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Sony FS7 Denver or Colorado area video crews / camera crews with DP director of photography

For clients needing a local videographer/cameraman, director of photography or entire crew with the Sony PXW-FS7 local in Denver or other Colorado area Mister Photon Media is a veteran owner operator of this camera with complete proficiency as a freelance resources. Adding creativity, experience and enthusiasm, MIster Photon Media will bring you the best footage and enthusiasm when you hire us for any type of corporate video, film or television production located in Denver but serving all Colorado & beyond.

About the Sony PXW-FS7 camera

This camera has a 35mm sensor and a native E mount lens system that can be adapted to Canon or Nikon Mount EF or EFS lenses, or PL lenses. Adapter mounts enable PL, DSLR and A Mount lenses to be used, as well, B4 2/3 lenses, just like the FS700 camera or other E-Mount Sony cameras. Other lens makers like Rokinon, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma among others whom make Canon EF mount or EFS mount lenses can also be adapted to this camera. This camera records a XAVC HD codec as well as a MPEG 720 or 1080 recording capability. XAVC-I or L are higher bit rate recordings and enable up to 4K standard or UHD/Ultra HD format recordings making the camera a choice for any type of production in internet, video, television, film or other specific genre production.

The Sony XAVC Codec requires newer non linear editing software to open and edit as well natively, as it is a newer video codec than AVCHD that has 2 variant being I or L. You can also use the Sony XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit for PXW-FS7 to output RAW 12bit 2K or 4K, as well record ProRes QuickTime files. This extension also enables time code via BNC connections as well. Mister Photon Media owns the XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit, and we can also record ProRes externally via our Atomos Inferno recorder up to 4K.

You can also over-crank with this camera like the Sony FS700, F5 or F55 cameras. Overcranking is recording at a higher frame rate that creates a slow motion effect, and is more pronounced at more frames recorded per second at lower playback speeds.

The menu structure and camera command functions are also similar to the FS700U camera as well. But the key difference is the FS700R outputs 4K, and the FS7 records it internally, and can output 4K as well. There are other differences as well from these cameras with the FS7 having more control over gamma, as well HDR/high dynamic range. These cameras both share the same lens mount system.

High Speed Overcranking up to 240 fps in 1080 HD

This camera has the higher frame rates over XDCAM when over cranking. The high speed recording is better than the F3, and many of the PDW or PMW series XDCAM cameras as you can record full 1080p at 240 frames per second using the XDCA-FS7 pack and appropriate recorder. It can record 180 fps/frames per second without the XDCA-FS7 unit to record 1080 HD compared to the XDCAM limited to 30 or 60p with F3, EX3, or EX1 or PDW F330, 350, 700 or F800 among some others. The FS7 can also record 60fps 4K as well. Read more about it by Google here. Just remember in 4K at 60 fps, the data rate almost doubles, (for your disk storage planning).

Sample from a HD video production by Denver based cameraman Nick providing directotor of photography services in Fort Collins for AT&T on a green screen video shoot for TV commercials, as well a corporate video production campaign.


Additional Gear and Other Cameras are Available

GEAR! - Aside these cameras our camera inventory is amply equipped with other cameras, lighting in HMI, fluorescent, tungsten, chimeras, professional tripods, monitors, Matthews grip, expansive sound packages with top audio gear, among other items rounded out with decades of professional production experience spanning video, film as well all types of television productions. Please visit our equipment page for more info. We also have other cameras aside from the PXW-FS7 & the NEX-FS700R cameras if these aren't your preference.

production samples from Nick Teti, DNC2008 + ENG for CNN

Why shoot with the Sony FS7?

The 1080, 2K & 4K recording of this camera, the lenses available, and high speed recording are great, along with synced audio, depth of field and higher ISO with less noise make this camera very appealing. You can view 4K live from the camera via the HDMI or the XDCA-FS7 Extension Unit's DSI port to a monitor or recorder with the capability as well. If you need a crew located in Denver as well with this camera or others, Mister Photon Media is a great fit due to our capabilities as well experience in Denver, across Colorado, among other states, as well in other countries.

