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Sony’s FS7 to Get 4K, ProRes and Four-Channel Audio in March

Sony announced new details of an upcoming free firmware update for the PXW-FS7 camera that enables 10-bit 4:2:2 4K recording in the XAVC-I format. The update also enables the promised ProRes 422 and 422 HQ options for HD recording, which require the optional XDCA-FS7 extension unit … more »

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Review: Sony PXW-X180

Of course you want a large-sensor camcorder for the greater dynamic range, improved low-light capability, the reduced noise, and the trendy narrow-depth-of-field look we all crave. It is silly to invest in anything other than a large-sensor camcorder, whether you’re shooting … more »

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Quantel Adds Sony, ARRI Feature Support to Pablo Rio

Quantel updated the Pablo Rio at IBC, supporting long-GOP XAVC, S-log3 and S-Gamut3 for Sony cameras as well as Apple's new ProRes 4444 XQ format. The latest Rio software also supports ARRI's new SDK, including the Open Gate acquisition formats, anamorphic … more »

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Sony Announces Documentary-Style PXW-FS7 4K UHD Camera

At IBC today, Sony unveiled the PXW-FS7, a new 4K UHD XDCAM with a Super-35 Exmor CMOS sensor. Designed largely for shooters on unscripted/reality TV and magazine shows, the FS7 was engineered to be both small and lightweight — the … more »

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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.