Sony a6300 | Slow Motion & S-Log2 Test

I went out to the local DIY skatepark in Boone with my roommate the other day and decided to test out some features on the Sony a6300. The 120fps feature on this camera was one of the main reasons why I bought it. This allows for slow motion shots and even slower shots when using the 'Optical Flow' feature in Premiere Pro. 

'Optical Flow' is a feature that allows you to create smooth super slow motion shots. With 120fps video, 25% is the lowest speed percentage you could use before it gets choppy, but with 'Optical Flow,' I can bring it down to 10% without the choppiness.

'Optical Flow' is a feature that allows you to create smooth super slow motion shots. With 120fps video, 25% is the lowest speed percentage you could use before it gets choppy, but with 'Optical Flow,' I can bring it down to 10% without the choppiness.

The other cool video feature that I used was a little thing called S-Log2 (there's a lot to say about this so I won't go into too much detail here). This is a picture profile that helps maintain details in the shadows and highlights by recording a flat (grayish) look. The challenge when using this picture profile is maintaining color accuracy. It takes a bit of work and knowledge of color space to keep the skin tones and highlights where they're supposed to be (this is something that I'm still working on), but the low saturation allows for a lot of creativity when it comes to color grading.

Scroll down to look at color examples and to watch the full edit with this S-Log2/Slo-mo test.

Before: Raw S-Log look out of camera

Before: Raw S-Log look out of camera

After: Color graded with ARAPAHO LUT

After: Color graded with ARAPAHO LUT