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Sony are filming Wimbledon in 4K this year on F55s and FS700s…

Sony…”Sony has today announced that it will be shooting and recording part of this year’s Wimbledon Championships in 4K, as part of its long-term partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). This is the first time that 4K footage has been captured at the Championship, marking another technological milestone for Sony and the AELTC, following the 3D broadcast of the Tournament for the past two years. Wimbledon 2013 will also see the last five days of the tournament, including the men’s quarter finals, and the ladies and men’s semi-finals and finals matches, being broadcast live in 3D.


Sony’s 4K footage will be shot on Centre Court and Court Number One during the first day of the tournament to test what stunning 4K can bring to the tennis experience. Two of its highly popular F55 35mm 4K cameras and an NEX-FS700 will be used to capture the action, taking advantage of the F55’s exceptional high sensitivity and colour reproduction to produce stunning 4K images. All content will be captured in RAW 4K using the AXS-R5 recorders, linked directly to the F55’s or via the new HXR-IFR5 with the NEX-FS700.


This is the picture that does it for me…the technician is carrying a rather heavy expensive F55 and zoom lens possibly upwards of £30K yet his breeks (jeans) are halfway down his legs with underpants on show…brilliant !



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.

4 thoughts on “Sony film Wimbledon in 4K

  1. The picture of the technician carrying the cam is quite scary. A few years ago I was on a movie set and I witnessed an Aaton camera with all the trimmings falling from a jib about 10 feet in the air. They had forgotten to tighten it properly. Sad moment.

  2. That’s me in the pictures! That last part of the article actually made me laugh out loud! I must be more aware of photographers taking pictures of me from behind in the future!!:0)

  3. What follow focus are they using on those lenses, looks light.
    I need a new one for my fs700 with double sided wheel like that

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