Together with my BBC correspondent Bethany Bell, we've decided to give the little Sony camera a try during a real short feature production.
The aim was not to astonish anyone with "VDSLR like" film look but to see how easy (or not) it is to work with it in the field.
Considering the fact that this camera is mostly automatic I am fairly happy with the end result. True, keeping the right exposure is almost impossible during a "run&gun" (look at the piece to camera) but I must admit that focusing (or playing with depth of field) were easier then I've expected.
Other equipment used during this production day:
Sachtler DV8 SB tripod
Footage was converted to Cineform before editing on Adobe Premiere CS2
No CC was applied
The photo of Bethany, me and the Sony HX9V was taken by Stefanie Mackel