After spending my first day with the pocket cinema camera I have graded some footage and prepared a video from my very first encounter with it. I will post some raw cinemadngs as well below that so you can compare your own color grading to my tests and play along, IE show me your results! I would very much like to see your take on my footage. I tried to go heavy in some shots and light handed in others just to get a range of its natural handling vs where it starts to breaks up. I am very interested in how much this camera can handle considering its RAW and claims an impressive 13 stops from this unassuming form factor. This was shot with the SLR Magic 12mm HyperPrime Cine Lens which i was very eager to test out.
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And last but not least SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 lens
Just like “In my pocket cinema test 1” you are viewing the pocket cinema camera paired with the SLR Magic HyperPrime Cine 12mm T/1.6 Lens for the full video. I believed or rather hoped this would be an ideal pairing due to the crop factor being 3x. My favorite lens on my GH3 is still my 20mm so I aimed for similar angle of view on the pocket, the 38mm is much like normal vision which makes composition a natural extension of your physique. I always recommended a standard lens for a first lens before getting anything too wide or telephoto. It feels natural to go with a standard view and since its a prime you are forced to get into the eye of the lens rather than the finicky nature of zooms which break that forced element of having to make the frame work and thinking like the lens. The 38mm after the 3x crop factor very much felt like my 2x crop factor GH3 20mm, which becomes a 40mm so there is only a 2mm difference. However i should note the being my first time with the hyper prime it is certainly a very different experience, you get two rings and all manual to work with. Its hefty and solid, nothing like the light plastic feel of the 20mm lumix so that was certainly a step up as well compared to shooting on my GH3.