[UPDATE: Official announcement is here.
Back at CES 2013, I took a close look at a new 4K concept camera that Sony had under glass. There were virtually no specs listed for the camera other than that it was a 4K camcorder. Now, it seems we have some specs and a final image for what we now know as the Sony FDR-AX1 4K Handycam camcorder. [Read more…]
Apple has just updated Final Cut Pro X to version 10.0.8 and includes support for Sony’s XAVC codec used in its 4K cameras. The XAVC codec is used for 4K capture on the Sony F55. (Recall that I also detailed XAVC and the potential to use XQD cards to capture 4K XAVC footage in Sony’s new “consumer” 4K camcorder back at CES.) It’s a relatively minor update with additional support for the ARRI Alexa and some other fixes and improvements.
Along with the release of the FCP X update, however, Apple is nudging back at the pro market with a campaign to get us back on board the Apple video editing train. It is certainly no coincidence that NAB 2013 kicks off in a little over a week though. [Read more…]