Behold the new Sony FX9: Full frame 6K

Discover Sony FX9, the company’s full-frame 6K sensor camera with Fast Hybrid AF, Dual Base ISO and S-Cinetone colour science. Get beautiful 4K imagery with the creative freedom made possible by oversampling a huge high resolution full-frame sensor.

Capture every detail from the scene with shallow depth of field and stunning bokeh with a truly cinematic look. 15+ stops of dynamic range and Dual Base ISO enable capture of every nuance, from subtle shadow detail to spectacular highlights and with an immaculate colour palette.

Make sure your story’s always clear with enhanced Fast Hybrid AF that tracks your subject with unprecedented speed, smoothness and precision. Its impact is transformative for premium documentary, commercials and event applications.

Sony FX9 revolutionizes full-frame cinematography with peerless ergonomics and advanced technology for on-the-go shooting. The world’s first full-frame electronic variable ND filter transforms possibilities for shooting in variable lighting conditions.

Built-in Wi-Fi and 12G-SDI support advanced workflows while the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit further expands the operational possibilities of the PXW-FX9.

The camera’s full-frame 6K sensor provides superb recording in DCI 4K*, Ultra HD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and oversampling ensures image quality beyond the limits of conventional Super 35mm sensors.

The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony’s Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction. Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the FX9’s 6K sensor has over twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.

FX9 offers an exceptional 15+ stops of dynamic range – beyond the normal range of human perception – allowing for unprecedented creative freedom in colour grading and post. Camera operators can concentrate on framing the scene they want while relying upon the FX9 to capture every nuance and detail using either 4K 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording or 16-bit RAW external recording.

In grading, colourists can find colour and detail beyond the normal viewing abilities of the camera operator to create a final image that exactly portrays the mood of the scene.

For more information about the Sony professional cameras and the best prices, contact the O-VIDEO team.

Absolute clarity. New Sony UWP-D Series

Capture pure wireless sound in any shooting situation, from weddings to news, sporting events and documentaries. The new Sony UWP-D series teams crisp digital audio processing with dependable RF transmission – in a light, compact package that’s extremely easy to use.

Make sure you’re heard on camera with absolute clarity. 24-bit audio is crisp and clear, with direct digital recording through MI (Multi Interface) shoe equipped camcorders with the new SMAD-P5 MI shoe adaptor that bypasses A/D and D/A conversion stages. Seamless integration with Sony PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190 camcorders, it displays mic information like RF levels, audio mute status and transmitter’s low battery alert in your camera’s viewfinder.

The new Sony UWP-D series is great for videographers and camera operators working solo. By simply holding the NFC SYNC button on the receiver for a few seconds, it automatically scans the appropriate frequency. Users just need to touch the receiver with the transmitter for transferring the channel. – saving time so you’re ready to start capturing great sound for your next scene. And with rock-solid RF transmission, you’ll enjoy stable wireless sound with virtually no glitches, dropouts or distortion.

For more information about Sony UWP-D series and the best prices, contact the O-VIDEO team.

The new reference monitor Sony BVM-HX310

The BVM-HX310 TRIMASTER HX Professional Master Monitor gives absolute confidence that you’re always seeing the true picture. Offering unrivalled 4K HDR picture quality, accuracy and consistency, it’s ideal for demanding on-set, studio and post-production applications including 4K digital cinematography.

It’s the 4K HDR monitor professional colourists have been waiting for. An optimal choice for critical colour grading and CG tasks, the BVM-HX310 offers support for industry‑leading wide colour gamuts including DCI‑P3, ITU‑R BT.2020, S‑Gamut3.cine and S‑Gamut3. With consistent, faithful colour reproduction over the entire luminance range, it’s an ideal partner for cinematography production and post production workflow with Sony’s 4K cinematography cameras.

