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Sony PXW-X180 MPEG HD422 50 Mbps Camera:

Sony PXW-X180 MPEG HD422 50 Mbps Camera:

At NAB 2014 Sony have announced the new PXW-X180 handheld solid-state memory camcorder is the latest addition to their XDCAM Series. Ideal for broadcast and professional video production applications, it features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors and a new 25x optical zoom Sony G Lens with 26 mm wide angle. The PXW-X180 records […]

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Sony Reaffirm Adding ProRes Recording to the F5 and F55 Cameras:

Sony Reaffirm Adding ProRes Recording to the F5 and F55 Cameras:

Sony at NAB 2014 have reaffirmed their commitment to the addition of Apple ProRes on-board recording as a future hardware upgrade option for its F5 and F55 CineAlta 4K cameras. ProRes files will be stored and recorded internally to the F5 and F55 via Sony’s SxS PRO+ memory cards, which were specially designed to handle […]

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Sony α7S 4K Full-Frame Camera Specs and Video:

Sony α7S 4K Full-Frame Camera Specs and Video:

NAB 2014 and Sony have announced their 4K α7S Full-Frame Camera. The a7S features newly developed, wide dynamic range sensor with awe-inspiring sensitivity. Joining the acclaimed α7 and α7R family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, Sony’s new α7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands […]

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Sony F5 & F55 Camera Version 4 Firmware Information:

Sony F5 & F55 Camera Version 4 Firmware Information:

Peter Crithary Marketing Manager for Super 35mm acquisition and technologies at Sony Electronics dropped the news that the F5 and F55 cameras will be getting version 4 firmware on April the 4th. Version 4.0 firmware for both the F5, and F55 is scheduled for release on April 4th. This update will have a number of […]

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Sony Says 4K for 2K, 4K for 4K, and 4K For All at NAB 2014:

Sony Says 4K for 2K, 4K for 4K, and 4K For All at NAB 2014:

Sony’s NAB schedule roadmap says 4K for 2K. 4K for 4K. and 4K for all at NAB 2014… Well in that same roadmap they also say Beyond Definition: 4K for 2K. 4K for 4K. 4K and beyond. So they are not leaving out the unborn in their 4K roadmap. Here is the Sony NAB 2014 […]

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Sony 4K 20.68M-Pixel High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Digital Still Cameras and Camcorders:

Sony 4K 20.68M-Pixel High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Digital Still Cameras and Camcorders:

Sony have introduced a 20.68M-Pixel High-Speed CMOS Image Sensor for Consumer Digital Still Cameras and Camcorders. It will do 4K video mode at 4096H × 2160V, 60fps. Sony led the industry by introducing the technology of a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor Exmor R to the camera market. Now, Sony is releasing “IMX147LQT”, a back-illuminated approximately […]

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ProRes & DNxHD support Announced For Sony F5 & F55 Cameras:

ProRes & DNxHD support Announced For Sony F5 & F55 Cameras:

Sony have announced their commitment to supporting ProRes and DNxHD codecs as a future hardware upgrade option for both the F5, and F55 cameras. Sony has been at the forefront of, and has vast experience in developing advanced compression technologies that led to the visually lossless HDCAM SR, a standard in the production industry since […]

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foolcat Generates Camera Reports of Any Folder Full of RED, MXF or QuickTime Files:

foolcat Generates Camera Reports of Any Folder Full of RED, MXF or QuickTime Files:

foolcat app generates camera reports of any folder full of RED, MXF or QuickTime files in rich HTML and PDF format. The foolcat software supports RED R3D, QuickTime clips (Canon, Sony, Arri, GoPro…) and MXF files (Canon C300, XF305 etc). foolcat 3.98 with HDRx rollover: foolcat Demo: foolcat will summarise total clip count, duration, drop […]

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#TheNewF Becomes #NewFTransformed & Sony F65 Camera Owners Cry #WTF:

#TheNewF Becomes #NewFTransformed & Sony F65 Camera Owners Cry #WTF:

What a couple of weeks does camera gossip make… Sony masters of the rehashed PR campaign (think “The Next Big Thing”) have tarted up their old #TheNewF buzzhash for the F5 and F55 cameras and draped a red curtain over their newest social media darling #NewFTransformed. Actually there is no red curtain for now, but […]

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Sony Explains XAVC Advanced Video Coding Technology:

Sony Explains XAVC Advanced Video Coding Technology:

