April 5, 2011

Picturesque Images of Portugal Shot on the Sony F3's Native Codec

FilmsDaMente has posted some beautiful uncorrected Sony F3 footage shot in Portugal, using nothing fancier than the stock 4:2:0 35Mbps codec. Some of these shots (by Nuno Rocha and Victor Santos) are downright painterly, and make one wonder about the supposed "limitations" of shooting traditional video vs. working with a RAW workflow. RAW has plenty of advantages -- it gives the most flexibility in post -- but video also has its advantages, by allowing for a shorter (and cheaper) post-production pipeline. Always something to keep in mind when planning for any production. Here's the footage:

I did note a bit of CMOS skew in the moving train scene, though the F3 is reportedly more than twice as fast as the 5D Mark II. Also, I noticed the sunset highlights look like they're exhibiting the saturated highlight clipping problem that is supposed to only affect regular REC 709 gammas -- but according to the vimeo page, this was shot in Cinegammas 1 and 3. May be something to keep tabs on...

[via FreshDV]

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Very nice, the Porto City helps.

April 5, 2011 at 5:13PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Luis Araujo

I don't know I just can't fully justify plucking the money for this when the fs-100 looks just as good (IMHO)

April 5, 2011 at 6:34PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM