19 Mar 2013

Here's a simple but great dance video made with an FS100

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The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

Meanwhile, for the rest of us, there are cameras like Sony's FS 100 and FS 700.

These are still very high quality cameras that can be bought for relatively low budgets but which give almost as much creative flexibility to directors and cinematographers, at the expense of "only" being HD, and with no access to raw formats, relying instead on h.264-type codecs and an 8 bit output.

(Don't forget with 8 bit video it's 8 bits per colour channel, which is a total of 24 bits-worth of colours - so you can still get pretty decent-looking footage.)

Here's a video - a promotion for the Sevilla Dance Center, shot with an FS 100 - which does nothing more than show the palette of creativity that cameras and easily affordable software now offer filmmakers, who only a few years ago would have had to use VHS or U-Matic, graduating to DV. Those were all SD, of course, unlike today's default HD resolution.

 

 

And here's another FS100 video we liked


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