Sony S-Log for Alpha Cameras

This course will show you all you need to know to work with the Sony S-Log2 and S-Log3 in Sony Alpha cameras

Price per delegate: £199 + VAT

Duration: 1 day

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What will you learn

This course will show you all you need to know to work with the Sony S-Log2 and S-Log3 in Sony Alpha cameras. You will learn what S-Log is and how it can be used to record superb video sequences with wide dynamic range, and how it is a good choice for future-proofed archived material.

You will learn how to set up an Alpha camera to record S-Log, and how to monitor and review recordings.

You will learn how to use S-Log material from the camera in post-production to produce a number of final edits for different requirements.

Who should attend

This training is designed for anyone working with a Sony Alpha camera with S-Log2 or S-Log3 capability or camcorder that supports S-Log2 or S Log3 recording. This includes all Alpha 7 series cameras, Alpha 6000 series cameras, FDR-AX series camcorders or any similar camera or camcorder with Sony S-Log recording capability. The session is designed to be easily accessible with a high degree of graphics and practical examples rather than complex technical explanations and mathematics.

Course contents

The state of the AV media community

The course starts with a brief summary of the various trends on television and cinematography production, explaining the move towards 4K, HDR and wider colour spaces..

This includes:-

  • The move from SD to HD.
  • The various high definition standards and Rec 709.
  • 4K and the impact of Ultra HD.
  • The six basic improvements in Ultra HD.
  • Understanding gamuts, colour spaces and 2020.
The essentials of dynamic range

The course includes an explanation of what dynamic range is, and the dynamic range of nature and how we see it. There is also a summary of how light, contrast and dynamic range are measured.

This includes:

  • Natural light levels and dynamic range.
  • How the human eye captures the world around us.
  • Measuring the dynamic range of cameras.
  • Measuring the contrast ratio of monitors.
  • Comparing dynamic range and contrast ratio.
HDR and S-Log

This part of the course covers a hot topic in the AV media community, high dynamic range and Sony S-Log high dynamic range standards.

This includes:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of shooting RAW.
  • The need for high dynamic range standards.
  • How to convey high dynamic range.
  • S-Log, S-log 2 and S-Log 3.
Current HDR distribution standards

This part of the course summarises the present different standards used to distribute high dynamic range to cinemas and homes.

This includes:-

  • PQ & HLG
  • HDR10 and HDR10+.
  • Dolby Vision.
  • HLG.
Setting up for recording in S-Log

This part of the course explains how to set a Sony camera or camcorder to record or output in S-Log.

This includes:-

  • Finding and recognising S-Log related menu items.
  • Setting up for S-Log recording.
  • Selecting media.
  • Setting up monitoring.
S-Log workflow principles

The course continues with a summary of various S-Log production workflows.

This includes:-

  • Monitoring S-Log material.
  • Using Monitors LUTs.
  • Using S-Log in grading.
  • Editing with S-Log.
Grading with S-Log2 and S-Log3

This part of the course offers some practical guidance into grading shots recorded using S-Log2 or S-Log3.

This includes:

  • Setting up a project.
  • Deciding on a rendered output format.
  • Balancing low-lights, mid-tones and high-lights.
  • Colour balancing and correcting.
  • Matching shots from different cameras.
  • Creating a look with S-Log2 or S-Log3.
  • Rendering for different outputs.
  • Creating LUTs.

Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.