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Sony's 4K media player about to be shipped

Published in Technology

Sony has been trailing their 4K media streamer and player for ages, but now, it seems, it's about to be shipped

Without too much fanfare, Sony and Panasonic have signed a "basic" agreement to jointly develop a standard for professional-use next-generation optical disks

Does this send film to Oblivion?

Published in Technology

You may think we're hammering it a bit with the Sony F65, what with our piece on Belle, and with our forthcoming article on what differentiates the F65 from the F55, but let's be clear about this: we are actually at the point where you can make better films with video than you ever could with celluloid - and that's worth a significant amount of coverage

Play your cards right

Published in Technology

Off the top of my head, I can think of quite a lot of different kinds of flash storage device that are used by at least one sort of motion picture recording technology: multi-manufacturer standards such as CompactFlash, SD, SSD, the proprietary types including P2, SxS and AXS (in all their varieties), and expensive device-specific formats such as SR Memory, RED's flash devices, and the packs made by companies such as Codex for their general purpose recorders

RedShark Editor Dave Shapton presents the still controversial view that 4K is already a done deal, and that it's not just a marketing ploy but has real advantages for content creators and viewers

ESPN announce closure of 3D channel

Published in Business

ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network owned by Disney, has announced the closure of it's dedicated 3D channel that it launched in 2010 citing lack of interest from viewers

Sony F55/F5 gets 4K 444 RGB!

Published in Production

Sony outdoes itself with a major firmware update for the F55 and F5 cameras, enabling true 4K RGB recording, among other goodies.

The most important marketing gimmick of the year

Published in Distribution

Sony’s 4K content delivery system is still taking shape. The stopgap solution: 4K mastered Blu-rays, which isn’t exactly an innovation. Here’s why it’s newsworthy...

Sony starts marketing 4K to consumers

Published in Business

Sony begins to flex its 4K ecosystem. What's an ecosystem? It's what happens when content owners also control the means to distribution.

Sony releases the A7 and A7R mirrorless full-frame cameras

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