So, this was my first 'real world' test, I had previously used it a little in the house but hadn't tried anything that would give me an idea on the performance of Slog3. Whilst shooting in Preston I massively underestimated how overexposed I would need to shoot in order to get good results hence why the footage is horribly grainy in areas.
I managed to remove a fair chunk of the grain through grading but there's still a noticeable amount. This has nothing to do with the camera itself, just my misjudgment.
AVCHD, Slog3, 400fps.
Music by http://www.geraldbuckfield.com
Some basic testing I always do when I first get a new cam.
I started this session with an old Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens from the 70’s, not sharpest lens wide open, but I always liked this lens. And it is tiny and very light. Used it originally on my old FTb.
Then I switched to the kit lens. It is sharper for sure. For the second half of the tests. Also it was stopped down to f5. I had to use the vari ND to use the f1.4 on the Canon lens. I really like using the vari ND to set exposure, especially on a click f-stop still lens.
I am starting to explore the PPs and so far using scopes and production 20” ProMonitor and my Odyssey 7Q+ I set up two custom profiles yesterday, that I did some outdoor tests with. I will post more footage when I get a chance.
This was shot internally in UHD 30p 100mb/s. No CC at all just dropped in a UHD timeline and exported as best quality 4K (UHD) to Vimeo, you can download the uploaded version, this has been compressed as well by FCPX.
Most of my shooting these days is in HD. I will do a bunch of that also, but I thought it was interesting to start with some UHD.
This is shot in my studio, I have a North facing Palladian window there that casts a very nice natural light, I sometimes use it for interviews. I can vary the BG quickly. But I love natural North light. I white balanced and it read as 6000K pretty normal here for an overcast day.
I know this will be boring to some but this is how I start to explore a new cam, and some of you may find this interesting.
One thing I can’t find in the menus is custom clip naming. Every time I format a card it starts over clip00001 etc. Probably just me. If not I hope next firmware will fix this.
Just two months ago the Sony FS5 was introduced, a promising little camera and little brother to the highly successful, large sensor Sony FS7.
Now the Sony FS5 is almost ready for its official launch. I’m currently in Japan and one of my tasks was to test this new camera which was kindly supplied by Sony’s HQ for a very short time.
Please note that the tested camera is a prototype and as such, some tweaks to the final image quality and camera features before its release might be possible. This is certainly not the last time we will look at this camera so please consider this short Sony FS5 review as "first impressions content".
Producer: Den Lennie
Director/DP: Mick Jones
BTS DP: Linda Ung
1st AD: Christine Luby
Cam Assist: Charlie Whitaker
Cam Assist: Marcus Wilson
Production Assist: Samantha Lennie
Production Stills Photographer: Joe Florian
Cast: Caitlin Amiko, Ellie Rose Giddings, Nick Maricic