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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Review: Sony PXW-FS7 4K Camcorder

A camera system is only as good as its optics. That's long been one of the truisms of our profession as filmmakers and shooters. While computational photography in devices like the iPhone has obviated the need in many applications for … more »

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NAB 2015 Video: Sony

Sony's Joseph G. Schimizzi shows off Sony's Studio Prime Award-winning FS7 camera, including lensing options, and talks new F55 firmware, the new Thunderbolt-enabled card reader, and the PMW-PZ1 SxS 4K deck.

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NAB 2015 Video: Sony (Catalyst)

Sony's Gary Rebholz demos the company's two new cross-platform Catalyst products, an updated version of Catalyst Prepare and the new Catalyst Edit.

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Sony’s HDC-4300 Is a Three-Chip 2/3-Inch 4K Camera for Broadcast

Sony opted not to release new high-end cameras at NAB this year, looking instead to fill in some holes elsewhere in its line-up. With an eye on the just-beginning broadcast transition to 4K acquisition, Sony announced the HDC-4300, a new … more »

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Convergent Design Odyssey Now Oversamples HD Recordings

As promised, Convergent Design this week released a new firmware update for its Odyssey line of monitor/recorders that adds Apple ProRes 422 and 422 (LT) to the recording options at resolutions up to 4K/UHD 30p or 2K 60p.  Equally intriguing is a … more »