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Sony F65 - What Concerns Us

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Dan,

 

Not sure anything is NEW about that camera. Its gone the way of the dinosaur! But, let us hear it folks... anything new? Just wanted to keep it all tidy in one thread, especially since I think we won't hear much of this again after this revival. I flew it once at a check-out, but alas, had to replace myself on the job because of a family emergency. Can't recall much other than it was not as heavy as I thought but still an awkward beast.

 

Good luck.

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Usually 5 years in this industry is a long time.

Apparently the Dinosaurs are not extinct, maybe Sony is making us use it to resurrect it.

What are people using for power, since it seems power hungry?

Is there a preferred recording system?

 

Dan

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I'll be flying this camera for the first time very soon. This will be out of State and prep will also be out of state.

I still fly with an analog monitor..

Question: Will a Decimator Down converter work with this camera? One of the earlier post mentions that the F65 outputs 24p and some HD monitors don't work with it? Will that be an issue with a down converter?





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What Down Converter? I had a decimator before I went all HD and it worked with everything I ever threw at it. Pretty sure that included the F-65, but not 100%. I do know it included its cousin, the Genesis though.

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To clarify, Alfeo mentioned this in an early comment: "This camera is 24P not Psf, so they say some HD monitors may not work, test your monitor before hand, UltraBrite 2's (at least mine) are fine."

So, I was concerned that a down converter could have issues too but If the decimator works, I'll get it or have production rent it.

Thank you Alec. :-)

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Excellent.

In the past, when I've needed down converter, production has just rented it and the converter was powered off the camera.

Since the job is in Iowa and I don't think there's a lot of rental houses that have down converters and power cable options may be limited, I imagine my best option would be to get a cable to power off my sled?

I'm looking at this Decimator: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1091828-REG/decimator_dd_dec_2_3g_hd_sd_sdi_to_hdmi_with.html?ap=y&c3api=1876%2C92051678882%2C%2C&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtOLVBRCZARIsADPLtJ1mQMDY1Zc1Zjepg90XW0fo7Hq0xJhS1Bb3R9uIgIl7N6yUIBR0CzoaAs3PEALw_wcB


Sorry for the rookie type questions. This is my first Steadicam job in roughly 5 or 6 years due to my temporary disability.

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Dave, sorry man - was not aware of the injury. Glad you’re back in the saddle. Yes, grab a Decimator of your own (I guess I could sell you my Decimator 1 if you want??? I’ll likely never use it again since I don’t own any SD monitors anymore, but I still have mine in a case with an SD transmitter and receiver somewhere). Anyway, in your adbsense, the world moved to HD. I would NOT assume/except Production to carry a down converter going forth. It’s an HD world baby!

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Thank you, Alec. I'm glad to be back too! Yea, I'm feeling a little bit like Han Solo recently unfrozen from Carbonite. What? Luke's a Jedi Master AND the world has gone to HD?!?! :-)

Seriously thinking about your decimator. What kind of power cable does your decimator have?

I'll email you.


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