Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 10:00 AM
Sony FS5: Who is it for and what does it do?
The newly released Sony FS5 handheld 4K camera has been put under scrutiny by WTS' production specialist and freelance cameraman, Patrick van Weeren. In this blog, he rounds up what the FS5 brings to the Sony line-up ...
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:35 AM
Sony PXW-X400 ENG camera: Hello modern news gathering as we bid goodbye to popular PMW-400
WTS Production specialist and freelance cameraman Patrick van Weeren bids adieu to the Sony PMW-400, an old faithful of the ENG world, and welcomes its newly upgraded successor, the Sony PXW-X400, due in February 2016...
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Sony FS7 4K camera: an overview
WTS production specialist and seasoned freelance cameraman Patrick van Weeren presents a video overview of the Sony FS7 4K camera, which has proved hugely popular with cameramen since it hit the shelves in late 2014. ...
Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 5:30 PM
HDR delivery and the Sony BVM-X300 4K monitor
High dynamic range is growing rapidly in significance, not only in acquisition, but in delivery as well. In our latest blog, WTS production specialist and freelance cameraman Patrick van Weeren gives a cameraman’s per...
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 1:30 PM
New broadcast technology at IBC 2015: 4K cameras
WTS Sales Manager Duncan Payne was at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam to assess the latest broadcast technology hitting the market. In this blog, he looks at some of the new 4K cameras set for release in the coming few months. ...
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015 1:00 PM
HD viewfinders: Sony announces answer to cameraman's prayers
A professional HD viewfinder has been top of the wish-list for most cameramen for quite some time now, so the launch at this month's IBC 2015 in Amsterdam of two Sony HD viewfinders – the HDVF-EL20 and the HDVF-EL30 ...
Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 3:00 PM
FS5 Announced - Sony Reveals New PXW-FS5 Camera at IBC
Twelve months ago, Sony’s hugely popular PXW-FS7 shook up the documentary and broadcast programmes market. Now, taking aim at the videography and online content market there's a new addition to the Sony 4K camera fam...
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 2:00 PM
Firmware v7.0 announced for Sony F5 and Sony F55
January 2016 will see Sony release the latest firmware - version 7.0 - for its popular F5 and F55 4K cameras, with the highlight being the arrival of a Rec. 2020 colour space, writes WTS production specialist Patrick...
Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:30 PM
It's official: Sony announces release of α7R II high megapixel 4K-capable digital camera
Patrick van Weeren, WTS' resident cameraman and production specialist, takes a look at the impressive spec of Sony's not-so-secret new high-megapixel, 4K-capable digital camera, the α7R II, available from August 2015....
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:00 AM
Sony releases new firmware update 6.0 for F5 and F55 cinema cameras
Sony has announced firmware update version 6.0 for its large sensor PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 digital motion picture cameras. The update adds Apple ProRes 4444 as a recording format with the Sony CBK-55PD codec board, enabl...