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Old April 18th, 2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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CineAlta HDW-F900R

Sony has now posted details on the new HDW-F900R. More upgrades and improvements than I thought from the original press release. The brochure seems to have borrowed lots of the artwork from the HDW-750 brochure.

http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Broadcastan...ot/index.shtml
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Old April 19th, 2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old April 20th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #3
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Is the 950 portable, with the SR recorder hanging around, can it be run and gunned?

-also Simon, what do you prefer for a filmlook from the xdcam?
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Old April 20th, 2006, 07:06 AM   #4
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Nope, the 950 can't be run and gunned.

Ben, do you mean what settings do I prefer for filmlook?
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Old April 24th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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Yes, There so many things to change. I just started playing with the gamma and it seems that "video 6 gamma" is nice and more crushed than film gamma
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Old April 25th, 2006, 02:39 AM   #6
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You mean STD 6 on the SD XDCAM? Yes, that will give a very crushed look with limited range.

The XDCAM HD has no such gamma option although it could be recreated.

Usually with my SD XDCAM I either shoot using the STD 3 gamma with detail adjusted for minimal enhancement, or with a filmlook usung STD gamma 4, detail switched off completely and the knee and black stretch adjusted.

I find that crushing the tones in-camera is a bad idea. I like to find the look that I want in post. Although I have got some setups for the cliched bleach bypass look, high saturation etc, most of which do actually use STD gamma 6. But I would make absolutely sure that you really wanted that look before using it in-camera. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to pull it back in post if you decide you don't like it.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 06:08 AM   #7
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yeah its quite severe. I'd rather shot flat too and do a look in post, but i heard that you lose more information doing it in post than in camera. But, ofcourse this limits your options.
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Forgive me as I haven't read the full info yet but as far as I was told the 900R is a lead free version of the f900 that incorporates HD-sdi in. But the 8 sec pre roll and the slow shutter look like fun too. Plus only 12lbs!?! Nice stuff! less camera ops and steadicam ops complaining is always a good thing.
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Lead free, is that for Health Reasons?
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EU has imposed a bunch of new environmental requirements for electronics equipment to be sold in Europe. This includes a lead-free requirement and many others.
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Michael's right there are quite a few international market's that will not allow camera's to have that much lead in them for enviornmental reasons. I had a chance to look at the 900r and was suprised at how much it was like the 750. It is pretty much a mirror image of it except it does multiple frame rates. The thing that's going to be fun is teaching a whole new set of people the menu structure of the 900r (similar to the 750) which is completely different from the f900(h).
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