|Sony has made a simulator to let you get familiar with the menus
This workflow is based on menu settings that can be seen either through the eyepiece or a monitor connected via SDI
You will not see these menu settings on the LCD on the side of the camera
|Connect the Monitor to SDI out #3 on the camera
Turn on the Sony F5 using the on switch
|Click on Menu Button
Use the knob to Navigate through the menus and press the knob to select the menu item
Go to System Menu
Reset the camera to defaults
|Yep Execute again
|Turn the camera off and on
|Power off the camera wait about 30 seconds and power on the camera
If this menu comes up: It's a maintenance self check that the camera does every 5 days or so.
It's best to let the camera do APR whenever it reminds you.
Press Menu to set up some more settings
|Go back to System > System Setting and make sure the Frequency is set to 23.98
Go to System > Record Format> HD
Choose SxS Format > XAVC 4K Class480
You can choose 300 for MOST cases as it will use less drive space but if you are needing
more latitude use 480.
Confirm the Change Select Execute
class 480 is the 480Mb/s version of 4K XAVC. This gives a bit rate of…… drum roll……. 480Mb/s at 24/25/30fps. At 50 and 60fps it runs at a whopping 960Mb/s, this is the top limit for XAVC in it’s current form.
Sony’s PMW-F5/F55 and the FS7 currently record XAVC using Class 300 which is up to 300Mb/s at 24/25/30fps or 600Mb/s at 50/60p. So as you can see Class 480 has the potential to improve the compressed image quality from these cameras still further should it ever make it into a camera.
Change to the 4K settings
Next we will show you how to set the camera to Slog 3 for recording Slog
Go to >User Menu
|shooting mode - change to Cine EI
Go to Color Space and choose which slog to use
SLog3 extends dynamic range about 1.5 stops.
So it might be best for very high contrast (high dynamic range) scenes, and SLog2 might be best for low contrast "flat" scenes.
Here is what SONY states about the difference between S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine:
1) SLog3SG3toSG3Cine.cube (Sony LUTs provided in the next column)
2) Either Sony provided Look Profile or 3DLUT (Sony LUTs provided in the next column)
4K 4096 x 2160
3DLUT’s are the Kelvin settings 3200, 4300, 5600
NOTE Use these Sony SXS Pro +
Put the card in the SD Card slot in the camera and format it.
|Go to >Media>
|Media A or B
Execute to format
Now set to record press record on the Sony F5 camera and it will begin recording
BACK UP THE FILES YOU RECORDED ON THE SXS CARDS IN THE EXACT FORMAT
THAT WAS ON THE CARD
MAKE SEPARATE FOLDERS FOR EVERY CARD
Open AVID and create a AVID 4096 x 2160 Color Space - YCbCr 709
Click OK to create the project
Go to >Tools>Source Browser
Navigate to the folder you backed up your card data and click on Link
The files should open in the selected Bin or an existing Bin depending on what the
Target Bin was set to
Format should be 4096x2180/23.976 frame rate
Video should be XAVC Intra 4K
Select the clips and choose > Clip>Consolidate/Transcode
Then select where you want to save the consolidated files and choose the “Target Video Resolution”
DNxHR LB MXF
Then Choose Transcode
Edit with the master clip not the linked file
Notice the different icon for a linked file