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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:36 AM   #1
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The PMW-F55 with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 PL servo zoom

What’s it like to work with?

Nice article by Alister Chapman at XDCam-User.com. A must-read!

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Old January 15th, 2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Re: The PMW-F55 with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 PL servo zoom

Best part of the article is seeing this: XAVC 1920x1080 50p.

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This proves it is possible to shoot 1080p50 and 1080p60 with XAVC. Finally! A proper 1080p60 recording codec!
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Old January 16th, 2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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You can shoot 4096x2160 60p using XAVC with the F55 and there will be a future firmware update for XAVC 2K on both the F5 and F55.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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Do you have to use SxS PRO+ to shoot 1080p60? Or is that AXS only?

Being AXS only for 1080p60 may not be a good thing as you will need the AXS module to record that framerate. If you can record 1080p60 to SxS PRO+, that'd be ideal. It would put it one step ahead of Panasonic's AVC-Ultra IMHO.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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Re: The PMW-F55 with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 PL servo zoom

You can record 1080 60p to SxS Pro+ cards on both cameras. In fact, the cameras only record P. There is no interlaced video.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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Would be really nice to see this trickle down to the next gen PMW-200 successors. An even sweeter deal would be 3x Global Shutters in either 1/2'' or 2/3''.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 01:14 AM   #7
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If you put a normal SxS Pro card into the camera, the demo unit I had would record most modes and frame rates on to it. If you tried for example to record 4K XAVC you get a message saying "recording not guaranteed" but it did still record. So for 50/60p HD you will quite possibly be OK with regular SxS cards.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #8
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Have you tried XQD cards with the unit? Any software locks for those types of cards? Cause for 1080p production, that would mean huge cost savings.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #9
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Re: The PMW-F55 with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 PL servo zoom

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You can record 1080 60p to SxS Pro+ cards on both cameras. In fact, the cameras only record P. There is no interlaced video.
I presume you're only talking about that mode... The Sony specs list 50 & 59.94 interlaced with MPEG2?

Be a shame if this has changed for those doing live TV!
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:06 AM   #10
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Sorry for being less than clear. Yes... in MPEG2 HD mode you can record 50/59.94i for broadcast
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:44 PM   #11
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I have not tried XQD cards.
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