This Vortex Media two-DVD set, Mastering the Sony NEX-FS100 Camcorder, is presented by veteran cameraman Doug Jensen, who lays out detailed tutorials, step-by-step procedures, and instructions that cover all the most important aspects of operating this interchangeable-lens Super 35 camcorder.
Over the course of 3 hours of training, Jensen explains how to get the most out of this remarkable camcorder, via chapters such as Choosing a Video Format, Audio Recording, Controlling Exposure, and Lens Options. The aim to help anyone, from veteran camera operators to novices, to understand how to use the NEX-FS100 to capture the type of beautiful, professional-level footage that Jensen has included on these discs.
Without getting bogged down in technical jargon, the workshop teaches through practical examples when, how, and why to use specific techniques to achieve the results you desire. The tapeless NXCAM workflow will become second nature, with best practices (including file management and clip importing) explained clearly and succinctly. You'll become familiar with special camera functions such as slow & quick motion, GPS data, and time-lapse recording. You'll understand how to get the optimal picture out of the FS100, through tutorials that cover focus assist functions, shutter speed, white balance, zebras, Picture Profiles, and more.
Jensen's helpful explanations will help you learn much more in three hours than you otherwise would over full days experimenting on your own with the camera through trial & error.
Disc One Chapters
2. Camcorder Overview
3. Menu System
4. Viewfinder Displays
5. Choosing a Video Format
6. Recording Media Options
7. Assign Buttons
8. Audio Recording
Disc Two Chapters
11. Picture Profiles: Purpose of Paint Menus; Creating a Picture Profile from Scratch
12. Controlling Exposure: Iris, Shutter Speed, Gain; ND Filter Options; Zebra & Histograms
14. Special Functions: Slow & Quick Motion; Time-Lapse; Smooth Slow Recording; GPS
15. Lens Options: E-Mount, SLR, PL-Mount Lenses; Lens Adapters
16. Playback & Clip Operation