6th September 2011
Sony have announced new features for its PMW-F3 professional handheld digital production camera with a Super 35mm imager: a 3D-Link capability, options for RGB 4:4:4 and S-LOG output and a wide angle, high power zoom lens.
The 3D-Link option CBK-3DL01 is available via a firmware upgrade and 10-pin cable connection. This link is designed to provide synchronous remote command between two F3s using only one remote controller, with Genlock, time code and camera control. Recording can be started and stopped by remote control. The PMW-F3 will be able to be used in any 3D rig that can support the camera’s size.
RGB4:4:4 and S-LOG output capabilities are available through the CBK-RGB01, which also enables Dual-Link/3G-SDI switchable functionality. It comes pre-loaded with 4 LUTs and 5 user LUTs for monitoring in S-LOG mode, and also has a planning meta function.
Finally, two new lenses are available for the PMW-F3: the SCL-P11X15 PL mount wide angle 1.5x zoom with a focal length range of 11-16mm and a speed of T3.0; and the SCL-Z18X140 FZ mount high power 14.0x zoom, with a focal length range of 18-252mm and a speed of T3.8.