How I expose my BMPCC4K footage | With Cinematography Tips

How I expose my BMPCC4K footage | With Cinematography Tips

I finally managed to get this video online! I know a lot of you have been waiting for this, so here it is! Keep in mind guys, this is how I expose my footage on pretty much any cameras (yes, Sony included). People do probably things differently and that’s fine, there isn’t right or wrong, but I found this method to be very effective for me, but keep in mind, it also depends from what I am filming and the look I want to achieve. I think there are a lot of information in the video so I will keep the description short. Just want to clarify that when you are checking false colors on your BMPCC4K, you are displaying them on the LOG footage, not on the Rec709 and that’s how it supposed to be. You always need to be sure that your LOG is exposed correctly. Another very important thing is that the only thing that I have to do differently with the Blackmagic Pocket 4K is keeping the ISO at 400 most of the times, while on Alexa I always shoot at 800/1280 even in bright daylight. That does NOT mean I am overexposing tho, I always expose as I show in the video, but I simply push the ISO because the camera can handle it and I can get a little bit more of dynamic range without compromising the image quality.
I didn’t talk a lot about LUTs, but I always use the BUTTERY Natural Rec709 ( for monitoring and for the entire color grading process in DaVinci Resolve. With the Natural Rec709 you are gonna have a smoother highlights roll off, great skin tones and overall a better dynamic range.

Please let me know what you think in the comments and thanks for watching!

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