Double Trouble: Pair a Sony A7S with the Atomos Shogun
The Sony A7S is a powerful camera for its size and price range. Now, you can take full advantage of an A7S rental when you pair it with the Atomos Shogun 4K Recorder. Output crisp 4K footage with an impressive dynamic range, beautifully exposing shots that comparable cameras can’t touch.
Internally, the A7S is limited to 60fps at 1080p, but via HDMI, the camera can output 4K footage at 24fps and 30fps, as well as regular HD up to 60fps. In addition, recording to the Shogun gives filmmakers easy access to powerful features like scopes, zebra stripes, and focus magnification with the touch of a finger — all on an easy-to-view 1920 x 1200 seven inch display. The Shogun even allows shooters to preview footage with preloaded 3D LUTs, further bolstering creative control on set.
Rigging up these two great pieces of equipment keeps independent filmmakers at the cutting edge of the 4K video market and greatly increases flexibility in 1080p workflows. Check out the footage below, shot with this setup at varying resolutions and frame rates:
Tips for shooting with the A7S: