Netflix has given Sony&s full-frame FX3 camera the coveted Netflix Approved Camera certification. This makes the FX3 the twelfth Sony camera to enter the list of cameras certified for Netflix 4K productions. Netflix recommends recording with the FX3 in XAVC S-I (All-I) UltraHD 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 10bit 4:2:2 format at a bit rate of 600Mbps at 60fps or 300 Mbits/s at 30p or 240 Mbps at 24p in the new in Cine EI mode just added by firmware update 2.0 (see below). Netflix also precisely specifies the other recording parameters in its corresponding Camera Guide.
Netflix Approved Cameras from Sony
Sony Venice 2 6K
Sony Venice 2 8K
Sony FS7 / FS7 II
Netflix Recommendation for Sony FX3 Recording Parameters
Sony FX3 Firmware Update 2.0
The Sony FX3 had just recently been gifted via firmware v2.0 some interesting new (cine) features such as Cine EI, Cine EI Quick, and Flexible ISO modes for shooting with S-Log3 (EI = Exposure Index), as well as the AF Assist feature, which brings the camera even closer to its cine-series siblings. Here&s our Hands-On the Sony FX3 with the new firmware 2.0: New Log Shooting Modes, Cine EI, AF Assist and more.
And here&s our testing the Sony FX3 in practice: the "CINE - A7S III": Autofocus, ergonomics, skin tones, slow motion and our
Comparison of the Sony FX3 with the Canon EOS R5 - which camera for what? Skin tones, autofocus, resolution.
Those who know Netflix selects its cameras can take a look here a behind-the-scenes look at the Netflix measurement lab, which is presented via clip.