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For higher frame rates it is necessary to switch into a Super35 mode. Face Priority AF will focus on the subject’s face, but when there are no faces in the frame, it will refocus on the background. ** High-speed, high-precision image processing maintains a pin-sharp focus. He is interested in new tech and trends in filmmaking and passionate about action sports and short documentaries. A quick review of the Sony FX9 The Sony PXW-FX9 is an affordable, compact, lightweight Full-Frame and Super35 cine camera. He does not recommend changing the Sony top handle though. The Sony FX9 screen does not have a touchscreen function. 19th November 2020. S-Cinetone And SOOC Colors: In the past, clients have asked me to shoot with the SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera) colors in mind. The FX9 uses a 6K sensor, which downsamples to 4K, and is capable of cropping to S35 for use with a wider assortment of lenses. S-Cinetone is the default look of FX9 that’s tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators with rich mid-range colors, alluring facial tones and a softer tonal look – developed with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. Fortunately, I saw a class of lifeguards on the beach, running in and out of the water and up and down the beach. The Sony PXW-FX9 is a very intelligently updated version of the FS7 MKII. FX9 is the world’s first professional camcorder with Sony’s world-leading eye-tracking technology. Read our full Privacy Policy here. With the review unit Sony sent me, they sent an older 28-135mm F4. If you window the sensor to S35 size, you can shoot up to 59.94 fps, but you have to go down to HD resolution to achieve the camera’s maximum frame rate of 120 fps. I found it is by far the best, most innovative ND system in any pro digital cinema camera, rendering other competitors’ ND systems rather limited and primitive feeling, with clunky fixed stops and often not enough ND at just six stops. VCT Base Plate. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. This offers a different tool than the focus pull – it still keeps the main subject in focus, but slowly reveals or hides everything else in the frame. The FX9 review does not cover as many aspects of the camera as the FS7 review, but it covers these topics much more in-depth. There is no RAW from this camerea yet, probably we need to wait for update :),the PrRes Raw, can not be edited in Davinci Resolve . First off I was finishing my MZed course then this monster swallowed up all my time! The Sony FX9 has been introduced in September 2019 and selected industry professionals (including Philip Bloom and cinema5D’s Nino Leitner) had a couple of hours to play with the camera. If you are in the market for this type of camera, you should borrow, rent or evaluate it because I think the FX9 will be a relevant camera in our extremely fast-changing market for years to come. It’s a tug of war between the $3,500 a7S III and the $11,000 FX9. Many of us would like to shoot sports and action using 4K 60p, so it’s good that the FX9 can accommodate this, but I was surprised that Sony couldn’t raise the bar a bit to give us 80-90 fps in 4K S35 mode and 60 fps with the FF sensor. You then need to buy additional hardware: A future RAW-recording solution will likely require a separate third-party device, for an additional $1,500 to $2,500, to actually record the 16-bit output of the XDCA-FX9 back. And I even tested the camera’s gain at +6dB, and I was pleasantly surprised at how little grain was visible running the camera at ISO 4000 and adding gain. It is simply a case of moving the cursor to the face you want by tapping left or right on the d pad or joystick. It was also very good when shooting b-roll, landscapes and scenery. Now, I’m happy to say it gives the 4K footage tremendous detail and looks very good. Sony FX9 Review 2020. One of the most noticeable things to improve from the FS7 is the color science straight out of the camera. Overall, though, the FX9 behaved well, and the images are great. (VENICE dual base ISO 500 and 2500). the Gyro, in Catalyst Browse , also need update before it works like it should :). To answer these questions I took a pre-production FX9 into the nearby town of Windsor with a couple of cheap Sony E-Mount lenses. Better and larger screens and more accurate focus assist tools are necessary to pull the manual focus correctly. One of the most important topics is the camera’s autofocus. Sony has announced new firmware for both the Venice and FX9 cameras. The 19 Megapixel sensor is an all-new design. The FX9 offers a new S-Cinetone color profile, which Philip used a lot in the course of his review. It was a somewhat strenuous trek, but I was rewarded by a spectacular sunset, and the FX9 was a joy to shoot with. Sony FX9 does not have sensor stabilization, but it records data from its gyroscope. The face tracking was not that reliable with adapted glass. It depends on the lenses you are going to use it with. When you're considering a camera purchase, it's always good to outline what your wants and needs that are specific to your workflow. However, I was disappointed, since the weather and conditions just didn’t cooperate. FX9 has a dual base ISO of 800, and 4000 Philip recommends mapping Focus Hold to a function button. The autofocus struggles for instance with a dark face and bright background or when there are many faces in the frame. Philip even tried to draw different faces on a whiteboard and he tested when the camera recognizes the drawing as a