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Sony talks about 4K + OLED

Published in Studio & Broadcast

CES pundits have been speculating over the last few days, quite wrongly in our view, whether 4K or OLED will be the next big thing in television

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's 4K TVs are upgradable to HDMI 2.0

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony's 4K TVs have been a stunning commercial success, but until now, buyers have been concerned that they might be saddled with an obsolete HDMI connection that can't handle 4K properly

After two weeks of teasing, the NewF is here. And the big surprise is that the NewF is not just a camera but rather an entire ecosystem. Ned Soltz, our NY reporter, brings us the details.

Mark McCarthy rigs up a top-end second-hand Sony camera and is delighted with the results

Sony explains its new 4K codec: XAVC

Published in Technology & Computing

Do we need yet another H.264 - based codec? Sony thinks that we do, and explains why

Sony says goodbye to Minidisc

Published in Audio

Sony has announced that it is stopping production of Minidisc recorders and players after 21 years. Most 20 year old audio enthusiasts would be surprised to hear that they were born after the arrival of this digital audio disk system. But how did it manage to cling to life for so long?

Cheaper 4K TVs are coming

Published in Studio & Broadcast

We don't want to labour the point, but 4K televisions are coming faster than most people think they will.

Sony Camera tease: The New "F"

Published in Production

Over the past week Sony’s CineAlta Twitter Feed (@CineAltaNews) has been buzzing hints of an upcoming product announcement on October 30. Ned Soltz, RedShark's reporter in New York, sums up the speculation

Why do companies do this?

Published in Business

Why do companies do this? Why do they risk their stellar reputation by creating technology and design hybrids that position style over function?

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