Sony’s New XDCAM Multi Format PXW-X500

Sony introduces the PXW-X500 XDCAM shoulder camcorder capable of multi-format recording in XAVC, MPEG-4 SStP, ProRes and DNxHD, for efficient workflows  Also launches a new PMW-RX50 XDCAM Portable Recorder for field recording PXW-X500 XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder   SYDNEY, 25 August 2014 – Sony today introduced the new PXW-X500 solid-state memory shoulder-mount camcorder which succeeds its popular predecessor, the PMW-500. The new PXW-X500 model offers superior picture quality with its sophisticated new three-chip 2/3-inch CCD image sensors, and the camcorder is designed to be an outstanding…

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Sony has a great bonus offer for purchasers of the PXW-Z100 professional handheld camcorder: · Buy a PXW-Z100 camcorder and get a free XQD 64GB S-Series memory card and MRW-E80 USB card reader, total bonus value of $750! The PXW-Z100 is equipped for 4K and HD shooting, in a powerful handheld package that features a 20x zoom, 3G-SDI output, XLR mic inputs, WiFi remote control and timecode facilities. The bonus items above are in addition to one XQD 32GB card that is already included with…

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Sony Announce New XDCAM Camcorder With 1″ Sensor

Sony announces development of most compact professional XDCAM Camcorder yet with 1” Exmor® R CMOS sensor and XAVC™ recording capability Set to be the most compact XDCAM model available to date   SYDNEY, 18 June 2014: Sony has announced that a new addition to its XDCAM Series of handheld solid-state memory camcorders is in development, and is set to be made available this year. The new model has been previewed for the first time at Broadcast Asia, taking place in Singapore this week.   The…

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Sony Releases XDCAM PXW X160

Sony reinforces successful XDCAM Line-up with new affordable PXW-X160 camcorder Newest 1/3” 3CMOS Solid-State Memory addition to the XDCAM Series ideally suited for documentary, reality and events work SYDNEY, 13 June 2014: Sony has today launched the PXW-X160, the latest addition to the Sony XDCAM™ Series of professional camcorders. The PXW-X160 features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors and a newly developed 25x optical zoom G-Lens that extends from a 26mm wide angle. It can record in XAVC Intra and Long GOP, enabling 10-bit sampling…

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John Toon NZCS ACS wins Australian Cinematographer of the Year 2014

John Toon NZCS ACS wins Australian Cinematographer of the Year at ACS National Awards for Cinematography sponsored by FUJINON FUJIFILM SYDNEY, 4 June 2014 – The 2014, 43rd ACS National Awards for Cinematography held last weekend on a balmy night at The Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane, and hosted by the ACS Queensland and Northern Territory Branches, were a resounding success. The evening, with television personality Ray Martin as its MC, highlighted the superb and innovative cinematography of ACS members across all genres and again had…

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Review Of The PXW-Z100 and the PMW-300

Which Sony Camera is Going to Work Better for Your Production, the PXW-Z100 or PMW-300? A review by Alister Chapman. Source PVC “I decided to review both of these cameras together. Why? Well because many of the people I have met recently have been looking at both of these cameras as possible options. The price of both of these cameras is very similar, yet both cameras are actually quite different. On the one hand the Z100 offers 4K and a 20x zoom lens while the…

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“Winter Sleep”, shot on Sony CineAlta F65 camera, wins the Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival

SYDNEY, 30 May 2014: Cannes, 26 May 2014: Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan has won the Palme d’Or at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival ceremony on Saturday night for his film “Winter Sleep”, cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki. The award-winning film, shot on a Sony CineAlta F65, is telling the story of a family running a hotel in the snowy Turkish mountains of Cappadocia. Ceylan’s films are known for their beautiful photographic shots and long takes, and the aesthetic appearance of his movies is of paramount…

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Sony Magazines – View Them Here

SONY PRESS RELEASE : New Mags From Sony Posted by xdcam on 2014/5/5 23:53:51 (51 reads) Issue #2 of Sony’s new periodical, CineAlta Magazine, produced by Sony Professional Solutions of America is now available. Going behind the scenes with Sony’s higher end digital motion picture cameras, including the F5, F55 and F65, CineAlta Magazine is focused on real stories with real people behind the cameras, and those in post-production handling the workflow. Sony has also launched the new @ction Magazine, designed to bring in-depth user experiences with Sony’s professional large sensor…

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Sony NAB 2014

At NAB 2014, Sony Unites Products, Systems and Services to Give 4K Content Creators New Ways to Express Themselves Sony provides end-to-end 4K solutions for professional production and content creation customers LAS VEGAS, April 06, 2014 [NAB Show – Booth #C11001] – At NAB 2014, Sony is expanding its theme of “Beyond Definition,” highlighting new and enhanced professional A/V solutions that deliver the highest performance and most dynamic viewing experiences. Sony is showcasing its latest developments in 4K technology, including new technologies that address the needs…

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PDW-850 Debut at NAB 2014

Sony boosts XDCAM range with new additions to its Professional Disc product line Grants disc production license to Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co., Ltd LAS VEGAS, April 06, 2014 [NAB Show – Booth #C11001] – Sony today announced two new additions to its XDCAM Professional Disc lineup, the PDW-850 XDCAM HD 422 camcorder and the PDW-HD1550 recorder. The new products are equipped with a host of features for greater operational performance. The PDW-850 incorporates newly-developed 2/3-inch CCD image sensors, and the PDW-HD1550 recorder supports both 3-layer (100…

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