face. I walked away from a week of shooting with the FX9 impressed by its performance. Image credit: Philip Bloom, Philip does not think the autofocus is going to replace the manual focus workflow and focus pullers in the near future. Jakub Han is a freelance filmmaker based in Vienna. It makes for a very good and versatile everyday travel camera that easily fits in your pocket. First-Look Review: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III In Costa Rica, Hands-On Review: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. However, after using the Sony FX9 autofocus with the … Philip dedicated a part of his review to talk about useful FX9 accessories. Zunow SWV-E11 11-16mm E-Mount F2.8 Zoom Lens. As an essential piece of accessory, he recommends getting a different top plate, because the Sony rod system for the display is not that well designed. An interview with a subject in a sunroom. It is, admittedly, not my favorite lens. XDCA-FX9. The market segment that buys and uses the FS7 and FS7 MKII rarely would ever need RAW recording. It will only become a capable alternative for many shooting scenarios. The Electronic Variable ND Filter (eND) is implemented better than in the previous Sony cameras according to Philip. Since then, Philip spent two weeks of filming with the FX9 in November (with the pre-release firmware 0.5) and then on and off for the next three months (release firmware 1.0). I didn't know what it was going to be before hand and even though it isn't officially this, for me this is the true FS7 II, the true successor. Sony FX6 on the new Sachtler Aktiv head with a Flowtech tripod. He also said that “autofocus is not simply a switch to turn on and everything is magically in focus, it takes skill and practice to get the best out of it.”. He said, in terms of ergonomics, the FX9 is much better and more usable out of the box than the FS7 was. B4 mou… EF to PL mount (PM-V1) 3. I think its one of the main flaws of the fx9: no sensor stabilization. I liked how the FX9 supported four audio channels, allowing me to duplicate my two inputs to channels three and four, and offset them to -10dB lower as my safety channels. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a new travel-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features. (The max 6K full-frame rate is 30p.) At the core of the Sony FX9 is a brand new full-frame 6K sensor designed to output to UHD 4K at up to 60fps. No spam, guaranteed! 6K, 4K, HD And Frame Rates: Although a headline feature, 6K isn’t really the showstopper you would think it might be with the FX9. Since I was handling the audio myself as well, I was happy the FX9 made that task easy. Pricing. sorry when I went from person to person that was not for switching between faces that was just to show how you can use the camera to do focus pull. If you love the form factor and usability of a real cinema camera for shooting video but have stuck with mirrorless due to the full-frame sensors and advanced AF, then Sony now has the camera for you. For at least the past year or so, the digital cinema camera market has become obsessed with full-frame sensors and using them to record a full-frame image using a 6K or 8K raster, which raises the question: Does anyone really need 6K or 8K acquisition? Sony’s answer to this entirely new obsession with sensor size is the new PXW-FX9 digital cinema camera, one of its latest XDCAMs, which Sony says is the first featuring “an advanced 6K full-frame sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system.” But taking a look at the FX9’s design, layout and feature set, it’s hard to not see it as the heir apparent to the Sony’s PXW-FS7 and FS7 MKII. Manual focusing gets even more complicated with photographic lenses which have short focus throw and sometimes even non-linear (fly-by-wire) focus wheel. Discover FX9, Sony’s full-frame 6K sensor camera with Fast Hybrid AF, Dual Base ISO and S-Cinetone™ colour science. Remember when I show you the yellow cursor and the box? I used the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 OSS G telephoto zoom lens, selecting a variety of frame rates and sensor sizes, and even shot some 120 fps footage of the subjects. JVC-HM650 Review. Altogether, around eight weeks of work in total. What I showed in that section was how you move the cursor for object selection. Alister’s Equipment Reviews A to Z. Camera’s. I did make one discovery while shooting: When you shoot S&Q (slow and quick) frame-rate footage, the FX9 is manual focus only, a challenge when shooting moving subjects at a 400m focal length. Sony rates the FX9 at 15 stops, the same as the Canon C200 when shooting Cinema RAW Light in Clog 2. But this way it takes way too long. The 1080p 120fps footage still looks quite nice according to Philip. Review of the Sony PMW-200; Sony FS100 and F3 Video Review; Sony NEX-EA50 Review. Users can always select a different face using the FX9’s joystick. This was the hardest camera review I have ever made. Many customers already received their camera and shot projects with it. ... a7s iii fx9 philip bloom sony sony fx6. If you want to capture RAW video, you may be disappointed to learn that the FX9 doesn’t (and probably never will) have the ability to record RAW internally. The Sony FX6 has arrived to great acclaim.. No Film School got hands-on with FX6, and we thought it a fantastic camera complete with features you want as a videographer.But that's just our opinion. If you don’t need that many extra features, there are also third-party powering solutions (battery plates) for the FX9. Shoot Number