One of the Sony reps said that their early tests showed that the a9 may be as low light sensitive as the a7S, due to the backlit sensor. The bad news: because it's designed for photojournalists, Sony has removed all Picture Profiles, including all Log modes. There are Styles, including a Neutral setting, but no editable PPs.
Thanks, a great short that provides insight on how a set really works. A few pedantic corrections... The Craft Service does NOT provide catering, there is a Caterer for that. They provide sustenance food and liquids, most importantly water and coffee, for the crew in order to keep the blood sugar up and to prevent dehydration. They also keep the set clean. The Gaffer is the HEAD Electrician, whereas their crew are referred to as Electricians (also Juicers, Sparks, etc.). The head Grip (also Hammer) is the Key Grip. Their Best Boys are Best Boy Electric and Best Boy Grip. Electricians essentially add light and deal with all electricity and power cabling, Grips take light away, as well as creating many forms of rigging and being all-around problem solvers (often in relation to heavy stuff). Camera Assistants put down Marks for the actors, not Markers. T-marks, usually, mostly with tape. They assemble and maintain cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, follow focus systems, matte boxes, and much more, and Slate the scene. The Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) will often ingest the footage into computers and do basic color correction, etc. The Script Supervisor also represents the script and provides an ear to both the Director and the Actors, prompting them with forgotten lines and helping with other issues. They can, at times, be quite involved in the filmmaking process. And of course there are so many others, including Assistant Directors (they run the set, keep everything moving and on-time), the Unit Production Manager and office Production crew, Sound, Video Playback, Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe, Art Department, Props, Greens (plant wranglers), Painters, Production Assistants, etc., etc.
Thank you for the great test! Even taking any minor exposure discrepancies into account, the differences are pretty clear. Very useful! I'd love to see the same test applied to the Panasonic VariCam LT, Canon C700, and even the Canon C300 mk II. Throw in a Sony F55 and an BM Ursa Mini 4.6K for good measure. The C700 was intentionally engineered to have a look similar to the Alexa, especially in highlight roll-off, in order to break into the Netflix, etc., markets. Would be great to know the differences.
Why does the head of this article say that the monitor features waveform, when the video only claims histogram?
A studio monitor with only HDMI... I suppose you could use an HDMI-to-SDI converter, but wouldn't that alter the color accuracy?