Sony Cine EI, S-Log and Raw Master Class

Understanding Color Space, Gamut, S-Log and RAW with the Sony PMW-F5, F55 and FS700.

  • Sunday June 8, 2014
  • 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location:

Sony Digital Motion Picture Center Sony Pictures Entertainment 10202 West Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (310) 244-6730

Master the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras, learn how to shoot raw with FS700 with the Odyssey 7Q. Attend this in-depth workshop on getting the very best from the Sony PMW-F5 F55 and FS700 conducted by Alister Chapman (DoP/Producer/Editor).

Learn how to maximize the benefits of exposure indexing, wide color gamuts, S-Log and RAW. What are the differences between the cameras Custom and Cine EI shooting modes and what are their practical applications. How does the Sony FS700 shoot raw with the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q and what are it’s unique benefits.

The class will look at the use of Cine EI to rate the F5 and F55 cameras at ISO’s different to the native ISO. How to use and create look up tables both in camera and in postproduction, including how you can use those LUT’s for a custom “baked in” look for fast turn-around productions. For the FS700, the class will cover the correct way to set up the camera for 4K raw and how to use S-Log2.

In addition, the class will look at the cameras different shooting modes including high frame rate shooting. The F5 and F55’s super16mm crop mode shooting plus advanced features such as the interchangeable optical low pass filter that can provide a rich and creamy look when desired. Held in the renowned Digital Motion Picture Center on the lot of Sony Pictures

Course Breakdown:

  • New Features to the F5 and F55 Cameras
  • Set-up of F5 and F55 S-Log/RAW options
  • How to use Cine EI mode for a postproduction based workflow
  • How to use Cine EI mode for a baked in custom look
  • How to create look up tables
  • Shooting in high frame rate and Super 16mm crop modes
  • Using the 2K Optical Low Pass Filter

About Alister

Based near London in the UK, Alister Chapman started out over 20 years ago as a camera operator shooting motor sports for the BBC, going on to shoot all kinds of adventure and adrenalin sports. He now shoots TV commercials and documentaries as well as high-end library footage of extreme natural events for use in features and natural history programs. His clients include the BBC Natural History Unit, National Geographic, and Discovery. When not shooting, Alister runs workshops and training events on digital cinematography around the world for schools, colleges and universities where he is known for his ability to make complex subjects easy to understand. Visit Alister’s web site and his blog at

Class fee $95.00. Purchase tickets here Very limited amount of tickets. You must purchase tickets and register for this class beforehand. No tickets at the door.

Cancellation policy: 15% return fee if cancelled before May 31, 2014. No refunds on or after May 31, 2014.