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World Cup games to be captured in 8K

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FIFA is making plans alongside Japan's NHK to capture some of the games from this summer's World Cup in Brazil in 8K. And the footage will be down converted to 4K to help 4K producers. Down converting to 4K! You read it here first!

Last week we wrote about our tour of Sony's Pencoed factory, one of the very few places where Sony cameras are made outside of Japan

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.

IBC2013: What We Learned

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In many ways IBC2013 was a quiet show. Yes it boasted record visitor numbers, but few things happened out in Amsterdam that hadn’t been predicted beforehand: namely HEVC-powered 4K is on the horizon, the second screen is increasingly important to broadcasters’ plans, and higher frame-rate imaging is moving closer and closer to mainstream acceptance. Andy Stout looks back on five days in Amsterdam

Sony is releasing firmware updates for its popular F55, F5 and FS7 cameras, unlocking new functionality for these venerable favorites. But in order to take full advantage of these updates, it may cost you.

Future Camera Utopia?

Published in Technology & Computing

Modular cameras, new entrants, and a shake up of the old guard; these are interesting times for the world’s camera manufacturers and potentially bountiful ones for the world’s camera consumers.

The best picture you can get

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony is showing for the first time their new 4K OLED professional monitor screens. Up to now you'd  have one or the other - not least because either technology is still eye-wateringly expensive, so it's hard even to imagine what the cost of a screen incorporating both attributes might be

Sony PXW-X200: HD XDCAM with wireless streaming

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Hot on the heels of Sony's announcement of the rather impressive looking PXW-FS7 comes the PXW-X200, the official successor to the PMW-200.

Oblivion maximises the benefits of shooting in 4K

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You wouldn't expect any film with Tom Cruise in it to be short on production values and Oblivion proves the point. Shot in shimmering 4K with Sony's F65, it relies less overtly on computer-generated special effects than other sci-fi blockbusters

Sony intros two new camcorders

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Sony has announced two new camcorders: the PXW-X500, a new solid state memory shoulder camcorder; and the HXR-MC2500E, an Exmor R CMOS sensor-based unit with a new built-in LED light aimed at professional videographers. There’s also a new field recorder, the PMW-RX50 XDCAM portable recorder, too.

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