Fully realising the advanced performance of the TRIMASTER HX panel, the BVM-HX310 achieves 1,000 nits* of full-screen brightness with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It’s ideal for producing High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with rich, deep black areas and accurate reproduction of bright peak highlights. Together with support for a much wider colour gamut than conventional monitors, the BVM-HX310 can reproduce high-resolution HDR images with images clarity, depth and realism.

As well as conventional 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, and CRT gamma, the BVM-HX310 supports standardized Electro-Optical Transfer Functions (EOTF) for HDR such as SMPTE ST.2084 and ITU-R BT.2100 (HLG). Both standards are used to meet the demands of today’s broadcast and cinematography industries. Additional EOTF tables for live and post production environments include 2.4 (HDR), S-Log2 (HDR), S-Log3 (HDR) and S-Log3 (Live HDR) – enabling easy workflows close to that of film while delivering 4K wide dynamic range.

Support for VPID (Video Payload ID) identifies EOTF, colour space and RGB source information embedded in the SDI signal. Monitor settings are adjusted automatically, cutting the risk of human error in pressured live production environments.

The BVM-HX310 effortlessly keeps pace with today’s production workflows. Integration in the latest system environments is streamlined with a single-cable 12G-SDI input, plus connections for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI including Single Link/Dual Link and HDMI (HDCP2.3/1.4).

Easily check the effect of different LUTs while you’re on set or in post. Load customised User LUT (Look Up Table) files from a USB stick (BKM-17R controller is required) for comparison during pre-grading or with a different EOTF. See the effect of different LUTs at the touch of a button.

Quad View Display mode allows instant comparison of up to four sets of custom display settings, including EOTF, Colour Space, Transfer Matrix and Colour Temperature, Contrast, Brightness and Chroma. It’s invaluable for comparing original footage with the look of different EOTF converted images. View up to four LUTs side-by-side in Quad View display mode.

Minimal processing delays are a critical factor in live production and broadcasting applications. With a processing delay of less than one video frame, the BVM-HX310 is ideally suited to the demands of real time video monitoring.

Interlace Display mode offers faithful reproduction of 1080i input signals, free from artefacts and picture degradation that can often occur during I/P conversion.

Anyone who’s used the BVM‑X300 master monitor will feel instantly at home with the familiar front control panel of the BVM-HX310. Seven user assignable function buttons are complemented by manual controls for aperture, chroma, brightness, and contrast. Usability is enhanced further with dimmable button lights and on/off switchable indicator lights.

Sony BVM-HX310 will be available in February 2019. For more information and the best prices, contact the O-VIDEO team.

IBC 2018: The new 4K camcorder Sony HXR-NX200

HXR-NX200 is an affordable, compact camcorder with a big 1.0-type sensor and new colour reproduction for superb 4K or Full-HD image quality. It offers all the professional features you need with refined manual controls including three independent manual lens rings, smart fully auto options and more.

Natural skin colours and rich mid-range colours deliver vivid, yet true-to-life imagery regardless of exposure setting. It’s perfect for capturing live events such as seminars, weddings and houses of worship. NX200’s newly developed gamma curve provides a vibrant look ready to share as soon as you export.

There’s no need to choose between professional features and superb 4K imaging at an entry level price-point. Advanced manual controls, including three independent manual lens rings, built-in 4-step ND filters and class-leading 4K and Full-HD performance make NX200 a choice you can rely upon for live events, corporate, education and wedding videography.

The HXR-NX200’s single 20 megapixel (14.2 million effective pixels) 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor is approximately the same size as a 16mm film frame and seven times larger than three 1/4.7 type sensors combined. The key benefit of this large size is low noise and less blur because more light reaches the sensor, offering clear and steady pictures even in a dark scene with minimum illumination 1.7 lux (in LOW LUX mode). The large sensor size also enables beautiful background defocussing (bokeh) to enable you to focus on what you want to show and defocus the rest of the image.

