The Sony Nex 5N Kicks The Red Scarlet’s Ass! TBOE Opening Sequence Footage.
Like the sensational headline? Just a kick in the pants to wake everyone up to this killer little camera from Sony. It’s not a Scarlet killer but we were able to get it in places that even a larger DSLR might have trouble. Not to mention only wasting away $600 plus the $275 lens, if it gets trashed. A Great little B camera, similar to the “B-Camera” Red Scarlet Right?
I would rather risk $1K than $10K for a Scarlet or even $2.5K for a DSLR. It will shoot 60P in 1080 X 1920 unlike the new Canon C300 at $15K plus! It really has a ton of features. Click here for DP review’s take.
I honestly bought it as part of my blogging gear stuff, etc but have totally fallen in love with it. It is so small and portable that I am inclined to have it in my hands all the time while shooting. It is also super cheap at around $600 for the body and $30 for an adapter. We have been using Contax primes and especially dig the Contax 28-70mm f3.5 here Beware! It’s a floating iris zoom lens. It’s ultra compact and has a great range for the size. It has gotten a beating out there in still photo land but for 2K video, it works just fine. Don’t believe all that crap out there about still lenses. It’s mostly pixel peepers dealing with RAW images not 2K video.
This was shot at 60P and cut in FCPX. Yes, I use that for these type of videos. It’s super fast and reliable so far. Don’t hate on X just yet. It’s the future of indie editing. I used Magic Bullet Mojo to color and slowed it down 50% in FCPX. I exported in H.264 because it really does not matter when you swing it on Vimeo and You Tube. It also takes up less space!
This little teaser footage from our opening sequence shows how easy it is to get dramatic looking footage with one single tungsten light. We used an Arri 300W Tungsten light with no diffusion to get the insane hard light action from the machines. that coupled with the craftsman’s hands makes for some killer opening content. The idea is to captivate the audience and keep them at the edge of their seat until the object is revealed. Then we start the movie. I’ll get a little BTS video up soon. Thanks for checking us out!