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Ever wonder what a Canon 5D MK2, an NEX FS100 and a Blackmagic Cinema camera look like, side by side? Probably not because two of these are the old models and you'd more likely be thinking about a 5D MK3, an NEX FS700 and the Blackmagic camera. But that doesn't make this any less interesting

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

4K: Muddying the waters

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Sony's setting the pace for 4K, from the Lens to the Living Room, to use one of their favourite marketing phrases. And to show their commitment to the format, they've annouced that the're remastering some of their Blu Ray titles from 4K masters. It's good because it's a source of higher quality content for 4K display owners. But RedShark contributor Freya thinks it will also confuse customers. Here's her thoughts on the subject

UHD is the new HD. Confused? You will be.

Published in Business

The mighty Consumer Electronics Association has defined 4K as UltraHD. Kieron Seth reports

Papal blessing for Ultra HD

Published in Production

 A forthcoming ceremony to mark the canonisation of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II will take place on 27 April in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, and will be broadcast in 4K using six Sony PMW-F55 cameras.

The Maghreb is the region of North Africa to the west of Egypt, with a quite distinctive culture from the rest of the Arab world, and linguistic influences from the ancient Berber to modern French and of course Arabic mingle to create a unique taste

Sony explains XAVC in detail

Published in Technology

Even though some people groaned when Sony announced their XAVC codec back in October 2012, it's beginning to look like it is more than just another variation on the h.264 theme. What it may turn out to be is a rich environment for 4K production that is widely supported by NLEs and post production vendors

Sony Camera tease: The New "F"

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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

RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Distribution

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Sony 4K delivery: we still don't have the whole picture

Published in Technology

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…

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