Hugo Gaggioni, CTO of Sony Professional Solutions of America talks about the technical information covering the attributes and benefits of the new XAVC video compression format established by the Sony Professional Group. Hugo explains how XAVC fits into current production workflows, along with well-established compression formats such as MPEG2, MPEG4 SStP and various camera RAW […]

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Sony UWP-D Wireless Microphone Series:

Sony UWP-D Wireless Microphone Series:

There was a daily tease PR campaign leading up to the announcement of the new UWP-D wireless microphone series from Sony… Wait you mean you didn’t notice it? My timeline says you either didn’t and or if you did didn’t care to pass it on. Anyway there is a new series of mics from Sony […]

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Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100VR Full HD Image Quality in XAVC S at 50Mbps:

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100VR Full HD Image Quality in XAVC S at 50Mbps:

Sony drops a new splash-proof wearable video camera the HDR-AS100VR, and it records high-quality Full HD pictures with XAVC S at 50 Mbps Sony Press Release: Splash proof with no need for a separate housing, reducing overall size[i] Create Map Views with GPS Data Overlay, or merge shots from multiple cameras with PlayMemories Home editing […]

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Sony 4K Televisions at CES 2014:

Sony 4K Televisions at CES 2014:

Sony at CES 2014 have giant 4K televisions that they are happy to show off… Check out the 64.5” Sony X950B Flagship 4K Ultra HD TV: Sony X950B Video: •Video Signal : 3840×2160/24p; 3840×2160/25p; 3840×2160/30p; 4096×2160/24p; 3840×2160/60p (YCbCr4:2:0 8bit); 1080/24p (HDMI only); 1080/60i; 1080/60p (HDMI / Component); 480/60i; 480/60p; 720/60p; 1080/30p (HDMI only); 720/30p (HDMI […]

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Sony HXR-NX3 Professional Handheld HD Camcorder With WiFi Connectivity:

Sony HXR-NX3 Professional Handheld HD Camcorder With WiFi Connectivity:

Here is a late one for 2013 from Sony: the HXR-NX3 camera. Sony’s new HXR-NX3 professional handheld HD camcorder enhances Sony’s proven imager technology and performance with features like Wi-Fi capability and MP4 recording for seamless connectivity with computers, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The latest addition to Sony’s NXCAM line, the compact HXR-NX3 […]

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Sony NEXFS700 RAW Kit: 4K For Almost $24K:

Sony NEXFS700 RAW Kit: 4K For Almost $24K:

Pssst want to get in on some 4K action? Need to rig, lens, power, record, store that 4K FS700 wonder child? It just might cost you above $23,000 to do a 4K camera kit yourself… or you could take a 4K package Sony have prepared for you earlier. The NEXFS700 RAW by Sony will set […]

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Sony Electronics Show Off Their FDR-AX1 4K Prosumer Camera:

Sony Electronics Show Off Their FDR-AX1 4K Prosumer Camera:

Sony Electronics show off their 4K prosumer FDR-AX1 camera: Sony FDR-AX1 4K Camera Highlights: 4K/60p video Ultra HD 1/2.3″ 8.3MP Exmor R® CMOS image sensor Real-time 4K/60 fps recording 3 ND filters and 6 paint functions Sony G Lens with 20x (31.5-630mm) zoom Built-in mic with 2x additional Pro XLR jacks Recording Specs: Video Signal […]

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Sony Full Frame α7 and α7R Plus DSC-RX10 Cameras:

Sony Full Frame α7 and α7R Plus DSC-RX10 Cameras:

Sony have dropped the all-new α7 and α7R full-frame compact interchangeable-lens cameras, plus the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 digital camera. The α7R model comes equipped with a 36.3-effective-megapixel full-frame sensor, with the optical low-pass filter omitted. The Sony α7 and α7R cameras incorporates a high contrast 2.4M dot OLED EVF for eye-level framing: View every scene in […]

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Melbourne 4K Magic Lantern Timelapse and Sony F65 4K Gisela Sugarwood Music Video:

Melbourne 4K Magic Lantern Timelapse and Sony F65 4K Gisela Sugarwood Music Video:

For your weekend viewing pleasure… Two videos shot at 4K; one a hacked Magic Lantern DSLR and the other with a Sony F65 camera: Australia 4K (ULTRA HD) Time Lapse: Video from David Lennon: This was my first real crack at astro photography and i used Magic lantern firm ware on both of my cameras […]

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Sony 4K Front Projectors:

Sony 4K Front Projectors:

