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Cinematography : GH4 vs Ursa Mini for corporate video by Carlo Teofilo

Carlo Teofilo

GH4 vs Ursa Mini for corporate video

Hi, I'm trying to decide which will be my next camera, I do mostly corporate jobs (from large companies to startups). I'm currently using a blackmagic pocket kit but now I'd like to push my business forward and I'm not sure wether it's worth spending a lot of money on a Ursa Mini (I've read great things about it) or staying on a prosumer level with a good gh4 + speedbooster kit (zoom h4n for audio) and maybe getting a better lighting kit. It would be great if could share your experience about this kind of production!

Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Hey Carlo, this is Julie from the Stage 32 team. I just wanted to let you know I moved your post from Filmmaking / Directing to Cinematography, as it fits much better there. Let me know if you have any questions, and all the best to you!

Craig D Griffiths

I'd wait for the Mini Ursa to what it can do in the hands of users. So far I have only seen reviews at shows. Plus there is something to said for turning up with equipment the clients have no idea about. They may have a GH4 at home and question why the are paying you. People don't value other people's skill even though they value their own. If you are thinking of staying with DSLRs check out the Sony A7s that is a low light monster.

Joost Ahrens

Personally I would go with the Ursa Mini because I just love the look of Blackmagic and I have worked with the Ursa which is a fantastic camera but insanely heavy. The Ursa mini will solve that problem. Also I think that your clients would like the appearance of a real cinema camera that URSA mini gives you. I have also played around a bit with the GH4 and don't really like the interface and it feels a bit more like video to me. But I think with the right lens and good lighting you can make it look real cinematic. My choice would still be the Ursa mini tho!

Carlo Teofilo

I can't wait to see some Ursa mini footage, thanks for your help!

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