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Jeremy Hansen
Problem importing Sony FS700 footage
on Sep 23, 2012 at 4:21:41 am

Hello everyone!

I seem to be having a vexing issue with the Sony FS700 that I can't seem to find any good information on. A DP just handed me the footage from a fashion shoot that he shot on his Sony FS700. It was a combination of Slow-motion footage and regular footage. The regular speed footage was recorded on an a Samurai disk recorder. It appears that the footage recorded on the Samurai has all of the camera overlay signal burnt in to the footage. However the SD card footage doesn't seem to have this issue.

So before fearing the worst, I would like to know if anyone has had this experience with the Sony FS700 with a Samurai HDI recorder. Is there something I'm missing that enables me to save the footage from having the overlays?

Thank you for your time.


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Rafael Amador
Re: Problem importing Sony FS700 footage
on Sep 23, 2012 at 10:37:25 am

[Jeremy Hansen] "So before fearing the worst, I would like to know if anyone has had this experience with the Sony FS700 with a Samurai HDI recorder. Is there something I'm missing that enables me to save the footage from having the overlays? "
The camera operator should have read the camera manual to avoid the overlay been printed on the HDMI.
Nothing to do with these files but blowing up and reframing the picture, but the picture of course will suffer.
If the picture is 1080 and you can go editing at 720, probably you will be able to refraim without quality lose.
rafael

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Phil Balsdon
Re: Problem importing Sony FS700 footage
on Sep 23, 2012 at 10:06:50 pm

I agree Rafael, and then after reading the manual he / she should have checked what the camera was outputting.

I am continually amazed by the number of stories of disaster that occur from people just plugging something in and hoping that what comes out will be okay.
This is common with audio and the operator not monitoring sound, nows it's going to become common with external recording devices on cameras.
Some things can't be fixed in post, nor should post be treated or thought of as a repair shop.

This could have been easily checked by plugging the output into a suitable monitor beforehand or doing a test record and replay.
It is the difference between a professional and an amateur. (As well the difference between being hired again or not).

Posted here in hope that someone will read it and not repeat this unnecessary mistake.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.
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http://www.steadi-onfilms.com.au/


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