1. Is the Sony HXC-D70 the new go to studio camera?

    Is the Sony HXC-D70 the new go to studio camera?
    If you’re near to take on building a new TV workspace or upgrading an existing one into an HD era, then one of the most significant selections you’ll have to make is your selection of camera ‘chain’. (A camera chain usually includes a Camera Head, Viewfinder, Cable Adaptor, CCU (Camera Control Unit) and Joystick or Rotary dial controlled RCP (Remote...
  2. The best 35mm Sony Cameras uncovered

    Looking for a professional 35mm camera with continuous Super Slow Motion capabilities? Why not opt for the Sony PXW-FS7 & PXW-FS7K cameras? What's on offer? The PXW-FS7K is easy to handle and operate, thanks to its unique ergonomic grip, making it the perfect choice for one-man operation. Whether you're shooting in 4K**60p or full HD, this camera lets you enjoy high frame rates of up to 180 frames per second. Thanks to its flexible mount lens system, you can interchange compatible lenses to suit your shooting requirements and location, so this camera really can do more than its competitors. Purchasing an optional extension unit means you can also enjoy multi-camera shooting when needed. Continue reading
  3. Sony Nex-VG900 Pro: Full Frame Camcorder

    The Sony Nex-VG900 Pro is a Sony camcorder with a difference. It has a wide range of innovative new features that make this Sony camcorder a market leader and a great buy for consumers starting to edge into professional shooting and professionals looking for a good event camera. Often described as the first prosumer camcorder with full-frame capabilities, this is truly a groundbreaking innovation. The Nex-VG900 Pro has added a pro audio microphone kit to the Nex-VG900 Sony Camcorder, boosting the captured sound quality when using this Sony camcorder. It can record sound in high quality stereo and 5.1 surround sound without the need for additional separate microphones and audio equipment, producing a sound track that sounds amazing on a home cinema system. Continue reading
  4. Revolution in Studio Camera Technology

    Hailed as a revolution in Studio Camera technology – the HDC-1700 1080/50i Sony Video Camera has hit the market as one of Sony's leaders in Multi format HD portable system camera and taken it by storm! This powerful Multi format HD portable system Sony Video camera comes with 16-bit A/D conversion and fibre transmission. It is compliant with the SMPTE or the necessary standard of data capture and transmission, demanded of any studio camera. The HDC-1700 also boasts a 3G Fibre Interface. Continue reading
  5. Sony PXW Z100 4K XDCAM: The Best Handheld Camcorder

    This new Handheld Camcorder from Sony may look similar in design to a number of their previous camcorders, but with a 20x Sony G Series zoom lens and an easy to use layout, this pro series camcorder is capable of filming using 4K. To utilise the full possibilities of filming using 4K at 60fp/ss then it is recommended that you use an XQD media card as your typical SD card may struggle to handle the shear amount of information and data that will be being sent to it. A XQD card uses the ultra-fast PCI Express interface and Sony’s unique camera processor to enable stable video recording at 500Mbps or 600Mbps. The PXW-Z100 features two XQD Memory Card slots so multiple cards can be used in various ways, such as for relay recording. When the first card becomes full, recording continues on the second card without a break, giving you the ability to record for longer without having to constantly worry about memory space. Continue reading
  6. Sony announce DWX Digital Wireless Microphones and PMW-400 Camcorder Promotion

      All XDCAM HD shoulder camcorders, including the new PMW-400, offer a 2 channel slot-in capability for Sony DWX Digital wireless receiver (DWR-S02D), allowing for a fully digital workflow using superb audio quality by AES3 out and 24Bit/48kHz D/A conversion, with up to 72MHz bandwidth. You can pair the digital receiver with a choice of digital wireless transmitters, either the...
  7. Sony PMW 150 vs Sony PMW 200 vs Canon XF305

    Capturing high quality video is now easier than ever with new technologies surfacing which aid the users of a camcorder in taking footage which is film worthy. The rise of low cost camcorder equipment has created a new wave of at home amateurs looking to create the next big viral video, which has helped the camcorder industry strive and ship more equipment which is priced out of the reach of mere consumers. Three of the very best camcorders money can buy for under £5500 currently are the Sony PMW 150, Sony PMW 200 and Canon XF305. All three of these camcorders are excellent for capturing high quality video, but which one is better for you? Let's take a look. Continue reading
  8. The cat is out of the bag as Sony reveal their New PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K Super 35mm Sensor Camcorders.

    Sony has now launched a pair of PL-Mounted CineAlta Cameras with a New Super 35mm Sensor which will be known as the PMW-F5 and the PMW-F55. The PMW-F5 even though equipped with a 4K CMOS sensor will only provide you with 2K and HD resolution with a rolling shutter, whilst the up market PMW-F55 will provide 4K pictures as well...
  9. A Closer Look at the Sony PMW500

    The Sony PMW 500 is a broadcast-quality full-HD camcorder which offers a range of impressive features to professional users. The camcorder allows you to record at a rate of 50Mbps directly to a solid-state storage device, taking advantage of efficient and detailed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression in order to deliver the best quality for this format. One of its more...
  10. Introducing the Sony PMW 200 Camcorder

    The PMW 200 Camcorder is the latest addition to Sony’s XDCAM HD4:2:2 range and is causing quite a stir in the industry. The Sony PMW 200 Camcorder is the first professional handheld camcorder in its class in today’s market that possesses full HD 4:2:2 50Mbps recording and three ½”-type Exmoor Cmos sensors. Continue reading

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