We spent three days last week at the Broadcast Video Expo 2010 (broadcastvideoexpo.co.uk). While we were there we had a chance to talk to Rob France, Sony UK NXCAM product manager, about the practical aspects of the HXR-NX5, such as workflow, how it operates with the main non-linear editing systems, and where the NXCAM range will go next.
One of its interesting features is its HD-SDI output. If you record the image from that it will be in the 4:2:2 colour space, which is better for those doing green screen work. The camera normally records 4:2:0 to flash memory or its add-on solid-state drive.
For those of you that have watched our NXCAM preview video, (vimeo.com/7882773) this compliments that video, with practical tips for working with AVCHD and a discussion of the benefits of solid state.
Christina and David Fox