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Sony creates the ideal future for education and the workplace at ISE 2020 Posted: 12/02/2020
Sony creates the ideal future for education and the workplace at ISE 2020

Sony Professional Solutions Europe demonstrates a bold vision to create the ideal future for education and work at ISE 2020, as it reveals its latest AV and IT solutions. These include a new beamforming microphone MAS-A100 for lectures and presentations, an upgrade to the transformative workplace management solution with TEOS 2.2, and significant expansions to its laser projector line up.

The future of education:

Sony is expanding its range of advanced solutions for delivering, recording and streaming engaging presentations and video content in education environments. The MAS-A100 is a new IP-based ceiling beamforming microphone enabling flexible and creative “hands-free” lectures and presentations. 

The future of work:

TEOS 2.2 is the latest update allowing for more collaboration and flexibility. It uses the advances in IoT sensor technology to boost integration and unlock efficiencies with 20 new functionalities and features. The tailored Smart Automation is a new customisable Meeting Display interface and an intuitive Outlook integration for room booking, reception sign-in and content sharing.

The future of laser projection

From entry-level through to premium projectors, Sony offers a solution for any space and budget, whether in classrooms and conference venues or museums and churches. VPL-FHZ131L is the newest and brightest premium WUXGA projector from Sony, boasting outputs of 13,000lm. 

Tags: Sony | ISE | TEOS | VPL-FHZ131L | Edge Analytics | REA-C1000 | MAS-A100 | Crystal LED | TEOS 2.2 | UbiCast | future of work | future of broadcast | laser projection
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Sony launches next-generation 4K HDR picture monitors with TRIMASTER at BSC 2020 Posted: 29/01/2020
Sony launches next-generation 4K HDR picture monitors with TRIMASTER at BSC 2020

Sony has launched a new set of high-grade picture monitors from its TRIMASTER range at this year’s BSC Expo in London. 

The PVM-X2400 (24’’) and the PVM-X1800 (18.4’’) monitors provide high picture quality and accurate colour reproduction thanks to specified and dedicated panels from Sony, which offer ultra-high definition with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and an impressive brightness of all-white luminance of 1000 cd/m2.

Tags: Sony | Sony Professional | monitors | FX9 | HX310 | VENICE | CineAlta | Cinematography | BSC | PVM-X2400 | PVM-X1800 | TRIMASTER
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Snow Cats and Me: high-end TV wildlife series innovates with Sony BRC remote cameras Posted: 23/12/2019
Snow Cats and Me: high-end TV wildlife series innovates with Sony BRC remote cameras

Sony has announced that the Sony BRC Series PTZ remote cameras have been chosen to capture unique close-up footage of the heart-warming story of beautiful lynx cats in the high-end TV wildlife series, Snow Cats & Me.


Produced by Oak Island Films and Hello Halo TV, the two-part series pushes creative and technical boundaries to present an intimate portrait of animals in the wild. With the producer Ted Oakes, Managing Director of Oak Island Films commenting: “This was a tricky challenge: the Sony BRC cameras helped us capture amazing footage that expresses the unique character of these beautiful animals in their natural environment.”

Tags: Sony | BBC2 | Sony BRC Series PTZ remote cameras
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ITV News boosts news gathering operations with Sony camcorders and audio kits Posted: 17/12/2019
ITV News boosts news gathering operations with Sony camcorders and audio kits

ITV News invested in 180 Sony PXW-Z280 4K professional handheld camcorders and 180 URX-P03D UWP-D wireless audio kits and Sony is pleased to announce that it has completed its full product roll out across UK regional news teams.

The new product line-up provides news gathering teams with greater operational flexibility and 4K production capability. The products were integrated into the ITV News production workflow and the TV broadcaster is now seeing the benefits.

Tags: Content creation | content | ITV News | camcorders | audio kits | PXW-Z280 | URX-P03D UWP-D
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Simple Live Streaming for Sony HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90 camcorders available via free firmware upgrade Posted: 12/12/2019
Simple Live Streaming for Sony HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90 camcorders available via free firmware upgrade

Sony has announced that its Simple Live Streaming service, a new proposition for users to streamline the process of acquiring live content, is now available (as of 12th December 2019). The additional workflow flexibility for its palm-sized 4K HDR professional camcorders, the HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90, can be accessed via a free firmware upgrade to enable content creators to shoot wherever and however they want. 

