Sony today announced a new, free firmware update for the Alpha 7S III, version number 2.00, which now allows users to use S-Cinetone with the Sony Alpha 7S III.
S-Cinteone technology was originally introduced with the VENICE digital film camera and is intended to provide cinematic colour reproduction. Among other things, after Sony was criticised from many sides in the years before for a lack of colour science, especially in the skin tones.
With the introduction of the S-Cinetone profile, this criticism died down, but until today this colour profile was only implemented in the full-frame cameras VENICE, FX9, FX6 and FX3.
S-Cinetone is not a log profile but a colour transformation to create a film-like appearance in typical video colour spaces. ( here there is a whitepaper for those interested). This colour profile is intended to deliver a film look right off the bat, so to speak, where no complex post-production of the colours after shooting is planned. It delivers "out-of-the-box" a natural skin tone reproduction as well as a soft highlight rolloff. And it is now also available in the Alpha 7S III with the new firmware update.
In addition, the update now includes the option to set Steady Shot to Active when shooting video with S&Q. However, this still does not work with 100/120fps.
In addition, a problem has been fixed where FTP transfer can fail when using certain USB LAN adapters. (However, it is still not guaranteed that all USB LAN adapters will work properly).
In addition, the connection stability for USB tethering with the iPhone is said to have been improved. However, the USB tethering function does not currently support iOS 14, and Sony recommends using a USB cable that supports USB-PD (USB power supply).