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Sony ILME FX/6 Enters TOP production line up.

  |   Business, Technology

Take One Productions is excited to announce the addition of the Sony FX/6 to its production line up.

3/4 view of the Sony FX/6 with Zacuto Z-finder

Look at that view…that plane is cool too.

This little hot rod cinema camera packs a lot of production power into its small chassis. Here are the specs, if that’s your thing:

  • 4K Full-Frame 10.2MP CMOS Exmor R Sensor
  • DCI 4K60p | UHD 4K120 | 1080p240
    • That’s 60 frames per second at 4096 x 2160
    • 120 frames per second at 3840 x 2160
    • And an absurd 240 frames a second in High Definition 1920 x1080
  • 15 Stops of Dynamic Range in S-log 3 EI
  • A fine looking WYSIWYG Rec 709 shooting mode Sony calls S-Cinetone
  • The robust 4:2:2 XAVC-I recording compression scheme

All the required specs for creating today’s cinema style content.

Image of the Sony FX/6 in action

The camera is so small we had to trick it out with Zacuto and Tilta accessories to do shoots like this.

The camera weighs in at just over 2 pounds by its lonesome. However, we rigged  it up with all the “Tokyo Drift” goodies from Zacuto® and Tilta®, so we can actually mount the camera on a tripod or our shoulder.

The camera has 2 native ISO settings 800 and 12600 and makes better images than the human eye in low light (It’s kind of amazing actually). The FX/6 has full size XLR audio inputs a BNC SDI output an SDI input for time-code so it can be used as an integral part of a multi-camera production. It is a pro’s cinema camera.

We plan to partner the FX/6 with our Panasonic Varicam LT to provide maximum production flexibility. The smaller size will allow our shooters a degree of mobility and the ability to take a cinema camera into tighter quarters which will be helpful for shooting tasty b-roll with that full frame Exmor sensor, keeping the look of the production consistently high end.

Sony FX/6 on location

One simply cannot put a box on your shoulder and shoot, luckily Zacuto created a great recoil shoulder rig.

We used the FX/6 to cover the Great Pocono Raceway Airshow recently and all parties were pleased with the camera’s performance.

Until the next time, be excellent to each other.

-TOP team