Doug Jensen's Guide to the Sony PMW-F55 With the release of Sony’s PMW-F55 digital cinema camera, the possibility of recording stunning, cinematic-quality 4K, 2K, and HD images with an affordable camera has become a reality. The PMW-F55 nicely bridges the gap between high-end ENG/EFP camcorders and film-style cinema cameras. If you love the shallow depth-of-field and image control that you can get with 35mm film cameras and SLRs — but want the ergonomics, professional features, lens options, and the reliability of a traditional Sony camcorder, then the F55 was made for you.
However, like any professional camera of this caliber, the F55 is extremely complex and requires leaning a whole new set of tools and complicated workflows. This book has been written to help F55 owner/operators get started off on the right foot and flatten the learning curve as much as possible.
In the no-nonsense style for which Doug Jensen is known, he cuts through the clutter of confusing, misunderstood, and undocumented features. He demystifies the camera and explains each of it’s functions while providing practical, step-by-step instructions for how to use them. His suggestions and advanced techniques will improve the quality of your footage, streamline your workflow, and make you more productive. No matter how well you think you know the PMW-F55, you will learn things in this guide that you didn't know before — plus the book makes a handy reference anytime you need a quick refresher course. With over 300 pages of detailed information, there isn’t a single important subject not included.
Topics include: Getting Started, Creating a User Menu, Recording Formats, the Custom Shooting Mode, Paint Menus, Scene Files, the Cine EI Shooting Mode, LUTs & Look Profiles, Setting Exposure, White Balance, Markers, All Files, Memory Card choices, Video Monitoring, 2K Center Scan, Shooting RAW, S&Q Motion, custom Clip Naming, Assign Buttons, Audio Recording, Timecode & Genlock, Picture Cache, Interval Recording, Wi-Fi Control, System Menus, Playback Operation, Updating Firmware, Ingesting & Archiving, and much more.