Last week I finally ordered a camera that I'd been eyeing up since its release earlier last year. The Sony FS5 is an incredibly powerful little camera and a huge step up from the DSLR world. The slow-motion capabilities are pretty good for the price too.
Yesterday I took it out for its first test, I decided to shoot some skateboarding with my friends in Preston and produced this short video below:
*Please read before watching/commenting*
So, this was my first 'real world' test, I had previously used it a little in the house but hadn't tried anything that would give me an idea on the performance of Slog3. Whilst shooting in Preston I massively underestimated how overexposed I would need to shoot in order to get good results hence why the footage is horribly grainy in areas.
I managed to remove a fair chunk of the grain through grading but there's still a noticeable amount. This has nothing to do with the camera itself, just my misjudgment. I ended up having to bin around 50% of the clips.
AVCHD, Slog3, 400fps.
Music by geraldbuckfield.com
Lewis Farley is a filmmaker & photographer specialising in documentary.