London based Camera Operator
I generally work as a cameraman and videographer around London but I travel extensively when works requires. I use three principal cameras systems the Sony PMW F3 a Sony PXW FS7 and DSLRs.
The PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for one-man operation in situations where the extraordinary flexibility of its α Mount lens system and compatible interchangeable lenses can be used to maximum advantage. The PXW-FS7 features a 4K Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 60p or Full HD at high frame rates up to 180 fps (frames per second). Selectable recording formats include XAVC, which supports 4K* 60p, Full HD 60p even in 4:2:2 10-bit recording, as well as the common MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by many broadcast stations around the world. Attach an optional Extension Unit (XDCA-FS7) to open up the possibilities of multi-camera shooting and ProRes 422 encoding. Connect an HXR-IFR5 interface and AXS-R5 recorder to support parallel recording and 4K/2K RAW recordings up to 240fps in 2K. It’s perfect for a one-man cameraman or multi crew. Great also for handheld use. A lot of Videographers are using handheld more and more these days as stabilisation software improves and that 4K gives far more latitude in post for a 2K production. My last shoot in London (and that was a three cameraman crew) was shot entirely in 4K with a final out put in 720p! That gave a huge amount of freedom to correct shaky footage in the grade and reframe shot when required.