FX9 Guide

In this series of tutorial videos, Alister Chapman will be taking a look at the key features of Sony’s full-frame camcorder to help the user understand how to get the best from the PXW-FX9.

Now updated for Version 3 firmware

Close-up of FX9 side-panel controls
Camera Setup

Getting started, buttons, switches, and external connections.

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CINE EI example Edwardian scene
Cine EI

Achieving wide dynamic range with MLUTs and EI. 

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S-Cinetone example desert scene

What it is and how best to use it.

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Dual ISO demonstrated with two Edwardian scene images
Dual ISO

How is it different from adding gain? 

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Sony lens group shot
Lens Options & AF

The flexibility of E-mount and advanced auto focus features.

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FX9 with mobile phone
Networking & WiFi

Built-in WiFi and NFC provide plenty of options.

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Norway scene demonstrating image stabilization with FX9
Image Stabilization

FX9 supports both optical and postproduction options.

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PXW-FX9 with wireless audio setup
Audio Options

Two XLR inputs, plus MI Shoe and more.

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Night scene to demonstrate FX9 advanced shooting modes
Advanced Shooting Modes

S&Q, Time lapse, Cache Record, and more.

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Front view of two FX9 camcorders
Frame Rates

The art of choosing the right scan modes and frame rates.

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Alister Chapman with FX9
16-bit RAW

Maximize your post-production creativity.

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FX9 Eye AF in operation
Touch Screen & Eye AF

New usability features and scan modes with V2 firmware, plus V3 preview.

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HDR skin tones on FX9 with V2 firmware

User MLUTs in CINE EI mode, plus the new dedicated HDR mode in v2.

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Illustration of anamorphic operation with FX9
Anamorphic Shooting

Achieving this distinctive film-look with FX9.

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Alister Chapman shooting FX9 movie I-Spy
FX9 V3 Overview

Alister Chapman introduces FX9 V3’s new features and demonstrates with I-Spy movie.

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FX9 Real-time tracking viewfinder display
Real-time Tracking

Quickly and easily focus and track specific objects and faces within a scene.

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Scene from I-Spy movie shot with B4 lens
S16 2K Scan Modes and B4 Lenses

New Super 16‑mm film-sized 2K scan mode and using B4 ENG style lenses.

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FX9 movie I-Spy control room
S700 Protocols over Ethernet

How to use a standard Sony RCP remote control panel to control FX9.

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Illustration of FX9 firmware contents
Updating FX9's Firmware

Step-by-step process for upgrading your FX9’s firmware.

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FX9 Quick Reference Guide - V3

Written by Alister Chapman and covering everything from camera set-up to slow-motion frame rates and S-Cinetone tips. Interactive PDF format ensures easy access on your smartphone when on-location. Now updated for V3 firmware with Real-time tracking, RCP remote control, S16 mode and more.

*Available in English only

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FX9 Guide on mobile phone