Three–Interview Day: For our interview with a film restoration artist, we set up shop in the screening room at Post Haste Digital in Los Angeles, which would be a good test of the FX9’s dynamic range. Most projection systems aren’t very bright, especially in comparison to the lighting output you’ll use to light your talent. Finally released, it covers many aspects of the camera – some of them very extensively. This article shortly summarizes his review. Creatives tips and inspirational stories for filmmakers. The Sony HX99 is a tiny camera with a massive zoom. Filmmaking Insights. The white square is then marked with a yellow line. The FX9 offers various modes of face tracking autofocus. Marketplace. It will keep looking for a face and when that again reappears, it will track it and keep it in focus. The autofocus on the FX9 works best with native Sony glass, but it also somewhat works with adapted EF-mount glass with the Sigma MC-11 adapter or the Metabones adapters. The Canon C500 Mark IIis definitely more expensive on paper. It is possible to tweak various aspects of the AF, like transition speed, sensitivity, and so on. Other useful, but not essential accessories could be: What do you think of Philip’s FX9 review? The Sony FX9 camera review by Philip Bloom is a nearly two-hours long in-depth video review, which he shot over the last four months. There’s a possibility that it might in the future, but it’s uncertain if Sony will ever offer an upgrade for the FX9 to capture 6K resolution video. It is quite expensive and bulky though. In my opinion, the footage looked good, and the FX9 behaved well in these extremely bright, contrast-filled conditions. As mentioned in the video, autofocus in video cameras needs to really be accurate, smooth, and reliable. The Sony FX9 full-frame cinema camera has been out on the market for a few months now. sorry no. Here are the results of my shoots: Shoot Number One–Santa Rose Trail: I’ve recently been in production on a project that has a spectacular sunset in the script, which gave me an opportunity to see how portable the FX9 is. Sony XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit for PXW-FX9 Sony XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit for PXW-FX9 will provide additional capability and I/O to transform the FX9 into a high-end Production Camera or an ENG Camera. To test the FX9, I decided to shoot with it in the field as much as possible instead of spending time shooting test charts and taking measurements. It changes the bokeh while maintaining the exposure by changing the ND level while opening or closing the IRIS. That’s why we decided to publish this article about the review. Sony FX9 Review. Full-frame is now also only available up to 30fps. Contrast this with the Sony, where you can dial in all of your shutter, ISO and aperture settings and then dial in the exact amount of the ND needed. cinema5D GmbH, Kranzgasse 22/9-10, A-1150 Vienna, Austria, MTF Services Converts SIRUI 50mm and 35mm Anamorphic Lenses to L-Mount, TDM Audio Pro UVC Case Disinfects Your Microphones, GoPro Karma Drone - Controller Pairing Issues, Boris FX Mocha Pro 2021 adds PowerMesh Tracking, MZed Course Review – The Art & Technique of Film Editing with Tom Cross, Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 First Look Review & Mini Documentary, Astera NYX Review - The Quest for the Perfect Cinema Lightbulb, Free Sony FX9 Tutorial, 3.5 Hours Long, with Alister Chapman. Announced back in April and scheduled for release in October 2020, Sony FX9 Firmware 2.0 is now available for download a month ahead of the planned date. The FX9 has a dual ISO sensor, the lower native ISO is 800 and the higher native ISO is 4000. The FX6 features the same 627-point Fast Hybrid AF system found in the FX9 and Sony’s Alpha mirrorless cameras, including advanced Face Detection and Real-time Eye AF. With a lens with smooth IRIS combined with variable eND, it is possible to do a “Depth of field rack”. SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Sony today unveiled the PXW-FX9, its first XDCAM camera featuring an advanced 6K² full-frame sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system.The new camera offers content creators greater creative freedom and flexibility to capture stunning images that truly resonate with audiences. I was impressed at the painterly look I was able to achieve shooting this sunset on a local trail using the FX9’s Variable ND feature that allowed me to pan on and off the sunset while holding a similar overall exposure with smooth ramping of the ND to compensate. This data can then be used with a Catalyst Browser to stabilize the footage during post-production. The Sony PXW-FX9 Exmor R CMOS sensor is a brand-new variant that is closer in color science to the Venice than the FS7 MKII. For this shoot, I needed to hike to the top of some nearby cliffs, which, for me, wasn’t that far a hike, distance-wise. Like VENICE, the FX9 includes S-Log 3 and S-Gamut 3 Cine but Sony added a new color science called S-Cinetone that's said to have a more accurate color gamut and skin tones for a better cinematic look. It’s generally how I can tell how these cameras behave on real-world shoots in paying, high pressure, one-take situations. Paying attention all the way through the end of a project is critical to success, A look at the most innovative digital cinema gear to hit the market this year, 2020 has been a very challenging year for those of us in production. If you’re using cine lenses or heavier zoom lenses then definitely yes. Variable ND Filter System: Sony