Coming soon from Sony: 4K RAW recording for the NEX-FS700

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In addition to a full line-up of product launches, Sony announced today that it is at an advanced stage of developing the HXR-IFR5 interface unit, allowing the Full-HD Super Slow Motion NEX-FS700 camcorder to capture stunning 4K RAW movie footage with the AXS-R5 RAW recorder.

The NEX-FS700 camcorder features a state-of-the-art 4K Super 35 Exmor™ CMOS sensor (11.6 million pixels). With an optional firmware upgrade, the NEX-FS700 will be able to output 4K bitstream data over 3G HD-SDI. The HXR-IFR5 interface unit has a 3G HD-SDI input and will transfer the 4K RAW data to record onto the Access Memory Card in the AXS-R5 Recorder.

The 4K RAW format output by the NEX-FS700 is of 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution, and the available frame rates are 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p. After recording the 4K RAW data onto the Access Memory Card, the workflow will be the same as the newly announced PMW-F5.

The HXR-IFR5 and the NEX-FS700’s optional firmware upgrade are planned to be available summer 2013.