Published on August 25, 2014 by Keith Alvendia

From Chris Quevedo:

This is a promotional film shot for a dental lab in my local area.
In the flurry of discussion over the Sony a7S I decided to take the plunge and get one. I discovered a couple of things with it.

1st – In S-Log2 mode, it cuts REALLY well with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with nearly zero effort. Just used a X-Rite Color Checkr Passport and DaVinci Resolve 11 Lite’s Color Match mode and BAM. Match. Just a slight red shift and I was set.

2nd – I use a HolyManta VND that used to be for my Sony FS100, but now that I have a Sony a7S instead, I discovered that this camera is also just as compatible with the a7S in full frame mode.

3rd – My absolutely most favorite lens in the world right now is the lens I used to have on my FS100. the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS. Plenty of people whined about how bad the aperture is in low-light. Well darn it, thats no longer an issue is it?! And at 200mm f/6.3 I get great shallow depth of field. Also the stabilization is mind blowingly good. So since the rolling shutter is going to suck in full frame mode, and I have to use APS-C crop mode anyways, this is possibly the best lens for this camera. Or maybe 2nd best. The very best would likely be the power zoom version they distribute with the NEX-EA50uh or the FS700.

Okay, break it down.

Camera 1: Sony a7S w/ Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 & HolyManta VND – Picture Profile 7
Camera 2: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 O.I.S. – Film Mode
Mic: Rode SmartLav
Lights: 1 FloLight FL-110HMD + Existing Lighting

Camera: Sony a7S w/ Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS + Sony 16mm f/2.8
Lights: 1 FloLight FL-110HMD + Existing Lighting

Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014
DaVinci Resolve 11 Lite


Video Description:

Ovcin Dental Lab, dedicated to quality, in service since 1975.

Please visit our website at for more information.

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