Sony Electronics have announced three home theater front projectors for the custom install channel. The VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES 4K front projectors join the High Definition VPL-HW55ES home projector as the leading SXRD-based, large-format displays for the home. Like their predecessors, these projectors are designed to bring the high quality, immersive images of a big screen […]

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Market Report on the Global Digital Broadcast and Cinematography Cameras Market:

Market Report on the Global Digital Broadcast and Cinematography Cameras Market:

A wee little report on the state of the broadcast and cinematography markets has dropped from Reportbuyer.com… It costs a pretty penny to buy it, but here is a skinny version for you: Basically 3D is paralysed, cameras cost less now with glass going up in price, 2K and 4K cameras are kicking butt, it […]

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Sony Optical 2K CBK-55F2K Filter Option for F55 and F5 Coming:

Sony Optical 2K CBK-55F2K Filter Option for F55 and F5 Coming:

Sony have announced an upcoming feature for the F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras, an optical 2K Filter Option called the CBK-55F2K. From Marketing Manager for Super 35mm acquisition and technologies at Sony Electronics, Peter Crithary All, We are going to release a new Optical 2K Filter Option for the F55 and F5, called the CBK-55F2K. […]

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Some Sony IBC Gems Including 4K Live Production:

Some Sony IBC Gems Including 4K Live Production:

Sony Head of AV, Olivier Bovis, discusses what the company has to offer at IBC 2013. Olivier outlines the big news and announcements at the IBC trade show and how Sony is continuing with its commitment to innovation, and recommends those at the convention check out the 4k live production set up at the Sony […]

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Unboxing The Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder:

Unboxing The Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder:

Sony is expanding its line of professional 4K technologies with the new PXW-Z100 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder. Check out the unboxing video by Matt Davis and catch up on the Sony PXW-Z100 camera’s features. The new model broadens professional 4K capabilities to markets and applications beyond motion picture or high-end TV production – including houses […]

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Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera Plus the Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera and 1 More:

Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera Plus the Sony HDR-AS30V Action Camera and 1 More:

Sony has added three new video cameras to their lineup. The 1/2.3″ back illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sony FDR-AX1 digital 4K video camera, which supports 3840 x 2160 4K resolution is the big announcement. B&H has the Sony FDR-AX1 4K camera listed for US$4,499.99 The other two new models are the HDR-AS30V HD POV Action […]

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Sony PXW-Z100 4K XAVC XDCAM Camera Coming To IBC:

Sony PXW-Z100 4K XAVC XDCAM Camera Coming To IBC:

At least one camera retailer is spruiking a 2K / 4K XAVC XDCAM Camera Sony PXW-Z100 camera for €4.995,00 Excl. Tax. The PXW-Z100 4K XAVC XDCAM Camera is expected to be dropped at IBC 2013. Some Sony PXW-Z100 Camera Specs: •1 2/3-inch Exmor Sensor •XAVC/S 4K HD codec •4K and 2K video capture •XQD memory […]

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Sony FDR-AX1 2K 4K Camcorder:

Sony FDR-AX1 2K 4K Camcorder:

Back at CES in January Sony showed off a Z1 like camera they said they were working on to handle 4K for the Prosumer market. Here is the Sony FDR-AX1 2K 4K camera back then: Now thanks to a Chinese source there has been an alledged leak of what that Sony FDR-AX1 4K Camcorder looks […]

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Successful 5 Minute 4K UHDTV Transmission Over Satellite Demonstration:

Successful 5 Minute 4K UHDTV Transmission Over Satellite Demonstration:

According to a Newtec White Paper just 4% of the US market by 2016 will have a 4k capable UHDTV set in their homes, hotels, businesses etc, and there will only be 15% worldwide penetration by the year 2020. Well to even reach those numbers you have to start somewhere, and get a 4K signal […]

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100 Sony Xperia Z smartphone Spiral Camera Rig But We Want More:

100 Sony Xperia Z smartphone Spiral Camera Rig But We Want More:

OK let’s talk the 100 Sony Xperia Z smartphone Spiral Camera Rig. What do the handsets retail for? A quick look around says you can pick one of the 5″ display screen, 13 megapixel camera, Sony Xperia Z smartphones for around $550. Now that is 100 x $550 making it a $55,000 rig in phone […]

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Sony & Panasonic Jointly Developing 300GB Optical Disc Recording:

Sony & Panasonic Jointly Developing 300GB Optical Disc Recording:

Sony and Panasonic have announced that they have signed a basic agreement with the objective of jointly developing a next-generation standard for professional-use optical discs, with the objective of expanding their archive business for long-term digital data storage. Both companies aim to improve their development efficiency based on the technologies held by each respective company, […]

