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First Sony F5 video short

Published in Production

Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

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 at IBC2014...in video

Published in Business

Freya Black reports on Sony's IBC activities with a collection of videos that illustrate the company's direction for the near future.

UK sees the biggest ever order for 4K hire equipment

Published in Business


Procam, a UK-based hire company, has shown a huge commitment to 4K by placing the biggest ever order for equipment by a hire company with Sony

We don't think anyone was expecting this. This is such a NON Sony thing. Sony has just announced on their Community website that the Sony F5 and F55 will be able to have a hardware upgrade to two of the most popular post production formats: ProRes and DNxHD

Sony announces F5 upgrade path to F55 and new A7s full frame 4K DSLR - and reveals a new, confident stragety for media production at their 2014 NAB press conference

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

Published in Business

Sony caught the entire industry on the hop with their low list pricing for the recently-announced F5 and F55 4K-capable cameras, but now we're seeing the first street prices, and they are, of course, even lower!

All the detail from Sony's London F5 + F55 launch

Published in Production

There's a lot of information to take in here with these new Sony cameras and all the stuff that goes with them. We've just been to the European launch and things are a little clearer.

Hollywood equipment house AbelCine has been serving the needs of professionals for years. Now they're educating pros too, with two videos explaining Sony F55 camera and post workflow.

A brief history of the Sony F5 Internal 4K hack

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A certain 'hack' has been making the rounds, closing the performance gap between the Sony F5 and the F55. We chronicle how news spread of F5 internal 4K recording, and gauge Sony's response.

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