Here's a basic documentary set up, packs into pelican case and a suitcase. Includes the PMW350, A7s, GoPro4 Black and everything else you might need to cover every angle you might find. This was for a shoot for Greenstone TV.
Spent a couple of beautiful mornings testing the FS7 with and without the movi M10 gimbal. Here's a couple of minutes of 4k 60fps, custom mode, cinema matrix setting.
Here's what we're testing tomorrow. Still trying the camera out but first impressions are lovely, both to work with and picture wise. Here we have mounted the camera onto the M10 gimbal using the camera viewfinder as a guide for the camera op and the iphone as the remote (connected using the wLAN to the camera). Can it be this simple? The only minor drawback is limitations on lens, it's difficult to centre the unit with cine primes (roll beams are too short and the camera needs to be too far back) unless you add weight and who wants to do that? Could we extend the roll beams? According to Freefly not a good idea as it needs to be reset and rebalanced and regigged. Keen to hear from anyone that has added longer roll beams to their M10 though.
Spent Xmas and New Year filming for Greenstone TV's HIghway Cops show. I have a new found respect for the guys and girls responsible for patrolling our roads. Most New Zealand drivers seem to be pretty good, it's the 1 or 2 idiots out there that make it dangerous for everyone.
Sony FS7 available for hire in Dunedin.
Sony's latest offering to hit the market. It looks like a great camera, an all in one package. May have a Blackmagic BMCC and BMPC 4K up for sale next month...
Spent yesterday morning at the beach with the Movi M10. We're working with Myth on this. It's part of a project for Study Dunedin, 4 short Webcommercials, proving that dunedin is the best place in the world to study AND live!
Spent Sunday directing a short film for CueTV. Tush, written by Margaret Thomson, starring Nigel Norse, Lynne Aldridge and Elisa Jones. A busy day but a great crew.
Thanks to Christal Allpress, our makeup lady, for the photos.
It survived a 2 minute test on the uglies in the office, the 4k pro res footage played back at 30fps on a macbook pro through Da Vinci Reslove without blinking and so far it's not started a fight with its younger brother the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The world is a nice place once again...
If BM did release sample footage or even just a frame grab, would that really do this piece of equipment justice? For the vast majority it would be viewed as a highly compressed HD video on vimeo.
If I was to launch a ground breaking camera like this, bearing in mind the standout factor here is the 4K for 4K aspect, i would want it to be first seen on a big screen with the images projected through a 4K projector to a big audience of people who really know what the !*$? a good image looks like.
BM still promise shipping in July, lets see what happens tomorrow...