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New Firmware Timeline Charts for F5 / F55 Cameras & AXS-R5 Recorder:

New Firmware Timeline Charts for F5 / F55 Cameras & AXS-R5 Recorder:

Sony may have only just released firmware v1.14 for the F5 and F55 cameras, and then quickly followed that up with the v1.15 update. However fast-forward to three weeks later and Sony then drop the newly adjusted roadmap for future F5 / F55 Cameras & the AXS-R5 Recorder. Since firmware v1.14 the F55 camera supports […]

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Sony PMW-F3G444 Promotional Camera Package Kit:

Sony PMW-F3G444 Promotional Camera Package Kit:

Yes you read right: Sony F3 4:4:4 kit camera going for a special price. Sony PMW-F3G444 promotional camera package kit lets you record MPEG 2 35Mbs through to uncompressed 1080P 4:4:4. Sony PMW-F3G444 Details at a Glance: 1x PMW-F3L/RGB Camera head 1x Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 Recorder with 2x 512Gb SD Memory Cards 1x Optitek […]

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Sony 4K TV Questions Answered:

Sony 4K TV Questions Answered:

Well there you go Robert Heron from Sony fills you in on what 4K TV is. We will just leave you with this quote from Robert: “Remember though home theatre is more than just the thing you look at.” See Sony for more on their 4K TV range.

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Snaps of the Sony PMW300 Camera at Broadcast Asia:

Snaps of the Sony PMW300 Camera at Broadcast Asia:

Broadcast Asia is the trade show and the happy snaps here are the newly announced interchangeable lens Sony PMW300 camera. Thanks to Genustech for the pics: Some details about the Sony PMW300 camera: Full HD MPEG-2 HD 422 50 Mbps recordings plus XAVC in the future The PMW-300 uses an MPEG HD 422 codec, recording […]

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ARRI Broadcast Plate For Sony F5 & F55 Cameras:

ARRI Broadcast Plate For Sony F5 & F55 Cameras:

ARRI dropped this off at the Cinescopophilia Facebook page… It’s worth sharing. New ARRI PCA “Broadcast Plate” for Sony F5/F55: Beside our existing plate which adapts with an integrated “touch and go 35″ directly to a fluid head or via BP-8/9 to all “cine-style” configurations we had requests from our customers who wanted to have […]

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Sony RAW Viewer Major Release With Significant New Enhancements & Features:

Sony RAW Viewer Major Release With Significant New Enhancements & Features:

Sony have release a new version of their RAW Viewer. It is considered to be a major release with significant new enhancements. The Sony RAW Viewer is a dedicated application for viewing and basic colour grading of Sony RAW files shot by F65, PMW-F55 / F5 cameras and the NEX-FS700 camcorder with the optional AXS-R5 […]

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Sony Announce The 50Mbps PMW-300 Camera:

Sony Announce The 50Mbps PMW-300 Camera:

You know what camera sells really well? The Canon 300 series…. No not the C300, that only does well in some regions. The Canon XF300 series of cameras is one of the most sort after cameras for programming so it’s no wonder that Sony have announced the PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder, equipped with the 1/2-type Exmor […]

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Sachtler Says They Have Your Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras Covered:

Sachtler Says They Have Your Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras Covered:

Sachtler wants you to know that they offer the ideal support solutions for the new Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K image sensor cameras. The cameras’ modular design makes countless set-ups in an array of weight classes possible and Sachtler offers fluid head tripod systems to match the variety of configuration possibilities. The Video 18 […]

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Sony Vegas Pro 12 is the First Native 2K and 4K XAVC Editor:

Sony Vegas Pro 12 is the First Native 2K and 4K XAVC Editor:

I remember way back in the low numbers for Vegas when it turned into a cool little editing software programme. Used it as a 2nd or 3rd editing system and it worked really well for quick client turnarounds. Nothing flash nothing special and it got the job done, but then I think it was editions […]

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Workflow Solutions For Sony 2K and 4K:

Workflow Solutions For Sony 2K and 4K:

Peter Crithary Sony’s Marketing Manager large sensor acquisition, fronted the cameras at NAB and caught up with 3rd party providers offering 2K and 4K workflow solutions for Sony. The Sony workflow alliance partners such as DaVinci Resolve, Baselight, Avid, and Autodesk Flame Premium, quickly run through what their systems do and offer the F65, F55, […]

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Sony F55 Studio Camera and That Is 4K Broadcasting Right There:

