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Header image for article Sony F55 Simultaneous RAW & HD Recording & Workflow

Sony F55 Simultaneous RAW & HD Recording & Workflow

One of the big advantages of the Sony F55 is its ability to record both RAW and HD at the same time (this is true of the F5 as well). When paired with the Sony AXS-R5 recorder, the F5/F55 can record 16-bit RAW data to AXS media cards, and HD video (MPEG2 or XAVC) to SxS cards. This gives you an easy-to-use offline editing format as well as an extremely high quality online Raw format at the same time.

Workflows like this are used all the time these days, but the F5 & F55 make it particularly easy. For an in-depth look at this workflow in action, watch my two videos - in the first part above, I explain how to set up the camera for simultaneous recording, including how to add a LUT to the HD recording, and in the second video below, I complete the online/offline workflow, showing how to take a basic HD edit and match it back to the 4K RAW content.

If you want to learn more about the F5 & F55, make sure to keep your eye out for our Sony F5/F55 Intensive workshops!

Update: With the release of version 1.2 of the F5 & F55 Firmware clips can now be named in the camera and those names can be synced with the R5.

Andy Shipsides
Chief Technology Officer / Camera Tech Specialist, AbelCine LA

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