Sony has today launched its HXR-IFR5 interface unit, which enables The HXR-IFR5 interface unit connects the NEX-FS700 to Sonys new AXS-R5 RAW recording system, creating a powerful combination that takes full advantage of the camcorders 4K imager.
The HXR-IFR5 interface receives the uncompressed bit-stream carrying RAW sensor data, metadata, time code and start/stop commands from the NEX-FS700E via 3G-SDI. The FS700 RAW files are recorded to the AXS memory cards in the AXS-R5 RAW recorder, where they can be screened and converted using Sonys free RAW Viewer software.
The unit has an LCD panel for status indication, including record mode, frame rate, time code, battery and media remaining time. Large tactile buttons control basic operations, menus and media management. When attached to the HXR-IFR5, the AXS-R5 can also act as a stand-alone playback unit for reliable monitoring and review through an on-board HD-SDI 422 output.
With the HXR-IFR5 and firmware upgrade to the NEX-FS700, users can perform continuous 120/240 fps HFR recording in 2K and 120 fps four-second burst recording in 4K. The NEX-FS700 even goes beyond 120 frames per second to 240 fps. Playing back at 240 fps yields compelling slow motion at 1/5 or 1/10 normal speed. Users can also choose 480 and 960 fps burst recording (at reduced resolution) for even more creative possibilities. HFR is also now available with S-Log2 gamma (1300% dynamic range) and 709 (800% dynamic range).
The HXR-IFR5 also allows the use of compatible media, file naming conventions, metadata and RAW workflow used by Sonys PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K cameras.
The HXR-IFR5 2K/4K RAW interface unit will be available in June for a suggested list price of 2500 Euros.
For the latest information on the NEX-FS700 and the AXSM workflow, visit http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/dataingestunits/hxr-ifr5/overview