Sony F55 Studio Camera and That Is 4K Broadcasting Right There:

Keith Vidger from Sony Professional Solutions Division let’s you in on a little secret. The Sony F55 can now be made into a studio broadcasting 4K behemoth. Simply slot in CA-4000 camera adapter onto the F55 to provide a feed output into a CCU which can output four streams of QFHD 4K. Check out Sony […]

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Sony Show a Concept Not Prototype 4K DSLR and Bread Box Camera at NAB:

Sony Show a Concept Not Prototype 4K DSLR and Bread Box Camera at NAB:

At the Sony NAB 2013 launch event right at the very end of the hour long presentation Alec Shapiro President of Professional Solutions America introduced Toshihiko Ohnishi who is the Deputy President of Sony’s Professional Services Group in Japan. Toshihiko talked for about three minutes on what Sony called “Our vision for the future.” They […]

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Sony Announce Prototype Professional 4K OLED Monitors:

Sony Announce Prototype Professional 4K OLED Monitors:

Sony’s latest innovations in professional display technology include the development of a new 4K professional OLED monitor and a new series of OLED monitors with wider viewing angles and significantly reduced color shift. Sony is developing 4K OLED monitors that can reproduce video signals with the highest degree of accuracy. This R&D technology will be […]

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Sony XAVC S Format Confirmed:

Sony XAVC S Format Confirmed:

Well we accidentally got the scoop about the new Sony XAVC S codec, and here is the full Sony press release confirming the new format. With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras, expected to reach more than 2,000 units shipment worldwide by the end of April 2013, the XAVC format has been widely […]

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Sony Announce the PMW-400 Camera:

Sony Announce the PMW-400 Camera:

Sony have announced the new PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder as the latest addition to its widely used XDCAM HD422 line-up. Ideal for live production or ENG, the new camcorder uses a 2/3-inch Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensor to capture beautiful images with high sensitivity1 and low noise. Sony’s PMW-400 XDCAM HD 4:2:2 camcorder: “We designed the […]

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Sony 4K Media Player The FMP-X1 and Ultra HD Video Distribution Service:

Sony 4K Media Player The FMP-X1 and Ultra HD Video Distribution Service:

Sony have announced a 4K Media Player; the FMP-X1 and a ultra HD video distribution service as well as pricing for their Ultra HD TV sets. There are six Sony Store locations (Century City, Calif.; Costa Mesa, Calif.; Houston; Las Vegas; New York and Palo Alto, Calif.) will be the first to feature the XBR-55 […]

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Sony Sue Red Digital Cinema For 7 Patent Infringements:

Sony Sue Red Digital Cinema For 7 Patent Infringements:

Remember when RED sued Sony for patent infringements? Then Jim Jannard spoke out about it? Well Sony are now suing RED for seven patent infringements. Sony Comments re Patent Suit Filed Against Red Digital Cinema On April 5, 2013, Sony Corporation (“Sony”) sued Red Digital Cinema (“Red”) for infringing 7 of Sony’s patents in the […]

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Sony Expands XAVC Format Ramps Up 4K Development and Drops XAVC S:

Sony Expands XAVC Format Ramps Up 4K Development and Drops XAVC S:

The successful sale of almost 2000 Professional CineAlta 4K cameras such as the F5, F55 and F65 models as of April 2013; the XAVC format has been considered to be widely adopted in the marketplace. The XAVC format holds various advantages for high quality image reproduction including 4K pixel resolution, 10 bit colour depth, wide […]

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OConnor Blackmagic and Sony F5/F55 O-Box-WM Mattebox and Tools:

OConnor Blackmagic and Sony F5/F55 O-Box-WM Mattebox and Tools:

OConnor announced new products to be introduced at NAB 2013. Coming to booth C6425 at NAB 2013 will be the O-Box-WM Mattebox Deluxe Package and Tools for Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Sony F5/F55 cameras. Universal Rings for O-Box WM Creates Deluxe Package The new O-Box WM Mattebox Deluxe Package introduces a new level of out […]

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Petrol Bags NAB Lineup Announced:

Petrol Bags NAB Lineup Announced:

Petrol Bags announced that it will be premiering new audio and camera bags and accessories at 2013 NAB. The company introduces the Deca Large Lightweight Audio Bag (PS617) that is optimally designed for Soundies who use the Sound Devices 664 mixer, with or without the CL6 Controller. Ready to work with the user, this wearable […]

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Sony Hits Back At RED Denying Patent Infringements & RED Talk ARRI Case:

