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Setting up the FX6 for Filming Wildlife

Much of my work these days is filming wildlife so I wanted to share my current FX6 long lens build.  We talk a lot on this forum about how great the FX6 is for shooting wildlife (4K 120, cache record, etc) so I won’t go into that here.  Mostly I want...

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FX30, whats not to like?

I recently spent some time testing the FX30 and I have to say I was genuinely impressed. So impressed I went out and purchased one. I'll primarily be using it with the Sony 18-105 G f4 power zoom. For me this is a great little combination, a high qua...

IMPORTANT: FX3 and FX30 software updates

Regarding FX30 software update Ver1.01 and FX3 software update Ver2.01, we confirm that there may be cases where the camera performance becomes unstable during the software update. If the camera performance is unstable after the software update execu...

What’s in my kit: EasyRig

I have been working as a cinematographer/camera operator since 2012, and over the last 10 years I have come to realize, that if you want to play the long game in this industry, you need to take care of your body.  For many years I’d throw big cameras...


Small but mighty (FX6)

Loved using this setup while wrapping a feature doc in New Mexico. You can go find frames in the Cinematography section of the forum. Canon FD 20-35mm f3.5 produces a softer, creamier image. The SmallHD Cine 5 is an awesome new monitor that allows me...


Shooting Circus With The FR7

I've just spent the weekend shooting at a large travelling circus with the FR7. The circus is a contemporary travelling circus that tours around the southwest of the UK between February and November every year. They perform in a traditional Big Top t...

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Screws on Sony cameras.

I would never recommend removing screws from Sony cameras, but sometimes it becomes necessary, perhaps for example to remove the mic holder from the handle of an FX6. The cross head screws that Sony use are NOT Philips screws, they are JIS screws. Th...

Table of Base ISO Values

Here's a table of the Base ISO values for the Cinema Line cameras. The FR7 is the same as the FX6.


Flying with Camera Gear

If you work in film long enough, sooner or later you’re going to find yourself at the airport with all of your equipment.  It’s part of the job, and it can be stressful.  Here are a couple of tips/tricks I’ve gleaned over the years and after many hun...

FX3 Timecode Cable

I can confirm the new Sony FX3 TimeCode cable works wonderfully with my Tentacle Sync timecode generator. I've used some dual-lock to fasten the cable to the top of my cage and the Tentacle Sync mount to hold the generator nicely in place. Separately...


Auto gain audio pre-amps

Unless I am shooting an interview where I need to dial in a very specific audio level and babysit the knob, I am almost always running my audio gains on AUTO. For doc work capturing ambient, scratch, and environmental in-camera audio, it simply works...

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Keep Your Camera's Firmware Up-to-date

Hey everyone, I'm in LA this week teaching a camera/lighting workshop at the studios of a syndicated television show, and one of the first things I noticed is that none of their FX6 and FS7m2 cameras was running the most recent firmware  . . .  and I...

Don't Sleep on the FX9

The Sony FX6 has been a wild success, so much so that most folks are waiting months and months for the camera to come available and off of backorder.  Meanwhile, the Sony FX9 has been quietly shipping to happy cinematographers the world over.  When t...

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Traveling Light

While preparing to travel into a remote part of the Peruvian Andes to shoot the second of three parts of a feature doc I’m currently DP’ing I weighed my options for what gear to bring and not bring and ultimately decided on bringing less, which turne...

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