Most Americans have never heard of the Chinese electronics manufacturing giant TCL. But thanks to a decade of savvy business dealings and its next generation of budget-friendly UHD televisions arriving soon, that may be about to change. In the first of a two-part series, we explore the company's origins, and how it ascended to the edge of global market dominance.

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.

Support for Dolby Vision grows with the announcement that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will use the Dolby Vision mastering process for high dynamic range 4K/UHD, featuring more vibrant colors/brightness and wider contrast range.

A glimpse inside the mind of Sony

Published in Business

 Ever wished you could know more about the thinking behind Sony's new cameras? How does an idea turn into a product?

BT’s Nexus network to offer Sony's Ci products

Published in Technology & Computing

Cloud computing for content creators has endless promise, and we're just starting to see Cloud applications for everyday users as well as much bigger enterprise-level software. This Sony/BT deal is a case in point

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

Published in Production

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 has been teasing us with glimpses of their new 4K delivery system since shortly after they released details of their 84" 4K Bravia TV. Concrete details have been thin on the ground, and we still don't know what the final product will look like. And there's a bigger question as well…

How is it that Sony is now the leading innovator with still cameras that can be used for video?

VP9 codec rides to the aid of 4K

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Google seems to be saying "Forget H.265 - our VP9 codec is here, now, and is better"

Sony and Panasonic have announced that they are working together to develop the next generation of Optical Discs for Archive purposes

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