Sony Hits Back At RED Denying Patent Infringements & RED Talk ARRI Case:

RED Sue Sony, Sony hits back and Jim Jannard talks about RED’s recent brush with ARRI and the Michael Bravin court case. From Sony via their Show-highend website: Sony Comments re Patent Suit Filed By Red Digital Cinema On February 12, 2013, Red Digital Cinema (“Red”) sued Sony Corporation of America and Sony Electronics Inc. […]

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Sony Not Worried About 4K When It Sells A Building For 1.2 Billion Dollars:

Sony Not Worried About 4K When It Sells A Building For 1.2 Billion Dollars:

Sony announced that it has sold its Sony City Osaki office building and premises to Nippon Building Fund Inc. and a Japanese institutional investor. The sale was structured such that Sony placed the office building and premises in a trust and then sold the trust beneficiary rights. Sony and other Sony Group businesses will remain […]

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Sony and Fox News Talk About Why You Should Be Interested in 4K Technology:

Sony and Fox News Talk About Why You Should Be Interested in 4K Technology:

Alec Shapiro, President of PSA at Sony chats with Fox Tech Take on 4K, and UltraHD technology, and about how it is changing the cinema and home theatre experiences for everyone. DARKtube.org Extended free video search! Please see Fox Tech Take for more technology stories and Sony for their 4K solutions.

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You Know Big RED JJ Spoke Out About That Sony Patent Lawsuit:

You Know Big RED JJ Spoke Out About That Sony Patent Lawsuit:

It was expected that RED’s one and only JJ would speak out about that Sony patent court case, and boy did he deliver. Nothing to do here but take it all in. And please join the conversation over at REDuser. We have taken a bit of flak for filing a lawsuit against Sony Electronics. #1. […]

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RED Takes Civil Action Against Sony Over Camera Patents:

RED Takes Civil Action Against Sony Over Camera Patents:

RED have issued a cease and desist order as well as started civil proceedings against Sony Corporation of America and Sony Electronics Inc claiming the Sony F65, F55, and the F5 cameras all embody RED patents used without license. In suing Sony, RED claims loss of sales, reduced business and profit, and that the general […]

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Panasonic 4K Concept Prosumer Camera Vs Sony 4K Concept Prosumer Camera:

Panasonic 4K Concept Prosumer Camera Vs Sony 4K Concept Prosumer Camera:

Sony call it consumer level 4K. Panasonic call it a marketspace consisting of almost professional or entry level professional space that needs run and gun 4K. It doesn’t matter what they call it or what weasel words the marketing boffins push on their sales guys and gals to use in order to sell 4K to […]

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Quick Look At Sony Balanced Optical SteadyShot:

Quick Look At Sony Balanced Optical SteadyShot:

A super quick one for you. As you know Sony with their point and shoot stills cameras in video mode and their video handycams have been rocking it with smooth fantastic steadycam features of late. Well now you can expect even more stabilization on your shots on the small domestic consumer cams with Sony’s Balanced […]

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Street Price Drop for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras:

Street Price Drop for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras:

Abelcine have listed the street price for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta cameras and it is pretty darn good. Forget the official suggested list price from Sony which saw the PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera at $19,400, and the PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Camera at $34,900. Try $16,490 for the Sony PMW-F5 camera. Key Features 8.9MP […]

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2013 Sony Brings High Frame Rate 2K and 4K to Consumer Cameras:

2013 Sony Brings High Frame Rate 2K and 4K to Consumer Cameras:

Sony want to be the number one sensor maker. They have said that, and they are doing something about that claim by pumping out 40 Million CMOS sensors a month. The new Sony IMX117CQT sensor has been announced and is capable of bringing 2K and 4K to the stock standard point and shoot camera and […]

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Official Suggested Sony Prices for the F5 and F55 Cameras:

Official Suggested Sony Prices for the F5 and F55 Cameras:

TheNewF announced TheNew$ AKA Sony Electronics has announced their suggested list pricing for the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 cameras and related 4K accessories. The suggested U.S. list pricing for the new products: PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K Camera $19,400 PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Camera $34,900 AXR-R5 RAW Recorder $6,300 AXS-512S24 512Gb Memory Card $2,100 AXS-CR1 card reader $660.00 DVF […]

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Sony F5, F55 CineAlta Cameras and PL Lens Prices Announced:

Sony F5, F55 CineAlta Cameras and PL Lens Prices Announced:

