GFX100S’s large format imaging sensor isn’t just limited to still imagery. Switched to movie mode, filmmakers can create naturally cinematic footage and record richly detailed 4K/30p movies with a shallow depth-of-field, wide tonal gradation, and impressive ISO sensitivity in either 10-bit F-log or 12-bit ProRes RAW. This is all possible thanks to X-Processor 4, which also faciliates a bit rate of up to 400 Mbps, the commonly used 17:9 aspect ratio, and support for common compression codecs, like H.265 and H.264.
The full selection of all 19 Film Simulation modes are also available as well, including ETERNA, which digitally replicates Fujifilm’s legendary cine film.
Using GFX100S, filmmakers have the rare opportunity of being able to record 4K footage, at 16:9 and 17:9 aspect ratios, using the full width of its large format imaging sensor, which results in an imaging surface that is larger than many of the large format cinema cameras available today. This means films created with GFX100S will naturally look like they were made for the big screen, at a fraction of the budget.
GFX100S is capable of recording in 10-bit F-Log or Hybrid Gamma Log (HLG), a REC.2100 supported standard. Compared to using commonly available compression codecs, like H.264, recording footage in F-Log or HLG gives filmmakers much more flexibility in post-production as footage is brought through the color grading process and adjustments are made to luminance, color saturation, or any number of other image attributes.
4K/30p 10-bit output is possible whether you’re recording straight to an SD card or via GFX100S’s HDMI port. The camera’s X-Processor 4 imaging engine records 4:2:0 10-bit data to an SD card at up to 400 Mbps. *1 When H.265 codec is selected and 4:2:2 10-bit through the HDMI port, All-Intra and Long-GOP codecs are also available *2
Thanks to its robust imaging processor, GFX100S can also display footage on its LCD and an external monitor, while feeding uncompressed data straight to a recorder.
For maximum flexibility with image-based adjustments and color grading option, GFX100S can also record 4K/30P footage in 12-bit RAW, via HDMI, directly to an Atomos Ninja V Monitor Recorder to be recorded as Apple ProRes RAW files. This allows for all decisions about the image to be made after production, in post, free from in-camera processing.
Simultaneous output of RAW footage and footage in F-Log or Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) with a Film Simulation mode applied is also possible.