Stunning Sony A7s Short Film and Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q 4K Updates

The Sony A7s is easily one of the most awaited 4K cameras of 2014. The 4K capable, slim-body mirrorless camera from Sony, excels in low-light with its incredible 12MP Full-Frame CMOS sensor specifically designed for video.

The camera is currently shipping in Japan and the US in limited quantities, with a EU and rest of the world wide-rollout sometime in July.

We certainly hope to be able to get our hands on the Sony A7s very soon in the UK to do some tests and share them here on with you all.

Earlier this week, W. Ashley Maddox shared his incredible short film he shot on the Sony A7s, which he just received from B&H in the States.

This is one of the first short films shot on the A7s.

W. Ashely Maddox shared his experience at you can read the full blog post HERE.

In summary here are his findings from the Arizona shoot on using the Sony A7s:

  • S-Log 2 native ISO is 3200, so make sure you have some strong ND filters if you’re planning on shooting outside in bright sunshine.
  • The camera comes with 2 batteries and a charger – not many other cameras do nowadays.
  • the APC-S crop mode is very useful – turns your FF lens into longer a longer lens via the 1.5x crop. (105mm equals approximately 160mm with this function)
  • The XAVC-S codec is easy to work with in the edit.

In addition, Matt Allard from spoke with Mitch Gross from Convergent Design at Broadcast Asia in Singapore to find out some exciting updates on their amazing external recorder/monitor – the Odyssey 7Q.

It’s good to hear that Convergent Design are committed to devising a way to support 4K via HDMI 2.0 on the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s. And this is great news for those of us planning on getting a 4K recorder for the Sony A7s.

Check out the video below for more details.

Odyssey 7q 4k recording solutions planned for the GH4 and A7s. from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo.

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