Camera Shootout: Sony F55 vs RED Helium 8k vs RED Dragon 6k
Which one wins the title? They are all great cameras. We tested for skin tones, dynamic Range, noise, rolling shutter and more. by Keith Mullin, Z Systems Inc. High End Camera Shootout We recently had the opportunity to do a camera shootout with Don’t Blink, which owns a couple of RED […]
The New Sony X-OCN Codec: Sample Footage, Comparison, and Details
We got our new Sony AXS-R7 RAW recorder for the F5/F55 cameras recently and we were eager to get it onto our F55 and test out the new Sony X-OCN codec. We shot some X-OCN sample footage which you can download below. The X-OCN codec is a 16-bit compressed codec […]
New AXS-R7 Recorder for Sony F55 / F5 Will Enable New Compressed RAW Codecs
X-OCN ST and X-OCN LT are the new compressed RAW codecs that will arrive with the AXS-R7 recorder and firmware version 8.0. The new codecs promise 30% smaller file sizes compared to the current Sony F5/F55 RAW format. The two new codecs are X-OCN ST and LT, or ‘eXtended Original […]
Summer of Upgrades: Sony F55 and F5 Cameras to Get New RAW Recorder, AXS Cards and Firmware Update
The next improvements for the Sony F55 and F5 digital cinema cameras are coming this summer. Sony continues to increase the value of the F55 ans F5 CineAlta cameras in response to requests from professional DPs in the worlds of feature film, documentary, outdoor and commercial production. Coming this summer […]
New Version of Sony RAW viewer released for F5, F55, FS700 Cameras.
It is claimed to have the highest quality debayering available for the RAW files for the F5, F55, and FS700 cameras. It has also added support for HD-SDI monitoring via the Blackmagic UltraStudio devices, and the Tangent Element-Tk Tracker panel. Might be worth a look! Oh, and it is FREE! […]
Sony’s SRMASTER Family of Memory Recorder/Players
Sony started with these last year, and they were interesting, but we really thought they were too ‘high-end’ for most of our customers. Especially with products like the Gemini 4:4:4 being introduced for fractions of the cost. Well, a year has gone by and two things have happened: We’ve seen […]
AJA Video’s New T-Tap, KiPro Quad, and KiPro Rack
Three new products from AJA:
The T-Tap – a little box that generates both hdmi and hd-sdi simultaneously from a Thunderbolt input, from sd, hd, and up to 2k from thunderbolt. $249
The Ki Pro Quad – A 4:4:4 successor to Ki Pro. Goes all the way up to 4k. Built-in monitor. Does a whole bunch of stuff – it will get it’s own post shortly.
The Ki Pro Rack – an evolution of the Ki Pro – a single rack unit dual drive VTR replacement based on the innards of a regular Ki Pro.