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Is Sony the next Netflix?

Published in Business

At CES, Sony teased an upcoming cloud-based streaming video service, taking aim at Netflix and traditional cable providers. Can it succeed?

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 release new Sony FS700 models.

Can you make a feature film with an iPhone?

Published in Production

Can you make a feature film with an iPhone? Well, "yes" is the answer if you don't mind a slightly fuzzy-looking picture on a big screen, and if you sit far enough away, but you can certainly get a cinematic "look" if you use cinema-type techniques when you make your film, and some software to give your work its finishing touches.

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

Sony’s Successful 4K Soccer Screening

Published in Distribution

 However uneven the action on the field may have been, the broadcast technology behind the World Cup has been an enormous success with Sony’s live 4K screening of the Germany vs France match setting the bar for the next tournament in Russia in 2018. By Paul Saint.

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 

Many users or potential buyers of Sony’s PMW-F3 Super35 sensor camera have expressed some confusion over the implementation of S-Log gamma in the recently-released version 1.4 firmware of the camera. A niche subject but a very popular camcorder. Ned Soltz investigates.

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

4K: Muddying the waters

Published in Business

Sony's setting the pace for 4K, from the Lens to the Living Room, to use one of their favourite marketing phrases. And to show their commitment to the format, they've annouced that the're remastering some of their Blu Ray titles from 4K masters. It's good because it's a source of higher quality content for 4K display owners. But RedShark contributor Freya thinks it will also confuse customers. Here's her thoughts on the subject

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