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This is how Sony makes cameras

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony's PMW-200 and several other professional video products are made not in China or Japan, but a few miles from Cardiff, the capital of Wales. And the technology is second to none

Sony has been teasing us with glimpses of their new 4K delivery system since shortly after they released details of their 84" 4K Bravia TV. Concrete details have been thin on the ground, and we still don't know what the final product will look like. And there's a bigger question as well…

Blackmagic Design has been on a tear lately, delivering firmware updates for its cameras at rapid pace. The latest update is for Blackmagic Production Cameras only, yet offers long-awaited features that will eventually trickle down to the entire camera line-up.

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

This is the first of two articles featuring the Sony F65 - currently widely considered to be the best cinematography camera in the world, and the only one to output a true 4K from its 8K sensor. In this RedShark exclusive, Andy Stout talks to DoP Ben Smithard about his approach to shooting period drama Belle with this 4K camera

BT’s Nexus network to offer Sony's Ci products

Published in Technology & Computing

Cloud computing for content creators has endless promise, and we're just starting to see Cloud applications for everyday users as well as much bigger enterprise-level software. This Sony/BT deal is a case in point

Unlike the vast majority of  independent films, we decided to film “La Vie Nous Appartient” with a high-end camera - in this case, the Sony F65. This might have seemed a somewhat daunting task, considering our more than low budget, and our choice to film all by hand in a rocky terrain. But it was important to us to give our sensitive story the quality it deserved

At IBC, Sony Creative Software has announced two new products to aid in the management of media from Sony Cameras and others, Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare.

While the 2014 launch of Apple's updated mobile devices led to an avalanche of sales, the decision to stick with HD video recording underwhelmed some techies. We take a look at the issue and surmise at least three reasons why your new iPhone 6 or iPad Air 2 doesn't shoot 4K video.

Sony says that its new Media Lifecycle Service wraps its expertise in digitisation, storage and archiving, digital content distribution and asset monetisation all into a single business.

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