January 1, 1990
Sydney – A Place to Call Home, the Seven Network’s upcoming television drama starring Noni Hazlehurst and created by Bevan Lee and the producers of Packed to the Rafters and Winners & Losers, is the first Australian series to be shot exclusively with Sony’s flagship F65 4K camera.
Director of Photography on A Place To Call Home – a series described as a “compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s” – was John Stokes ACS who explained the rationale behind choosing the F65, “I had been using Sony F35s on Packed to the Rafters and I was curious to see what the F65 offered as a camera system. After a lot of research and testing I came to the conclusion that this would be a perfect system to shoot the new Seven flagship TV series A Place to Call Home. I liked the look of the images coming out of the F65 in both HD and RAW. The colours looked natural and rich. The images looked crisp yet not unnaturally sharp. The workflow also proved to be a big plus working with the SR Codec.”