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Sony Launches Professional XDCAM Camcorder with XAVCTM recording capability and New Zoom Lens

Written by Tim Payne on April 24th, 2014.      0 comments

LAS VEGAS, Sony NAB Booth#C1101, April 6 2014 – Sony’s  new PXW-X180 handheld solid-state memory camcorder is the latest addition to the XDCAMTM Series. Ideal for broadcast and professional video production applications, it features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors and a new 25x optical zoom Sony G Lens with 26 mm wide angle.

The PXW-X180 records in MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps, a format widely preferred by broadcasters and production houses today, and XAVC Intra and Long GOP, which enables 10-bit sampling for high-definition recording with rich tonal expression. It can also record in MPEG HD420 at 35 Mbps, AVCHDTM and DV.
Topics: Camera, PXW-X180, Sony

Sony launches professional PXW-Z100 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder

Written by Tim Payne on September 5th, 2013.      0 comments

sony-pxw-z100-angle-200x120Sydney 5 September 2013:
Sony today announced the PXW-Z100, a professional 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder featuring a 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS sensor. The sensor has a total of 16 million pixels, allowing the camcorder to capture stunning 4K content (4096x2160) at 50p or 60p. This camcorder marks Sony’s latest step in expanding the 4K world to everyone, from high-end cinema to corporate and event productions.
Topics: 4K, PMX-Z100, Sony

Sony RAW Viewer Update and Workflow

Written by Tim Payne on July 23rd, 2013.      0 comments

sony-rawviewerSony has released a new updated version of the RAW Viewer software (v1.1) for both Mac OS and Windows. This software adds some extremely useful functionality and format support that will make it much easier when working with the application.
  • Highlights of what's new:
  • NEX-FS700 RAW (4K/2K) support
  • Look feature enhancements:
  • Look Profile LUTs for 709 grading
  • Colour Wheels for ASC-CDL
  • Tone Curve Editor
  • And More...
Topics: Sony

Sony introduces the PMW-300 semi-shoulder mount camcorder

Written by Glenn Miers on June 14th, 2013.      0 comments

sony-pmw-300-200wSony today announced the PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder, equipped with 1/2″-type Exmor™ Full-HD 3CMOS sensors capable of delivering incredible images even in low-light conditions. The PMW-300 is ideal for broadcast producers and corporate event camera operators who require a flexible semi-shoulder mounted camcorder that can easily be adapted to suit a wide range of production environments.
An evolution of Sony’s industry leading PMW-EX3, the PMW-300 is able to record 50Mbps HD material in MPEG HD422, meeting broadcast standards around the world for HD broadcast acquisition.
Topics: PMW-300, Sony

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