Camera Test: Sony 4k Lineup

This camera test came out of working with several different Sony cameras over the past several months. I happened to be in a position to record samples with an A7s, a Fs5, and my PXW-X70 and RX10ii. I shoot a variety of content, some if it requiring very high end imagers and some of it requiring more nimble and cost efficient rigs. The burning question on set for a few days was “how well could all of these Sony cameras cut together if they were used on the same project?”. Although the test captured here isn’t that dynamic, it does give a sense of how the different sensors and lens deliver results. The Fs5 footage wasn’t available, but if I get it, I’ll amend the video.

Blue Hills w/ High Frame Rate and Slog2

Another adventure with the power packed RX10ii. Up until this point, I had dipped my toes into shooting SLog-2 footage, most recently with the Sun Coffee video. For this hiking trip, I just dove right in and shot every clip with SLog setting. I’ve found that broad daylight delivers great results because it gives you more than enough light to expose properly in this camera setting. Mix equal parts high dynamic range, high frame rate and macro videography and the video below is what you get.

For anyone interested, the video below is an alternate version showing the SLog-2 footage before and after LUT’s and grading were applied.

Blue Hills Color Grade Sample from Adrian Atwood on Vimeo.