I think we are going to go with 1 Studio Camera and 1 BMPCC 4k so we can try it out and if we don’t like the Studio Camera we could sell it. what do you think?
Sounds like a pretty solid plan. The Studio Cameras should be pretty popular, so I don't think it will be difficult to sell one in the next year or so if it's fairly new. The BMPCC 4K and the Studio Cameras also should match pretty well since they are basically the same camera internals.
You don’t like that much the idea of a follow focus right? Lol Why? Do you think with the autofocus of the camera is enough?
Follow focus and autofocus are different...
I like follow focus just fine. Follow focus is the ability to control focus remotely without having to physically turn the focus ring on the lens. While follow focus is actually more of a film/cinema philosophy, it can work well in live production situations as well if the camera/lens does not have remote focus demand capabilities.
I LOVE autofocus, actually. 😉 I just don't recommend autofocus in a live production setting unless it has a very intentional purpose, like on a gimbal/steadicam setup where the operator can't easily control focus. On regular manned tripod cameras, or even most handheld cameras, autofocus tends to work well until it doesn't, especially in church environments. Even the best autofocus can get confused when high contrast elements are in the shot, like lights on stage pointing towards the lens, LED strips on stage, reflections on hardware in the background, or even other people's faces in the background (worship teams on stage behind pastors, for example). As a bit of context, you will almost never (like 99.99% of the time) see professional camera operators in broadcast settings using autofocus. The only time you may see it is in a fast action environment like sports, but only then it is typically used to just quickly get single touch focus and then be switched off for the rest of the time.
Are those lenses compatible with the Focus Demand for the Studio Camera?
Yes. The lenses I mentioned above have autofocus and should work with the new Blackmagic Design Focus Demand on the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K Pro or 4K Plus. I don't believe the Focus Demand will work on the BMPCCs, at least not right now. That could possibly change in the future, but I wouldn't be surprised if the BMPCC's don't have the internal processing necessary to make it work with just a firmware update.
Hopefully in a year or 2 we can make a better upgrade.
This is a great plan for the next couple of years. It should also allow you to grow and adapt fairly easily.
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