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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

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.

Sony announces firmware V8.0 and new RAW recorder for F5/F55

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Sony's recent spate of updates continue with news of an upcoming firmware release and revamp of its RAW recorder.

Sony announces F5 upgrade path to F55 and new A7s full frame 4K DSLR - and reveals a new, confident stragety for media production at their 2014 NAB press conference

We don't think anyone was expecting this. This is such a NON Sony thing. Sony has just announced on their Community website that the Sony F5 and F55 will be able to have a hardware upgrade to two of the most popular post production formats: ProRes and DNxHD

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.

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

First Sony F5 video short

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Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

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

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?

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