Why choose the PXW-FS7 for Cinema Production, Films or Documentary, TV or video production ? If your looking for the film look, done faster than shooting 16mm or 35mm film, and have to adapt quickly to shots, as opposed to modifying set elements or lighting for shots restricted by film stock, lighting conditions, magazine length, etc., then the PXW-FS7 is an ideal camera. Separate time code from audio or separate audio from picture is common to DSLR or motion picture film or with many DSLR cameras is another additional stop in post production. DSLR cameras or older film cameras without time code or synced audio can increase editing time increasing your production costs, in particular when poor sound recordings are made requiring ADR or other post production steps that may need to occur.

Who Else For? Any adaptable camera person or crew can use these cameras and hand of footage to any client with acquired or we can do this. The digital video files can be opened with ease in Windows, Unix & Mac operating systems with the right software & hardware resources. For XAVC I or L used in the Sony FS7 later versions of AVID, Adobe CC or Final Cut X are needed and recommended for efficiency, but are readily available solutions. When outputting RAW video from the camera sensor common formats such as QuickTime ProRes or AVID DNxHD can also be recorded with an external recorder making the footage more accessible and simpler to work with.

Samples from Director of Photography Nick Teti, and Mister Photon Media's HD video crew

HD? Of coarse we have other camera options

  • RAW or AVCHD or XAVC: with our FS700 or the FS7 with capability to record ProRes or DNxHD up to 4K.

  • Sony NXCAM with Sony HXR NX3D1U, that is a AVCHD format or by our FS700R camera.

  • XDCAM: Sony PMW EX3 XDCAM, PMW 320K or PMW F3 (35mm format HD).

  • HDV videotape with the Sony V1U videotape camera.

  • HDCAM: Sony HD videotape by the HDW F900 HDCAM,

  • BetaCam SP with the Sony D30 BetaCam.

  • DVCAM with either the Sony V1U or Panasonic DVX100A.

  • P2 cameras including the AG HPX 170 or HPX300.

  • DVCPRO HD videotape - by the Panasonic HDX900.

  • Canon EOS with the C300 or the EOS 7D or 5D Mark II cameras.

  • GoPro

  • Black Magic Design

  • Other Formats: We also offer QuickTime ProRes, or MXF or BPAV/MXF digital video files or H264 formats or MPEG-2 recording capabilities.

Our Crew members include: DP/DOP, videographers, photojournalists, sound mixer/recordist, teleprompter operators, gaffers. grips & other lighting assistants, producer/directors, technicians & utilities, and other person ell. We can also refer uplink trucks (with cameraman & crew), other video engineers, along with FTP, feeds or other transmission points too.

production samples from out crews in various size from 2 person & larger

Where have our crews been in Colorado?

Below is a short list of the major Colorado areas we have provided camera crew, video crews and film crew services in most volume, however we have worked across most of the state. We have also provided camera support personnel / crew members including: sound person (aka recordist or mixer or audio tech), technical directors, producer/directors, teleprompter operators, gaffers, grips or other production assistance personnel. Our crew members come with gear or can operate provided equipment. If you need a videographer/cameraman or director of photography to join your crew or provide an entire one to you, this is another solution to you from Mister Photon.

Here are the major populations and production areas by region for Colorado's where have our crews been in Colorado

Below is a short list of the major Colorado areas we have provided camera crew, video crews and film crew in most volume, however we have worked across most of the state. This lists every city or area or at least larger Colorado population for your reference divided by northern, eastern, southern or western CO. We can provide a camera crew or television crew with the Sony FS7 or other camera in these areas listed below or wherever else needed in the state.

