View Full Version : An hour-long presentation by Sony at NAB 2011 on the FS100 (Juan Martinez)

05-02-2011, 12:49 PM

05-03-2011, 06:45 AM
Around 24:40 they say it can output RGB 4:4:4. I thought it was confirmed that the max it can do is 4:2:2?

05-03-2011, 06:48 AM
It can do 4:4:4 8-bit or 4:2:2 8-bit. It communicates with the external recorder and does the 444 if the recorder supports it, 422 if not.

05-03-2011, 08:03 AM
David's video really is an eye-opener (4me, at least:)); one needs to change his way of thinking about shooting video when he puts his hands on an S35 sensor camera. Mr. Leitner's video proves that the FS100 can even be used as a run&gun camera, and without a bunch of ND filters and/or a mattebox, or the hassle of setting them up!

Why? Well, what is the smallest aperture you can use with your EX1 without getting soft due to diffraction? F5.6? OK, now follow the link and see video shot on the FS100 at F11, or even F22! It's still sharp and beautiful.... Also, one needs to stop thinking the 180 deg shutter is something you cannot change; depending on the material subject and destination, you can open up the iris and control the exposure by speeding up the shutter! Mr. Leitner shows that even at 1/1000th of a second, no harm is done. Of course, when you're shooting a feature or drama, you need to keep your shutter constant and best at 180 deg, and still have the iris wide open for DOF control - this is when you will need ND filters indeed. But then again: those are controlled situations, so not a big deal...

David's video also proves that even at F16 (or close to that - don't remember the exact value), considerable control over DOF is still possible on this camera!

05-03-2011, 09:17 AM
When the fs100 was compared to the AF100(?), in the shot of the girl walking into the church, the fs100 looked a little out of focus to me (14:38-15:00). Or was the contrast of the af100 making it apear that way and post grading would have made them look equally in focus?

Jarrett P. Morgan
05-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Just finished watching it. Very interesting, though I am taking it with a grain of salt considering it was presented by Sony and they of course want to make their product look awesome.

That being said....

it DOES look awesome!!