DSF switches to 4K with Sony’s F65 CineAlta camera
VIETNAM: The Vietnam National Studio for Documentary Scientific Film (DSF) has purchased the country’s first Sony F65 4K CineAlta camera and will switch from 35mm film to a 4k digital format, as it looks to maintain the highest quality for its productions. The government run facility, situated in Hanoi, is a long-time user of Sony equipment, having previously invested in two units of the PMW-F55 4K CineAlta camera. It will use its newest solution to record tourism and nature-related films.
The F65 includes an 8K sensor and can create 16-bit linear RAW output at 4K, 2K and 1080p. In addition, it records at 60 frames per second for 4K and 2K, as well as 120 frames per second for 4K and 1K.
‘As we are shooting films that depict the beauty of Vietnam, it is only right to use the world’s best cameras,’ explained Pham Thi Tuyet, general director of DSF. ‘A big draw of the F65 is the superb filmic quality it produces, thanks to its super 35mm sensors. Our cameramen used the solution with ease as it is very much designed and operates like a classic 35mm motion picture film camera, with far greater resolution.’
After previous use of Sony products, DSF reportedly found the learning curve for their camera and tech crew very easy. ‘We have been using Sony products for a long time,’ continued Ms Tuyet. ‘Besides their excellent build quality and reliable after-sales service, the workflow integration between existing and new Sony products is almost seamless. DSF’s role is to portray Vietnam in the best possible way. With the cutting edge technology from our latest cameras, we’re confident of reaching new milestones in film production.’