    • Arvada
    • Air Force Academy
    • Akron
    • Alamosa
    • Allenspark
    • Aspen
    • Ault
    • Aurora
    • Avon
    • Bailey
    • Basalt
    • Black Forest
    • Beaver Creek
    • Black Hawk
    • Boulder
    • Bow Mar
    • Breckenridge
    • Brighton
    • Broomfield
    • Buena Vista
    • Byers
    • Campion
    • Carbondale
    • Carr
    • Castle Pines
    • Castle Pines Village
    • Castle Rock
    • Centennial
    • Central City
    • Cherry Hills Village
    • Climax
    • Colorado Springs
    • Commerce City
    • Conifer
    • Cortez & The Four Corners with Colorado, Utah, Arizona or New Mexico included.
    • Crested Butte
    • Cripple Creek
    • Denver
    • Dillon
    • Dupont
    • Durango
    • Eagle
    • Eastlake
    • Edgewater Eldorado Springs
    • Englewood
    • Elizabeth
    • Erie
    • Empire
    • Estes Park
    • Evergreen
    • Fairplay
    • Fort Carson
    • Fort Collins
    • Fountain
    • Franktown
    • Frederick
    • Frisco
    • Genesee
    • Georgetown
    • Glendale
    • Glenwood Springs
    • Golden
    • Greeley
    • Grand Junction
    • Granby
    • Gunnison
    • Green Mountain
    • Greenwood Village
    • Gunbarrel
    • Henderson
    • Heritage Hills
    • Highlands Ranch
    • Hudson
    • Idaho Springs
    • Idledale
    • Jamestown
    • Indian Hills
    • Ken Caryl
    • Keystone
    • Kittredge
    • Kremmling
    • Lafayette
    • Lakeside (near Denver)
    • Lakewood
    • Lamar
    • Larkspur
    • Leadville
    • Littleton
    • Lone Tree
    • Longmont
    • Louisville
    • Loveland (the ski area & the city in Northern CO near Fort Collins)
    • Lyons
    • Manitou Springs
    • Mesa Verde
    • Marshall
    • Minturn
    • Montbello
    • Monument
    • Morrison
    • Nederland
    • Niwot
    • Northglenn
    • Pagosa Springs
    • Parachute
    • Parker
    • Pierce
    • Peyton
    • Pine
    • Penrose
    • Pueblo
    • Roxborough Park
    • Rocky Ford
    • Rye
    • San Luis
    • San Pablo
    • Salida
    • Sedalia
    • Sheridan
    • Silver Plume
    • Silverthorne
    • Snowmass
    • Steamboat Springs
    • Superior
    • Tabernash
    • Telluride
    • The Pinery
    • Thornton
    • Twin Lakes
    • Vail
    • Welby
    • Wellington
    • Wheat Ridge
    • Westminster
    • Winter Park
    • Woodland Park

      Call on us for service statewide or traveling (we have current passports as well).

We can also provide camera support & crew members

Aside from camera operation or director of photography / cameraman services we also provide expertise such as a sound person (aka recordist or mixer or audio tech), technical directors, producer/directors, teleprompter operators, gaffers, grips or other production assistance personnel. Our crew members come with gear or can operate provided equipment, as well have expertise with this camera among others. If you need a videographer/cameraman or director of photography to join your crew or provide an entire one to you, this is another solution to you from Mister Photon. Here are the crew members available from Mister Photon Media to assist you.

  • DP/director of photography with gear or without equipment.
  • Videographer of camera operator or cameraman.
  • Location Sound Recordist with gear.
  • Gaffer or Grip with lighting or grip gear.
  • Assistant Camera or AC or Camera Assistant with expertise with several cameras aside/including from Sony.
  • Data Manager / Data Wrangler in PC, MAC or Linux environments.
  • DIT / digital imaging technician or post production help in PC, Apple or Linux work flows.
  • PA / Production Assistant or other help.
  • Field Producer or Director with specific expertise.
  • Location Scouting / scout.
  • Still Photographer for photographing all subjects.

Reference Links to other web sites

Wikipedia.org has information on the XAVC format. This format is more robust supporting up to 4K video, and UHD / Ultra HD.

Read about the differences from XAVC, a newer video codec, and AVCHD, the first related video format.

Here is a reference on the Sony FS7 specifications at Sony's web site.

We enjoy working; so is the motto of Mister Photon Media - Colorado Camera Crews.
Call for References, rate costs, information or to book us. Nick 1 (720) 299-2084 

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