Sony FX3: Netflix Settings

Sony FX3: Netflix Settings

Check out the official Netflix settings for shooting with Sony's smallest full frame cinema camera, the Sony FX3.

Following the release of the Sony's timecode adapter, the Sony FX3 has been officially approved by Netflix for recording features produced by the streaming service.

Netflix Capture Settings

These are the required settings for shooting Netflix material on the FX3:

1. Video Format

First of all, the required recording format for Netflix delivery is XAVC S-I 4K (3840 x 2160), which you select by going to ShootingImage Quality/RecordingFile Format.

2. Recording Format

Open up the recording format menu by going to ShootingImage Quality/RecordingMovieRecord. Select one of the following modes and bitrates:

  • 24p: 240 Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 30p: 300 Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 60p: 600 Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit

Use no lower than the 240 Mbps offered in 24p when recording in XAVC S-I format.

3. Log Shooting

The required log shooting mode is Cine EI which you activate by entering ShootingImage Quality/RecordingLog Shooting. Choose one of the two base ISOs; 800 or 12800.