First shot with the Sony FS100: Nizam Lee

Just before it rained in Shah Alam skatepark, I managed to shoot Nizam Lee to do a made 360 flip off the launcher. Here’s a shot of Nizam Lee, an ungraded captured still. Click for fullsize of the grab.

Ungraded footage of Nizam Lee

Ungraded screen capture of Nizam Lee

I chose not to use a picture profile which simulates a LOG/flat look. Dealing with 4:2:0 recording, i try to not stray too far away from the looks to be achieved. I was using Abelcine‘s AB_NORM picture profile with a little tweaks of my own. The softness came from the lens itself shooting wide open at F2.5 on the 105mm Nikon Ai-S. Still able to preserve detail nonetheless.

As much magic this camera can do compared to my previous cameras, lighting and style of contrast would always create the biggest difference. Don’t expect it to make everything better. A better tool most of the times just enhances what you can already do.

Nizam Lee Ungraded & Graded

4 Comments

4 Responses to “First shot with the Sony FS100: Nizam Lee”

  1. SyahrulNo Gravatar 23 January, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Hi there. Been reading your site and watched your videos. Nice cuts bro. Mind doing a review about your new FS100? I using VG20 at the moment. I bet it’s awesome to be working with the super 35mm.

    • point8camNo Gravatar 25 January, 2012 at 12:15 am #

      Thank you Syahrul. There are tons of reviews on the FS100. I’ve shot on the 5N and the VG20, the color reproduction is very much similar to each other but the FS100 is totally different although they are all NEX systems. Instead of telling you how they perform, i will tell you how these cameras are like to live with once i have the NEX 7.

  2. moonsyiNo Gravatar 24 January, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    izzit my screen or did the graded looks a bit desaturated?

    • point8camNo Gravatar 25 January, 2012 at 12:11 am #

      If it’s the footage of the trick, you’re absolutely right!
      If it’s Nizam sitting down, white balance was altered a lil.

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