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Microsoft and Sony are battling for your living room

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Now that the next-gen console battle lines have been drawn, guess what? Sony and Microsoft want the same domain: your TV and everything near it. David Valjalo investigates

Seeing Red

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There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.

This is the first of two articles featuring the Sony F65 - currently widely considered to be the best cinematography camera in the world, and the only one to output a true 4K from its 8K sensor. In this RedShark exclusive, Andy Stout talks to DoP Ben Smithard about his approach to shooting period drama Belle with this 4K camera

4K hits the high-street

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How is 4K being presented to the shopping public?

Belle: 1st UK movie to be shot in true 4K

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A British film, Belle, is the first in the UK to be shot in true 4k with Sony's F65 camera

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's new consumer 4K handycam - first footage

3 best things at IBC 2012

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IBC is a convention for the moving image industry that is second only to NAB. It's an event that's amazing in its size and scope. We haven't been around long enough to have our own official awards, so here's my own ideosyncratic top three from this year's show, in reverse order

Sony's 4K TVs are upgradable to HDMI 2.0

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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

Sony enters low-cost 4K race with NEX-FS700

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Sony's NEX-FS700 confirms that 2012 is becoming "The Year of 4K".

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