The official FS700 video is up. I would just like to take a few moments to go through my footage they used and tell you more about how I recorded it. As you can see there are clips from three different movies which will be released starting next week.
First is about a girl and her car. This shot was recorded on SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 50mm T0.95 lens. The creamy bokeh perfect for this scene as the sequence is about her memories. I helped myself with nailing the focus by using Genus follow focus and SmallHD DP4 with its great new peaking function.
Two shots from the car were made using a car rig a described in previous post. For this I used Sony’s kit lens 18-200 as it has a stabilizer. It is very important how you place the suction cups on the car as a small change in placement can make or break the shot. The first shot also has a small CFL light (powered by converter) on the co-drivers seat to lighten the shadows a bit.
For the front car shots I lie down in the trunk of another car with camera on a Hi Hat with Manfrotto 504HD head and some dense foam. I also used the kit lens. There were some problems with the car head lights as they are LED lights and they are prone to flickering.
This shot was made from a hill with an old Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens. It was the only 300mm lens I had at my disposal and it turned out o.k. for this shot.
The second movie will be about a motocross rider. Filmed with Nikon 80-200mm and 17-55mm lens. Everything was recorded in super slow motion at 200fps (50Hz). It will be hard to make a short movie out of the footage as every clip is a minute long. (:
The last few clips were made in my kitchen under ArriSun 18 HMI light. I had the light from another shoot in my trunk, paid for them till the morning and I thought: “Why leave them useless in my car?” Let’s use them. Black cloth for the background and some fizzy drinks. I shoot it on Sony’s 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens. Great little lens. I like more and more every day.
This are all frame grabs from the video on Vimeo and can as such present some compression artifacts.
UPDATE: Frank Glencairn was using the pre-production FS700 before me so he left me a special picture profile in the settings. He said it is something between G-Log and K-tone. I quickly tested all the profiles that were pre set on the camera and found this one the most pleasing for me. I didn’t have time to test some of my settings. So here it is. First custom picture profile from Frank Glencairn.
Black level +2
Black gamma – range middle, level -2
Knee – point 105%, slope 0
Color mode – type Cinema, level 8
Color level +2
Color phase -2
Color depth – R 0, G 0, B 0, C 0, M 0, Y 0
WB shift – all 0
Detail - level 0
You can see the shots again in motion here.