The NAB Interviews With Shawn Lam: The Sony NEX-FS700
An in-depth interview on Sony's new 4K-capable large-sensor camcorder that generated tremendous buzz at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas this week.
In this first installment of The NAB Interviews with Shawn Lam, Shawn meets with Juan Martinez of Sony to discuss the Sony NEX-FS700 in an in-depth interview format that goes deeper than the familiar "news of the show" format.
Key topics include:
• Differences between the FS700 and the FS100 model released last year to
• Lens mounts and adapters (including the new LA-EA2)
• Continuous focus
• Super slo-mo
• The FS700's multifunction handle
• Iris control
• Enhancements to the Super 35mm-size sensor to enable 4K capability
• Low-light performance
• image sharpness and detail
• HD/SDI output
Watch for 4 more installments of this interview series over the coming weeks.
Go to page 2 to read a transcript of the interview.
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Shawn Lam interviews Boston-area DP Tom Guilmette on Vinten's new Blue5 DSLR and 12-28 lb. camcorder-ready fluid-head and tripod system.
In the final installment of the NAB Interviews with Shawn Lam, Shawn talks with Adobe's Al Mooney about key new features in Premiere Pro CS6 and Adobe Media Encoder.
The Sony NEX-FS700 has much to recommend it as a top-flight large-sensor, interchangeable-lens camcorder and as a worth-the-upgrade successor to the Sony FS100. And it's 4k support and 10x slo-mo are nothing to sneeze at. But what makes it the best camera in the market for webcast producers?
Shawn Lam compares key models in Sony's large-sensor camcorder line--the new shouldermount NEX-EA50, and the comparatively venerable handheld FS100 and FS700--with an eye to light sensitivity, image quality, and effectiveness with power zoom lenses, and reports on his epic, ongoing search for a viable parfocal 3x+ servo zoom lens.