Sony has launched the 4K-ready PXW-X70, their first ever compact XDCAM professional camcorder. The PXW-X70 features a 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. The camcorder can record HD in XAVC Long GOP, enabling 422 10-bit sampling at 50 Mbit/s.
Kingston’s V310 is the new ‘near 1TB’ SSD. It’s actually 960 GB in capacity and is a claimed 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive as a result of the Phison 3108 controller and 450MB/s read and write speeds.
Cloud video post production company Aframe has helped another television production with their workflow. However the system seems no more than a ‘super review’ system as daily edits of Channel 4’s The Mill were uploaded to their servers and reviewed, logged, annotated and downloaded the production’s DoP, the Darlow Smith production team and Channel 4 executives. Other review systems are doing similar things.
Ignoring the post work on Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the previs story has a twin team of MPC artists at their facility in Santa Monica and on location in New Orleans.
New MōVI Controller
The MōVI Controller allows the operator full control over Pan, Tilt, and Roll. This controller provides telemetry from the MōVI and allows the user to access MōVI configuration menus to enable on the fly adjustment of key parameters. It also provides power for an LCD monitor and wireless video system. Using either an AC adapter or a single IDX battery, you can power a MōVI Controller, monitor, wireless video system, and additional 5 or 12v accessories.