The Sony Japan website has released pricing and drop dates for the Sony F5 and F55 4K CineAlta cameras, the RAW AXS-R5 recorder, the PL lenses and the OLED “DVF-EL100″ 7-inch ViewFinder, the “DVF-L350″ 3.5-inch LCD ViewFinder, the “DVF-L700″ 7-inch LCD monitor screen, plus the AXS memory card and other assorted gadgets. February drop dates […]

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The Sony FS700 HXR-IFR5 4K Interface Unit from InterBEE:

The Sony FS700 HXR-IFR5 4K Interface Unit from InterBEE:

Back when Sony thought it was safe to bring the future ahead of plan they dropped the FS700 HXR-IFR5 4K recorder to come out sometime in 2013 on us. Only one yukky pic slipped through of that HXR-IFR5 4K recorder though…. Sad face… Well turn that frowny face upside down because a new picture has […]

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RED Slash Camera Prices, Gentlemen Lift Your Skirts:

RED Slash Camera Prices, Gentlemen Lift Your Skirts:

What does the historical Formula One saying “Gentlemen Lift Your Skirts,” RED dropping camera prices down and the new Sony F5 and F55 cameras have in common. A level playing field of course. Be it technological, price, sensor, format, or whatever there really is a sense of IT’S ON… Posts from RED’s Jim Jannard for […]

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Sony CineAlta F5 and F55 4K Cameras Hands On Video Tour:

Sony CineAlta F5 and F55 4K Cameras Hands On Video Tour:

Richard Lewis, Cinematography Product Specialist, provides a detailed, hands-on tour of the new Sony CineAlta F5 and F55 4K cameras. All the key features, including the flexible modular structure, multiple recording formats, menu controls and important accessories are shown. The 18 minute video also demonstrates recording on SxS Pro+ and AXSM memory card, including RAW […]

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More on The 4K XAVC Recording Format:

More on The 4K XAVC Recording Format:

Sony is introducing the new XAVC recording format that will be at the heart of its new 4K products. Sony’s XAVC technology provides a dedicated 4K format that will encourage the adoption of 4K beyond feature films, to genres such as TV dramas, entertainment shows, documentaries and commercials. “The new XAVC format underlines Sony’s commitment […]

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Sony FS700 Gets 4K RAW Recorder Adapter for 2K, the HXR-IFR5:

Sony FS700 Gets 4K RAW Recorder Adapter for 2K, the HXR-IFR5:

Sony are in the final stages of developing the HXR-IFR5 interface unit, which will allow the Full HD Super Slow Motion NEX-FS700 camcorder to capture stunning 4K RAW cinematic content in combination with the Sony AXS-R5 RAW recorder. In addition to realizing the full potential of the FS700’s imager, the ability to record RAW affords […]

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Sony TheNewF Cameras and Gear In Pictures:

Sony TheNewF Cameras and Gear In Pictures:

Enjoy the Sony F5 and F55 cameras plus all the add on modular components you get to play with to make a working cine, corporate, broadcast production camera that runs at 4K. Hungry? Want more F from Sony then head on over to their hangout HERE.

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Sony F55 Camera The Details:

Sony F55 Camera The Details:

Details for the Sony F55 CineAlta 4K Camera: The Sony F55. Here is a camera engineered to reward its owners now and far into the future. The Sony 4K image sensor incorporates a revolutionary electronic global shutter. You get superb dynamic range, the widest color gamut, and pristine image quality whether you shoot in HD, […]

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Sony F5 Camera The Details:

Sony F5 Camera The Details:

Details for the Sony F5 CineAlta 4K Camera: For incredibly vivid HD, start with the 4K imager of the Sony F5. You’ll get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich color reproduction and greater clarity. This is the next generation of the incredibly popular F3 and offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant […]

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ARRI Alexa 120fps: What if TheNewF Sony Camera Does 180fps:

ARRI Alexa 120fps: What if TheNewF Sony Camera Does 180fps:

Nice fun little slomo test on the ARRI Alexa camera at 120fps thanks to JP Caldeano from Yogi Productions. It now appears that 120fps is the new 60fps with each fresh camera coming out, but what if the Sony TheNewF camera steps it up and drops 180fps making it the new 120fps? Just to disturb […]

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Are Sony Going To Use Their SxS LITE Cards On TheNewF Camera:

Are Sony Going To Use Their SxS LITE Cards On TheNewF Camera:

We know that SxS cards will be used in recording the new XAVC internally on TheNewF camera coming from Sony. A rumour quickly splashed that the cards would be a new version of SxS. So the question we ask is; are Sony ready to use their SxS LITE name and version of the solid state […]

