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Sony recently released details on their new shoulder-mount XDCAM, the PMW-400. The camera includes three 2/3-inch-type FullHD Exmor CMOS sensors, giving it terrific low-light sensitivity. Plus, it has interchangeable lens capabilities, HD/SD-SDI and HDMI, and the ability to use multiple formats and bit rates. In a world of REDs and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, is this camera necessary? Absolutely

Sony reveals its consumer 4K camera format

Published in Technology

With sales of Sony's larger 4K cameras (the "CineAlta" range) kicking off - apparently more than 2000 F5 and F55s have been sold - Sony has introduced a version of their 4K codec that is more "consumer friendly"

 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

Sony Launch Touch Screen Live Production Switcher

Published in Production

Sony are launching a new version of their "Anycast" production switcher, the AWS-750. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and features an innovative dual touch screen control surface 

4K leads Sony's return to profitability

Published in Business

For several years now Sony has seen a disappointing trend where its position as the maker of choice for quality TVs has been eroded by Korean electronics giants, to the point where it has struggled to retain almost any traction in this ultra-competitive marketplace

All about Sony 4K cinema projection

Published in Distribution

This nearly hour-long video is fascinating for anyone who's ever wondered what goes on in the "Back End" of modern digital cinemas.

Sony sets out its vision

Published in Business

Sony's press conference at the IBC is always worth going to, not necessarily because of new product announcements but because there are always new facts and figures, as well as a glimpse at future directions and priorities

RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Distribution

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Major landmark for the Raspberry Pi and for Sony

First blurry pic of Sony FS700 kitted out for 4K recording

Published in Production

We don't have any details on this but this blurry photo does appear to be the first picture of a Sony FS700 kitted out with what we assume is the AXS-R5 Raw Recorder, which is the only way that the FS700's 4K output can be accessed and stored

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