First of all, please excuse my (relatively) small knowledge about the ever expanding technical aspects of cinematography. I'm a director of music videos and commercials first. But I'll embark on more personal documentary work very soon, where I will have fewer resources and more importantly, only a few helping hands. Since I have shot on various cameras myself before (mostly Alexa and RED) and because I feel the urge to "get my hands dirty" again I was researching a lot about possible camera setups.
Considering the fact that I will be operating myself and without a crew, I believe the Sony F3 would be a reasonable first choice. Relatively light and handy, I would use the camera in combination with PL lenses and an Odyssey7Q monitor/recorder (S-Log 10bit 4:2:2). Another important pro is the possibility to record proper audio.
I would love to hear about your thoughts and experiences! Would you recommend such a setup or could there be some major issues that a "one man crew" would struggle with. Would you put another camera over the F3 for documentary work?
I look forward reading your thoughts.
Edited by Alexander Boyd, 07 December 2013 - 05:39 PM.