Sony introduces new raw recorder AXS-R7 for PMW-F55 and F5 CineAlta Cameras with version 8.01.
Features of the new recorder:
High speed 4K capture
Compared to previous Sony 4K recorders, the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder doubles 4K RAW recording from 60 fps up to 120 fps from the F55 camera*. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps from the F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion.** Also X-OCN can be used for 4K/2K high speed shooting.
*4K 120 fps recording only available for F55.
In Addition to the RAW recording Format – RAW SQ, New recording format, X-OCN
In addition to F55RAW, AXS-R7 has new camera capture format X-OCN. X-OCN stands for Extended tonal range Original Camera Negative. X-OCN has two recording mode, X-OCN ST (Standard) and X-OCN LT (Light). X-OCN ST is visually indistinguishable quality from F55RAW by 70% data size of F55RAW. X-OCN LT is 40% data size of F55RAW. These choices are completely non-destructive and the full potential of the original sensor data is delivered into post-production by 16-bit scene linear data.
30-second cache recording
With the recorder, 4K shooters can take advantage of RAW / X-OCN cache recording at 23.98p for up to approximately 30 seconds (*) while in standby mode, an important feature in documentary or wildlife production where capturing spontaneous action is required.
(*Target results. Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage).
Durable dust and splash-proof metal design
The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder has a strong, durable metal body built to work in testing conditions in the field. With a thicker metal body than predecessor 4K recorders, the AXS-R7 is dust and splash-proof, with electric parts and the ventilation shaft separated by a metal filter to prevent the entry of dust and water.
Dual memory card slots support high-speed AXSM memory cards
The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder features dual memory card slots and work with sleek, high-capacity, high-speed AXSM A Series memory cards, which are designed to support the write speeds required for 4K RAW /X-OCN 120 fps recordings.
* AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder does not support AXS Original memory card (AXS-512S24).