Here are a few shots from my first test with the Sony NEX FS-700. I borrowed the camera from our local dealer (Scandinavian Photo, Malmö) and went down to the local skate park. Spent about 20 min there asking a few kids to participate. No external monitor, no meter, exposing from what I saw on the camera screen helped out by zebra. To be honest , without a sun shade or proper monitor, I was just happy to be able to frame using the camera monitor. 🙂
Footage shot at 200 fps using the MetaBones adaptor and a 16-35mm Canon L lens. The camera delivers full raster 1920×1080 HD at 200 fps.
Cine Gamma 1 was set in camera. There is clipping in a few places but I think it holds highlights pretty well considering slight over exposure here and there.
8 bit AVCHD at 4:2:0, and those .MTS files is a terrible in camera codec I think, would have loved to see the XDCam EX but I understand the competing product lines. It does seem to hold up fairly well considering the compressed codec chosen in camera, especially highlights. It is confirmed by a few users that its possible to take an uncompressed stream of the slow motion footage, which will certainly be a welcome option for high(er) end work.
Footage was transcoded (Prores) and editing in Final Cut. No grading or color correction of any kind. Compressed to 10Mbit/s H264 and uploaded to Vimeo.
I always think its hard to judge test footage on Vimeo or Youtube. Compression is always in the middle. In this case the footage is shot in 8 bit AVCHD 420, transcoded to 10 bit Prores, editied, Compressed to 10Mbit/s H264 and then uploaded to Vimeo where its, yet again, compressed to Vimeo Format… So take it for what it is, slow motion images. 🙂