When shooting with my F3, I want to get the best possible image out of it. Now I have the options to shoot in 4:4:4 or in 4:2:2 chroma sampling: where is the difference in quality? How does the 4:2:2 prores capture compare to the 4:4:4 uncompressed signal? Here is my quick and dirty test.
So I got my Sony PDW-F3 including the paid S-Log/4:4:4 upgrade since August. Since then I was searching for the perfect solution to record the 4:4:4 output of the camera. With the advent of the Ultrastudio 3D from Blackmagic and Thunderbolt RAIDs I don’t see any point in buying a Gemini444 anymore. Here is my current workflow.