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Old July 17th, 2018, 12:12 AM   #1
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The old Sony PMW-F3 is still getting a work out! Shot with 2 of them on this feature


I'm normally a sound recordist though, but I own a Sony PMW-F3 and borrowed a second so we could go multi camera.

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Hey there, can I ask what kind of recorder are you using? I have a Sony PMW-F3 with an Atomos Ninja Assassin and I am having a terrible time getting it to work. The F3 outputs a data stream that is misunderstood as interlaced. I love the camera. I am happy to sell the Atomos and invest in a different recording solution. Any advice would be welcome.
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Hey there, can I ask what kind of recorder are you using? I have a Sony PMW-F3 with an Atomos Ninja Assassin and I am having a terrible time getting it to work. The F3 outputs a data stream that is misunderstood as interlaced. I love the camera. I am happy to sell the Atomos and invest in a different recording solution. Any advice would be welcome.
The Atomos Ninja Assassin is only an HDMI recorder.

You can not get 10bit out of the F3 over HDMI.

You *MUST* use an SDI recorder.

Basically *ANY* SDI recorder would be the way to go. Better than your HDMI one now.

The cheapest choices would be:

Blackmagic Video Assist (5" or 7", originals or the newer models) or the Atomos Samurai (which is what I've got, as when I purchased my recorder there were no secondhand BMD Video Assists available to buy, note there are two versions of the Atomos Samurai: the original, and the "newer" Atomos Samurai Blade. I've got both!). The original first Atomos Shogun is also going for quite cheap on eBay as well.

If you have an F3 with the 444 upgrade, then you might want to consider also the*Convergent Design Gemini / 7Q / 7Q+ or the Video Devices PIX-E5 /*PIX-E7 (but do NOT get the*PIX-E5H! That is their HDMI version. BTW, Video Devices is a brand owned by Sound Devices who you likely already know of as they're famous for their sound recorders / mixers).
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