An interview from the 2014 Cine Gear LA Expo at Paramount Studios with Peter Crithary of Sony Electronics. In this interview Peter talks with us about a range of 4K compatible products and their technologies. These products include the FS700 Camcorder paired with Convergent Design's Odyssey 7Q Recorder, the F5 Camcorder, the F55 Camcorder, Professional & Consumer Displays, and the newly announced A7S.

Recently Convergent Design has partnered with Sony to provide a Odyssey7Q with the Sony FS700 Raw Option, which allows you to maximize performance from your FS700. The Odyssey7Q includes compressed HD and uncompressed recording support, so when you add the $795 Sony FS700 Raw Option, you are gaining 4K YCC 10-Bit Compressed up to 60fps, 2K Raw 12-Bit up to 240fps (CinemaDNG), HD YCC 422 10-Bit Compressed up to 60fps & RGB 444 12-Bit Compressed up to 60fps.

The Sony F5 Camcorder, shoots glorious 16-bit 4K and 2K RAW recording using the outboard AXS-R5 recorder and produces super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich color reproduction and greater clarity. The F5 offers robust internal recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 color. Irresistible options include the amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed 2K RAW at up to 240 fps without cropping.

The Sony F55 Camcorder is Sony's solution for the Cinema & Live Television Broadcasting mixed shooter crowds. It shoots onboard 4K—and also 2K/HD. It has a Super 35mm sensor—and also offers Center Scan mode to shoot with 16mm PL lenses or with 2/3-inch lenses via B4 adaptor, sold separately. Additionally, a powerful new accessory for the F55 is Sony’s shoulder-mount dock, sold separately. Conversion is as easy as just sliding the camera into the dock and suddenly you’ve got the familiar ergonomics of a 2/3-inch camcorder, which puts the controls and connections in the right spots for shoulder mounted shooting. Using the combination of the shoulder-mount dock, the B4 lens adapter and Center Scan Mode, you can replicate the angle of view, depth of field, and operability of a conventional 2/3 camera! The system even supports auto iris and power zoom.

The Sony Alpha a7S Mirrorless Digital Camera features a full-frame 12.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to enable notable video and still image quality with an expansive dynamic range, low noise, and extended sensitivity to ISO 409600.Beyond its still image performance, the a7S is also quite adept in regard to recording video. It is able to output uncompressed 4:2:2 UHD 4K video to an optional external recorder over HDMI, as well as record full HD 1080p video in the high-quality XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in multiple frame rates. Extending the video recording capabilities is support for S-Log2 gamma, which helps to expand the effective dynamic range during recording, as well as picture profile options, time code, and zebra marker display aids. Sound can be recorded in the AAC/Linear PCM format via the internal stereo microphone, with a built-in headphone jack for on-board monitoring, or via an external microphone.

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