Scene Files (Picture Profiles) for the PXW-FS7

workshops-275 Scene Files (Picture Profiles) for the PXW-FS7

One of the great features of the PXW-FS7 is the ability to be able to change the look of the images when shooting in Custom Mode. You can change many settings including the gamma curve, matrix and sharpness setting. The gamma settings change the contrast, the matrix the color and the detail and aperture settings change how sharp the pictures look.

Once you’ve made some changes you can save these settings as a Scene File using the File menu on an SD card.

I am a big fan of Sony’s Hypergammas. There are 6 in the FS7. Hypergamma 3 is very good for getting a nicer highlight roll off when shooting in lower light situations. Hypergamma 4 is good for brighter scenes and Hypergammas 7 and 8 really extends the cameras dynamic range and handles high contrast scenes very well, but can look a little flat so will need some tweaking in post production.  In fact all the hypergammas need a bit of a tweak in post as to get the very best from them you should expose your shots about 1 stop darker to keep skin tones etc out of the upper compressed part of the curve and then bring the brightness back up again in post.

Anyway here are some scene files for you to download and install in the camera.

AC-NEUTRAL-HG3 This is for flatter scenes, it provides a natural look with some yellow/green removed to provide a more neutral look.

AC-NEUTRAL-HG4 This is for brighter or high contrast scenes, it provides a natural look with some yellow/green removed to provide a more neutral look.

AC-FILMLIKE1 A high dynamic range film like look.

AC-FILMLIKE2 A high dynamic range film like look with an increased blue and red response with decreased yellow/green. A little more block-buster like.

AC-VIBRANT-HG3 A vivid matrix with good dynamic range. Good for punchy direct to air images where strong colours are wanted.

AC FS7 Scene Files, set of 5.
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To install the files in the camera, download and unzip the zip file. Then copy the 5 001.SCENE, 002.SCENE files to the following directory on an SD card:

PRIVATE/SONY/PRO/CAMERA/PXW-FS7/

Insert the SD card in to the camera. Go to the “File” menu and “Scene File” and choose “Load from SD Card”.

If you already have some scene files on your SD card then you can re-number the Scene Files with numbers higher than the files already on your SD card before copying the new files to the SD card. Hope that makes sense??

18 thoughts on “Scene Files (Picture Profiles) for the PXW-FS7”

  1. Hi Alister
    many thanks for this – can I assume your advice to switch off ‘white clip’ holds for your
    scene files also?
    Cheers
    Paul.

    1. Don’t know. You should be able to just unzip the file by double clicking on it with a mac and inside will be 5 files called 001.scene, 002.scene etc. Just copy thies files to an SD card and then load them in to the camera.

  2. Hi Alister,

    Thanks very much for these.

    What Zebra 2 settings would you recommend for them? Doug Jenson seems to be saying 90.

    Thanks

  3. Hi Alister,

    Reverse engineering question of sorts. Is there a scene file which would allow me to match the FS7 with a PDW-F800?

    1. It would be tough to do as the sensor technology is very different. You have the same Hypergamma curves in both cameras, so you can get similar gammas, but I haven’t compared the matrix settings of both.

  4. Hi Alister,

    I’m curious if these will work with the FS5 with it being the same sensor? I’ve had a quick look and I’m not sure the FS5 loads scene files in the same way as the FS7.

    Thanks.

    1. I have not done scene files to match FS7 to EX1/EX3 etc. But if you use Cinegamma on an EX1 and Hypergamma on the FS7 the contrast will be similar.

  5. Hi Alister,
    Thanks so much for your expertise. We just bought our FS7 two days ago. Lots of studying and reading to prepare and learn. I downloaded the Scene Files you provided here. I am shooting on NTSC… 23.98 and have my shutter at 1/48. But I noticed all your scene files have a saved shutter of 1/40. Do I leave that or should I switch shutter back to 1/48 once I load a scene file. Also… are you able to save a Zebra setting in the scene files for each one or are there suggested Zebra thresholds for each scene file.
    Thanks so much! Enjoy your beer. I’m toasting you from Florida.
    Donald

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