Panavision DXL revealed, an 8K 60fps RAW cinema camera using RED’s codec

Panavision DXL 8K camera

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Well, it looks like the Arri Alexa 65 has some competition.

Panavision have revealed a RED-Weapon-like cinema camera which shoots 8K from a full frame 41 x 21 sensor in encrypted r3d RAW format.

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Sony FS7 versus the Canon C300 (and their own cameras too?)

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The Sony F55, F5 and FS700 now have a fierce competitor for less money, and it’s not a Canon, nor is it a Red or a Panasonic. It’s one of their own, the Sony FS7. Yet this cannibalisation may be worth it because the potential market for the FS7 is enormous. It’s the fiercest arrow yet fired at Canon’s most popular interchangeable lens video camera for pros, the Cinema EOS C300.

With a design clearly C300 inspired and the new mount facilitating the use of Canon lenses, is the Sony FS7 going to cause a mass migration of pro video birds south to Sony dealers?

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The Sony A7S, new X70 on the big screen at Pinewood Studios plus hands-on the Atomos Shogun

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On a trip to Pinewood Studios I saw for the first time Sony A7S 4K footage projected in a theatre. The surprise was just how well the 1080p held up for cinematic projection. I also had my hands on the Atomos Shogun 4K recorder / 7″ monitor, the new Sony PXW X70 1″ camcorder with 10bit XAVC codec and more…

Read moreThe Sony A7S, new X70 on the big screen at Pinewood Studios plus hands-on the Atomos Shogun

Sony show prototype 4K DSLR in Cinema EOS style future camera range based around full frame

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Sony have revealed two very early prototype cameras at NAB. They are hybrid stills / video cameras from the pro A/V division in Japan. One is a DSLR style camera with what looks like a PL mount. Sony is also committed to developing a range of full frame cinema prime lenses.

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Sony asks “is 4K worth it?” Their own research says…

Sony 3D at the IFA show

Sony have published a study into 4K in theaters. Called “Does 4K really make a difference?”. The advice is aimed at cinema companies upgrading to digital projection, who are faced with the choice of either 2K or 4K projection systems.

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Mystery camera revealed – Sony NEX 5N in cine housing with cooling mod

Sony NEX 5N Cinema Housing

If you are interested in getting one, please let Richard know on the forum…

Richard Gale emailed me a few days ago to tell me about his cinema housing for the NEX 5N.

And here it is.

Richard tells EOSHD more about the housing after the break – how it improves the NEX 5N and how he intends to price it.

Read moreMystery camera revealed – Sony NEX 5N in cine housing with cooling mod