Category: ‘PMW-F5’

Crux of Custom and CineEI mode

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Four years after Sony introduced Custom and CineEI mode on the PMW-F5 & PMW-F55, which also made it’s way over to the PXW-FS7, there seems to still be a lot of confusion around Custom vs CineEI mode on these camera’s. Note: these issues don’t exist on the FS5 however, as there is no CineEI mode on the PXW-FS5 but it …

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Sony F55 and the MD-HX Decimator

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SDI is the predominant and preferred (and sometimes only interface option) digital video interface to route from a camera to external monitors for monitoring on set, wireless video senders (Teradek, etc..) or even broadcast video uplink systems such as LiveU, Dejero, etc.. but what happens when these systems only support HD in 60i and you are shooting in 24p? Since …

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HDR coming to Sony F-series cams via HLG

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As technology improves on consumer displays, allowing higher resolutions and images to be brighter, Sony has decided to develop a Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) which will allow an “intstant HDR” workflow to allow simply shooting, editing viewing of HDR content in HLG without the need for color grading. What’s great is this allow you to squeeze every bit of dynamic range …

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Blackmagic video assist and Sony F55

Blackmagic Video Assist Sony F55

It’s been almost a year now with the BlackMagic Video Assist 5″ HD 1920×1080 monitor / recorder. For me it’s primary use has been for a lighter and more compact camera setup with my F55. I have a 7″ LCD which is great but there are times when I don’t need such a large monitor on my camera, nor require the use …

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