A great tool for cinematographers, in daily use worldwide
The F35 has a PL mount lens and a super 35mm size CCD. When coupled with the SRW-1 HDCAM SR recorder, this system offers the technical and mechanical flexibility needed by Cinematographers, as well as a compact and rugged design to withstand the challenging conditions often encountered on location.
For example, the SRW-1 HDCAM SR digital 4:4:4 recorder will dock directly to the top or to the tail of the F35. This eliminates the need for cumbersome cable handling between the camera and recorder. When more camera mobility is required, the recorder can also be connected using either a 'dual-link' cable connection or the Fibre interface CA-F101, so the camera is as small and light as possible. Full ramping control is possible when connected via fibre up to 50P in 422 and 30P in RGB 444.
Developed specifically for cinematographers, the F35 offers a compact, rugged and unique design that is similar to film-type cameras, and uses the same PL mount lenses. The Sony SRW-1 - an RGB 4:4:4 companion digital recorder - can dock directly to the top or the rear of the F35, eliminating the need for cumbersome cable-handling between the camera and recorder.
The F35 can be used with an array of film camera lenses and accessories without modification, which is extremely important for film users. The layout of the controls, the panel indicators and the assistant panel were designed to give film camera users a familiar and intuitive user interface.
When used with the SRW-1 recorder, the F35 provides a variable frame rate recording capability, which is also commonly known as "over-cranking" and, "under-cranking," allowing users to create unique 'looks' or special effects of slow and fast motion. Frame-rate settings for this function are variable from 1 frame per second (fps) to 50 fps in single frame increments in full RGB 4:4:4 quality. Other creative features such as HyperGamma, S-LOG gamma mode and a unique gamma-curve editing capability are also incorporated into the F35.
The design of the F35 is based on years of thorough discussion with experts in cinematography. The camera employs a totally new ergonomic design - compact, lightweight and cable-free - for a high level of mobility. The camera body is compact and lightweight, weighing just 5 kg (11 lb) without a viewfinder and the shape is similar to that of a film camera. The SRW-1 recorder can dock directly to the top or rear of the F35, in a similar way to how magazines would be attached to a film camera, allowing for cable-free operation. What's more, the camera handle is flat on top, allowing for the stable attachment to a Steadicam® for low-mode operation.