The new Sony DSP gives you many recording options. The camera records to SXS cards internally at 50 Mbps 4:2:2 8-bit, records to the Sony HDCAM SR (SStP) format at 220 Mbps 4:2:2, with plans for 440 Mbps 4:4:4 compression coming sometimes after release. Additionally, the camera can record to the new XAVC codec, which offers intra-frame 100Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit performance. The F5 can record internally up to 60fps in XAVC HD or 2K, and up to 120fps with the planned update.
Sony has simplified the interface and made the menus no more than three layers deep. The operator’s side has an LCD screen, which displays the basic camera settings including frame rate, shutter speed, color temperature, ISO sensitivity and gamma. On the side of the camera you’ll also find assignable buttons, and a large jog wheel for moving though the menus.
Cineworks are a television and film professional equipment hire facilities company based at Pinewood Studios. We pride ourselves on always having the latest up to date equipment and the knowledge to advise our clients on using the right tool for the job. Beyond the more conventional camera hire we can offer an extensive range of more specialist services. These include a filming tracking vehicle, Technocranes, stabilised heads, RC controlled dollies, aerial filming, cable cams, steadicams and towercams.
As well as supplying any kit for your job, we are also able to offer all our clients a full crewing service if needed. We have contacts with many award winning and experienced cameramen, ACs, sound recordists, jib operators, Steadicam operators, gaffers and vision mixers. Please enquire with us as to your needs and we shall do our very best to accommodate them for you.