The latest firmware update for the Sony a7S III adds their S-Cinetone Colour profile, a feature currently only found on the just announced FX3 camera, the recently announced A1 as well as their higher end cinema cameras like the FX6, FX9 and Venice.
The addition of the S-Cinetone profile will allow for better colour matching when mixing footage between the a7s III and Sony’s Cinema Line cameras by providing a more cinematic look in both tone and colour.
“S-Cinetone colour, developed for Sony’s acclaimed FX9, is precisely tuned to meet the requirements of today’s content creators, with rich colour and natural skin tones that match other Cinema Line cameras without grading.”
Sony a7S III S-Cinetone Test Footage (S-Cinetone vs S-Log3) A7S3 S-Cinetone Firmware Update
via Jason Roberts on YouTube
What’s new and improved in ver. 2.00
- Adds the P11:S-Cinetone picture profile preset – Note: S-Cinetone is a new video look which introduces a color matrix that produces highly regarded skin tones.
- Adds support for setting Steady Shot to Active during recording movie with S&Q Frame Rate – Note: The Active setting cannot be selected if the S&Q Frame Rate is set to 120fps/100fps or higher.
- Improves the overall stability of the camera
You can download the latest firmware version directly from Sony via the links below
Introducing the long-awaited a7S III. Optimized for video production, with an all-new 12.1MP 4K Exmor R backside-illuminated full-frame sensor built for superb sensitivity and speed. The new BIONZ XR processing engine, with significantly more processing power, can capture and record up to 120p 4K and HD 240 frames at 10-bit 4:2:2 with full pixel readout (no skipping or binning) in all recording modes, including Intra-Frame (All-I). It also has the world’s highest-quality viewfinder at 9.4M dots, and a side swing-out rotating LCD panel. It delivers super-clean low-light, low-noise images at up to ISO 409,600 with 15+ stops dynamic range. The advanced processing means seriously reduced rolling shutter, plus Sony’s fast hybrid, face, eye, and animal autofocus with 759 phase detection AF points, even in HFR video modes. Along with 5-axis in body stabilization, there’s a simpler new menu structure, with touch control, a passive in-body cooling system and so much more, the a7S III has definitely raised the bar!