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  • BMPCC-4K what next?

    Both Kinefinity and Z-Cam have recently released firmware to increase frame rates to 160fps,
    while Panasonic continues to improve their DFD Face/Eye tracking A.I.

    Is it unrealistic to hope for Blackmagic to surprise with firmware for 120fps in raw, and continuous face/eye tracking?
    Last edited by BJNY; 06-13-2019, 10:08 AM.

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    Chances are below slim to none that there will be any significant C-AF improvement. This is just not something BM has ever put any priority into. Maybe in future cameras, but not in a firmware update to the P4K.

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    • #3
      Read the published specs and pick cameras based on that, and your budget. Buying something then hoping for upgrades based on what other manufacturers are doing will just lead to disappointment. BM certainly might respond with a future model if enough perceived demand is there.

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      • #4
        Faster frame rates and C-AF features are hardware driven improvements, and would require a new camera to implement. BMD tends to implement its fastest possible frame rates at the time of the Camera is released. BTW, The Pocket 4K in HD window mode can shoot 120fps now.
        Cheers
        Last edited by Denny Smith; 06-13-2019, 06:35 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BJNY View Post
          Is it unrealistic to hope for Blackmagic to surprise with firmware for 120fps in raw, and continuous face/eye tracking?
          Dreaming and delusion all in the same sentence.

          Good stuff.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dop16mm View Post
            Read the published specs and pick cameras based on that, and your budget. Buying something then hoping for upgrades based on what other manufacturers are doing will just lead to disappointment. BM certainly might respond with a future model if enough perceived demand is there.
            Don't even hope that BMD will deliver features advertised in their own marketing! Buy the camera for what it does when it ships, and be pleasantly surprised for any improvements or features added later. :-)

            Shawn

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            • #7
              Good advice Shawn.
              Cheers

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              • #8
                I use BMD cameras for narrative work. Those feature are not important to me.

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