If you aren’t aware already, the Blackmagic Pocket Camera has a couple of sensor issues. The first being the black spot issue, and the second being the ugly white blooming out of focus highlights:
It seems like this second problem might have a solution, though one that requires a factory recalibration.
Dan Chung of newsshooter.com has been in touch with Blackmagic Design:
Blackmagic’s Kristian Lam updated users with this message on the Blackmagic user forum:
“All sensors, be it CCD or CMOS, will have a ‘blooming’ effect when during severe overexposure, the pixel is over saturated and excessive charges overflow to neighbouring pixels. It just looks different depending on the sensor type.
We are not seeing this on some of our test cameras so it might be something that is calibration related. Please contact your nearest support office and we’ll run another calibration on the camera.”
This is an example from a re-calibrated camera:
Luckily, it seems all new cameras being shipped will have this calibration in place, so that’s a good start.
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