Ep. 6 - The FS5 Storm of Discontent

Ep. 6 - The FS5 Storm of Discontent

Well not really. But apparently, I set off an absolute shitstorm on the internet regarding the Sony PXW-FS5 "digital motion picture" camera. I had no idea so many people (including me) could get so passionate about a tool no one will care about in 5 years. :) But here it is.

So in this episode I explain and clarity my position and experiences. (Yes it's a nice camera!). I talk about the limitations and how to work around them. I make some suggestions to Sony on what to improve/fix and how to better market and treat their customers. I speak of the "opportunity costs" pyramid and how it relates to filmmaking gear.

Then I move away from the subject towards the things that matter most. Finally, I explain the style of the show and the edge I am going for... and why you should not swear in front of your clients.

(Post title of "FS5 Fuzz" Image thanks to EOSHD...)

Ep. 5 - The Sony PXW FS5 Real World Review & Ramble

Ep. 5 - The Sony PXW FS5 Real World Review & Ramble

The "Brief" goes on for over an hour this week as Paul goes in depth about the new Sony FS5 and his experiences with it. (Yes, after going on about all the limits of the FS5 in the last show, he went out and bought one because... testing!)

It's a bit of a ramble due to being tired and the off-the-cuff unedited nature of the show, but it should still address many questions.  Why has the Internet gone mad over his test? Is it a nice camera or a POS? What are Sony's "No Limits" really about

Ep. 4 - The Sony FS5/A7RII/A7SII Conundrum

Ep. 4 - The Sony FS5/A7RII/A7SII Conundrum

In this episode Paul talks opportunity costs for using the Sony PXW-FS7 vs the new FS5 vs the Sony A7RII and A7SII. Which to pick for B-cam/run n gun for documentary work? Paul talks personal experience, as well as what he has seen on the web, and asks for your input as well.

Ep. 3 - The DJI Zenmuse X5 & 8 bit 4K

Ep. 3 - The DJI Zenmuse X5 & 8 bit 4K

In this new episode of the NeedCreative Brief Podcast, Paul talks about the new DJI Zenmuse X5 and his experiences with it. Then the brief gets a little long...as Paul goes off on a tangent and talks about 8 bits vs 10 bits and the limitations of each, as well as overall bitrate with 4K. Finally, Paul asks when is research for scripts too much and can you get too close?