Speaking Of Zeiss CP2
Can not wait to rent it!
THE SONY PXW-FS7 "Verite" SHOULDER-MOUNTED 4K UHD CAM
Sony is clearly targeting the new PXW-FS7 to compete with all the Canon C300. They market it as "...the ideal camcorder for documentaries, unscripted Television, newsmagazines, indie attributes, corporate video and much more."
It does an excellent job of blurring the lines in between a video camera as well as a cinema camera, and it's ideal for both on-the-go and slo-mo - because of the continuous slow-motion capabilities at Full HD image quality. The camera can go as much as 180fps internally in HD and should you add an external raw recorder you'll be able to stretch that out to 240fps.
Personally, I'm happiest that you will probably be able to record 4K internally on XQD cards making use of Sony's XAVC codec. Sony's brochure outs the Verite "high-sensitivity 4k Super35 sensor will 11.1 million total pixels and eight.eight million successful pixels to assistance each 4k shooting and super slow motion" as a crucial function, also they must. As producers start to see just how much flexibility 4K offers them in post production, I think they are going to start to insist on 4K acquisition, even for projects delivering in 1080p.
All of us who will likely be involved in Sony FS7 Rentals think this camera will add flexibility and option for everybody flying in to complete a high-quality field shoot of any sort or anybody shooting that high-end wedding or celebrity occasion correct in town. You will need to rent it for function films, shorts, reality Tv shoots, documentaries and commercials, or for weddings, sports events and other fast-action settings - and many of you will really like the super slow motion capabilities too.
From everything I can gather prior to really seeing and touching the camera myself, this light and ergonomically sweet camera is comfortable for one particular person, with buttons in each of the right locations. It was Built for hand-held long-form shooting, nevertheless it can do a lot more.
If it lives as much as its hype, and I certainly hope it does, you'll be in a position to shoot high quality footage using a large, single-focus lightweight camera you do not need to perform to balance. In that case, every person is going to adore working with this gem.
1 downer: You can't get a raw signal without the extension unit, which has just not too long ago been released.
Individuals who have currently observed and touched the PWX-FS7 field-friendly beauty and place it through a number of its paces have lots great to say about it.
Right here are a few "first impressions."
DVinfo: was most impressed with the functionality and arc from the cam's SmartGrip, which is stuck on the end of a rotatable, extendable arm.
He says, "having a floating, repositionable handgrip is massive...(it) is not just the thing you hold onto to maintain the camera from falling around the floor: it is the central control nexus." You'll be able to "fiddle with menus, tweak exposure, adjust mike levels, zoom in to get a focus check, or toggle viewfinder displays with out ever taking the camera off your shoulder and away from your eye." He also loved the big arc, "from proper up beside the lens, to angled effectively below it so you can brace your elbow against the body; to swung each of the way ‘round towards the back of the camera for low-angle handheld shooting. The Verite comes equipped like this out from the box: no rig-building necessary. This is a Large Deal."
XDCamuser: was most satisfied concerning the image quality. "Frankly it's amazing! For the money the images this camera produces are exceptional. It really is making use of the F5's sensor and it does have 14 stops of dynamic range. rental S-log3 is a good gamma curve and also the camera is quite low noise, even at its native 2000 ISO. It was hard to tell as the majority of the shooting took location at evening, but initially it does not look like there is any distinction in between the quality in the footage from the FS7 and also the PMW-F5. Great colors, low noise, high dynamic variety with extremely pleasing roll off what more are you able to want?"
Jason Wingrove writing for Newsshooter has been "looking for some time for any great run-and-gun camera that I can use for a number of my more narrative, documentary style perform. I want a robust codec, excellent dynamic range, ergonomics, proper audio controls and XLR connections, slow motion with minimal compromise. On top of all that I want it to offer me access to the full frame appear - the one I fell in adore with in the begin in the DSLR revolution. The FS7 appears to provide all that and after that some. (The FS7)... is constructed to become easy to travel with and also you can pull it out from the box and be able to shoot in minutes without any additional accessories."
For a lot more details around the new FS7, check out Sony's item page, the brochure and their official launch video.