In the last weeks I saw more and more pros taking an interest in the Sony HX9V and the class leading 60/50 fps @1080p mode.
So let´s have all the info in one spot. Comments from the pros are very welcome.
Below you find some video add-ons but what about audio?
Sure the HX9V has a better audio than the HX5 but what if you want a kick ass audio to the class leading video?
Maybe this will get you on the right track!
|for best video: Sony HX9V - for best audio: Zoom H1|
Jamie Lidell, no Circo Voador, em show do @Queremos.
Cam: Sony HX5V Mic: Zoom H1 Mix e Edição: PowerDirector 9 Aloe Blacc - Festival Back2Black Estação Leopoldina - RJ - 28/08/11
Camera: Sony HX9V Audio: Zoom H1 + Sony HX9V Editing: Cyberlink PowerDirector 9 Ultra 64 (video), Sony Vegas 10 Platinum HD (audio)
Looks kick ass enough for you?
How much? - how about $99
Want surround sound, 360° recording maybe even 5.1 sound?
Canon 5D Mark II with Sony HX9v One Man Multicam Test from Ryan Czaplinski on Vimeo.
By no means was this an elaborately planned setup.
I decided to try out both cameras today, not doing a side-by-side comparison, but more a test to see if I could be a lightweight run and gun one-man multicam!
Basically I took the new Sony HX9v camera and mounted it on top of my Canon 5D Mark II in attempt to be able to shoot both the safe wide shot while getting the roving zoom in/out shots to edit between.
Of course if I were to have spent more time on this I would have ideally set this up with a shoulder or steadycam mount along with an L bracket and external mic, but this setup consisted of just the 2 cameras and an LCD Viewfinder.
Sony was set on daylight white balance setting and the Canon was shot using Technicolor profile and then a quickie color correct. I was pretty happy with the results, despite it being an uncontrolled situation.
I look forward to trying this in a different event and intercutting some slow motion with it.
Lens: Canon 24-105 EF L USM w/IS on
Sony was set at widest angle 24mm
Canon 5D Mark II with Sony HX9v One Man Multicam Test #2 from Ryan Czaplinski on Vimeo.
Just as the last time, I took the new Sony HX9v camera and mounted it on top of my Canon 5D Mark II in attempt to be able to shoot both the safe wide shot while getting the roving zoom in/out shots to edit between.
What is different about this test is that I decided NOT to color correct this and go with a color preset with the intent to use as a quick edit. Surprisingly the colors were not very far off and cut together pretty darn nice!
Sony was set on daylight white balance setting with -1.0 EV and the Canon was shot using Faithful profile (daylight WB) and then a quickie color correct.
Gear used for this test:
Canon 5D Mark II w 24-105 EF L USM w/IS on
Sony HX9v - set at widest angle 24mm
Shot in 1080p but uploaded to Vimeo in 720p
This was a fun test and I had several people approach my setup and ask, "What the heck is that thing?" HAHA! Thanks for watching!
Sony HX9V Run and Gun Solution!! from Tony Carretti on Vimeo.
I'm loving my new Sony HX9V 1080p60 camera!
Video quality in good lighting is extremely good, and it's not terrible in low light considering the size of the sensor. It's a small camera and I wanted to try and figure out a solution to make it more comfortable to shoot with as well as come up with a solution for viewing the LCD screen in bright sunlight. This is what I came up with...
|Sony HX9V goes cinema with an anamorphic lens as seen on EOSHD|
Sony HX9V + viewfinder + Zoom H1 + LCD monitor (lol) from ton van kan on Vimeo.
Sony DSC-HX9V + viewfinder, Hoodman HoodLoupe 3.0 + audiorecorder, Zoom H1 + LCD monitor, Lilliput + LED light HDV Z96
running and gunning with Zacuto Z-Finder / Sony HX9v compact through Berlin
"When you pair it with the Z-Finder, the HX9 is a serious tool for pros. There’s no doubt about it. It’s capable in the right hands of getting one decisive moment after another with aplomb. Frankly you should be ashamed if you miss it, such is the coverage of the lens, the stabiliser, the screen, the Z-Finder and the AF system – it all adds up to a real beast for journalists, artists and documentary makers. It has even more stealth factor than a DSLR, certainly more than a video camera. It has a better lens and stills mode than a camcorder, and it’s pocketable. The Z-Finder makes for perfect handheld video. No need to set up sticks, a shoulder rig, or adjust anything – it just works...."
|Johnnie Behiri HX9V and the Zacuto Z-Finder|
My aim was to test Hand held shooting, the optical stabilizer,
the "follow focus" function and "how nice the slow motion is".
"So how is it to film with this little camera? It is a mixture of fun and frustration…Fun, because it is so small and together with the Z-finder it is almost like the “ultimate run&gun” ENG-style camera (sure, I’m exaggerating, but look at the footage and see those amazing smooth, steady shots). Also, the zoom lens works a treat. Frustrating because there is no real control of anything..."
Take a look at his video and how he uses the 50p converted to 25p slow motion for effect.
|from Andrew Reid - EOSHD.com|
It's way beyond what we've seen from crappy compacts so far. It does 1080/60p 28Mbit AVCHD and out resolves a Canon DSLR in video mode. The high bitrate keeps compression artefacts down.
Detail is cleanly resolved, and the lens is also a cut above the usual compact optics with nice flare and an amazing 24-385mm range. I love the look of 24mm wide angle so much more than 28mm.
The ACT stabiliser is another strong point, it is the most effective I've ever used whether that be a professional video camera, a DSLR or a compact.
The creative possibilities of this camera are fantastic. But bare in mind it is still a compact and has it's limitations versus a DSLR in low light and for shallow DOF of course. Although surprisingly dynamic range isn't bad! You can actually get shallow depth of field as well with the HX9v just not in as many kind of shot setup."
Sony HX9 1080/60p -VS- Canon 600D http://vimeo.com/24747873