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Sony Introduces Compressed Raw for F5 and F55

More details emerge on the additional functionality built into the new Sony AXS-R7 4K Raw recorder for the PMW-F5 and F55 CineAlta cameras. You may remember, at NAB we told you about the new compressed raw format called X-OCN (eXtended Original Camera Negative) that Sony is implementing

Sony Releases New 4K SxS Memory Card Player

Being one of the first companies that has successfully adopted and implemented 4K acquisition across the board at all budget levels, Sony continue to develop the format by pushing the technology boundaries even further. Recently, the company announced a new 4K SxS memory player, filling the gap in this market

Sony F5 Gets Official 4K (Paid) Upgrade

The official response by Sony to the 4K “Hack” of PMW-F5 is called CBKZ-55FX. In short, this is a 4K upgrade option that enables XAVC 4K/QFHD recording and playback on Sony PMW-F5, thus appeasing F5 owners for the time being. This option will be activated by a license

Sony F5 Internal 4K Recording “Mod” Video Tutorial

In less than a week, the Sony F5 4K hack (more-like) “mod” discovered by experienced UK cameraman called Paul Ream became a a topic of hot debate over the state of modern digital cinema cameras, the future of 4K acquisition, and the ethics of manufacturers limiting the internal

Details on the Sony F5 Internal 4K “All Files” Mod

Earlier this week the we reported that UK cameraman & Sony F5 owner Paul Ream was able to somehow modify/hack his Sony PMW-F5 and enable internal 4K XAVC recording, a feature only available on the twice more expensive, global shutter Sony F55. Following his initial tweet earlier this week, the filmmaking blogosphere exploded

Sony F5 Internal 4K XAVC 25/50p Recording (Hack?)

Just as I was browsing my twitter feed yesterday, I came across an interesting [email protected] apparently has “unlocked” internal 4K (4096 x 2160p) XAVC recording on his Sony PMW-F5.  Here’s a snapshot of his PMW-F5 with internal 4K XAVC recording. This is potentially huge, as despite the