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Sony Announces Next Gen CineAlta Camera

Sony Announces Next Gen CineAlta Camera

The F65 sets a new benchmark with extraordinary resolution, dynamic range, color reproduction and sensitivity

ASIA PACIFIC - Sony is revolutionising digital cinematography with the official unveiling of its much-anticipated next-generation F65 CineAlta camera. A result of 30 years research, it represents as industry’s first camera with groundbreaking 20 megapixels 8K sensor CMOS sensor. The F65 raises the bar in the quest for the “look” of 65mm film, and delivers on its promise to derive true 4K resolution and beyond – at the point of image capture.

Sony’s unique 8K image sensor, with approximately 20 megapixels, offers higher image fidelity than any other camera. With 16-bit RAW output, the F65 establishes the gateway to a complete, end-to-end 4K mastering workflow.

At the heart of the F65 camera is Sony’s newly developed 8K sensor, which will deliver pristine HD, 2K, and true 4K resolution today -- and will go far beyond 4K in the future, as industry needs evolve. The Sony imager is also the first to provide a dedicated green photosite for each pixel in the 4K output image. This is twice the amount of green resolution compared with traditional 4K Bayer pattern sensors, providing a significant improvement in image resolution that is ideal for VFX processing.

The 8K CMOS sensor can run up to maximum 120Fps. This sensor performance combined with 16-bit RAW output makes the F65 the first image capture system designed from the ground up to support the Academy IIF-ACES, Image Interchange Framework, Academy Colour Encoding Specification. In addition, an optional mechanical rotary shutter will be available for eliminating motion artifacts that are inherent with other CMOS sensor technology.

A dockable SRMemory recorder – model SR-R4 – attaches to the camera to record directly on to an SRMemory card of 256GB, 512GB or 1TB capacity with data security and sustained throughput of 5Gbps. The recorder will enable ultra high-speed recording of16-bit RAW data.

A 1TB memory card recording at 24fps will store 60 minutes of footage in 4K 16 bit RAW. As with previous generations of CineAlta systems, Sony continues to work closely with the industry to develop this next generation digital motion picture camera technology and storage, workflow system.

The F65 makes its debut during BroadcastAsia taking place from June 21 – 24, 2011 at Suntec Singapore. The F65 will be available from January 2011 in Asia Pacific.

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