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  • Nicaragua - mini documentary shot on BMPCC

    Hi,

    I wanted to share the latest mini documentary/promotional video I created all shot using BMPCC.
    https://youtu.be/ql2wRq9j-lM

    And if you are interested, I made another video traveling to Honduras and Nicaragua and you can see that here:
    https://youtu.be/vj59uXhZBNU

    Thanks for watching! Always appreciate your feedback!

    For Youtube Thumbnails Nicaragua 02.jpg
    Last edited by holdenkim; 06-28-2017, 10:37 AM.

  • #2
    Very nice! I like very much your editing style, Holden, bravo! As for the cinematography, I love the shot at 4:24.
    How did you stabilize the camera in this project?

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    • #3
      Thanks Alex! I used Zhiyun Crane. It's small but great with BMPCC.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by holdenkim View Post
        Thanks Alex! I used Zhiyun Crane. It's small but great with BMPCC.
        I have always used tradition steadycam, but this gimbal seems very very good. I've just seen that there are two version, the classic one and the M-version, lighter and even cheaper..can you tell me what was your model?

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        • #5
          This is really light and easy to use. I contemplated getting this before the trip and actually bought it 2 days before I left, but even with 1 day of practice, I was able to quickly set it up and get some good usable shots. By the way I also used it with 14mm lens.

          This is what I bought: https://www.amazon.com/Zhiyun-Handhe...s=zhiyun+crane

          I would highly recommend that you get a small quick release plate with it so that you can quickly attach and detach the camera from it and change batteries and stuff. They have a free iPhone app too which will let you calibrate it (not sure if it actually works, but I do it anyway). I have a smaller point and shoot camera (LX100) and when I use that camera on this gimbal, it loses the balance constantly and I think it's because this gimbal is only good for a camera with certain weight. BMPCC and other small mirrorless camera will work great, but if you need it for something smaller, I would look into M-version. Hope this helped.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by holdenkim View Post
            This is really light and easy to use. I contemplated getting this before the trip and actually bought it 2 days before I left, but even with 1 day of practice, I was able to quickly set it up and get some good usable shots. By the way I also used it with 14mm lens.

            This is what I bought: https://www.amazon.com/Zhiyun-Handhe...s=zhiyun+crane

            I would highly recommend that you get a small quick release plate with it so that you can quickly attach and detach the camera from it and change batteries and stuff. They have a free iPhone app too which will let you calibrate it (not sure if it actually works, but I do it anyway). I have a smaller point and shoot camera (LX100) and when I use that camera on this gimbal, it loses the balance constantly and I think it's because this gimbal is only good for a camera with certain weight. BMPCC and other small mirrorless camera will work great, but if you need it for something smaller, I would look into M-version. Hope this helped.
            Thank you very much for this, Holden, and my best compliments again for your work!

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            • #7
              Nice, Holden. Love seeing how folks use cameras like the BMPCC and BMMCC for doc / run-n-gun type projects.

              A few quick questions: which lenses did you used? Did you record RAW & color with Resolve? I assume you used an ND filter sometimes? Any other filters?
              vimeo.com/kenfranks

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Finster View Post
                Nice, Holden. Love seeing how folks use cameras like the BMPCC and BMMCC for doc / run-n-gun type projects.

                A few quick questions: which lenses did you used? Did you record RAW & color with Resolve? I assume you used an ND filter sometimes? Any other filters?
                Thanks, Finster! I used BMPCC for run-n-gun doc project mostly because that was the only camera I had at that time. I bought the camera when it was $500, built rigs around it and used it for Korea, Honduras, and Nicaragua trips/projects. It's an excellent camera but it has a lot of disadvantages when you use it for run-n-gun. I have a couple upcoming trips to Africa in a few months and I plan to use Canon C100MK2 that I recently purchased instead.

                I used Sigma 18-35 f1.8 with speedbooster for all handheld shots and used lumix 14 f2.5 for gimbal shots. I used VND filter heavily as most of the shots were taken outside during daytime.

                Thanks!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by holdenkim View Post
                  This is really light and easy to use. I contemplated getting this before the trip and actually bought it 2 days before I left, but even with 1 day of practice, I was able to quickly set it up and get some good usable shots. By the way I also used it with 14mm lens.

                  This is what I bought: https://www.amazon.com/Zhiyun-Handhe...s=zhiyun+crane

                  I would highly recommend that you get a small quick release plate with it so that you can quickly attach and detach the camera from it and change batteries and stuff. They have a free iPhone app too which will let you calibrate it (not sure if it actually works, but I do it anyway). I have a smaller point and shoot camera (LX100) and when I use that camera on this gimbal, it loses the balance constantly and I think it's because this gimbal is only good for a camera with certain weight. BMPCC and other small mirrorless camera will work great, but if you need it for something smaller, I would look into M-version. Hope this helped.
                  Would you happen to have a picture of you BMPCC on the Zhiyun? I'm wondering if you are using a cage along with the BMPCC to add weight. With the lumix 14 f2.5 I would think it would be too light.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by goodgoings View Post
                    Would you happen to have a picture of you BMPCC on the Zhiyun? I'm wondering if you are using a cage along with the BMPCC to add weight. With the lumix 14 f2.5 I would think it would be too light.
                    Hi goodgoings, I don't have a picture of it, but I can tell you that I had Wooden Camera BMPCC cage without any top handle. I've never used BMPCC on Zhiyun Crane without cage, but knowing how Zhiyun Crane lost the balance with LX100, I can see how it could do the same with BMPCC if there was no cage.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Holden. Just as I thought. I tried the Movcam cage with the speedbooster and a 24mm Nikon AIS and found the setup a little on the heavy side but working. I was thinking getting a lighter cage would help.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by goodgoings View Post
                        Thanks Holden. Just as I thought. I tried the Movcam cage with the speedbooster and a 24mm Nikon AIS and found the setup a little on the heavy side but working. I was thinking getting a lighter cage would help.
                        Movcam cage was the first one I tried and didn't like how heavy it was. I don't think I liked the top handle either, too small. I then contemplated between Smallrig and Wooden Camera when I was looking for a new cage to replace with and went with Wooden Camera cage and I'm happy with it. I still think they are too expensive though, but much lighter than Movcam cage. Good luck!

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                        • #13
                          So cute!
                          I love watching travel documentaries https://travelsites.com/travel-docum...es-and-movies/ ! I'll add it to the list of my favourites
                          Last edited by alexalex; 09-06-2019, 01:29 AM.

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