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Sony’s PXW-X70 Is WiFi-Controllable But Needs a 4K Upgrade

Sony announced the PXW-X70, a compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder supporting file-based XAVC, AVCHD, and DV recording. It looks to be another good, inexpensive option for newsgathering and some documentary work, as well as event videography — a field that's becoming … more »

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2014 FIFA World Cup Games Will Be Shot in 4K, but Not 3D

As FIFA and Sony kick off their HD coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with today's Brazil/Croatia match-up in São Paulo, preparations are well underway to shoot three key matches from the competition in 4K. It's not yet clear … more »

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Sony’s a7S Is Priced at $2,499, Set to Ship in July

The Sony a7S full-frame mirrorless UHD 4K camera body is up for pre-order at Sony's online store for $2499. Other retailers seem to be closely following Sony's lead, with Amazon.com and New York's B&H both offering preorders for $2498. The … more »

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NAB 2014 Video: Sony Colorworks

Scott Ostrowksy of Sony Colorworks and Curtis Clark, ASC, talk about scanning Clark's "brilliant" 1985 Louis Malle film Alamo Bay at 4K, the look and feel of film vs. digital, and the problem of digital archiving.

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NAB 2014 Wrap-Up: 4K for Broadcasters

Without a doubt, the big buzzword at NAB 2014 was, once again, 4K.  While 4K (4096×2160 or higher) has been available to feature filmmakers and commercial productions for years, the broadcast industry has been relatively unaffected due to the lack of … more »

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NAB 2014 Video: Sony (F55)

Juan Martinez shows James Mathers the new shoulder-mount kit for the F55, and talks about the new F5 upgrade option.

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Sony Announces α7S Full-Frame Camera With 4K HDMI Output

The big surprise at Sony's pre-NAB press conference was the new α7S full-frame mirrorless camera that outputs 4K UHD (3840×2160) baseband video via HDMI to an optional external third-party recorder. Update: That third party is Atomos, which is showing its … more »

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Sony Puts the F55 on Your Shoulder with New Docking Hardware

At its NAB press event, Sony unveiled a shoulder-mount kit for the F55 and F5 that’s intended to quickly transform those cameras so they fit better in a run-and-gun environment, where operators are used to moving quickly while holding cameras … more »

Sony to Grow Services Business as 4K Production, Delivery Expand

On the eve of NAB 2014, Sony announced its plan to emphasize services, taking advantage of the transition from HD to 4K acquisition and delivery to expand its footprint in pro video beyond its well-known hardware offerings. “We see real … more »

Sony F5 and F55 to Get ProRes and DNxHD via Hardware Upgrade

Sony announced plans to make its F5 and F55 cameras a little more flexible yesterday, promising a future hardware upgrade that would add support for both ProRes and DNxHD codecs. In posting the news to the company's F5/F55 online community, … more »