Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2018 – Test Footage – Sony PXW-Z90


The morning balloon ascent from 11th August 2018 was a great sight to wake up to. I grabbed the Z90 to see how the footage would look. I’m extremely happy with the quality of the clips.

The colour and detail on this footage is outstanding. It was recorded in 4K via the HDMI output on an Atomos Shogun Inferno. It was all shot in S-LOG3 and graded using Davinci Resolve. The sound is from a Rode NTG3 mic onboard the camera.

I posted this to Instagram and the compression absolutely destroyed the footage. I’m hoping YouTube will do it more justice but the original MP4 export can be downloaded below together with a couple of original 4K ungraded ProRes clips.


SLOG3 4K ProRes CLIP01: (1.77GB)
SLOG3 4K ProRes CLIP02: (2.43GB)
Original MP4 Upload: (174MB)