Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
21/06/2013

Sony Launches HXR-IFR5 Interface

Sony has announced the launch of its HXR-IFR5 interface unit, enabling 2K RAW and 4K RAW recording for the NEX-FS700 camcorder.
The HXR-IFR5 interface unit connects the NEX-FS700 to Sony's new AXS-R5 RAW recording system, taking advantage of the camcorder's 4K imager.
"The NEX-FS700 is already accepted worldwide as a high-performance production tool for any application from corporate productions to broadcast television," said Bill Drummond, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Professional Solutions, Sony Europe.
"Highly affordable recording of 2K / 4K RAW images and High Frame Rate (HFR) capture adds another dimension to the camcorder’s capabilities, once a firmware upgrade has been made. FS700 RAW recording preserves more of the original camera signal, producing stunning image quality and enabling maximum image manipulation flexibility in post-production."
The HXR-IFR5 interface receives the uncompressed bit-stream carrying RAW sensor data, metadata, time code and start/stop commands from the NEX-FS700E via 3G-SDI. The FS700 RAW files are recorded to the AXS memory cards in the AXS-R5 RAW recorder, where they can be screened and converted using Sony’s free RAW Viewer software.
Users can simultaneously record 4K on the AXS-R5 while recording HD on the NEX-FS700, both with identical start frame, stop frame and time codes.
The unit has an LCD panel for status indication, including record mode, frame rate, time code, battery and media remaining time.
Large tactile buttons control basic operations, menus and media management. When attached to the HXR-IFR5, the AXS-R5 can also act as a stand-alone playback unit for reliable monitoring and review through an on-board HD-SDI 422 output.
The introduction of the HXR-IFR5 interface unit is the first implementation of 2K RAW recording capabilities with the AXSM memory system.
2K RAW enables the NEX-FS700 to create digital RGB files with 12-bit colour depth, and work simultaneously with the camcorder’s on-board 8-bit AVCHD capability.
With the HXR-IFR5 and firmware upgrade to the NEX-FS700, users can perform continuous 120/240 fps HFR recording in 2K and 120 fps four-second "burst" recording in 4K. The NEX-FS700 even goes beyond 120 frames per second to 240 fps.
Playing back at 240 fps yields compelling slow motion at 1/5 or 1/10 normal speed. Users can also choose 480 and 960 fps burst recording (at reduced resolution). HFR is also now available with S-Log2 gamma (1300% dynamic range) and 709 (800% dynamic range).
"Previously, HFR capability (above 60 fps @1080p) was relegated to a rarified few 'custom' cameras, many designed for machine vision and not high-end program production," said Bill Drummond.
"The combination of the NEX-FS700, HXR-IFR5 and AXS-R5 now supports an array of game changing speeds in continuous and burst shooting modes at a price point unmatched in the industry. With these new capabilities the NEX-FS700 is poised for use as a high-quality, low-cost camera with a range of creative features."
The HXR-IFR5 also allows the use of compatible media, file naming conventions, metadata and RAW workflow used by Sony’s PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K cameras.
This new Sony technology is the latest recording option for the NEX-FS700 camcorder, joining the recently announced direct connectivity with Convergent Design’s new Odyssey7Q.
The HXR-IFR5 2K/4K RAW interface unit will be available in June for a suggested list price of 2500 Euros.
Jump to the relevant section of the Sony website here.
(IT/JP)
VMI.TV Ltd

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

05/06/2024
Bridge Technologies Releases New Canvas Interface
Bridge Technologies has released its new Canvas interface, an innovative new way to organise and interact with the extensive functionalities of the VB
12/09/2018
Atomos And Soho Editors To Deliver Demos At ProRes RAW Theatre
Atomos and Soho Editors are to deliver a variety of demonstrations at the ProRes RAW Theatre at IBC 2018. They will showcase how to shoot, edit and gr
10/06/2024
Canon Europe To Offer Firmware For 4K Remote Cameras
Canon Europe is to offer firmware for 4K remote cameras and remote camera controllers intended to improve the functionality and performance of functio
30/06/2015
Codex V-RAW Recorder Now Available
Codex is now delivering the Codex V-RAW Recorder for the Panasonic VariCam 35 camera to customers worldwide. Combining high-performance with ease-of-u
26/02/2016
New CineAlta Products Adding Speed To Sony's 4k Production Workflow
Sony's next generation of CineAlta products provides enhanced features for production professionals now shooting in 4K RAW with large sensor cameras;
18/06/2024
Uniguest Releases 4K Edition Of Its Low Latency Encoder
Uniguest has released a 4K edition of its Low Latency Encoder, delivering best-in-class encoding and streaming at 4K resolution, ideal for live events
04/11/2020
Up To 5.9K Full-Frame Apple Pro Res RAW Recording From The LUMIX S5
Atomos and Panasonic have announced the development of up to 5.9K full frame Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new LUMIX S5, Panasonic’s new hybrid
26/05/2023
Atomos Announces Immediate Support For Apple ProRes RAW Plug-Ins
Atomos has announced immediate support for Apple ProRes RAW plug-ins, an innovation that lets camera manufacturers provide their own ProRes RAW proces
13/01/2022
ATOMOS Unveils Feature To Expand Recording Options For Sony Camera
ATOMOS has introduced a feature to expand recording options for Sony's FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera. With Sony's latest firmware release (V.2.00)
04/06/2018
Atomos Unveils New Features For Sumo19 Production Monitor Recorder
Atomos has unveiled a host of new features for its Sumo 19 production monitor recorder at Cine Gear Expo in Las Vegas, 31 May - 03 June. The release o
09/04/2018
Sony To Showcase An Array Of New Technologies And Products At NAB
Sony is to display brand new technologies and products at NAB 2018, made for 4K, 8K, High Dynamic Range, IP and more. These new technologies and produ
14/06/2024
Dome Productions Relies On RTS Intercom Systems
Dome Productions has relied on RTS intercom systems for its user-friendly interface and extensive adoption within the North American live sports marke
30/05/2024
Intelsat Renews Partnership With Sony Pictures Networks India
Intelsat has renewed its partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India in delivering premium entertainment content to millions of viewers across Asia-
22/05/2024
Sony Music Equips Its New Studio With PMC Monitors
Sony Music has officially opened its new 5020 Studio Madrid, a four-studio recording complex and creative centre in the Spanish capital that aims to p
29/09/2022
ATOMOS Expands RAW Ecosystem
2022 has been a monumental year for ATOMOS. The company has released a new range of CONNECT hardware products and introduced a suite of cloud services