Sony Releases New Workflow Guides for Working with RAW and XAVC 4K Footage

Sony Workflow Guide

Sony has released version 2 of its RAW, XAVC, and HDCAM SR File workflow guide for Sony CineAlta cameras. The workflow guide addresses every stage of production, including on-stage look management, footage transfer and backup, dailies, edit and color grading. The workflow guide looks at just about every popular third-party solution and doesn’t just stick with Sony’s own. [Read more...]

Sony’s New Super 35mm Camera Shoots 4K and High Frame Rate

Sony F Cine Alta Tease

Sony dropped another tease today via its Super 35mm Facebook page, dropping a couple of key specs, along with the above image.

The Future, Ahead of Schedule | October 30, 2012
“4K and 50Mbps422″ | “High Frame Rate”
#TheNewF

Do you like what you’re hearing so far?

Depending on the price point, this would be a direct competitor to cameras like the RED Epic and Scarlet.  It’s certainly situated above the current Sony F3 model. We’ll know more next week, as we’re just outside of a week from the official unveiling…

So, do you like what you’re hearing so far?

[via Sony Super 35mm Facebook page]

Sony Officially Unveils F65 CineAlta Camera

At NAB 2011 today, Sony took the wraps off of its new F65 CineAlta camera, which offers 16-bit 4K RAW capture at up to 72 fps.  It will also shoot 2K resolution at 120 fps.  The F65 is a serious pro-level filmmaking tool.  It has an 8K sensor (approx. 20MP) in which a full half of the photosites in 4K output are green photosites – with the other half evenly split between red and blue.  Sony says, “This is twice the amount of green resolution compared with traditional 4K Bayer pattern sensors, providing a significant improvement in image resolution that is ideal for VFX processing.”

The Sony F65 is the big brother to the recently-announced Sony PMW-F3, along with its junior sibling, the Sony NEX-FS100.

Check out the video overview of the new camera and the press release below. [Read more...]