Achieve flexibility, scalability and spectacular pictures with XAVC


XAVC is the new standard for image quality and flexibility. Whether you’re making news, music promos or even 4K movies, XAVC offers reduced bitrates and file sizes without sacrificing on-screen quality. So you can explore your creative possibilities efficiently and with greater flexibility.

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More colors

With XAVC you can future-proof your work. It supports 8 and 10 color depths, providing maximum dynamic range for color correction and grading.

Capture dramatic moments

High frame rates vary with camcorder products. For example, F55/F5 support up to 180 fps, while PXW-X500 supports up to 120 fps only when installing PXWK-503 slow and quick option. The PXW-FS5 supports up to 240 fps Full HD.

High quality material

Shoot in any resolution you like. XAVC has been designed to support all current popular AV media resolutions, including 4K, QFHD, 2K, HD and SD as a proxy.

Flexible and efficient

Choose from a wide range of 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 sample structures , to enhance the color grading process, increase creative control and flexibility, and reduce your post-production budget.

Variable frame structures

Choose between Intra-Frame and Long GOP recording, depending on what you’re shooting, your expected market and the type of post-production you’re using.

Widespread support

XAVC is an open format supported by over 73 leading A/V companies and all major non-linear editing software.

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Sony Catalyst Production Suite provides the backbone for your video productions. From Catalyst Browse, our powerful cross-platform logging tool, and Catalyst Prepare, our media preparation solution which reads formats from other manufacturers as well as our own, we can provide an end-to-end solution for your XAVC workflow. Our all-in-one clip management application – Sony Content Browser – also supports the latest portfolio of camcorders and decks, including NXCAM, XDCAM, XDCAM EX and XAVC formats.

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