First tests: it's not THAT sensitive - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony Digital Cinema Camera Systems > Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100 CineAlta

Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100 CineAlta
An interchangeable lens AVCHD camcorder using E-Mount lenses.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 20th, 2011, 06:48 AM   #16
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Poland
Posts: 4,086
Re: First tests: it's not THAT sensitive

Hi Doug,

After my couple of years of experience with nF, I'd say your advise is sound - but I already have one, so would like to use it. It's important to know though that fed from HDMI, the nanoFlash cannot be triggered on TC increment which calls for some sort of remote control.

Also, I find the 100Mbps L-GoP mode not useful even with my EX1, so I'll probably be recording in 220Mbps I-Fo. Or, just the 50Mbps XDCAM HD codec for broadcast compliance.

Piotr
__________________
Sony PXW-FS7 | DaVinci Resolve Studio; Magix Vegas Pro; i7-5960X CPU; 64 GB RAM; 2x GTX 1080 8GB GPU; Decklink 4K Extreme 12G; 4x 3TB WD Black in RAID 0; 1TB M.2 NVMe cache drive
Piotr Wozniacki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #17
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Belfast, UK
Posts: 4,120
Re: First tests: it's not THAT sensitive

This would depend if a commissioning broadcaster has a minimum specification for the acquisition codec. The Nanoflash allows a number of cameras to meet their requirements. If you're not going through their transmission chains it's probably not worth while for many productions.
Brian Drysdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2011, 08:42 AM   #18
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Novato, CA
Posts: 1,770
Re: First tests: it's not THAT sensitive

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
I did some FS100 vs. Nano tests that I showed in my workshop at NAB -- and can be seen someplace on line. There is absolutely no visible between recording to a Nano at 100/Mbps and the internal memory cards. No difference at all, and it is a pain to roll the Nano manually. The only benefit I found to the Nano with an FS100 is that at least I could skip the AVCHD workflow and record the clips as XDCAM instead.
My advice is not to wast your time with an external recorder
Mastering the Sony NEX-FS100 training DVD
Thanks Doug but I'm interested in I-Frame only max bitrate. The reason is for maximum ability to do post color correction (done by a colorist not by my clumsy hacking) and FX work (again done by some dedicated FX folks). Interested because of low budget movies I work on and some commercial work where interesting FX are added in post (think talking M&M's type of stuff).

Also, so I can get a reference, do you see a difference between the EX1/3 native vs. EX1/3 + nano?

Your point about not needing to deal with AVCHD is a pretty big one for a lot of the shoots I do since the NF can produce mov files that are directly importable and work well in FCP. Most of the editors I deal with are happy to have those even though they still take them and convert them into ProRes files right away. I scratch my head but but they like them so who am I to argue. I agree that the manual triggering would be a pain.

Thanks,
Garrett
__________________
Garrett Low
www.GLowMediaProductions.com
Garrett Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #19
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Poland
Posts: 4,086
Re: First tests: it's not THAT sensitive

Quote:
Originally Posted by Garrett Low View Post
Your point about not needing to deal with AVCHD is a pretty big one for a lot of the shoots I do since the NF can produce mov files that are directly importable and work well in FCP. Most of the editors I deal with are happy to have those even though they still take them and convert them into ProRes files right away. I scratch my head but but they like them so who am I to argue.
Exactly my way of thinking too, Garret - only in my case I myself am the colorist/editor (a lousy one I should add), and having everything in XDCAM mxf files (even if different bitrate, as I only have one nanoFlash) will be very helpful indeed (I'm on Vegas Pro).

Piotr
__________________
Sony PXW-FS7 | DaVinci Resolve Studio; Magix Vegas Pro; i7-5960X CPU; 64 GB RAM; 2x GTX 1080 8GB GPU; Decklink 4K Extreme 12G; 4x 3TB WD Black in RAID 0; 1TB M.2 NVMe cache drive
Piotr Wozniacki is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony Digital Cinema Camera Systems > Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100 CineAlta

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:34 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network