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Shooting Time Lapse using S&Q Motion on the PMW-F5, F55, NEX-FS100 and FS700

By Alister Chapman | August 21, 2013

A useful feature in many cameras is the ability to shoot time-lapse sequences without any additional equipment. Sony’s EX cameras and many of the newer shoulder mount broadcast cameras have the ability to do this using the “Interval Record” function. However the F5, F55, FS100... Read More

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Traveling with F55

Traveling with F55

By Gavin Rawlings | August 14, 2013

I've been lucky enough to travel all around Australia with my Sony F55 since I purchased it in February 2013. The nature of my work means that I travel to some of this country's most remote regions. This has given me the opportunity to really test the F55 by exposing it to extremely... Read More

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4,000 Reasons Why I Like The FS700

4,000 Reasons Why I Like The FS700

By Erik Bragg | August 13, 2013

In 2003, when professional skateboarder Danny Way debuted the first Mega Ramp in The DC Video, the Sony VX1000 DV camcorder was the weapon of choice for almost every professional skateboard cinematographer.  Only 480 vertical lines of resolution to capture a skateboarder drop in on a ramp... Read More

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Stunning FS700 raw performance, really impressive!

Stunning FS700 raw performance, really impressive!

By Alister Chapman | July 11, 2013

I decided to look at some raw clips I shot with the Sony FS700 and R5 recorder. On the Sony booth there was a PMW-F55 with a 50mm f2 Sony PL lens next to an FS700 with the 18-200mm Sony servo zoom and this was attached to the IFR5/AXS-R5 combination for raw recording. This gave me the... Read More

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Cine Gear 2013 - The Sony FS700 in the RAW

Cine Gear 2013 - The Sony FS700 in the RAW

By PVC News Staff | July 11, 2013

PVC authors Art Adams and Adam Wilt present the Sony FS700 in the RAW, featuring the new 2K RAW High Frame Rate, and 4K RAW recording solutions. The seminar includes screening of footage and the two provide essential details about the camera and showcase its' capabilities. 

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2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab:  June 15, 2013 – June 26, 2013

2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab:  June 15, 2013 – June 26, 2013

By Sony Staff | June 26, 2013

Production (Camera) Blog 8

By: Bryce Maschino  –  Camera Assistant

We have reached the end of the 2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab. Once again our Director and DP teams have created some absolutely incredible content in the very short shooting time they... Read More

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2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab:  June 1, 2013 – June 11, 2013

2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab:  June 1, 2013 – June 11, 2013

By Sony Staff | June 11, 2013

Production (Camera) Blog 4 By: Jason Ball  –  Camera Assistant

After our first week of shooting at the Sundance Institute Directors Lab, we are extremely excited about the range of versatility the Sony F55 has brought to our productions.  Our quick turn around of... Read More

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Exposure levels using EI ISO and zebras with the PMW-F5 and RAW

Exposure levels using EI ISO and zebras with the PMW-F5 and RAW

By Alister Chapman | June 10, 2013

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The PMW-F5 and F55 are fantastic cameras. If you have the AXS-R5 raw recorder the dynamic range is amazing. In addition because there is no gamma applied to the raw material you can be very free with where you set middle grey. Really the key to getting good... Read More

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2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab:  May 27, 2013 – June 7, 2013

2013 Sundance Institute Directors Lab:  May 27, 2013 – June 7, 2013

By Sony Staff | June 07, 2013

Production Introduction Blog 1 By:  Antonio “T.J.” Doctor – Production Supervisor The Sundance Institute Directors Lab is a learning and discovery experience for emerging directors. The filmmaking tools and production process used at the Directors Lab have a direct... Read More

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Sony to Release Raw Recording Capability for the  NEX-FS700 Camcorder

Sony to Release Raw Recording Capability for the NEX-FS700 Camcorder

Unleashing 2K and 4K RAW recording and playback utilizing the PMW-F5/55 RAW workflow platform

By Sony Staff | May 07, 2013

Sony will soon release its new interface unit enabling 2K RAW and 4K RAW recording from the NEX-FS700 camcorder.

The HXR-IFR5 interface unit will connect the NEX-FS700 with Sony’s recently introduced RAW recorder, the AXS-R5. This powerful... Read More

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Sony Lets You Choose Your 4K Experience at NAB 2013

Sony Lets You Choose Your 4K Experience at NAB 2013

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 25, 2013

Tatsuro Kurachi, Sony Electronics Director of Marketing & Product Management, talks to us about the 4K solutions Sony had to show at NAB 2013. He provides specific details around the F65, F55, F5 and FS700 which are all 4K enabled cameras. 

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Find Out What Sony’s F5 and F55 Have to Offer

Find Out What Sony’s F5 and F55 Have to Offer

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 15, 2013

Mike DesRoches, Sony Senior Sales Support Engineer, talks to us about Sony's F5 and F55 from the Sony booth at NAB 2013. He explains what the cameras can do and how they can be utilized to establish the look and feel you're trying to create.

 

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Sony & Avid Presents Thierry Humeau

Sony & Avid Presents Thierry Humeau

Covering XDCAM® HD422 Workflow

By Sony Staff | December 05, 2012

 

Washington DC Dec 11, 2012 Tuesday Chicago Dec 13, 2012 Thursday

Here is a rare opportunity to meet award-winning documentarian, DP, and owner of Télécam Films, Thierry Humeau. At this special event sponsored by Sony and Avid, Thierry will share insights into making his latest PBS documentary, “Heart of the Civil War,” and will explain how he used Sony’s PDW-F800 XDCAM® camera and Avid NLE workflow to tell the story.

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See What Sony’s F65 Can Really Do

Watch the camera and workflow in action

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 16, 2012

At Createasphere's Entertainment Technology Expo Joel Ordesky, Product Marketing Manager at Sony Electronics for the F65, talked to us about the F65 and explained how and why it is Sony's premiere camera. He talks through many of its features and shows how content progresses all the way from the camera to the screen. Read More

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Sony Shows off the FS700 at ETE

Sony Shows off the FS700 at ETE

Check out this exclusive product run-down from the Entertainment Technology Expo

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 13, 2012

Mike DesRoches, Sr. Sales Support Engineer at Sony Electronics, took the time to talk to us about the new NEX-FS700 Full-HD Super Slow Motion camcorder which is five cameras in one. He runs through the products many features and talks thought its multiple capabilities. Read More

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F3 Act II

S-Log, 4:4:4 output and more as standard equipment.

By The Sony Tech Guy | August 10, 2012

It looks like the F3, but it's the F3/RGB.

Sony has refreshed the PMW-F3 Super 35mm camcorder, reconfiguring it as the PMW-F3/RGB. The last three letters signify that 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB output and 10-bit S-Log gamma-previously extra-cost options-are now standard equipment. In addition, we've introduced a free firmware upgrade-version 1.40, created an accessory LCD monitor hood, and launched two lenses: a PL mount zoom and an interesting FZ mount servo zoom. Read More

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CAMERAS: Sony FS700 Dynamic Range Presentation

CAMERAS: Sony FS700 Dynamic Range Presentation

The DSC Labs Xyla chart is the fastest and clearest way to see EXACTLY what your camera's gamma curves are doing...

By Art Adams | June 30, 2012

Sony recently asked Adam Wilt and I to speak about the new FS700 camera at CineGear. My portion of the presentation examined how to profile dynamic range and determine how the various gamma curves changed the camera's response. Read on to see what I discovered... Read More

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CAMERAS: Avoiding the Big Gotcha When Shooting High Speed at Night

CAMERAS: Avoiding the Big Gotcha When Shooting High Speed at Night

I never thought I'd have to worry about the technicalities of shooting high speed at night, but the FS700 has changed all that. There's one very, very important trick to know before you take your new camera into the streets...

By Art Adams | June 08, 2012

Adam Wilt and I presented a talk about the new Sony FS700 camera to an audience at CineGear 2012. As part of our preparation we ran around and shot a bunch of slow motion night footage… which is certainly something I've never been able to do before.That was a VERY informative experience because we found a very interesting "gotcha" when shooting 240fps on city streets… Read More

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CAMERAS: 240fps Promo Goes Live Thanks to Sony FS700

CAMERAS: 240fps Promo Goes Live Thanks to Sony FS700

Get a sneak peak before the big screen premiere at CineGear 2012!

By Art Adams | May 29, 2012

Adam Wilt and I will host a presentation on the new Sony FS700 at CineGear 2012. This video, a promo for clothing brand Betabrand, is the centerpiece. Get a sneak peek now, and get all the juicy camera details on Saturday, June 2nd, on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. Read More

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CAMERAS: Food Fights with the FS700

CAMERAS: Food Fights with the FS700

You want 240fps 1920x1080? I've got your high-speed HD right here... for less than $10K.

By Art Adams | May 15, 2012

When Adam Wilt and I shot "Fire and Ice" together on a prototype FS700 we had no idea that it would be shown at NAB... and that it would be hit. We wanted to do more, so we pitched Sony a commercial concept for a local company that involved high speed "veggie baseball." Guess what: they sent us an FS700 again. Edible baseball never looked so good. Read More

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