A few weeks ago I put together some scene files for the Sony PMW-F3, and many people have been asking for scene files for the new NEX-FS100 as well. I put the two cameras together and made matching scene files that incorporate some of the settings I described in my FS100 dynamic range blog. Unfortunately, there’s no way to load scene files into the FS100 with a memory card, so you’ll have to dial in my settings manually to try them out. Below you’ll find my settings and images from the camera. Try them out and let us know what you think. To learn more about creating your own picture profiles, you can also check out our FS100 class in NYC and Los Angeles.
EDIT: You can now download and load the Picture Profiles directly in to your camera. You must have firmware version 2.0 installed first. After you uncompress the file, drag the “Private” folder to the root directory of an SDHC card or Memory Stick. In the “Others” menu of the camera, you can load all of the Picture Profiles via the “Camera Profile” option. This will overwrite any menu and assignable button settings you have!
This is the standard setting that the camera comes with for use as reference.
This is what I call the AbelCine Normal look, which has minimal adjustment and is intended for controlled lighting scenarios and studio work. I used the ITU709 gamma curve with a 85% knee point and -2 slope to maximize dynamic range. The rest of the settings were chosen to match my AB_NORM look in the F3.
Black Level: -3
Black Gamma: Range = High / Level = 0
Knee: Point = 85% / Slope = -2
Color Mode: Type = Cinematone1 / Level =8
Color Level: -3
Color Phase: 0
Color Depth: R=-2, G=-6, B=-7, C=0, M=+2, Y=+5
WB Shift = All 0
Detail = Level = -3 / Manual Set = Off
…continue reading FS100 Scene Files from AbelCine