August 26, 2015 at 5:40PM

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A Changing Of The Guard: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying, Break Up With Canon And Love The Sony FS7

Like many of you I got sick of waiting for Canon to get their heads back in the game and work with indie filmmakers. I also wrote a little bit about it here: http://magnaluxpictures.com/home/2015/7/27/a-changing-of-the-guard

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I am looking forward to see how the ursa mini turns out to be. We need reliable tools, i once got corrupted footage from a 5D ML Raw shoot and decided to never use it again. Hard thing to change our personal camera platform after been using canon for years, but it makes sense.

August 27, 2015 at 7:48AM, Edited August 27, 7:47AM

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Kei Kosonoy
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Color grading is a little trickier with Sony cameras as the default image has "Sony" color which is not always the look that producers want.

I think this is one of the reasons why the Canon C300 has been so popular because the default color from it is quite good, and I expect the Mk2 will be even better. Given that you can shoot 4K RAW at up to 60fps with a Canon C300 Mk2 using an external recorder, I think the only thing missing is high frame rates, which is where the Sony FS7 shines.

Despite no high frame rates, the Canon C300 Mk2 should be in high demand for commercial shoots ( just like the Mk1 was), so I expect to see it everywhere later this year.

August 27, 2015 at 9:09AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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This "Sony" color problems only really deals with some of their cameras showing blue club lights a little different than other cameras. No other real problems, much better than canons always being too orange. Sony color is usually much more representative of the true color, but some people love that orange canon look.

September 6, 2015 at 2:01PM

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I personally have no issue with the Sony color science, especially since S-Log 3 in Cine EI at 220MBPS basically means you can push the footage as far as you could conceivably like and get a gorgeous image. Jumping from C-Log at 25MBPS on the C100 to this is an indescribably massive leap in post production freedom. Freedom is a word I would definitely like to bring up again and again while talking about the FS7. I have never felt so free to be as creative as I want. At the end of the day these things are all tools for storytelling so you want a tool that empowers you not stands in your way. I've been shooting nearly every day with the FS7 since late May and I will say that it has a 100% success rate as far as empowering me goes. It has never stood in my way. What more could you actually ask for from a camera? The C300mkii will probably end up being amazing but as an indie filmmaker in his early 20's, it was never something I was going to be able to afford anyway. Canon isn't interested in catering to the demographic I'm a part of. Sony is.

September 7, 2015 at 1:29PM

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Adam Volerich
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How to get the best from your Sony Fs7 - Film Camera Blog

http://www.camaleonrental.com/gb/blog/how-to-get-the-best-fron-your-sony-fs7-blog-camaras-de-cine-n6

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