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Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

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The latest version of the Filmic Pro application, version 6, is amazing. It is very intuitive to use and as importantly opens up a whole host of features and resolutions to iPhone filmmakers. The new version is capable of going up to 4k resolution on iPhone 6S series and above. Unfortunately older phones are limited to HD due to hardware.

However, as I discovered, if you had saved a higher resolution setting from a previous version of Filmic Pro, that setting was available on my older iPhone 6+ and was able to record in 3k without audio. Here’s my test:

The clarity is astounding! Crank up the resolution to 4k (it should’ve been 3k at 1728p but YouTube prefers 4k it seems) and put it on full screen and enjoy.

Here’s to more iPhone videography and stories.

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I has BMPCC toys!

I has BMPCC toys!

I just received quite a number of toys for me favourite camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, or BMPCC to its friends. This has become my go-to kit for my “Mahmood’s Garden” productions, and although I’m still discovering all its features, and getting to grips with the various aspects of colour correction and using Final Cut Pro X – the latter due to the built-in ProRes codecs which obviates the need to transcode the material to Avid, thus saving time – I’m pretty happy with it.

The toys I received should speed up the production process, and also open up a wealth of glass options which I have aplenty from my vintage Nikon F3 camera, and the various Canon EOS glass I have lying around the office too, these should up my production capabilities somewhat, or at least make it a bit more interesting.

The piece-de-resistance is the Varavon Armor Pocket BMPCC Cage which will allow me to attach the various necessities on the rig, rather than having stuff just dangle about dangerously.

Here’s what the kit looks like on initial configuration this afternoon. I think it looks pretty spiffy, don’t you?

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You will also notice the plethora of converters in there: the Nikon and Canon EOS to MFT, the C-mount to MFT, the Sony battery plate which will give me a decent amount of time to record – the manual says about five hours! and the all important LCD hood that will allow me to see the image I’m recording in the bright sun of Bahrain. Not sure if that hood will actually fit around the cage, but it’s worth a try.

I’m really looking forward to the weekend to go out and shoot some birds, now that I can use the long Nikon zoom lenses I’ve had lying around for ages in their camera bags!

Stay tuned, and please visit my “Mahmood’s Garden YouTube Channel” at http://YouTube.com/MahmoodsGarden to see what I get up to in my garden.

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Friday Slideshow – 7 Sept, ’07

A day late is better than never I guess. I was convinced I could compress it more, but unfortunately I couldn’t. It’s higher than what YouTube allows (it’s about 109MB) and I don’t have time to play some more with settings at the moment (but I will later) so enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

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Update 9 Sept, ’07: I have recompressed the movie into Flash and it’s now 36.5MB, about a third of what was originally posted. The quality suffered a bit but it’s good enough as it is. If you want the higher res movie let me know and I’ll make it available to you to download for your private viewing pleasure.

YouTube masticated version here (lower res).

Enjoy.

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