjustments to exposure, contrast and a little noise reduction.

Please note that I did not use an ND filter for these tests so as to not affect image quailty or colour.

Day three test samples of the BMCC 6K Full frame. Captured at the zoo a couple of hours before sunset. The shots of the Gelada Baboons were captured in low light and shot through a scratched unclean double glazed window pane.


Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame. Day two samples: By the river in Maldon. BMCC 6K Full Frame

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports

Blackmagic Raw, 6048 x 4032, Extended Video Profile, 12:1. No grading other than small adjustments to exposure and a little noise reduction.

Please note that I did not use an ND filter for these tests so as to not affect image quailty or colour.

Day two test samples of the BMCC 6K Full frame. Captured along the river Chelmer at Maldon in Essex, UK.


Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame. First day samples: An hour at the park. BMCC 6K Full Frame.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K Full Frame

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports

Blackmagic Raw, 6048 x 4032, Film Profile, 12:1

The first day test samples of the BMCC 6K Full frame


Relaxing Koi Aquarium

Spend a few minutes relaxing while watching Koi fish in an aquarium.

Equipment used: Panasonic S5, Sigma 150-600mm sports, Blackmagic Video Assist 12g 5 inch.


Beautiful Old World Monkey – Cherry Crowned Mangabey

Spend some time in contemplation with this beautiful Old World Monkey the Cherry Crowned Mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus)

AKA: Red Capped Mangabey, Collared Mangabey or the White Collared Mangabey

An endangered species that is hunted for food and is threatened by severe habitat loss.

Filmed with the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera (BMPCC) 6K G2 and the Canon EF 70-300 L IS USM lens. Indoor lighting.


Spring In The Park. Nature, shot in Blackmagic RAW – BRAW

Shot some nature footage this spring in and around some parks local to me.

A variety of shots including macro and long telephoto.

Shot in Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) using: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – BMPCC 6K G2 Blackmagic Video Assist 12G 5 inch connected to the Panasonic S1 & S5. Lenses: Panasonic 24-105, Sigma 150-600mm (L Mount), Tamron Adaptall 2 90mm Macro (72B).


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) 6K G2 – First test shots

First time out with the BMPCC 6K G2. Shot using legacy Tamron Adaptall lenses:

Adaptall 2 70-210mm (46A)
Adaptall 2 80-210mm (103A)
Adaptall 2 90mm Macro (72B)

The first thing that impresses is how well this camera captures colour and how relatively easy it is to edit BRAW files in Davinci Resolve. I’ve been shooting with the Panasonic S1 and the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G 5 inch recording monitor also using the BRAW codec. There is a difference between the two versions of BRAW that is now plain to see, the BMPCC files are much smoother to edit and playback on the PC and the colour science is very different.

I’m unsure about where to go with lenses in the future when shooting with the BMPCC but for now my trusty legacy Tamron Adaptall lenses are filling the gap.


FIGHT! Pigeons in a flap.

These two pigeons were having a fight.

Can you guess why?

  • 1. Territorial challenge.
  • 2. Lovers tiff.
  • 3. Don’t keep calling me a rat with wings.
  • 4. You slept with my wife/husband.
  • 5. A mugging.
  • 6. A lawful arrest.
  • 7. Got out of bed the wrong side.
  • 8. This will toughen you up son.
  • 9. Paid in bread by me to fight.
  • 10. ?

Filmed in Raw with the Panasonic S1, Sigma 150-600mm lens and Atomos Ninja V.


The speed of the Moon, how fast does it move?

The Moon appears to move very fast across the sky, but at what speed is it travelling?

All is not what meets the eye, this video might explain why.

Disclaimer: not remotely scientific or accurate but some may find it interesting.