Notes from a shoot using the NEX-FS100 with additional comments about lighting, Zacuto rigs and Magic Bullet Looks.
Exposure and white balance preset buttons: makes balancing and recalibrating WB a bliss. In our case we were moving from shooting looking to a window, to shooting from the window looking inside the room. This gave two very different lighting conditons and having the switches, allowed us again to improvise and then… if we were already past the sequences from the window, we could always go back and recall the Exposure and WB setting.
Testing the new Sony FS100E | Håvar Karlsen | hkarlsen
Mixed, but mostly positive impressions of the NEX-FS100, along with a sample video:
It's really puzzling to me why Sony has left so much great qualities from the F3 in the FS100. Its the same large S35 sensor and therefore very similar great low light capability. Sure, the FS100 is only AVCHD, but so is its main competitor (the Panasonic AF101, which is not great in low-light). And the F3 is has only XDCAM EX (35mb/s) onboard, which also makes it unable to capture 50p at 1080p.
Ghost Town of Dearfield | TMDFilms | Vimeo
Dearfield is a ghost town in Weld County, Colorado. The town was founded in 1910.
Sony FS100 test | Joe Lawry | Vimeo
Shot in New Zealand, using a 24mm Nikon 2.8 & a 135mm Nikon 2.8.
Dory Fleet | Cody Cha | Vimeo
Shot at Pacific City, Oregon using Canon EF 24-105mm f/4, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS MkII and Canon EF 500mm f/4
Sony FS100 balanced on the shoulder | Sam Morgan Moore | Vimeo
Short video of the NEX-FS100 balanced on a halfinchrails.com rig. See also: How strong should a monitor arm be?