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Old October 20th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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NEX-FS100 on Steadicam

I've made a new short video with the NEX-FS100 on a Steadicam.
Lens used is the Sony 16mm F2.8 pancake lens with Ultra Wide converter attached.

You can watch it here if you like: Autumn Forest - Sony NEX-FS100 on Steadicam Merlin - YouTube
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Old October 20th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Thank you for posting that, beautiful footage. Did you grade any in post, or was that all in camera? I hope to get a steady cam for shortly after I get my camera.

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Old October 21st, 2011, 06:32 AM   #3
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Thanks Jeff.
I didn't grade the footage in post or alter it in any way.

Will your new camera be the FS100?
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Old October 21st, 2011, 07:01 AM   #4
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I'm waiting for the Nov 3rd canon announcement, to see if they are bringing an s35 camera in the $5k price range. If they do, ill have to decide between the FS100 and that. But if not, Im sold on the FS100, and will be buying. I've been saving for a while for the FS100, but figure it can't hurt to see want Canon might offer.

I've been looking at a bunch of different support gear for whatever camera I was going to get, and a steady cam was at the top of my list.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 11:22 AM   #5
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Hi Derran,

Well done. Like the music as well. Can you tell me what that is?

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Old October 21st, 2011, 06:38 PM   #6
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I also don't see any harm in waiting. It's good to have options when choosing your next camera! They cost a lot of money, so it's good to take your time and choose a camera that will last a few years and fits your needs. For me that's the FS100. But who knows what the camera market will look like in a couple of years.

Thanks Cees. I have some audio cd's with a license for commercial use and this is from one of them.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:13 PM   #7
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Jeff.

Not to get off topic but I just got the DVrig JR. off classifieds. Wow this is great for the FS100. I did two wedding with the FS100 and my back was killing me hand holding the camera. So my event comming up I will use the DVrig JR. and not have an aching back anymore.http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/private-...port-head.html

I don't know about Canon but I love the FS100. The image is so beautiful.

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Old October 24th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #8
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Thanks Cees. I have some audio cd's with a license for commercial use and this is from one of them.
Derran, I sent you an e-mail with request for further information. It was in Dutch, but now realize you may be a native English speaker (?) Can you tell me more about what cd it is and what song.

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Old October 24th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #9
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No problem Cees, thanks for checking.
I've sent you a reply with more information.
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Old October 26th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #10
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Thanks Derran, I received your helpful message.

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 06:06 PM   #11
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I've made a new short video with the NEX-FS100 on a Steadicam.
Lens used is the Sony 16mm F2.8 pancake lens with Ultra Wide converter attached.

You can watch it here if you like: Autumn Forest - Sony NEX-FS100 on Steadicam Merlin - YouTube
Derran,

I have two questions.

Does this 16 mm pancake have an optical stabilisation, and if yes, did you use it?

What framrate do you use when using the steadicam? is see nothing like judder, so suppose it's not 25p...

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 06:30 PM   #12
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The 16mm pancake does not have optical stabilisation. But you don't need it when the camera is on the Steadicam.
And you are right about the framerate. It's 50i and not 25p.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 12:30 AM   #13
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I did some test Steadicam Merlin flying the other day with a bare bones FS100 with the pancake. It actually worked pretty well. I didn't have a 'recipe' so I just winged it and it didn't take too long to get it balanced. I used the 60P mode so I'd have an option to slow it down a bit, and I used a fast shutter speed.

One thing, I didn't have a microphone, didn't want the added weight or changing the GG. So I missed sound. I did just adapt a small mic that just plugs into the XLR 1 port, so at least I could have some reference sound.

I think it has very good flying potential.

One thing I noticed a bit, and I'm not sure why, but I noticed a slight flickering. I'm pretty sure everything was 'locked down' but I did notice it a bit, I'll have to see if it happens again.

If I get a chance I may post some the footage.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 02:58 AM   #14
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Keith, I've placed my balance setup (recipe) online for the FS100 with pancake, wide converter and standard microphone attached, which I used for this video. You can find it here if you like to try it out: Balancing the NEX-FS100 on Steadicam Merlin

Where did you notice the flickering? While filming on the LCD screen or in editing?
Would like to see your flying results!
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