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S-Log2 on The Sony TheNewF Camera:

S-Log2 on The Sony TheNewF Camera:

S-Log2 will be available on that TheNewF camera from Sony coming on the 30th of October. There you go another piece of the puzzle scheduled ahead of the future, but really just now. First we tell you about a new XAVC codec from Sony coming to TheNewF and now some good gamma news. S-Log2 previously […]

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XAVC is the NEW Sony Recording Format for TheNewF Camera:

XAVC is the NEW Sony Recording Format for TheNewF Camera:

Sony will drop TheNewF on the 30th of October along with a new recording format called XAVC. The F5 / F7 camera what ever it is, the F55 camera and the 4K external recorder and the SxS cards could happily sport the new Sony XAVC format. So one little piece of the F puzzle has […]

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TheNewF a Shoulder Mounted Sony F7 Camera an F55 & a 4K Recorder:

TheNewF a Shoulder Mounted Sony F7 Camera an F55 & a 4K Recorder:

Drop the dead donkey time, the Sony #TheNewF story is getting a run. Things are not quite what they seem in Sony #TheNewF teaser campaign land. Here goes for the Sony TheNewF: A shoulder mounted PMW-F7 camera that is a supplement and or direct replacement for the PMW-F3, a full blown F55 camera, an external […]

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Sneak Peek of the Sony POV Action Camera with Carl Zeiss Lens:

Sneak Peek of the Sony POV Action Camera with Carl Zeiss Lens:

Sony have revealed there is a POV action camera they have been developing. A new type of hi-def wearable video camera for POV and action sports filming, that runs with a big time lens maker and makes use of the proven stellar technology Sony are famous for. #Quick update: Someone whispered in our ear that […]

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Sony Investing 1 Billion Dollars in Stacked CMOS Image Sensors:

Sony Investing 1 Billion Dollars in Stacked CMOS Image Sensors:

Sony announced that it plans to invest $994,400,000 or around 1 Billion dollars in Sony Semiconductor Corporation’s Nagasaki Technology Center (“Nagasaki TEC”) from the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 through the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, to increase the production capacity for stacked CMOS image […]

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Sony Release the ODS-D200U Optical Disc Archive Drive Unit:

Sony Release the ODS-D200U Optical Disc Archive Drive Unit:

The Sony ODS-D200U is a newly-developed Optical Disc Archive Drive which can handle Optical Disc Cartridges containing 12 discs. Once driver software is installed in a PC, you can connect the Sony ODS-D200U easily via USB3.0 IF and use Optical Disc Cartridge as a single large volume.The Sony ODS-D200U will accept any type of data […]

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Sony PMW-100 XDCAM Camera at NAB with Specs Out in May:

Sony PMW-100 XDCAM Camera at NAB with Specs Out in May:

Sony have introduced the full-featured light and compact PMW-100 XDCAM handheld camcorder. The Sony new PMW-100 joins Sony’s XDCAM HD422 line-up as the smallest and lightest camera in the XDCAM family. “Advancements in digital imaging technology have enabled journalists and professional videographers to cover stories by using portable devices such as cell phones, DSLRs, and […]

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Sony Transformation to Aggressively Promote The Growth of 4K:

Sony Transformation to Aggressively Promote The Growth of 4K:

Sony announced a series of strategic initiatives to be introduced under the new management team established back in April. Sony intends implementing a rapid decision-making approach that draws on the strengths of the entire Sony Group as “One Sony.” Sony aims to revitalize and grow the electronics business to generate new value, while further strengthening […]

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Zunow 4K Ready Super Wide Vari-Angle lens E 11-16mm F2.8:

Zunow 4K Ready Super Wide Vari-Angle lens E 11-16mm F2.8:

Quick one from Zunow: The Zunow 4K Ready Super Wide Vari-Angle lens E 11-16mm F2.8 Sony E mount lens 11-16mm Focal Length F2.8-22 IRIS 1.1 feet M.O.D. 85mm Diameter 945 gr. Weight 4K Ready The Zunow SWV-E11-16 is a super wide angle zoom lens for the Sony E-mount NEX-FS100 and NEX-VG10/20 camera. This lens can […]

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First Footage from the Sony FS700 Camera:

First Footage from the Sony FS700 Camera:

First footage from the Sony FS700 camera have emerged. Lots of slomo goodness is on display from the new Super 35mm camera model that is designed for high-speed shooting and is capable of capturing footage at up to 960 frames per second. The camcorder also features a range of capabilities such as 3G HD-SDI output […]

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