The Long-Awaited Sony FX6 Will Be Officially Announced Next Week

The release of the new Sony FX6 is getting close. 

Sony announced via Instagram that it would launch the much talked about FX6 via a livestream with Alister Chapman on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 10AM ET / 7AM PT.

If you don't know who Chapman is, you're in for a treat. He's the Gerald Undone of Sony cameras. The DP-guru really knows what he's talking about and publishes must-reads for any Sony shooter over on his website XDCAM

Sony teased the FX6 in September, and with it came the branding of its newly formed Cinema Line that includes the VENICE, FX9, and FX6. Since then there's been plenty of discussion online about what exactly will be in the FX6. 

Some are hoping for 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling. Others are crossing fingers for a RAW workflow. Many are hoping they can seamlessly use it for documentary work or as a B- or C-camera with VENICE or the FX9.

We had our own thoughts, too

The good news is No Film School no longer has to speculate as to the features of the FX6, as we've been briefed about the camera. As you might imagine, we can't disclose any information until the release date, but seeing the discussion from a bird's eye view, we can say some of your thoughts are way off while others are hitting it pretty darn close. 

Be sure to check back on Nov. 17 for our coverage, and follow us on Facebook where we will post the livestream.      

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I thought Gerald Undone was the Gerald Undone of Sony cameras :-)

November 13, 2020 at 2:22AM

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