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Sony releases camera APIs - puts developers in control

Published in Technology

One of the biggest drivers for change in our time is the avaialbility of APIs ("hooks" that programmers can use to tie into software or hardware that is controlled by software). Sony's just released an API for some of their cameras. This could be big news for the future

The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

Sony trials point way to 4K World Cup

Published in Production

Sony and FIFA recently announced they are partnering to trial live 4K production workflow at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil this summer, extending the collaboration that saw Sony capture 25 matches from the 2010 soccer World Cup in 3D and, more importantly, pointing the way to Rio 2014 being produced in 4K.

Above and beyond Rafael Nadal being knocked out on the first day of the tournament, there have been a brace of interesting stories surrounding the Wimbledon Tennis Championships this year, many of them technology related and encompassing everything from Google Glass to 4K tests

 This may be a neat, conventional-looking HD camera, but there are some surprises under the hood

Sony to pull out of OLED?

Published in Business

Reports from Japan suggest that Sony is about to pull the plug on OLED TV development, corralling the technology to the broadcast market and other niches while it concentrates on 4K sets. (Update: maybe not...)

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 

Latest Sony TVs have greater colour range

Published in Technology

Sony's latest range of Televisions, the W9 series, feature a new backlighting technology which massively increases the range of colours that can be displayed.

Will Sony's new smartphone shoot 4K?

Published in Technology

Leaked slides from a presentation in China seem to show that the new Sony Experia i1, code-named Honami, will have the ability to shoot video at 4K resolution

FS700: First impressions at 240 FPS (with video)

Published in Production

Sony's FS700 will be capable of shooting in 4K with a future upgrade, but available right now is full HD up to 240 fps. Phil Rhodes tries it out.

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