This 4-hour training video is the quickest way to learn both the fundamentals and advanced features of this amazing Super-35 camcorder and it's state-of-the-art tapeless XDCAM EX workflow. This is not a superficial review of the camcorder nor a quick look at the various functions. It took two months and more than 450 man-hours to research, write, plan, shoot, and edit this 4-hour workshop. This training video not only tells you "what" a feature does, it also tells you "why", "when", and "how" to use it.
This is as close to a one-on-one training session as you can get without actually hiring Doug Jensen for personal instruction. How much is your time worth? For a small investment you get to tap into a wealth of knowledge that would normally take many days to acquire on your own . . . assuming that you ever discovered some of the tips and functions covered in this training video.
It includes tutorials, step-by-step examples, and detailed instructions covering the most important aspects of camera setup, menus, shooting techniques, choosing a video format, clip naming, file management, clip importing, Picture Profiles, time-code, programming the assign buttons, customizing the viewfinder display, freeze-mix, white balance, multi-matrix, proper use of Zebras, jam-syncing, focus assist functions, shutter speed, gain, time-lapse, slow-motion, camera data files, lens options including Zeiss Compact Primes, Schneider Cine-Xenars, Sony PL lenses, Nikon SLR lenses, best practices for importing and archiving footage, and much more.
Like all Vortex Media productions, this is a completely independent production with no sponsorship, input, or approval from Sony. It delivers unbiased information and professional advice that can’t be found in the official PMW-F3's operation manual -- -- without getting bogged down in jargon or unnecessary technical details. This workshop is designed to help anyone, from a novice to an experienced ENG/EFP shooter, get the best results from their PMW-F3. The video provides real-world examples and suggested techniques that are simple to put into practice.
Please note: Because this training video was produced before "S-LOG" and "3D-Link" were available, it does not go into detail about how setup and use those advanced features.