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.

So, we've seen the announcement from Sony of two new 4K cameras, new codecs, new recording media and a new 30" 4K LCD monitor. Just how significant is this, and is this the 4K Tipping Point, at least for production, if not all the way to the home?

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.

We understand that Sony's prices for the F5 and F55 cameras will be released on Tuesday 27th November. This eagerly awaited announcement has the potential to reshape the digital cinematography landscape

UK sees the biggest ever order for 4K hire equipment

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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

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

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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.

Sony at IBC2014...in video

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

4K cameras: A rundown of what's available now

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In between IBC and NAB, most of the newly-announced 4K cameras are on sale. So before the expected avalanche of 4K announcements and previews at NAB, we thought we'd ask Phil Rhodes to run though what you can buy now

First street prices for Sony's F5 and F55

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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!

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

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