The SONY PMW-F3: The Camera Behind C4’s Cutting Edge FilmMaking

As you could imagine, therapy filming a ground breaking documentary such as C4’s ‘Mummifying Alan’ isn’t an easy and process and is one which throws up plenty of challenges. How for instance can you show enough detail to make the programme authentic and hard-hitting without being overly morbid or graphic? It’s an issue which impacted the entire team behind the programme from directors and producers to cameramen and technicians but at the crux of the solution was the camera itself.

As us techies know, unhealthy to produce the very best you need the very best tools. So what’s the best camcorder on the market? For some of most cutting edge film makers out there it’s the SONY PMW-F3 (part of the CineAlta 24P family of digital cinematography products.)

With its Exmor™ Super35 CMOS sensor the F3 has been the key tool behind a vast range of documentary making from ‘Derren Brown’s Experiment’s’ to ‘Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain’ placing it quite simply at the heart of Channel Four’s quality broadcasting.

The F3 has been vital in portraying the true intentions and motivations of some of our brightest media talents so what exactly have they got to say about it? Watch the short video bellow to hear its shinning testimonials and see for yourself why it is such a popular choice for TV.

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