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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sony Shows off more F3 Material on its UK launch

Here you go....
Sony pmw_f3_launch_promo from Mike Saunders on Vimeo.
It looks video-y to me. I'd expect more from a $16K camera. Maybe they didn't let anyone tweak these cameras on the shoot, or the color grading was flat. The F3 does look very sharp, and no moire or other problems to be seen with that sharpness. Might kick RED around if you don't care about 4K RAW at all. However, slapping a HDcam SR deck onto it could hardly be called cheap. Sony also showed a prototype memory HDcam SR recorder too, no price.
Here is another F3 test video.
compulsion - teaser from Jason Wingrove on Vimeo.
Have you had enough yet ? here is one more. whats interesting is that the Sony video uses some of the same shots, but they are graded flatter... and can I say boring ? well yes I can can't I :)

Convergence - Short Film shot on Sony PMW-F3 from Martin Scanlan on Vimeo.

Will I get one of these  cameras, or the panasonic ? only if I get demand for it. Right now my new 60D I'm trying to find even a few hours to go shoot tests on is calling me. What little I have gotten with this camera has been impressive. I wanted to shoot some tests when I was in Chicago a few days ago, but that was just impossible. Maybe I'll go take a trip down again in a few weeks.