A Step by Step Video Guide for Hacking the Sony F5 to Record Internal 4K
The internal 4K hack for the Sony F5 has been getting a lot of press lately, and for good reason. It adds tremendous value to an already-stellar camera, and best of all, it's incredibly simple.
In case you haven't heard about the F5 hack yet, check out our post on it from several days ago in which we not only share a bit of background on the cameras and how the hack is done, but also some of the potential implications of the hack. And if you'd like to check out Sony's brief corporate response to this situation, you can read it here. For those of you who are up to speed and are keen to see how it's done, Brian Hallett over at Pro Video Coalition shared a helpful video and article that will show you just how simple the process is.
Once again, it should be noted that this could potentially damage an expensive camera if not done properly. Also, it's not a "Sony-approved" operation, which means that it could potentially void your warranty if Sony were to find out that you hacked your camera. With that said, the way the hack works seems relatively benign, so it doesn't seem likely to cause damage or void your warranty. But if you're worried about it in the slightest, it's always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to tampering with expensive gear that you need in order to make a living.
In Hallett's excellent PVC write-up, he also shared some more excellent footage shot internally with the F5.
What do you guys expect next from Sony? Will they release a firmware update making this hack obsolete, or is it in their best interest to implement internal 4K in the F5?