Author Archive for: ‘dennis’

F5 & F55 Center Scan vs Full Scan

Tree FullScan

Now that firmware v3 is released for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 I thought it would make sense to test the Center Scan mode and Full Scan mode on the F55 using the same framing from the two shots to really see what kind of image quality difference there might be between the two modes. The Center Scan mode is …

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XQD Cards for Sony F5 & F55

XQD Sony

For those looking at alternative options to Sony’s SXS Pro Plus cards (recommended for best performance on the F5/F55) fortunately as of the October version 2.0 firmware release Sony added support for the Sony XQD memory card format. Not only do the XQD cards outperform traditional Compact Flash cards for image capture, but with read/write speeds of up to 180MB/s …

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XAVC transcoding with FCP X

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Only 6 months after the launch of the Sony F5 and F55 and we’ve already seen a dramatic increase in the level of support for the XAVC 10-bit 422 codec by several mainstream NLE’s (if not all of them). For a full list of software compatible with Sony XAVC and Sony RAW checkout my recent article. Earlier this year I …

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XAVC & Sony RAW software compatibility list

I originally published this information on the Sony F5/F55 forums. Here is the latest status on XAVC & Sony RAW software compatibil‚Äčity: AutoDesk Smoke – no plugin yet for XAVC but some users report HD XAVC works. ( Official Thread ) Adobe Production Suite CS6 – Support for XAVC and RAW only via third party plugin. XAVC – supported by …

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