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  1. Fantastic job on the FS100 and F3 review. Thank you for providing that wonderful resource. It would be helpful to know exactly which lenses you used on the F3. Please share. Thanks!

  2. Hello,
    Thanks for the fantastic website. I noticed on earlier posts that you mentioned you might write an article on shooting and editing for SD. I have delivered some content (shooting with an EX3) to the local t.v. station, which broadcasts in 4 by 3 SD. I have been less than pleased with the end result. As a consequence, I used compressor to convert my footage. Once again, the results were dubious.
    Any tips would be appreciated, from editing, to shooting formats, frame rates, picture profiles, etc.

    Thank you

  3. Dear Mr. Chapman,
    I have a very important issue concerning my newly purchased Sony PMW-300K1.
    I have recently noticed that sometimes there is a slight chromatic aberration when shooting fully zoomed only in bright daylight condition. Thin purple lines appear on both or at least one side of the object.
    I have also seen a slightly different chromatic aberration using my other camcorder Sony PMW-200. I think this issue comes from the lens. Because the PMW-300K1 and PMW-200 use the same Fujinon 14x HD lens. I just want to know if this is normal?
    Thank you!
    Could you please show me the way to pay for your services?
    Regards
    Alex

    1. Some CA is normal. There is a trade off between image sharpness and CA. The sharper you make the lens the more CA you will have. Sony use electronic CA reduction. The PMW-200 recently got a free firmware update that improves the CA performance. Perhaps the 300 will get the same update some time soon.

  4. Hi Stuart,
    I went to your talk on the fs7 at a hire company before Xmas.

    Thanks for the scene files (profiles) I have put them on the sd card. But it is not showing up on the fs7?! I tried the suggested method. (worked for luts)

    Are these for the gamma profiles, or matrix?
    Or do these files change the gammas and matrix settings for me?

    Thanks.
    Cheers

  5. Hello Alister,

    I attended your seminar on the EX1/3 at Brooklands a few years ago (goodness knows where the time has gone) and ended up buying an EX3 which I’m generally very pleased with.

    My wife and I have just returned from a few days in Ivalo in Finland where we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights, but it’s left us wanting more – inevitably!

    What trips have you got planned or in mind to Norway for the end of this year or early 2016 please as I/we are considering our options for another trip.

    Thanks and best regards,

    Frank.

  6. Hi Alister

    Just watched all your tuts on the PXW-FS7 – brilliant help thank you.
    I liked the FS7 so much I bought a PXW-FS5 to go with it as a b roll.

    Where I am wasting time on a shoot is trying to find matching settings (profiles) for the two. Is this something you might be covering at some point?

    Thanks
    Dave

  7. Hello Alister,
    you have great gift to explain difficult things simply. Thanks for all your info. I have seen your presentation of FS5 for VOCAS company and it is really great piece of information. You said, that it was possible to record HD normal speed externally and SIMULTANEOUSLY super slow motion to internal memory through end trigger. I tried it, but while all frames are transferred to sd card, external recorder records via SDI also super slow motion beeing transferred to SD card. Is it really possible to record continuously normal speed to external recorder AND simultaneously super slow motion to cache and then to sd card with FS5, firmware 2, RAW update? Thank you. Ondrej

    1. Using an external record to record normal speed gives you the option to shoot more or less conventionally at normal speeds, but you are right that during the time you are grabbing a bit of slow mo internally the SDI will output slow mo.

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