Rec709a Settings and Interview Set-Up

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Camera Matrix Settings

Slog3, Rec709a is just one of the many settings clients request I shoot in. While Slog3 is maximizing the full dynamic range of the cameras sensor, burning in Rec709a seems to be quiet counter intuitive, however in certain situations there are a few benefits. Under this setting I would liken it to a HG3 or STD5 look where little to no grading would be needed.

The skin tones and texture of the Rec709a looks very pleasing and even, there are no harsh red or green tones to the image. The whites and highlights do not clip and overall this Rec709a burnt in look offers a very well balanced natural cinematic image.

Color Space > S-Gamut3.Cine/Slog3

Monitor LUT > Category > Look Profile > 2.LC-709typeA

SDI & Internal Rec > MLUT On

Interview Room Set-Up

In most interview situations I am trying to get as much depth to the shot as possible. Unfortunately with space in New York at such a premium, most rooms are not ideal for this. In this situation a mirror was used behind the Reporters shot which reflected the background behind the interviewee. Not only did this add more depth to the room, it also helped to add symmetry and balance to both of the shots.

Cameras and Lenses

This multi-camera interview was shot on two Sony PMW-F5 cameras and one Sony PXW-Fs7ii. The wider shot of the three cameras had a Canon CNE 50mm lens on it, while the other two cameras, the PMW-F5 both had a Canon CNE 85mm lenses.

The final Piece

7:30 Report Promo
Full Length Interview


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