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Sony Launches All-4K YouTube Channel Highlighting Its Cameras

Sony launched a new YouTube channel, Sony4K, dedicated to collecting examples of 4K and UHD cinematography captured with Sony cameras and behind-the-scenes information about how the cameras work, and techniques and best practices for capturing 4K content. Sony4K will combine … more »


Sony Surprises IBC with α7S II

Sony surprised attendees at IBC with the announcement of the α7S II mirrorless camera, the brand-new follow-up to the low-light wonder it first revealed on the stage at NAB 2014. The α7S II records full-frame 4K UHD (3840×2160) video internally with full pixel … more »


Sony Launches Portable RAIDs at IBC

Sony announced a Professional RAID line of portable hard disk arrays IBC, along with a new 256 GB SxS PRO+ memory card.  The PSZ-RA4T (4TB) and PSZ-RA6T (6TB) units include USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity and can be configured in … more »


Sony Introduces PXW-FS5 Super 35 Handheld Camcorder

Sony has downsized the FS7 with the new PXW-FS5 Super 35 handheld camcorder. A smaller variation on the same style of camera body, the FS5 is a less expensive option (and direct competitor to Canon's C100) that Sony is aiming at … more »

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Going Off Grid to Archive the Planet in 4K

Olivier Chiabodo is a French doctor turned television presenter on a far-reaching yet specific mission: to diagnose, maintain and potentially heal the contours and biodiversity of the planet as one would a human patient. The director of The Explorers Network, … more »


Five Reasons Sony Is Getting into the Drone Business

Sony is starting a drone company—but it's probably not the kind you're thinking. Rather than launching a line of airborne camera platforms to compete with offerings from DJI and 3D Robotics, Sony is offering services that rely on airborne imaging … more »

Analyst Says DSLRs Are On Their Way Out for Pro Video Shooters

The use of DSLRs by pro video shooters in Europe and the U.S. is on a steep decline, according to a new report from Luton, U.K.-based research firm Futuresource Consulting. Analyst Nicky Price observes in the company's Convergence in Pro … more »


With Internal 4K, the a7R II Is Sony’s New Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Sony's just-announced a7R II mirrorless camera is looking to carve out a serious niche in the market, utilizing a brand-new 42-megapixel (7952×5304) full-frame back-illuminated CMOS sensor and offering on-board 4K UHD video recording. The a7R II's 4K implementation uses XAVC S … more »

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Sony A7s, Atomos Shogun Capture VFX Elements for Stargate Studios

For ambitious TV programming, Stargate Studios is one of Hollywood's go-to VFX facilities. The company was founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson (pictured, top), a cinematographer and special visual effects supervisor who got his feature-film start building kinetic lighting effects for … more »


Sony Announces Sub-$2,000 Super 16 HXR-NX100 Camcorder

Sony announced the HXR-NX100, a new camcorder with a one-inch 20-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor type—about the same size as a Super 16mm film frame—aimed at corporate, documentary, and event production. The sensor is designed for low-light acquisition at a minimum … more »