The big camera announcements this year have been for large (in terms of capability), top-end cinema-type devices. That's all very exciting. But it does actually take time for cameras to be evaluated, bought, and then used in a production. That's why we're only just starting to see major feature films being made with Sony's natively 4K F65 (After Earth, with Will Smith, for example)

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

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

The problems of fixing lenses to mounts they were not designed to use.

Unlike the vast majority of  independent films, we decided to film “La Vie Nous Appartient” with a high-end camera - in this case, the Sony F65. This might have seemed a somewhat daunting task, considering our more than low budget, and our choice to film all by hand in a rocky terrain. But it was important to us to give our sensitive story the quality it deserved

Did Sony just reveal the next Blu Ray?

Published in Studio & Broadcast

Well, this is fascinating.

Revealed in Sony's blog is not just that the Sony Bravia 4K 84" TV will upscale HD to 4K using a dedicated chipset (that's not surprising) but that it will come with what Sony describes as "the world's first 4K Ultra HD delivery solution, complete with pre-loaded, native entertainment". This will include "full length feature Hollywood productions".

"One Sony": F55 in 4K used to make Experia commercial

Published in Business

"One Sony" has been the buzzword at the Electronic Giant's headquarters around the world for some time now. It means that if all the disparate arms of the organisation pull in the same direction, helping each other where possible, then it will make it a much more efficient and competitive entity

Consumer OLED 4K displays for professional use?

Published in Technology & Computing

The rise of OLED 4K televisions raises the question: are we nearing the time when consumer displays will be suitable replacements for professional monitors?

This is a product that I wouldn't normally look at. Binoculars for me are purely optical devices and while they're useful, of course, sometimes, they're not something I pay much attention to. So it was with a mild feeling of indifference that I watched this video. But then it dawned on me that the whole industry should be looking at this new Sony product

Sony keeps the firmware updates coming, this time adding improvements and features to the F55 and F5 cameras.

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