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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?

Does this send film to Oblivion?

Published in Technology

You may think we're hammering it a bit with the Sony F65, what with our piece on Belle, and with our forthcoming article on what differentiates the F65 from the F55, but let's be clear about this: we are actually at the point where you can make better films with video than you ever could with celluloid - and that's worth a significant amount of coverage

RED draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Distribution

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

 This may be a neat, conventional-looking HD camera, but there are some surprises under the hood

Sony F55/F5 gets 4K 444 RGB!

Published in Production

Sony outdoes itself with a major firmware update for the F55 and F5 cameras, enabling true 4K RGB recording, among other goodies.

Sony FS100 + Music + Art. A great combination

Published in Production

Here's a lovely music video filmed with an FS100. It's a modest work.  It's simple but disarmingly effective

Sony recently released details on their new shoulder-mount XDCAM, the PMW-400. The camera includes three 2/3-inch-type FullHD Exmor CMOS sensors, giving it terrific low-light sensitivity. Plus, it has interchangeable lens capabilities, HD/SD-SDI and HDMI, and the ability to use multiple formats and bit rates. In a world of REDs and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, is this camera necessary? Absolutely

Here it is: the Future of Colour

Published in Post

 

Amid all the recent fuss over 4K, it's easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm over resolution. Shooting a video frame that's the size of a photo taken by a stills camera is no bad thing, of course, but colour and contrast are still the most eye-catching properties on an image. But now we know what the future holds for colour

Video comparison between Canon 1D C and Sony F55

Published in Production

Two very different cameras with the same claim: very high quality 4K footage

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