Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Sep
19
2014

Sony FS7 is to the FS700 as the Canon C300 is to C100?

Den Lennie interview on the Sony FS7 makes a pretty compelling case for the comparison – except the FS7 is 1/3 less expensive than the C300. Take an FS700 and an external recorder like the Odyssey7Q, or take the FS7 – please. [adrotate group="6"]For about…
Sep
12
2014

Sony PXW-FS7 Confirms Multi-front War on Canon

Time for TUMS, Canon: The new Sony PXW-FS7 -- an on-board 4K, Super 35 sensor, 10 bit 4:2:2 and up to 120fps cam -- is a direct challenge to the Cinema EOS line at an aggressive price point, adding to what should be Canon’s gastrointestinal distress…
Sep
11
2014

The Big Tease, So Pay Attention: Metabones Announces Canon EF to Sony E-mount Speed Booster Ultra

It’s another Dr. Evil “sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads” moment in the rapidly changing digital SLR videography landscape.[adrotate group="6"] Metabones is certainly doing its part to transform the photography/videography ecosystem. Courtesy of its Smart Adapter, Speed Booster and now Speed Booster…
Sep
1
2014

Sony F55, Blackmagic, GoPro and a RED can all play nicely together

Every now and again, a pure signal rises above the ambient noise of most tweets. Such was the case when DP Ed David reached out to us on Twitter wondering if you, dear readers, would be interested in how he and the team got a…
Aug
25
2014

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100 executives at “leading TV, film, commercials and corporate production companies in the UK” to determine…
Aug
8
2014

Aeterna – An Awesome Sony A7s Short

Secret sauce / ˈsēkrit/sôs/ noun noun: secret sauce; plural noun: secret sauces; noun: the secret sauce 1.   [cinematography] the key piece of gear that turns otherwise impossible-to-capture footage into a cakewalk.[adrotate group="6"] synonyms: Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, Blackmagic – oh, and did we mention Sony A7s? 2.…
Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…
Aug
7
2014

LockCircle Introduces LockPort A7 and LockPort GH4

Ever get annoyed and anxious as the mini-HDMI or mini-USB port on your camera becomes looser and looser – and you just KNOW the connection is going to become unreliable sometime very soon?[adrotate group="6"] Me too. Good to know, then, that the team over at…
Aug
4
2014

Things That Drive Me Crazy About The Sony A7s

I’ve had the Sony A7s for about a month and It’s a fun camera with some great features, but I just can’t seem to get comfortable with it and a few things just frustrate me. Please understand that this is all my opinion and if…
Jul
31
2014

A7s and GH4 vs. Arri Amira? Really? Dynamic Range Compared

Panasonic's GH4 is supposed to have great dynamic range, but at least in this test from our friends over at Cinema5D, the Sony A7s mops the floor with it, coming in at 14.1 stops vs. just 10.9 stops for the GH4 (and 11.8 stops for…