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Where now for the FS700?

Published in Production

Freya Black, a UK-based writer, director, cinematographer and artist, urges us not to forget about the Sony FS-700, now that its upmarket siblings have been announced

Sony Anycast Touch AWS-750

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony’s latest entry into the switching market was first shown at NAB 2013 – the Anycast Touch. With availability scheduled for later this year we had the opportunity of putting a pre-production unit through its paces. Mark Johnson reports

Sony F65 goes 8K (sort of)

Published in Technology & Computing

Sony's been busy this year, but amid the new product announcements, the electronics giant quietly releases news that impacts its top-of-the-line F65 camera.

Sony releases the A7 and A7R mirrorless full-frame cameras

Above and beyond Rafael Nadal being knocked out on the first day of the tournament, there have been a brace of interesting stories surrounding the Wimbledon Tennis Championships this year, many of them technology related and encompassing everything from Google Glass to 4K tests

4K: Muddying the waters

Published in Business

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

In Part Two of his article on challenging assumptions about filming, Craig Marshall offers futher insights after two weeks shooting in Japan using his extremely portable home-brew set-up.

Huge increase in 4K TV sales

Published in Business

With an epidemic of Black Friday sales and the start of the Christmas retail season starting to kick in, the CE industry has already had a significant boost with reports of a 500% increase in 4K set sales amidst a general uptick in units.

 If that sounds like a lot of data, it is, but it's quite possible we'll be making that much with future video formats. This breakthrough from Sony looks like it might solve our storage problems and revive tape at the same time!

 There was a lot of news at IBC2014, particularly on the camera and camera accessory front, and we published a lot of stories as a result (with more still in the pipeline). Here, in case you’ve missed any of our coverage, are the highlights so far (with added Photokina).

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