NEX 5N ‘easter egg’ found to increase video quality

Occasionally you stumble on something completely unexpected.

It’s great when this happens. The 5Ds and 7Ds, workhorses of the DSLR world, have nothing more to give; the lure and mystique of those early days in 2009 have all but vanished. The Sony NEX 5N however is different. A tempting new mistress who has yet to remove her makeup and demand you clean crusty left-over fries from the oven. I’ve only had the camera a few days I am still discovering new things about operating it and optimising the image. Usually the obvious stuff hits you first and then the smaller incidental bits. Well, I thought I’d try out the Sunset picture profile and I’m glad I did.

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EOSHD Myth Busters Part 1 – Forget HDR – It’s about tonality

Maria

This is the first in a new series of articles dispelling current ‘trends, myths and sacred cows’ in digital video.

Currently it’s trendy to tune cameras for more dynamic range. We have CineStyle for DSLRs, HDRx for RED and S-Log for the Sony F3… the list goes on. I feel the technique has overtaken the artist, the gimmick has triumphed over substance and we are operating in a world of myths and plastic looking images.

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