May 27, 2016 at 11:50AM


Sony fs700 grain

I just purchased a Sony FS700 and Atomos Shogun to capture 4K raw. I had a shoot recently that was at night with some backlight and edge lighting around an actor. Was shooting 4K raw at 24fps, shutter was 48, aperture 3.5, ISO 500. It looked really good on the Atomos monitor, but when I imported the footage it had so much noise/ is completely unusable. This has been a recurring theme with this camera thus far. I am getting grain in pretty much everything at ISO 500. The other settings have varied...have tried HD shooting at various apertures etc...but unless it's an outdoor shoot with plenty of sun - there is grain in everything at ISO 500.

Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm having trouble figuring out why everything would have grain, and I can't seem to be able to find any info (it seems like I'm the only person in the world having this problem)


A sample uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo would help.

How did you determine exposure? Did you use ample lighting for your shots?

May 27, 2016 at 6:25PM, Edited May 27, 6:26PM

Cary Knoop

Might be a Shogun thing. Have you tried internal recording at the same ISO?

May 28, 2016 at 3:24AM

Ezi Seel

What software did you use on your computer to open the raw file? Does the noise happen with every programm (Premiere, AE, DaVinci, QuickTime, VLC, etc.)? If the second question's answer is "yes" it might be something wrong with the setting you have chosen for record raw from the FS700 to the Shogun. Because the shogun seems to interprete the raw footage as it is supposed to.
Maybe contact the Atomos support. Send them some sample footage to they can judge it.

May 28, 2016 at 7:07AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

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