The Sony PXW-FS7K Inside and Out

This Camera workshop is intended for SAW Video Producing Members who want an opportunity to become more familiar with the Sony FS7 cinema camera and best practices for working in s-log.

First day of class will encompass everything from building the camera (attaching lenses, mounting on a tripod, proper handling), to camera settings, color temperature, and recording formats. The workshop will also cover the pros and cons of different recording formats and the workflows that accompany them. The Camera records in 4K / UHD / HD in a 10 bit 4:2:2 in x-avci or x-avcl files on QXD cards, in either a rec. 709 or s-log colour space. The Camera can also record up to 180 fps in HD and 60 fps in 4K. 

The Second day of class will be more hands-on and focus more on understanding s-log, working with LUTs and capturing the best exposure under the best conditions. Students should have previous experience with video making either through production or education.

Sony PXW-FS7K Camera Workshop


Duration in hours: 
Prerequisite Workshops: 
Intro to Video Production, HDSLR Camera Clinic
Maximum Participants: 
Cost for Members: 
Cost for Non-Members: 
SAW Video
First Workshop Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:00
Additional Workshop Dates: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 18:00 to 21:00
Registration Deadline: 
Mon, 03/19/2018


Cooper the Film Scientist is an experimental media artist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has a need to continuously investigate filmmaking processes and the technical gear associated with them. He creates his films using techniques such as optical printing, contact printing, hand processing, and emulsion manipulation. Cooper is known for his technique of manipulating film emulsion prior to photographing images. He has buried black and white and colour 16mm film stocks in soil, bathed it in baking soda, berg colour toner, household bleach and photographic bleach all before photographing the film’s images. Cooper also explores the science behind film emulsion making, organic film developer recipes and tinting and toning using household ingredients. Over the last 25 years Cooper has gained an extensive knowledge of the filmmaking process; he started off his career working in the lighting and grip department on a variety of mainstream productions, such as CBC's North of 60 series and the American television series Lonesome Dove to being the Technical Director at Ottawa’s Independent Filmmakers Co-operative . Since 2010 Cooper has been offering his Cinematography services to Ottawa’s Media Arts Scene, presently he teaches Media Arts at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre and Saw Video Media Arts Centre. The Film Scientist is an award-winning film artist, his films have screened at festivals and art galleries across Canada and Internationally.

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