Now that version 3.0 has been out for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cine Alta cameras, we are learning some of the new workflow options.
This is just a really rough list for now, but I’ll be adding to it in the future.
1. Playback of RAW footage now goes back through the camera – no need to use the Aux out SDI spigot on the AXS-R5. It also letterboxes the signal so you can see the exact shot for framing. Very nice. One bad part: when playing back clips from the AXS-R5 RAW recorder, you won’t see time code running on the side display of the camera, so it can be a little off-putting. The trick is to look at the status in the upper left hand corner – it will give you the cue:
stdby – means the camera is ready to recordpause – means the camera is ready to playback
play – means the camera is playing
2. Sony changed the way that scene files are stored. It is now in groups of 5.