Category: ‘PMW-F5’

Version 7 firmware F5/F55

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Announced on September 9th, Sony has released version 7 firmware for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras. Incase you haven’t heard about it yet the major features include Quick Menu Access capability from the outside facing panel, a new color space for Custom Mode, and new proxy options. The quick menu allows menu access without the use of an external …

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Nice grade in Sony Catalyst Browse

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Below are some frame grabs from a recent series of commercial spots my production company was hired to shoot for Philips, which I worked as the Director of Photography on. The looks shown here are not the final grade and only the result of some playing around in Sony Catalyst Browse software which I have been using since it’s release …

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Sony 3D LUTs test

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In an article of mine published earlier this year by DVINFO.net titled “Replicating CineEI mode in Custom Mode on the F55“ I tested a way to simulate the look of S-Gamut3.cine in Custom Mode on the F55 camera using the built-in matrix presets. One of the obvious conclusions from the test was it showed just how different color is rendered …

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HG7 hypergamma rivals slog

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For fast turn around work where footage won’t have a chance to go through the post production process of being color graded, F5/F55/FS7 shooters have the option of baking in a user uploadable 3D LUT to the camera – or using one of four Sony 3D LUT presets (called LOOKS) built right into the camera. Amongst the built-in LUTs are …

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