Sony FS700 pimped to 4K RAW tutorial

January 9th, 2014
Sony FS700 pimped to 4K RAW tutorial

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As shooting RAW is getting ever more popular among low budget productions and 4K is starting to become a requirement the Sony FS700 in combination with the R5 RAW recorder looks like an interesting proposal.

The update for Sony’s S700 was presented this summer and while the option to record RAW at slomo speeds up to 240 fps was intriguing, the size and cost of the setup is for many a big downside.

Craig from Magnanimous Media sent us this very well made complete rundown of their FS700 setup basically presenting all you need to know about RAW acquisition with the Sony FS700. Here you can decide for yourself if the FS700 RAW update makes sense:

When we tested the FS700 we didn’t have the S-log 2 gamma curve, nor did we have a chance to shoot RAW with the Sony HXR-IFR5 module presented above. This of course makes the Sony FS700 a whole new camera to consider.

HXR-IFR5So how much does the fun cost?

The Sony AXS-R5 recorder together with the Sony HXR-IFR5 module, a 512GB AXS card and card reader cost $9900 in total. Add to that the price of the camera itself ($7699) which makes it a package worth $17599.
Not cheap.

odysseyIf you’re really into this then there’s an alternative worth considering: The Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q announced in March is a field monitor with RAW recording capabilities.

With the required licenses for $795 and 2 256GB cards the recorder costs $3880 and with the Sony interface comes down to $6080. This option while still expensive is more affordable, but you’re losing the option to record 4K at 120fps…

If you want to see more FS700 RAW goodness check out the video below, but do make sure you download/watch the original clip on vimeo, because the transcoded vimeo version is a whole different world:

http://vimeo.com/73974395

via Magnanimous Media & nofilmschool.com

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Francis Carver
Francis Carver
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January 22nd, 2014

Man, that rig looks truly grotesque. It is ridiculous past all ridicule. Is this a frigging camera or a runaway freight train? Good if you buy your camera rigs by the linear meter, though, right?

I would be like totally EMBARRASSED to be seen craning this cumbersome monstrosity onto and off of a super heavy duty tripod head, I tell you.

Santiago Arbelaez
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January 19th, 2014

very unpractical and damn ugly

Maulin
Maulin
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January 18th, 2014

I want 4K grading info. like method of grading and grading system requirement. one more thing which kind of grading monitor can use for 4k,5K or higher

Vania Rebel
Vania Rebel
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January 17th, 2014

I’ve been in NABShow especially to see the SONY FS700. All the people left with information from Sony that there would be a future upgrade to 4k. All people believed that would, for example, such as Sony F3. A software upgrade!

I was an April Fools! I bought the camera and to my surprise I will now need to pay $ 10,000 more to buy other hardware for recording in 4K. How Phillip Bloom said with precision, “is a bazooka.”

The camera was not a HANDHELD??

ridiculous that SONY did, deceiving all consumers.

NEVER BUY A SONY PRODUCT!

Derek McCabe
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January 11th, 2014

Oh wait, I forgot… I want it to actually fit on a tripod too!

Derek McCabe
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January 11th, 2014

But Sony’s new 1-inch “under $2000” camcorder is going to make it hard not to deliver what we all want in a few years, for under $5000.

So you want three 1-inch CMOS, that is good is low-light, shoots 4K to SSD built-in, and how much do you want to pay? $5000? 2016 :)

Bart van der Horst
Bart van der Horst
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January 10th, 2014

I am tired to know that it is possible to build a cheap large sensor camera for below 4k with no moire and aliasing, good in low light. but no one does it because they kill there own product line.

now 4k is the new excuse to maintain impossible high prices.

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