A fixed 29mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom makes it easy to capture even the most expansive landscape scenes while also offering superb clarity and sharpness – maximising the performance of the NX200’s large 1.0 type sensor.

The G Lens is Sony’s own camera lens family, designed and manufactured to the high standards of optical performance.

In addition, your ability to get into close with the most distant scenes is aided by Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom feature. Once you’ve zoomed in at maximum 12x optical magnification, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology can enlarge the image by an additional 150% in 4K and 200% in HD while still preserving image quality. In addition, zoom performance can be doubled at any point with a digital extender by up to 24x.

The HXR-NX200 is ergonomically designed to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use shooting experience. Three manual, independent lens rings enables smooth, natural adjustment of focussing, zooming and iris control. It can also be used in full-auto mode or completely manual for maximum creative control. Manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift and easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN and shutter speed. The white balance is simple to adjust by colour temperature in convenient 100K steps.

A built-in Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel includes positions for clear, 1/4 (2 stops), 1/16 (4 stops), and 1/64 (6 stops). This makes it easier to get all the advantages of shallow depth of field even in exterior day shoots, with no need to worry about bringing along and fitting a separate filter.

The HXR-NX200 offers superb all-round performance whatever your workflow.

For 4K or Full-HD production, XAVC S offers stunning picture quality, but also workflow flexibility and storage efficiency. Compared to AVCHD, XAVC S captures more details and less noise thanks to the higher bitrate, while also being supported by all the major non-linear editors.

NX200 also offers the option to record HD in AVCHD or DV, making it easy to integrate your content into existing workflows. NX200 offers PAL-only recording frame rates of 25p 4K:QFHD 3840×2160 50p, 50i, 25p Full HD and 50i SD.

The toughest and fastest SD card: Sony TOUGH

Sony’s new “SF-G series TOUGH specification” UHS-II SD cards are designed to keep images safe in any shooting environment, combining the world’s fastest read and write speeds with an ultra-rugged design that is bend-proof, drop-proof to 5 meters, water-proof and dust-proof.

The new cards are 18 times stronger than SD standard (180N compared to 10N rating) to guard against bending and dropping, and use the world’s first monolithic structure with a completely sealed one-piece molding that leaves no empty space in the card and prevents dust or debris from entering. The TOUGH spec. series uses materials of high-grade hardness, unlike conventional SD which uses a thin, 3-part ensemble. They are protected against typical physical damage that can affect conventional SD cards such as a broken plastic casing, broken data protection lock and broken connector ribs.

For photographers fighting the elements to get the perfect shot, the TOUGH spec. SD cards are also waterproof with an IPX8 rating and dustproof with an IPX6 rating.

As the world’s first ribless SD card with no write protection switch, the new cards’ design ensures that easy-to-break parts are removed entirely.

Unleash the power of the camera

Continuing an industry trend driven by Sony, full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the α9 and α7 series are packing more and more performance into stills and video performance. These high-end cameras rely on fast memory cards to maximize their performance and with professional photographers now using SD cards more frequently, users are demanding higher levels of reliability and durability associated with other professional card types. With the world’s fastest write speed of up to 299MB/s, buffer clearing time is minimized, allowing photographers to shoot at the highest burst speeds.

The TOUGH spec. SD cards also support V90, the highest standard of video speed class, making it an ideal companion for shooting high-resolution video.

Transferring high-capacity photo and video files is made simple with the TOUGH spec. cards, thanks to a read speed of up to 300MB/s, another world’s fastest, which dramatically streamlines the post-shooting workflow. Addressing the practical needs of photographers, the SF-G series TOUGH specification range feature a bright yellow banding design, making the card easier to spot in dark shooting conditions.

Ultimate Assurance

The TOUGH spec. series SD cards include a SD Scan Utility, allowing the user to check that the card is in good condition and File Rescue Software to recover accidentally deleted data and photos. The new cards are also X-ray proof, magnet proof, anti-static, temperature proof and feature UV Guard.