Doug Jensen says FS100 hdmi is 4:4:4

April 17th, 2011 icon / message-square

I talked to Doug Jensen again to clarify wether the Sony NEXFS-100 I reported about several days ago has 4:4:4 or only 4:2:2 output through hdmi as some users suggested.
Doug: “Yes, I’ll confirm that the HDMI out on the FS100 is 4:4:4 8bit. That is what the FS100 product manager at Sony told me right to my face. Don’t forget that these are pre-preproduction models and the specifications are still changing. Last week Sony may have said the camera was 4:2:2 in their literature, now they are saying 4:4:4. I have no way of measuring it myself, but I trust 100% what I have been told.

The camera and an HDMI recorder talk to each other. If the recorder can handle 4:4:4 then that’s what the camera will send. If the recorder says it can only handle 4:2:2, then that’s what the camera will send. No menus need to be changed. The two-way communication is automatic.”

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