S-Cinetone for a concert

by | May 21, 2023 | Video Production

I video recorded my daughter’s end of year concert on May 18th, 2023. Bonham Middle School’s Band program continues to win UIL (University Interscholastic League) awards. The whole family was very excited for her final concert for the year. This event provided an excellent opportunity to test recording with Sony’s New S-Cinetone Picture Profile settings. S-Cinetone for a concert should be not only compatible but allow quick turnaround.

Recording a concert has it’s challenges.

Bright overhead lighting can give plenty of contrast and lighting variations. These variations can be very difficult to record. Futhermore, settings for video recording should use a wide dynamic range that can capture as much detail as possible. This will allow to bring out shadows and highlights in post production. Not to mention, it’s a good idea to record audio with a safety channel. If the audience or the band is too loud, you may get unwanted audio distortion or clipping. And don’t forget, you will need very steady hands if not using a tripod.

Clients may need quick turnaround for video production.

For this event, I used Sony’s New S-Cinetone Picture Profile on Sony A7iv camera. Not only does it provide a straight out of camera video, the video may only need slight  editing.  Therefore, this picture profile fullfils quick turnaround video production projects.

Video production can provide original content for your website, social media, and advertising. Video production is an important part of your marketing, giving a face and voice to your business and providing high value for your brand.

What is S-Cinetone?

It’s a picture profile built to resemble the Sony VENICE’s celebrated cinematic look renowned for optimising skin tones and providing a film-like color to videos. What’s unique about this profile is that it allows quick and effortless production of video content directly from the camera without much need for post-production color-grading.

Very happy with the results.

During the event, I made sure the video recording had optimal white balance. I used a safety channel for the audio. Then after importing the video, I only had to do slight exposure adjustments and coloring. To conclude, the video only needed a slight increase in exposure and a little less warm white balance. Obviously, very happy using S-Cinetone for a concert.


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