By Inna Shnayder
There is no denying that people love super slow-motion video. Not only does it allow us to visualize effects that the naked eye can’t see, but it also it adds another level of drama and intrigue to the content.
Unfortunately, the majority of equipment that can capture up to 240fps at high resolution will also capture all of the money out of our bank accounts. So how can we take advantage of the enhanced level of creativity that super-slow-motion offers? Sony. Specifically the NEX-FS700 camera.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the screening of The Wound and the Gift at the Sony headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City. Sony strategically presented this beautiful documentary, directed and produced by Linda Hoaglund, to showcase the abilities of their NEX-FS700 camcorder. The documentary is narrated by actress Vanessa Redgrave.
Released back in 2012 and since upgraded, the NEX-FS700 was able to capture high-quality, super slow-motion shots that added to the beautiful cinematography of this film. The Wound and the Gift gives us an inside look on humans and their relationships with rescue animals. How can you not empathize when watching super-slow-motion shots of graceful cranes taking flight in the Japanese countryside and tigers running free in a green open sanctuary? Much credit should be given to the talented cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (pictured, above), who successfully showed off the capabilities of the NEX-FS700.
Highlights of the Sony NEX-FS700 include:
• 4K Exmor Super35 CMOS Sensor (total 11.6 million pixels)
• E-Mount Interchangeable Lens System
• Compatible with Sony’s SEL-P18200 servo zoom lens
• Full HD Slow Motion up to 240 fps
• RAW recording: 2K up to 240fps and 4K Raw up to 60fps.
Inna Shnayder works in post production at New York City’s Silver Sound Studios.