In-depth Look at the Sony FS5 in a 2+ Hour Presentation with Alister Chapman

Vocas recently invited Sony ICE and legendary DP Alister Chapman for a 2+ hour in-depth presentation on the latest Sony FS5 4K Camera.

The Sony FS5 has been on the tip of everyone's tongue for the past two months ever since it was unveiled at Europe's premiere trade show - IBC 2015 in Amsterdam in early September. The FS5 is the smallest 4K XDCAM, but offers some really impressive features such as Super Slow motion, a 10bit 422 Full HD codec, S-Log2 and S-Log3, a variable ND filter and so much more.

Body only sensor FS5

Alister Chapman goes into significant detail on the operation of the camera and also provides a thorough explanation of Cine gammas and S-log2/S-Log3 profiles available in the FS5. We highly recommend to watch the presentation below if you are thinking of buying the FS5 as it will answer a lot of your questions. You can also jump to the sections of your interest based on the time code below.

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1:24 Start of presentation by Alister 2:45 Introduction of Alister's work 7:12 Introduction of PXW-FS5 and it's main features 10:38 What makes the PXW-FS5 different? 13:49 What the PXW-FS5 is NOT 25:37 But what it is..... 38:11 Usage in Gimble / drone 38:40 Cooling system 39:51 Lens options 41:41 Variable ND filter 49:35 Cool tricks (center crop, clear image zoom) 55:07 Cool tricks #2 (joystick on handgrip, stream live, upload to FTP, GPS) 59:14 Picture quality (Gamma curves, Cinegamma, S-Log) --- 1 HOUR OF EXCELLENT TECHNICAL INFO OVER HERE! 2:08:15 First firmware versions limitiations 2:10:51 Recording modes, codecs, XAVC vs AVCHD, recording media and card slots 2:13:54 Super Slow Motion 2:18:31 Multi interface shoe 2:20:28 Why is it a star? 2:22:30 Model variations (kits) 2:23:00 Comparison: FS5 vs FS7 vs FS700 2:24:03 Sony Professional HDD RAID short info 2:26:10 Wrap up, prize draw 2:27:38 Alister's shameless plug for Northern lights trip 2:28:47 Audience final questions

Thank to our friends at Vocas for the heads up on their presentation. We proud to sell their full product range of professional accessories here at Visual Impact.

FS5 with 28-135 zoom lens

We love the Sony FS5 over here at Visual Impact and placed a large order with Sony immediately during IBC 2015. We believe our solo, one-man band shooters who regularly film events, corporate videos, documentaries and/or weddings will find the Sony FS5 very satisfying and we wholeheartedly believe the awesome feature such as Super-Slow Motion up to 240fps and the on -board 4K recording will enable our customers to unleash their creativity and produce amazing content for their clients.

We've been taking pre-orders on a daily basis and expect this camera to be extremely popular. We're delighted to announced that we'll also have free stock at the end of November after fulfilling pre-orders.

You can place your pre-order here or give us a call at 0208 977 1222 for a full production kit quote including all necessary accessories.