The Sony F55 "teleprompted"

Super Magenta Killer

Magenta Killer 3D LUT pack for Sony FS5/F5/55/FS7

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F55 4K high-key shoot

The F55 and Catalyst Browse on a high-key shoot

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Uncommon Enemies

A comedy/horror film I co-produced and worked on as the Director of Photography shot with the Sony F55 camera. Starring Michael Cram, Melanie Scrofano, James Gangl, and AJ Vaage. Written & Directed by Alex Hatz.

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I test the new center scan mode for using super 16mm lenses on the Sony F55

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In my cinema blog you’ll discover a variety of articles and information based on the experience I’ve gained working with a wide variety of cinema cameras over the years combined with my work as DP on projects ranging from high-end commercial spots for some of the worlds most recognized brands, to narrative projects, music videos, television broadcast… and more.

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- Dennis Hingsberg

Sony F5/F55 adds ProRes, DNxHD codecs

Sony Hardware Upgrade

Just when you think you’ve seen it all and been impressed after a year of FREE firmware updates released quarterly for the Sony PMW F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras – today Sony drops the bomb that they plan to include two very popular codec options, ProRes and DNxHD as a future option to these two cameras. Sony’s XAVC codec was the …

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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

10 Final Cut Pro X Startup Screen 600

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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