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In-Depth: Sony F5 / F55
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In-Depth: Sony F5 / F55

This in-depth, hands-on workshop teaches participants the skills need to operate Sony F5 / F55 cameras.


This in-depth, hands-on workshop will teach you the skills need to operate Sony F5 / F55 cameras. Designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field, the course gives detailed instruction on camera set up, operation and workflows. By the end of the course, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge of the F5 / F55 and the confidence to operate the camera in a variety of production scenarios.

In this very practical class, you will work in small groups to shoot test footage and gain familiarity with Sony F5 / F55 cameras. They will learn how to set up the camera and get the best look for each shot. AbelCine instructors who have real-world experience with Sony cameras teach the class.

Topics include including detailed instruction on camera operation, lens choice, production techniques, and aftermarket accessories. The similarities and differences between the two cameras will be discussed, as well as the AXS-R5 & AXS-R7 Raw Recorder, viewfinders, lenses and 4K monitors. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the camera sensor, internal recording options, lens choice, and menu systems.




Part 1 – The fundamentals

  • Primary differences
    • CFA / Global shutter / etc.
  • Building your camera
  • External controls
  • Lens options
  • Side panel overview
  • Audio
  • menu overview
  • Setting up the camera
  • Shoot
    • Frame rate, resolution, codec, enabling proxies, record modes, S&Q
  • Review footage
  • Q&A

Part 2

  • Understanding scopes
  • Log and Raw
  • Exposure dynamics
    • Exposing for log
  • Cine EI vs Custom (paint settings)
  • Shoot
    • Exposure tests & bracketing
  • LUTs
    • 1D, Look Profile, 3D
  • Post production
  • Upgrade options
    • ProRes / 4K for F5 / ENG Build up kit
  • Advanced control
    • WiFi / Paintbox
  • Q&A

Camera owners who made their purchase through AbelCine receive 50% off this class! Ask your salesperson for details.



Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • DPs
  • Camera Operators 
  • Camera Assistants
  • DITs
  • Independent Filmmakers


If you complete AbelCine’s In-Depth: Sony F5 / F55 workshop, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from AbelCine. This comprehensive workshop is designed to give you a strong working knowledge of production tools and practices. The certificate indicates that you have completed the workshop and have experience in the operation of these tools. Completion of an AbelCine In-Depth workshop is a valuable resume-building tool for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge of production equipment.



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