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Review of the Sony PXW- FX9: THE MOVIE

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So this is why I haven't uploaded a video to YouTube since December! First off I was finishing my MZed course then this monster swallowed up all my time!

"Review of the Sony PXW- FX9: The Movie"? What sort of nonsense title is that? Well, it is almost two hours long which is over double the length of my previous longest review, but does it justify such a crazy length? Well, you can be the judge of that. I cover a huge amount of stuff and It also acts as a tutorial at times as I show you how to get the best out of the camera.

As always it is packed with silliness, great music, lots of information and opinion. It also has a narrative that makes the whole thing flow that you won't realise the time passing!

To learn about how this review came about, how it went from Sony initially asking me to do a proper assessment of their camera back in September with everything I liked and didn't like, to then becoming a first look video to then morphing into this epic review with everything I love about the camera as well as the frustrations, then check out the full story in my blog post.

This review took 8 weeks of very hard work so if you want to buy anything using my affiliate links it will help me out a little and won't cost you a penny more! Thank you!

My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/philipbloom

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The review works best as a continuous watching experience as it flows into each other but if you need to revisit any parts then here are some chapter markers:

Titles and intro: 00:01
What is a perfect camera?: 01:50
Context: 05:43
First hands-on: 14:16
How the review changed: 18:55
November assessment Part 1, low light and autofocus: 21:01
Low light at the lock: 31:08
Autofocus, autofocus, autofocus: 33:55
November assessment Part 2: Controlled Face autofocus tests: 39:35
The amazing electronic variable ND: 46:07
How to do a depth of field rack: 47:32
What exactly is a human face according to the FX9?: 51:21
Native vs Adapted lenses overview: 53:30
Native vs Adapted lenses tests: 56:10
Autofocus conclusions: 1:00:55
Picture settings: 1:07:40
Slow-motion: 1:15:00
Stabilisation: 1:22:58
Taking your FX9 shopping: 1:24:23
November Part 3: Last day: 1:34:54
Epilogue: 1:47:13

Music from Audio Network:

BOB BRADLEY, CHRISTOPHER WONFOR “GROWTH” “LUMINESCENCE”
DAVID TOBIN, JEFF MEGAN, JULIAN GALLANT, ROB KELLY “HOLST’S VENUS” “ANITRA’S DANCE” “DANCE OF THE MIRILTONS” “DIE FLEDERMAUS OVERTURE"
PHILIP SHEPPARD “WELCOME TO UTOPIA” “SHORELINE MEMORY” "QUANTUM DROPLET"
BILL BRUFORD “MALLET TOMS IN FIVE”
DARIO FORZATO “PUREST OF ALL"
GARETH JOHNSON, EVAN JENKINS “COLD”
IGOR DVORKIN, DUNCAN PITTOCK, ELLIE KIDD “GUILTY PLEASURES”
NOAH SORATA “HAVE FAITH”
RICHARD LACY “ELECTRO MECHANICAL” “NEUTRAL MOTION” “WASH OVER ME"
DAVID O’BRIEN “BEARDED LADY”
NEIL SIDWELL “TOMMY’S TANGO”
CHAZ KKOSHI “HELLENIC BALLANDA”
DAVID KELLY “BAD CAT” “BOOKWORM"
PAUL MOTTRAM “CONSIDERED OPTION”
JODY JENKINS “COYOTE CANYON” “LA BELLA FIGURA"
SAM WEDGWOOD “SECRET RENDEZVOUS”
TIM GARLAND “CURTAIN RAISER”
JEFF MEGAN, JULLIAN GALLANT, DAVID TOBIN “LULLABY” “DANSE MACABRE”
BARNABY DICKINSON “FUNERAL FARCE”
ANDREW COTTEE “TYPING POOL”
TOM QUICK “SECRET LIFE OF TREES”
DEBBIE WISEMAN “PRIMA LUCE”
RICHARD KIMMINGS, CHRIS EGAN “FREE FALLING”
CHRIS EGAN “UNUSUAL SUSPECTS”
CHRIS EGAN, TRSTAN FRANCIS “BROKEN DOLL”
RAY DAVIES “DIGGA DIGGA DOO”
LUKE RICHARDS “QUIET LAMENT” “SECRET BEAUTY"

Music Bed:

SUNSHINE RECORDER “GOODBYE”

About Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 10 years of his 30-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs.


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