More BMPCC 4K footage emerges

More vision has emerged from the BMPCC 4K as it’s imminent release gets nearer. This latest footage is a much better example of shooting real-world conditions where you can’t control the lighting. Unfortunately, we can’t embed the video on the site, so you will have to head over to Vimeo to see it.

Andreas Neumann used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot in fairly extreme lighting conditions. Andreas shot in varying conditions from 5 am in the morning up until the height of the midday sun.

This test was shot in Temecula in California. According to Andreas, the shoot was a challenging environment for any camera because he had to constantly shoot into the light, or with the sun directly behind people’s faces. Andreas was impressed with the amount of detail he was able to see in these conditions. In the test you can actually see reflections off the ground, the balloon above, and the sky in the background.


Andreas was amazed at what the micro four-thirds sensor could handle. In his opinion, he believes it seems to have the same quality as the URSA Mini Pro with the full sensor. What is also interesting to note is that Andreas was also very surprised at how well the back-screen performed in bright sunlight. This is something that a lot of people will be happy to hear, as the screen on the back of the original BMPCC left a lot to be desired.

The tests were shot with the following equipment, codec, and ISO:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Apple ProRes 422 HQ
Rokinon 25, 50, 80 T1.5 prime lenses

The camera certainly does seem to have a decent amount of dynamic range. While none of the footage exactly has that “wow” factor, this is a real-world test that is probably a better representation of how a lot of potential BMPCC 4K owners are going to use the camera.

What do you think about this latest vision to emerge from the BMPCC 4K? Has anything you have seen so far convinced you to purchase the camera? Let us know in the comments section below.

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