The full-frame 6K sensor of the PXW-FX9 captures stunning imagery in 4K, Ultra HD and HD, while powerful processing transcends the limitations of conventional Super 1.38 in sensors to deliver 15+ stops of dynamic range. Enhanced Fast Hybrid Autofocus tracks subjects with impressive speed, smoothness and precision. The PXW-FX9 revolutionizes full-frame cinematography with peerless ergonomics and advanced features for on-the-go shooting. The world’s first full-frame electronic variable ND filter transforms creative shooting possibilities in variable lighting conditions, while built-in Wi-Fi and 12G-SDI support advanced workflows.
Setting the benchmark for reality TV, documentary, news and sports production, the PXW-Z750 is Sony’s first shoulder-mount camcorder that teams a newly developed 3-chip 2/3 in 4K CMOS sensor with a global shutter to eliminate flash banding and ‘jello’ rolling shutter artifacts. Familiar ergonomics and a standard B4 lens mount take production standards to the next level while minimizing upgrade costs. Collaboration is faster and easier with cloud-based wireless workflows using XDCAM air and DWX system. Efficient new codecs offer sparkling 4K picture quality at reduced bitrates, saving time and money with reduced storage requirements and lightning-fast file transfers.
Live Element Orchestrator (LEO) software expands the capabilities of Sony’s IP Live Production system. Complementing Sony’s IP Live System Manager, LEO enables smart IP workflows and optimized use of resources through the remote set-up, management and monitoring of all IP networked devices, including system cameras, switchers, servers and monitors. Eliminating the need for time-intensive manual configuration of individual devices, LEO’s high-level orchestration capabilities deliver more efficient system operation plus agile new production possibilities.
Created for top-flight theater features and episodic productions, our full-frame VENICE motion picture camera system offers even more exciting creative possibilities with Version 5.0 firmware. Scheduled for availability in January 2020, this new release adds further High Frame Rate (HFR) capabilities up to 90fps at 6K 2.39:1 and 72fps at 6K 17:9. Other highlights include Apple ProRes 4444 support, 180-degree rotation monitor out, high-resolution magnification via HD monitor out and improved user marker settings for easier selection of frame lines in the viewfinder.
The SELC1635G is the first model in Sony’s new Cinema Lens Series, a new standard in creative expression for content creators. An ideal match for large-format cameras such as the PXW-FX9 and VENICE, the wide-angle zoom combines advanced optical performance, operability and intelligent shooting functions. The consistent T3.1 (F2.8) large aperture and circular 11-blade aperture allow cinematographers to create beautifully smooth bokeh (background defocus) effects. Smooth, precise manual control is complemented by smart functions unique to Sony’s E-mount lens system, including fast, accurate AF/AE, servo zoom and zoom/iris/focus control from the camera, remote or a smartphone.
With the world’s first 8K service already available in Japan, Sony is proud to support this broadcast landmark with the crucial first stage in an entire 8K Ultra HD workflow. The UHC-8300 camera features the world’s first 1.25 in-type 8K 3CMOS sensor that captures pristine images with a resolution of 7,680×4,320 pixels. This advanced imager is also capable of capturing HDR images, with a new-generation prism system covering the BT.2020 wide color space for 8K images with unprecedented clarity, depth and realism. HDR operation is available either by S-Log3 or HLG, offering 8K and 4K simultaneous output from the UHCU-8300 Camera Control Unit.
Bringing new levels of image quality, portability and creative flexibility to live environments, the HDC-5500 anticipates tomorrow’s production needs while maintaining compatibility with today’s workflows and system hardware. A newly developed on-board signal processor allows the HDC-5500 to output 4K signals directly without the addition of a dedicated external baseband processor unit, saving rack space in the confines of an OB vehicle. Sony’s advanced 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter technology eliminates ‘jello’ artifacts and banding noise, capturing pristine 4K images with exceptionally low noise, impressive sensitivity and high dynamic range while achieving the ITU-R BT.2020 broadcast standard color space.
The HKCU-REC55 adds a new optional internal recording function to HDCU-5500 and HDCU-3500 camera control units with real time file transfer capability.
The HDCU-5000 is a full 19-in-rack-size Camera Control Unit (CCU) with dual transmission capability, offering a wide range of connectivity with the HDC series. The HDCU-5000 is equipped with versatile interfaces including max. eight 12G-SDI, ST 2110 output, single mode fiber and recording capability.
The latest firmware for PXW-Z90 and HXR-NX80 camcorders makes it easy for content creators to share high-quality images in real time with their online audience. The no-cost update allows wireless streaming of live footage from the camcorder directly to major online platforms. It’s easy to set up a streaming channel using a smartphone or tablet that’s connected to the camera via Wi-Fi — allowing live content to be streamed to the cloud over Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE.
The DWX Gen3 digital wireless microphone system brings dependable UHF operation into the digital domain with crisp, stable, low-latency sound, high-density multi-channel operation, secure encryption and versatile networking capabilities. The compact DWT-B30 bodypack transmitter is an ideal choice for live sound applications including theater and concerts, as well as studio-based TV production and ENG/EFP. The DWR-S03D is a two-channel portable slot-in receiver optimized for news-gathering, field production and location sound applications. Adding the DWA-SLAS1 or DWA-SLAU1 wireless adaptors makes the DWR-S03D an ideal audio acquisition partner for shoulder-mounted camcorders, including the new PXW-Z750.
Sony’s award-winning multi-platform news production system helps broadcasters engage audiences with unprecedented speed and agility. Based on a powerful, freely scalable, unified content platform, Hive can be deployed on-premise, in the cloud or a combination of both. The system supports all phases of broadcasters’ news workflow, from acquisition and production through to delivery and archive. Field-based journalists, producers and editors can collaborate from anywhere in the world, pooling material and tailoring stories for online, social, TV and radio audiences. Smarter and more efficient than conventional ‘siloed’ news operations, Hive allows tighter collaboration while reducing costly duplication of effort and cutting the need for separate systems and technology.
Virtual Production is the easy, cost-effective way to share live events simultaneously to multiple digital platforms. Powered by Amazon Web Services and offered as a flexible subscription service, Virtual Production instantly connects your event with a global audience, from corporate meetings and music festivals to esports and fashion shows. Control and switch wireless cameras, mix audio, add graphics and integrate social media comments, all in the cloud. Everything’s performed over a normal Internet connection via a friendly browser interface, with no need for OB vans or broadcast uplink services. Try Virtual Production for free — and find out what it can do for you.
Whether it’s a speech by an important historical figure or iconic moments from broadcast sports, countless precious strands of our shared cultural heritage are contained in fragile audio and video recordings. A Sony Group Company, Memnon provides a range of services to digitize, restore, preserve and provide access to these recordings. All analog formats can be digitized, from magnetic tape to vinyl record, as well as offering long-term storage of content owners’ audiovisual assets.