Sony (Australia) has started shipping the CBK-55BK shoulder-mount dock for their popular CineAlta PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 cameras, with a great introductory offer. The CBK-55BK dock is another game changer and transforms the cameras – just slide them into the dock and suddenly the operator has the familiar ergonomics of a true shoulder-mount camera, ideal for documentaries, EFP and run-&-gun shooting. The F55 can be a 35mm production camera for one shot, quickly and easily converted to a broadcast-style camera for the next. The dock positions…

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Upgrade Hardware / Firmware Offer For F5 to F55

Sony Unveils Extensive Updates for F55 and F5 4K Cameras to Deliver Full 4K XAVC Capabilities Across its Large Sensor Range Powerful New Features and Capabilities include a 4K Upgrade for F5, ENG/Documentary Shoulder Mount Dock, Interval Recording, ProRes and DNxHD Recording AMSTERDAM, 16 September 2014 – Sony is announcing a range of updates to its 4K large sensor camera line, enabling new features, powerful performance and more flexible production capabilities. The new updates, all direct results of customer feedback, will be available as hardware…

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Large Sensor XDCAM PXW-F7 Launched at IBC 2014

Sony launches the new PXW-FS7, an ultra-portable 4K XDCAM camera featuring a Super35 CMOS sensor   Ultimate choice for one-person operation combines sensitivity and high resolution images with a comfortable, robust design Amsterdam, 12 September 2014: At IBC in Amsterdam today, Sony launched the PXW-FS7, the first 4K XDCAM camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor. Capable of shooting in 4K Quad Full HD[1](QFHD) and super slow-motion Full HD, this latest member of the XDCAM family has been designed for documentary, music video, online content…

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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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