Tag: Recorder

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 […]

Sony XOCN Codec

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 […]

Convergent Design Apollo OLED Monitor, Recorder, Switcher

Important For All Odyssey/Apollo Users: Critical Bug Found In Latest Firmware – Download Patch Now!

A critical bug was found in the latest Convergent Design firmware (v2016.10.1639). Convergent Design strongly recommends that all Odyssey and Apollo products be updated to the latest firmware. The most recent firmware update from Convergent Design had a critical audio issue, and they have released a patch to fix the […]

Sony F55 AXS-R7

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 […]

AXS-R7 RAW Recorder

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 […]

Convergent Designs Odyssey7Q+

Odyssey Q7+ Monitor/Recorder Price Reduced by $500 to $1795

You can get an Odyssey Q7+ Monitor/Recorder for $1795 for a limited time, which is a discount $500. The Odyssey Q7+ is one of our favorites here at Z Systems, in fact it is one of the more popular 4K Monitor/Recorders used with Sony Cameras. From Convergent Design’s website: “Included […]

Convergent Design Apollo

Introducing Apollo from Convergent Design: The First Truly Portable Multicamera Recorder/Switcher

Convergent Design Apollo is the industry’s first truly portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. Apollo can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four or a quad-split reference view. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously […]

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