April 15, 2011

NAB Video: Sony F65 >4K Camera and New ARRI ALEXA Models

I'm not going to go into much detail on Sony's new F65, which I covered at launch, or the new offerings in the ARRI ALEXA lineup, because cameras that run six figures aren't exactly the purview of DIY filmmakers (though they're nice to think about, at least as a rental). Briefly, here's what I saw at NAB about the latter: the ALEXA has gotten a number of new features, upgrading it to Plus status -- 3.5K ARRIRAW codec, 120FPS shooting mode in 2K (which was working fully on the camera I toyed with briefly), and iPad wireless camera control. There are also two new models -- the ALEXA M, which separates the camera head from the recording body, and the ALEXA Studio, which has a mechanical shutter, optical viewfinder, and 4:3 sensor with anamorphic de-squeezing. And of course, Sony has their new F3.

I'll let the hard-working guys from FreshDV and NextWaveDV take it from here:

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Sony Interview

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I did hear a rumor elsewhere on the show floor that the ALEXA Studio will be $120k-180k -- more than double the price of the base-level ALEXA.

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I feel poorer than I did 5 minutes ago... Just had a 32 gigabyte SD card burn out and was thinking of how much it will cost to replace it, and then he pulls out a 1 Terabyte card... Moore's law is a ...

April 15, 2011

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PouncedeLeon

Is that guy from sony robert downy jr?

April 16, 2011

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Leo

The new camera f65 from Sony are good but expensive and there are cheaper alternatives and less expensive and very close to the features I do not think it would compete with the market
Even if 444RGB
4k

September 2, 2011

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if you can't buy VIPER
now you can have 444RGB 4k with Sony f65
good investment

November 27, 2011

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