January 6, 2014

Sony F55 New Firmware!

I bought my camera, the Sony F55, ten months ago and it’s one of the best thing I’ve done in my professional life. It blew some clients mind away with it’s 14 stops of dynamic range and it’s global shutter, and it totally changed my workflow here at the PANGKLANG!-studio. These days a camera is designed as a computer with a solid metal housing, and every once in a while a new firmware for the computer is presented. The new firmware 3.0 completely upgrades the camera to another level, and for me this was the best christmas gift I could get!

* Up to 240 fps in RAW 2K
* Up to 60 fps in RAW 4K or XAVC
* Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lenses
* 4 channel ES/EBU audio input

And then a handful of really great upgrades for me as a DoP, such as False color, monitor LUTs and hot keys. Maybe it’s just imaginary but when I put my face really close to the side of the camera, I can feel a fresh scent of vanilla.