Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Oct
21
2014

Review of the smallHD AC7 OLED Monitor: Big Where It Counts

A large, bright, tools-galore monitor is the first piece of gear you should look at when you decide to accessorize your Canon C100 – or any digital filmmaking camera, for that matter.  The smallHD AC7 OLED should be on your short list.[adrotate group="6"] Back in…
Oct
21
2014

Atomos Ninja Star: $295 Can Do Great Things with the Right Camera

Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, the Atomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2.…
Oct
14
2014

Is the K-Tek ProShot the Four-in-One Camera Support Rig You Have Been Looking For?

I recently came across the ProShot, a new line of camera rigging product by audio booms and accessories maker K-Tek, online and it looks very promising indeed. Finding the best-made and most versatile rig solution can be difficult if you cannot try before you buy.…
Oct
1
2014

Moonlight and the Sony A7S: Kiss Goodbye to Day for Night

When esteemed cinematographer/educator Philip Bloom published his side-by-side comparison of what his eyes and the Sony A7S saw on a Brighton beach at night, his verdict was direct and simple: “This camera is a low light monster.” Carbon Studios recently shot a short movie under…
Sep
30
2014

Wait a Minute: Sony A7s Only Outputs 8 Bits?

The Sony A7s, along with the Panasonic GH4, are game-changers in the mid- to higher-priced video mirrorless/DSLR space. But hold on there, Slim: the trade-offs are just as real with these two cameras as with any other, and some of them are downright surprising. [adrotate…
Sep
23
2014

Need to Understand S-Log2 on the Sony A7S? You’ll Do No Better than Alister Chapman

Recently I needed to familiarize myself with the Sony A7S camera’s core features fast, quick enough to duck out during a rare, relative lull in Sydney’s freezing winter rainstorms. Key to the A7S is its ability to shoot movies in the Sony S-Log2 picture profile.…
Sep
22
2014

Latest Video Camera from Sony – the PXW-FS7

I have been saying for a few years now that I believe that Sony will end up being the main competitor/threat to Canon as the leading camera company in the video/DSLR space. Sony continued its path to prove me right with their recent release of…
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…