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Old September 12th, 2014, 02:20 AM   #16
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at Photokina

Looks like an answer to Arri Amira at a substantial lower price. Here is the Fs7 brochure which I repost in case you missed it
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Old September 12th, 2014, 02:35 AM   #17
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Thank you for the brochure link.

Quite like it now that i've read the specs:

"It features a 4K Super35 “Exmor” CMOS sensor and support for shooting in 4K 60p or Full HD at a high frameate of up to 180 fps. Selectable recording formats in
clude XAVC, which supports 1080/60p with 4:2:2 10-
bit recording and the MPEG-2 HD 422 format used by
broadcast stations. Attach an optional Extension Unit
(XDCA-FS7) to open up the possibilities of multi-camera
shooting and Apple ProRes 422 which available early
2015 by firmware update. Connect an HXR-IFR5 inter
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face and AXS-R5 recorder to enable synced external
4K/2K RAW and internal Full HD recording.
The PXW-FS7 camera is expanding 4K recording in a
remarkably convenient and affordable new direction."
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Old September 12th, 2014, 02:37 AM   #18
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at Photokina

Is this one of the first 4K 60p camcorders or have I missed others already?

And what do they mean by this:

"Furthermore, support for unlimited shooting at Super
Slow Motion means no more mistimed shots leading to
extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly
the point that you want."

I know the FS700 shoots slo mo, but then it spends time buffering the shot. And it also does it in bursts ...

Am I right in saying that with the FS7 you can just hit record and film in slo mo for as long as you like or ?

And it also has BULT IN ND's! big plus from me.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 02:41 AM   #19
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Don't jump the gun on it not supporting DCI, the brochure says it will in 2015.

Also, let's hope they didn't change the dimensions of the front Hot Shoe to be non-standard. If they did that, you'd know what would happen...
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Old September 12th, 2014, 02:54 AM   #20
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I'm desperate for some one to develop a nice sharp 18-200mm constant F4 or even F2.8 if they can.
Sony have introduced a 28-135 F4 E-mount power zoom for about $2500 USD. It's full frame coverage so will also work on the A7s.

The benefits of the FS7 over FS700 will be internal 10-bit 4K recording up to 60fps. Higher internal frame rates will be limited to 1080p but the FS7 will seem to have the same RAW output functionality of the FS700 (with an extension unit.)
Genlock and TC in/out seem to be an option with the external add-on unit (which is nice for those of us working in 3D.)
The form factor is obviously much better for handheld work with a properly positionable EVF.
It will acquire some wireless capabilities with a wifi stick similar to the F5/55, or wireless stream/proxy/copy with WA100.

Magnesium body sealed from dust & moisture designed for field work.

Sony considers this model to sit between the FS700 and F5. That makes sense since it probably shares the same rolling shutter CMOS sensor.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 02:56 AM   #21
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at Photokina

Loving the form factor so far. Ticks all the boxes for features I'm looking for also.

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Old September 12th, 2014, 03:06 AM   #22
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Kinda concerned about the "RAW OUT" port on the addon. I hope it still allows you to send it without the V-mount module over one of the camera body SDI outs, otherwise you have to pay for that module plus a AXS or 7Q just to get RAW up and running.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 03:24 AM   #23
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Actual video footage from the FS7

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Old September 12th, 2014, 03:25 AM   #24
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at Photokina

I was thinking the same thing, sony can make more $$ obviously if the module +battery are required but maybe that would hopefully change by the release date.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 03:47 AM   #25
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Its kind of odd to include a FF lens which is not wide angle on S35.
From what I found during my recent search it has 11.6 Mp effective 8.8 Mpx. and a price of 6400 GBP and that includes the lens !!!!

Sounds good
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Old September 12th, 2014, 05:26 AM   #26
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at Photokina

A tiny snipped I picked up - input is 24 bit at 48KHz, not the usual 16 bit.

I wonder if attaching a K1M (or similar) XLR bridge would allow 4 track internal audio recording?

Hmmm. Hopefully this signals slightly better Mic Preamps than previous cams in this price range? We'll have to wait and see.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 06:39 AM   #27
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Listening in on the IBC news conference... check it out at http://www.livestream.com/sonyproeurope

Will have the press release up shortly. Meanwhile, check out Adam Wilt's exclusive article here:

First Look: Sony PXW-FS7 L.S.S. Shoulder-Mount Camcorder, part 1 at DV Info Net
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Old September 12th, 2014, 07:32 AM   #28
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Why do you say it's huge? It looks like the size of a typical shoulder mount camera.
After seeing all the pics of people operating the camera, videos, specs - I need to wipe the egg off my face. It looks just right for semi-handheld (chest bracing) and shoulder mount.

When B&H lists it, I will be one of the first to preorder.
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Old September 12th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #29
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The price with the 28-135 lens is 8,400 British Pounds, about $13,600 US. I'm not sure if that includes the rear pro attachment.
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Is this one of the first 4K 60p camcorders or have I missed others already?
PXW-Z100 shoots 60P at 4K and both PXW-Z100 and FDR-AX1 shoot 60P at 3840x2160.

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