The brilliance. Without the baggage. Sony’s XAVC™ recording
Exquisite recording typically requires extreme bitrates, quickly filling up your cards, overwhelming your storage and bogging down your network. The answer is Sony’s clever XAVC encoding. Here’s the supple texture of 4K, beautiful super slow motion, extraordinary 10-bit contrast and precise 4:2:2 color—all at real-world bitrates. Here’s the quality you want with the savings you need.
Master quality from the codec masters
Codec technology is where the mathematics of entropy meets the psychophysics of human vision. It’s a subtle science that requires comprehensive understanding of everything from cinematography to digital signal processing and semiconductor design. And it’s an area where Sony excels.
Sony as a codec company
Sony created the world’s first professional acquisition codec, Digital Betacam® recording, in 1993. Ever since, we’ve been developing ground-breaking codecs including XDCAM®, HDCAM® and HDCAM-SR® recording. And we play nicely with others. Sony is an enthusiastic participant in industry standards-setting bodies, including the Motion Pictures Experts Group (MPEG). In the ultimate endorsement, even other camcorder companies use the XDCAM® MPEG-2 50 Mbps 4:2:2 implementation developed by Sony.
|Sony’s new platform|
Like Betacam® and XDCAM recording before it, the XAVC codec is the new platform for Sony’s product development moving forward. Look for an even broader choice of XAVC products in the time to come.
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
MXF OP-1a file wrapper
Like XDCAM® MPEG-2 recording before it, XAVC recording uses the simple, familiar MXF OP-1a wrapper. Audio and video “essence” is interleaved for simple, single file management.