April 13, 2015
NAB 2015

All of Sony's NAB 2015 Announcements in a Single High-Octane 4 Minute Video

Sony NAB 2015 Announcements Catalyst Edit

Sony held a massive press conference yesterday afternoon. While there weren't any new cinema camera announcements (they're sticking to their guns with providing upgrade paths for the F5, F55, and F65), they did announce a few exciting new products. Here's a quick rundown of the major features for all of those new products, as well as some updates to older products.

The biggest news is probably Sony's new 30 inch 4K OLED monitor. What makes this thing unique is its High Dynamic Range mode, which should be able to accurately display the amazing dynamic range of today's cinema cameras. I have a feeling that HDR screens and technologies are going to be a big theme at NAB this year, although RED already proved that pushing resolutions even higher is still a thing.

Sony also announced a new software called Catalyst Edit that is aimed at providing a seamless native editorial workflow for 4K Sony RAW and XAVC. There's not a ton of information out there yet about the software yet, nor is it clear how it differs from Sony's existing NLE Vegas Pro.      

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Man, that's one intense slideshow!
It sounds like they used the soundtrack to Quake 2. . .

April 13, 2015 at 1:20PM

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And what a montage! The way those 2D images were flying across the screen, it looked like the presentation escaped from 1998

April 13, 2015 at 2:06PM

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Caspar Kerr
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So they did nothing new, except a screen...

April 13, 2015 at 1:46PM

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AvdS
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Most of the stuff they share at NAB is more geared toward the pro community.

April 13, 2015 at 2:12PM

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Joshua Bowen
Editor
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they did a lot, remember is NABroadcast

April 14, 2015 at 1:12AM

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I was really expecting more from Sony. Maybe a beefed up FS7 or something. Canon, RED, and Blackmagic all gave us something! Come on Sony!

April 13, 2015 at 3:13PM, Edited April 13, 3:13PM

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That background music got me pumping, but the info was a lot of disappointment...

April 13, 2015 at 11:29PM, Edited April 13, 11:29PM

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George Du
Student, Filmmaker
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Such a shame that all these big companies ( sony canon Panasonic....) have been ripping us off for years

April 14, 2015 at 1:42AM

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Menelikk
Computer Scientist/Film Director
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So is Sony replacing Vegas with Catalyst?

April 14, 2015 at 12:52PM, Edited April 14, 12:52PM

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David Sharp
Video Editor, Cinematographer, Teacher
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YES!!! That video was AWESOME! The still pictures zooming around, combined with the music...I think it's a portal back to an NAB from about 15 years ago. Heh.

April 16, 2015 at 12:22AM

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Daniel Mimura
DP, cam op, steadicam op
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The F6 will be the one. They probably just weren't finished with it yet. A single model to replace both 5/55.

May 11, 2015 at 1:15PM, Edited May 11, 1:19PM

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Ian
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