Stepping up to the Sony FX9

A new, intensive one-day workshop for experienced shooters looking to step up to use the FX9, Sony's latest broadcast camera. The course will focus on the technical attributes of the camera, so you can get filming with confidence. In particular, the course will cover how to use the FX9's pioneering face-tracking auto-focus, know what lenses what best with it, understanding how the camera crops images, its low-light capabilities and a deep-dive into its menus. Although the FX9 is an evolution on the FS7 - and shares many similarities - it is a camera does everything 'bigger and better' so shooters will want to know how to get the most out of it.  

Experienced camera operators, shooting PDs, APs or similar wanting to learn how to make the most of the FX9 in the field 

Familiarity with the technical aspects of setting up and using an HD or SD video camera, and experience of filming for broadcast or online. 

  • An overview of the camera - compare and contrast with FS7 and other doc mainstays 
  • Setting up menus including recording quality, customisable frame rates 
  • Using the FX9s face-tracking auto-focus, and choosing the right lenses 
  • Setting up the camera with rigs, brace, tripods 
  • Examination of the FX9s low-light capabilities 
  • Image stablisation feature & advanced audio controls 
  • Considerations for post-production
  • One camera between three traineees

Do I need to bring anything to the course? It’s advisable to bring a pen and some notepaper. Otherwise, all you need is a receptive mind and your energy and enthusiasm.

Is lunch provided? We keep you replenished with teas, coffee, biscuits and fruit. We don’t provide lunch – although there are a number of sandwich shops, cafes, restaurants close by, as well as a supermarket.

What if I have to cancel? If you cancel more than 10 working days before the course date, you will get a full refund. If you cancel with less notice, or once the course has been confirmed the full course fees are still due. We will however endeavour to get you onto to a future course as and when we have a spare space. Although this cannot be guaranteed and will usually involve you being offered the place at short notice, we have a great track record of making sure people get their training – even it takes a bit of time.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be in writing and must be received at least 10 working days prior to the course date or the full fee will be charged. DV Talent reserves the right to cancel courses at any time (e.g. if there are insufficient enrolments) without liability, and delegates will be offered an alternative date or full refund. In booking a course, you are acknowledging you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.