I picked up my Sony PMW-F3 earlier this week. I still can’t quite believe the quality image this camera outputs, especially in it’s low noise characteristics. Pushed the furthest possible, 18db with shutter off giving an effective EI 12800, it can still produce a pleasing aesthetic. Noise does then appear in the shadows, but it’s...
Andy Shipsides has posted a complete rundown on the new FS100. This is probably the real reason Scarlet S35 was canned. It looks to be a nice b-cam for the F3.
FFV just announced their entry for onboard HD-SDI encoding. Looks like we will be spoiled for choice with these devices soon.
Sony have finally released the full details of their budget S35 camera. Using the same basic sensor as the F3, and interestingly the page lists the sensor pixel numbers, which Sony have never released for the F3. 3,530,000 total, 3,370,000 effective, which is not quite as high as the Alexa, but higher than many speculated.
This looks to be near perfect for my coming F3. Dual/3G 4:4:4 1080P/60 uncompressed or choice of compression, monitor, waveform, scope, S-Log, LUTs, proxy, the list is long. NDA is lifted and Alister Chapman has the details.
Adam Wilt has run the Panasonic AF100 and the Sony PMW-F3 through some testing. The results are interesting to say the least.
The cost of high spec solid state recording is gradually coming down. Convergent Design will have a new device out at NAB, Sony’s SR-R1 will be shown, along with a few other rumoured devices. One of these will make an outstanding upgrade for my new F3. Cinedeck have also announced their updated device firmware.
Matthew Allard has put up a short hand on review of his new F3. The positive reviews seem to keep coming, I can’t wait to get mine on set.