Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Sony are showing their new 84″ 4K television…

The Sony model XBR-84X900 features smart TV capability and proprietary upscaling technology that the manufacturer said will ensure that “every frame looks clear and crisp with a 4K resolution regardless of the content source.” You can now view your 4K footage from your NEX-FS700 when the firmware update is released !

The set leverages a Quad Full High Definition (QFHD) design that receives native 1080p content and employs a “pixel doubling” of the 1920 x 1080 resolution to achieve noticeably improved performance. Such upscaling is necessary since there is still a widespread lack of native 4K content for home viewing. No price as yet.

The NEW Sony PMW-150

Three 1/3-inch Exmor CMOS sensors compact XDCAM camcorder recording Full HD 422 at 50 Mbps.

Professional XDCAM HD422 handheld camcorder with broadcast HD picture quality.

To complete the market leading XDCAM HD 422 handheld camcorder line up with the PMW-100 and PMW-200, the PMW-150 is a compact camcorder with three 1/3-inch-type Full-HD sensors. With its high-quality Full HD MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps recording capability in MXF format – widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses – the PMW-150 helps boost user creativity in many different applications, including newsgathering and documentary production.

Full control of shooting parameters for high quality acquisition

Independent focus, zoom, and iris rings enable precise shooting in many circumstances. Added to this, by using the CBK-WA01 optional wi-fi adaptor, iris, zoom, and focus can be controlled remotely– ideal when using the camcorder at a distance. Also, genlock In and timecode In/Out interfaces simplify multi -camera configurations.

Highlights of the Focus FS-T2001 Portable HD/SD Media Recorder:

  • HD/SD Field deck for record and playback
  • Supports SONY file formats: HD422 (MXF) / HD420 (MP4/MXF)
  • Dual PC Express slot, Built-in HDD (250 GB)
  • DC 12V, Battery operation (BP-L)
  • HD-SDI in/out, HDMI out, Composite out
  • Integrated LCD for menus, live monitoring, clip playback
  • USB, Giga-bit Ethernet connections

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Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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