Dedicated NEX Hack site for Someone1.00 – donations reach $1000 in less than 1 day

NEX-Hack.com now open A huge thank you to all EOSHD readers who have donated to the NEX hacking project. The interest in the NEX and Alpha hacks has been HUGE! Therefore I’ve decided the project lead by Someone1.00 deserves its own site at NEX-Hack.com You can login with your own existing EOSHD forum username and password. And if you haven’t already donated please do so now! The more donations, the more types of camera Someone1.00 will have at his disposal to make his Linux based patcher tool compatible with. Donate here

Someone 1.00 releases Sony Alpha A55 hack tool – donate now for further test camera bodies and NEX hack

Please note: Download and install at own risk

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It’s real. Sony A55 owners rejoice, for Someone 1.00’s first hack is now available and can be downloaded from the EOSHD forum. The patcher app is able to overcome the A55 firmware encryption and is the basis for adding bitrate patches and new menu options later on. The NEX 5 patcher I also believe is coming later.

Now Someone 1.00 is looking for A55 testers (view relevant thread here) to test new features and find their way as a team with the firmware, plus donations for NEX 3, NEX 5N and A77 bodies for testing and opening up for analysis. The firmware will need to be dumped and decrypted, for that he needs the actual camera hardware in his hands and more than one body. So the more people who can donate, the better!

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Sony NEX hack is go – 46Mbit 1080p tested

I have set up a dedicated forum for the Sony NEX Hack here

A guy named Someone 1.00 is able to hack the NEX series of Sony mirrorless cameras for higher bitrates in video mode and more.

The video after the break shows the hack in action, and proof that it can be done.

Discuss the hack here and support Someone 1.00 in his efforts.

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Top sources say Sony developing full frame A99 as hybrid GH2-like DSLR targeting professional filmmakers

Above: Sony’s previous foray into full frame, the A900

With Canon this year failing to capitalise in my view, on their huge gains in the video market following the successful 5D Mark II, I have long wondered when one of the big 3 would get it right and give us what we need – a full frame DSLR with equal emphasis on pro video and stills.

My friend Sony Alpha Rumors, a blog so often the recipient of genuine information rates this news highly because it is from multiple trusted sources and I myself have heard whispers of Sony’s approach which match, so I don’t doubt it. Professional filmmakers and videographers were involved in the planning stages of the camera for 2 years. The A99 strategy is one of convergence and not only will the camera have the best possible video image quality but Sony are building a video infrastructure around the product to support it.

These developments are incredibly significant…

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Most significant clue so far about Blackmagic Cinema Camera performance

New Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage is in the wild, and this one is downloadable in glorious high bitrate 1080p.

Although it isn’t the original DNG or ProRes rushes it is the closest we’ve come to a representative video yet.

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