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S-Log and the Sony F3 – Part 1: On the Charts

Posted By Andy Shipsides On August 4, 2011 @ 2:53 pm In Sony | 29 Comments

Sony’s RGB and S-Log upgrade option [1] for the F3 [2] is now shipping. At AbelCine, we’ve had the upgrade for some time; you may remember the video [3] that we helped produce at NAB that showed off the camera’s S-Log capabilities. I get many questions about this new option and what exactly it changes in the camera, so I am putting together a three-part video series on the topic.

In the first part, I use our DSC Labs charts [4] and Leader scope [5] to show the dynamic range change when using S-Log and demonstrate what the different built-in Look Up Tables (LUTs) can do. Many people have also asked about shooting S-Log in 422 with an external recorder, so I talk about that as well.

In the next two parts of the video series, I will show S-Log in actual situations (outside, low light etc), and then show how to use Sony’s CVP File Editor [6] to create some custom LUTs for the camera. Watch the video above, and stay tuned for the rest of the series. These topics and many others will also be covered in our Sony F3 [7] class this month in NY, LA, and Chicago.

You can find the later parts of Andy’s S-Log and F3 series here:

Part 2: Exposure Index Mode [8]
Part 3: Applications [9]
Part 4: In-Camera Look up Tables [10]

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URL to article: http://blog.abelcine.com/2011/08/04/f3-s-log-part-1-on-the-charts/

URLs in this post:

[1] RGB and S-Log upgrade option: http://www.abelcine.com/store/Sony-CBK-RGB01-Dual-Link-444RGB-Upgrade-for-PMW-F3/

[2] F3: http://www.abelcine.com/store/Sony-PMW-F3L-Super-35mm-XDCAM-EX-Camera-body-only/

[3] video: http://blog.abelcine.com/2011/04/19/shooting-s-log-with-the-sony-f3/

[4] DSC Labs charts: http://www.abelcine.com/store/DSC-Labs/?catid=276&sort=title

[5] Leader scope: http://www.abelcine.com/store/Leader/?catid=1130

[6] CVP File Editor: http://blog.abelcine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/CvpFileEditorV4.12Mac.zip

[7] Sony F3: http://training.abelcine.com/sony-pmw-f3-two-day-workshop/

[8] Part 2: Exposure Index Mode: http://blog.abelcine.com/2011/12/29/s-log-and-the-sony-f3-part-2-exposure-index-mode/

[9] Part 3: Applications: http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/01/20/s-log-and-the-sony-f3-%E2%80%93-part-3-application/

[10] Part 4: In-Camera Look up Tables : http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/03/19/s-log-and-the-f3-%E2%80%93-part-4-in-camera-look-up-tables/

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