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by alisterchapman
November 27th, 2013, 9:43 am
Forum: PMW 320, 350, 500 Full size SxS camcorders
Topic: film/cinema style picture profile on a F-350. Any ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 4841

Re: film/cinema style picture profile on a F-350. Any ideas?

That's a big ask. Progressive will help, but really a huge part of the film look comes from the use of a large sensor with shallow depth of field. I would use Cinegamma 3, and reduce the detail level to -12, but the F350 is still going to look like a video camera.
by alisterchapman
November 24th, 2013, 12:55 pm
Forum: Sony NEX FS700 Super 35mm Camcorder
Topic: Updated FS700 bit depth
Replies: 1
Views: 3332

Re: Updated FS700 bit depth

No there is no change to the HDSDI output, it is still 8 bit. The only way to record at a higher bit depth will be with the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q either in raw which is 12 bit or by using the 7Q's ability to convert the 12 bit raw to a 10 bit compressed recording. This functionality should co...
by alisterchapman
November 24th, 2013, 12:52 pm
Forum: PMW EX Series cameras
Topic: Picture Profiles from PMW200 working on new PMW300?.
Replies: 1
Views: 4342

Re: Picture Profiles from PMW200 working on new PMW300?.

Both cameras share the same sensors, but there is a difference in the DSP used, so there may be some very small differences. But any differences will be very minor and the profiles should basically work the same on either camera.
by alisterchapman
November 20th, 2013, 12:14 pm
Forum: PDW Optical Disc Cameras
Topic: Up-converting (XDCAM PDW-530) MPEG IMX to HD
Replies: 1
Views: 3767

Re: Up-converting (XDCAM PDW-530) MPEG IMX to HD

Well it will never be as good as real 720p. When you shoot progressive with the 530 there is a bit of a resolution drop compared to interlace, which isn't going to help. It was never designed as a true progressive camera.
by alisterchapman
November 20th, 2013, 12:11 pm
Forum: PMW-F series
Topic: Nikon DX lenses on F5
Replies: 3
Views: 5837

Re: Nikon DX lenses on F5

It depends on the lens. The sensor is only marginally larger than a DX sensor so in most cases there is no issue, but some lenses might show a barely detectable vignette. I've used a number of DX lenses and they are normally OK.
by alisterchapman
November 16th, 2013, 8:29 pm
Forum: PDW Optical Disc Cameras
Topic: New MacBook Pro doesn't see xdcam disc
Replies: 5
Views: 8458

Re: New MacBook Pro doesn't see xdcam disc

The Sony Canada site always seems to have the most up to date drivers: http://support.sonybiz.ca/esupport/init.do
by alisterchapman
November 15th, 2013, 12:31 pm
Forum: PMW 320, 350, 500 Full size SxS camcorders
Topic: Sony PMW400 a 350 killer?
Replies: 5
Views: 8238

Re: Sony PMW400 a 350 killer?

Not in any depth. It is basically a 350 with new recording modes and flash band correction, so base image quality will be pretty much the same as the 350 )maybe slightly less noise due to new NR) but with integral XDCAM 422 and 10 bit XAVC 422 in the future. It also integrates with the new WiFi and ...
by alisterchapman
November 15th, 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: PMW EX Series cameras
Topic: EX1r shoulder support
Replies: 1
Views: 3752

Re: EX1r shoulder support

The hand grip cannot be removed. I'd recommend a monopod.
by alisterchapman
November 15th, 2013, 12:25 pm
Forum: PMW EX Series cameras
Topic: PMW-300 Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 4054

Re: PMW-300 Questions

It's still unknown exactly what the XAVC update will bring. Almost certainly 10 bit 2:2:2 at 100Mb/s at 24/25/30 fps. Possibly 50/60p but this is uncertain. It almost certainly won't bring 444, but then on a camera like this 444 is a bit pointless anyway, too much noise to really make any difference...