implemented an electronic variable ND filter into the FS7 MKII, and that same feature carries into the FX9. In its segment, I think the FX9 is going to be hard to beat for working pros in the corporate, event and reality markets. In FF 4K mode, the FX9 maxes out at 30 fps. It allowed me to capture subjects with movement. Although the sensor resolution is 6K, the camera does not (yet) record 6K video (in fact, the XAVC-I codec does not support a resolution larger than 4K). The Sony FS7 was Philip’s main documentary camera for many years. Compare that with the FX9 – much lower high frame rates – only 30p without crop – and no autofocus whatsoever once you go into the S&Q high-speed recording modes. Sony FX9 Review – Face tracking autofocus. But just as times change, so does the technology. Sensor. We only send updates about our most relevant articles. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Sony didn’t put the same sensor as the FX9 and VENICE in the FX6. Now, to be frank, as someone who bought an FX9, I am not too happy about this. it is just the touch of a left or right when you have a yellow cursor one the box, just like any other camera. I believe that the Canon and this Sony are likely seeing about 13.5 usable stops, rather than the claimed 15 stops, but regardless of that, I did see a nice distribution of DR and latitude when I pushed the FX9 as hard as I possibly could shooting a couple of sunset scenes. Sony FX9 and Sony FX6. Best Cinema Camera? The stabilisation doesn’t work on long clips shot at UHD 60p. As I mentioned earlier, as of today, it only records a 6K image but downsamples it to 4K (UHD). It offers a nice way to mount and adjust the EVF or monitor without tolls. Before the Sony FX9, the fly-by-wire build of the 28-135mm was slightly lens responsive than I usually enjoy in a lens. In doing so, they’ve produced an excellent camera with a very capable full-frame 6K sensor package. As a point of reference, here’s how the models compare resolution- and size-wise: The FS7 models use a 4K native S35 sensor, which measures 24.0mm x 12.7mm. Audio was excellent, too: I ran a Schoeps CMC641 Supercardioid boom mic into channel one and a TRAM TR50B wired lavalier into channel two. We always use double opt-in, so please confirm your subscription by clicking on the link you will receive in an email after you hit "sign up". For slow-motion in 1080p (up to 120fps), you need to change the scanning mode to 2K (full-frame), which scans the sensor in a lower resolution so it degrades the image quality a bit. Wow. Philip says that having a touchscreen for the autofocus would certainly be a VERY welcomed feature. I also found the FX9’s Face Detect feature flawless: When shooting three different interviews in three different lighting setups and locations, including a couple that appeared in a low-contrast, moody type of lighting, the FX9 nailed focus on the constantly moving subjects every time. PXW-FX9. But like it or not, the digital cinema camera business has turned into a sensor- and raster-size arms race. It’s why Sony has become a powerhouse in the market segment of event, corporate and reality shooting with two models—Sony’s PXW-FS7 and FS7 MKII. During an interview or portraiture shoot, you can rely upon Eye AF to capture your subject’s most subtle expressions while you concentrate on the interview and framing. Whether you're shooting documentaries, events, reality TV, education, or corporate productions, the PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System from Sony has you covered with its powerful and flexible 4K interchangeable lens camera system. Review of the Sony FX6 – A most confusing camera Camera Reviews. The first time I see in a video how complicated it is to select another face with the joystick. Currently, there is no animal recognition autofocus on the FX9 like there is in the Sony Alpha series. Many professionals in the film industry only use manual focus, but since the AF became so capable, it is important to take a look at what it can do and what it can’t do. Let us know in the comments underneath the article. So we didn’t see any regular surfers. A 16x 24-384mm Sony G lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all … So, by the time I made it to the top of the cliffs, I had had a pretty good workout and needed to rest a couple of times. As a conclusion, Philip tried to really push the AF capabilities of the FX9 to their limits and at times it really frustrated him. © 2020 All rights reserved. Then, you can also set the ND to track the exposure and keep your same ISO, depth of field, etc. NEX-FS700 In Depth Review. So this is why I haven't uploaded a video to YouTube since December! He praised its reliability. All Rights Reserved. Next Post. With the review unit Sony sent me, they sent an older 28-135mm F4. FX9 Guide. However, it’s very important to point out that at press time, the FX9 doesn’t record in 6K resolution. It has a 16-bit RAW output on it via a BNC connector. Its highest setting is in UHD (3840 x 2160) at 16:9. I had a chance to rent the Sony FX9 Full Frame 6K Camera for a few days and test it out. When there are more faces, the camera chooses the dominant one and keeps the focus on it. When Sony launched its new Sony PXW-FX9 camcorder earlier this year, shooters were excited to see a full frame, fast hybrid autofocus, Dual-base-ISO lowlight capable camera starting at $11,000 come to market. The FX9 AF held the pelicans isolated against a gray, featureless sky in sharp focus—a very high keeper rate.

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