Sony Simplifies Creation of 4K Productions with Extended Lineup of 4K-Capable Equipment

XAVC Recording Format, SxS PRO+ Series

Sony’s New PVM-X300 Professional Monitor

Capable of displaying over four times Full HD resolution in a single screen, the PVM-X300 incorporates Sony's exclusive TRIMASTER technology architecture, achieving excellent colour and picture quality reproduction which makes this monitor ideal for 4K cinema production (onset monitoring, dailies and editing), 4K live production (camera control, program preview) and real-time 4K presentation.

This new professional video monitor also incorporates a RGB 10 bit panel, uniformity control and can accurately display industry standard colour space of ITU-R BT.709. Moreover, the PVM-X300 features IPS (In Plane Switching) technology for a wider viewing angle.

A wide array of interfaces makes the PVM-X300 able to connect to almost any 4K imaging equipment and support various display modes. Other convenient functions include Auto White Adjustment (supporting major colour analysers in the market), a Camera Assist Function (Focus in colour, Zoom) and Stereo Audio (Stereo speaker, Line out, Headphone jack).

PVM-X300 Interfaces

  • 3G/HD-SDI x 4 inputs with monitor out
  • HDMI x 4 inputs
  • DisplayPort* x 2 inputs

Supporting 4096x2160/24p and 3840x2160/24,25,30p with one single HDMI cable. The PVMX300 is also equipped with a unique feature of evaluating video signal of 4096x2160/60p with one single HDMI cable when connected to Sony’s new PMW-F55 4K camera system.

Sony’s PVM-X300 monitor will be available in APAC from February 2013 onwards.

New XAVC Recording Format

XAVC provides a dedicated 4K format that will encourage the adoption of 4K beyond feature films, in genres such as TV Dramas, Entertainment shows, Documentaries and Commercials.

As well as the widespread applications for the professional HDTV market, Sony has developed the XAVC format to enable the expansion of 4K content into the consumer market. XAVC has been designed to provide a future-proof codec that can meet the shifting requirements of the fast developing 4K content production and HD120P high frame rate shooting.

The XAVC format employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 level 5.2, the highest picture resolution and frame rate video compression codec based on the industry standards. XAVC enables a very wide range of operational possibilities for content production, notably: From Proxy to 4K pixel resolutions, intra frame and long GOP schemes, and 1080 50P/60P infrastructure capability.

SxS PRO+ Series

Also announced is Sony’s new SxS memory card - the SxS PRO+ series (SBP-128B and SBP-64B) - has an ultra-high read speed of 1.6Gbps and write speed of 1.5Gbps, supporting the stable capture of high frame rate 4K video. Besides its wide coverage of video recording codecs, SxS PRO+ also contributes to an efficient workflow with shorter data transfer times, even with huge 4K video files.

Available in capacities of 64GB and 128GB, the new SxS PRO+ memory cards will be available in APAC from February 2013.

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