Meet Our Newest Addition: The Sony NEX FS700 Super 35mm Camera 4k Sensor
Posted on Friday September 7, 02012
Shoulder High Productions and Sustainability Media have decided to expand our gear offerings and bring a new camera into our fold. The Sony FS700 is capable of stunning high speed work at 240fps at true 1920x1080 and 480fps at 1280x720, making it our new state of the art Super 35mm camera. After researching and hunting for the most dynamic Super 35mm camera, we made the investment in this camera for 3 main reasons.
1.) The amazing high speed cinematography it allows, 2.) the flexibility of lenses with iris support it allows, and 3.) the future proofing with the 4K upgrade that will be available for the body in the coming months.
We have the rigging and lens support to make this new Sony our main workhorse. We have completely fallen in love with its capabilities. We're sure you'll love it on your shoots as well! The Sony NEX-FS700U Super 35 Camcorder is a fully professional large-sensor video camera. A marked improvement over the FS100 sensor, the FS700 features a native 4K resolution sensor. The sensor's large size offers a variety of other advantages, including increased control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light, lower image noise, and an exceptional dynamic range. Able to shoot full 1080p video in a range of frame rates up to 60p, the FS700 provides the option of recording AVCHD footage onto SD card/MemoryStick or via the FMU (flash memory unit) port, or it can output 4:2:2 video (with embedded timecode) via HDMI 1.4 or 3G/HD-SDI to an external recording unit. Simultaneous recording to both is also possible when instant backup is called for.
INTIAL TEST AT 240FPS:
If you're curious to see the kind of crisp quality the Sony FS700 camera can turn out in super slow motion, rest assured we were too. As soon as we recieved the camera, we could not resist unpacking it and taking it for a super slow motion spin. Here's an example of the quailty and range this camera can produce. Thanks for modeling so well Buffo!
Add to all this the fact that Shoulder High Productions and Sustainability Media now carry a metabones EF/PL Lens mount adaptor and we have all your needs covered. Utiltizing the metabones adaptor you can now mount any of our EF or PL lenses to the Sony FS700 and shoot with endless possibilities. We hooked up our RED 17-50mm PL Zoom Lens to the Sony FS700 using the metabones adaptor and couldn't have been happier with the results. The Sony FS700 with is multitude of features paired with the metabones adaptor now allows us to use our full line of EF and PL mount lenses on a single camera and offer a full range of endless possibilities for our clients to experience Super 35mm cinematic quality video on their shoots.
How To Operate:
Last but not least, for those of you renting the FS700 from us and using it for the first time here is a link to download the manual and a video that goes over many of the menu features so you're ready to operate when you pick it up!