27 May 2024

Shooting anamorphic with Tito

Tito Ferradans, creator of the ‘Anamorphic on a Budget’ YouTube channel, explores the use of the Atomos Shogun and Sumo 19SE in his latest installment of Anamorphic Cookbook – a series of video tutorials explaining all there is to know about anamorphic lenses and how to use them.

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With the episode taking place in a low-light studio, Tito combined his Panasonic LUMIX S1H camera and Laowa Nanomorph Zoom lenses with the Shogun monitor-recorder to capture the footage. For Tito, one of the key benefits of using the Shogun was the ability to record in ProRes RAW, as it provided him with flexibility editing his footage in post production. “Recording in higher frame rates can be too taxing for many cameras’ internal processors. Most cameras don’t give you the option of RAW recording, but the Shogun does,” he explained.

“I can use the Sumo as a switcher with multiple cameras on set.”

On set with the Sumo

In addition to the Shogun, Tito harnessed the Sumo to help modify and refine his content on set. Having worked with the Sumo for over a year, the generously sized 19-inch monitor has since become a key part of his workflow. Tito utilises the monitor to focus on the finer details of the image, while the intuitive touch display offers useful features such as anamorphic de-squeeze, custom LUTs and focus peaking. The Sumo’s versatile power options makes it an essential part of Tito’s workstation. “The Sumo has several inputs and outputs for HDMI and SDI, making it a monitor that I can use as a switcher with multiple cameras on set,” says Tito. 

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