Ok, so here’s a little video clip I shot out in the backyard just to test SLOG2 on the new Sony RX10 MKII camera. Now before you beat this camera up about some of the noise found in the video, I left the ‘Built in ND Filter’ on and set the camera at ISO 2000. I didn’t think this would be a problem, but there is quite a bit of noise over ISO 1600.
The better thing to do would be to turn the ‘ND Filter’ OFF and then keep the SLOG2 Base ISO at 800. On the A7s this wouldn’t have been an issue. But yeah I screwed up, and at least I know to keep the ISO below 1600. Anyhow this was just a quick test to see if I can work with the color.
Camera moves were done with the RX10 MKII mounted to a CAME-TV MINI2 Gimbal. Yeah the CAME-MINI2 gimbal works great with the RX10, but I had to remove the front frame. I used the 120 fps setting edited to a 24p Timeline, and colored it with FCPX. It’s still a learning process but with practice hopefully the results just get better.
What more to say about this camera? The RX10 MarkII throws in an amazing lens with a constant F/2.8 aperture, even an option to ‘de-click the aperture’ like expensive Cinema Lenses. Manual Focus, Focus Peaking, Zebra, Histogram, Built in ND Filter, 1080p up to 120fps (WITH AUDIO), Microphone input, Manual Audio, Headphone Output, 4K Internal Recording, WiFi, and SLOG2! That’s not even scratching the surface of features. The Sony DSC-RX10 II in my opinion really puts Canon’s latest XC10 to shame.
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