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Slow and quick motion with the Sony FX6

by | Jan 17, 2021 | S&Q, Sony, Sony FX6

How to do slow motion with the Sony FX6 with AF (auto focus) engaged?

One of the frequent asked questions in the Sony FX6 user groups on Facebook is about slowmotion in general, but also about slow motion with autofocus.

The Sony FX6 does slow motion with following specs:
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 – up to 60p)
QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – up to 120p)
FHD (1920×1080 – up to 240p)

Learn how to shoot 240fps with the all new FX6. Adjust slow and quick (S&Q) mode up to 240fps (1920x1080P) all while keeping AF engaged. Check the video above from Sony Cine. Very cool!

Here is how to shoot 240 fps slow motion with the Sony FX6:

  1. Press and hold the menu button
  2. Select project (2)
  3. Select Rec Format (2-2)
  4. Select 1920x1080P > Execute
  5. Go back to main menu
  6. Select Shooting (1)
  7. Select S&Q Motion (1-9)
  8. Select Frame Rate > Select desired frame rate
  9. Select Setting > switch to On
  10. The Focus swotch in the front of the camera can be used to switch between AF and MF.

When you engage S&Q with button 1 it will go into S&Q and record at your desired frame rate (the frame rate you selected under pt. 7).

S&Q tip – Shutter Angle and not Shutter Speed!

If you have your shutter in Angle mode (Menu > Shooting > Shutter > Mode or menu 1-3) the shutter will automatically change when you change your frame rate. My angle is 180.0 which means the camera will adjust the shutter and roughly double you shutter speed.

4K 120fps slow motion with the Sony FX6

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