 

With Wi-Fi connectivity, Simple Live Streaming enables high quality live streaming to major video sharing websites and social media platforms such as Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook with a single camcorder. Offering simple operation, it further enhances the remote delivery of content quickly without compromising on image quality. 

Norbert Paquet, Head of Product Management for Sony Professional Solutions comments: “The introduction of Simple Live Streaming for the HXR-NX80 and PXW-Z90 streamlines the overall workflow, from shooting to live distribution. Equipped with Simple Live Streaming, the camcorders will have online sharing features, further empowering content creators to concentrate on what they do best – storytelling on the go.” 

Tags: Simple Live Streaming | HXR-NX80 | PXW-Z90 | Sony | Sony Professional | Solutions | Streaming | workflow | camcorders | content delivery
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Sony and Verizon Demonstrate How 5G Stands to Transform Live Sports Production Posted: 10/12/2019
Sony and Verizon Demonstrate How 5G Stands to Transform Live Sports Production

Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc., Sony Mobile Communications Inc. and Verizon joined forces with NBC Sports to test how 5G can change the way live sports broadcasts are captured and produced. During the Houston Texans vs New England Patriots football game at NRG Stadium on December 1st, 2019, a camera person from NBC Sports captured video of the game on the field using Sony’s PXW-Z450 shoulder camcorder. The video was streamed through Sony’s prototype transmitter box and Xperia 5G mmWave device, via Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network to a production room in the stadium.

The test proved that 5G-connected cameras can be a reliable and beneficial option for future live sports broadcasts. Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband’s low latency and high bandwidth combined with Sony’s mobile device, video, and encoding expertise enabled low-latency high-quality video to be transmitted in near real time to producers. The test showed the potential for remote production teams to be located anywhere, regardless of where the game’s taking place. Furthermore, 5G’s essentially instant wireless connectivity means that cameras can be untethered, allowing for more creative camera positions and angles throughout the game and reducing set-up time and costs required for camera system integration.

Tags: Sony | Verizon | 5G | NBC Sports | PXW-Z450 | Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband
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Sony VENICE brings Downton Abbey splendour to the big screen Posted: 05/11/2019
Sony VENICE brings and lsquo;Downton Abbey and rsquo; splendour to the big screen

Sony has announced that its next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE, was used for principal photography on the new ‘Downton Abbey’ movie, directed by Michael Engler, and produced by Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.   

With its forward-thinking full frame sensor, impressive colour science and user-friendly operation, VENICE was chosen by Director of Photography (DOP) Ben Smithard to scale the TV series’ drama onto the big screen through impressive picture quality and greater detail.    Real emotion in every frame “VENICE was the only camera system that could deliver a larger and more detailed image to match the movie’s enthralling storyline on the big screen,” explained Ben Smithard. “When it came to shoot challenging frames for the film, the VENICE never let me down. It performed well without any issues, wherever it was put – from being rigged on camera dollies, tower cams, cranes and even helicopters.” 

VENICE, the versatile next-generation full frame motion picture camera, has been created for and with modern cinematographers in mind. It allows creatives to capture stunning visuals in almost any format, including full frame 24x26mm, Super35 and Anamorphic, with a maximum resolution of 6048 x 4032. At the same time, its usability, reliability and flexibility allow it to seamlessly match any filmmakers’ shooting requirements and support them in bringing their creative vision to life. 

 

Tags: Sony | VENICE | Downton Abbey | Media Solutions | camera system
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Rory Peck and lsquo;Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs finalists revealed Posted: 28/10/2019
Rory Peck and lsquo;Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs and rsquo; finalists revealed

Sony announces three finalists for the ‘Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs’ category at this year’s Rory Peck Awards: Martin Boudot and Mathias Denizo for their film ‘Paraguay: Poisoned Fields’; Matthew Cassel for ‘The Missing’; and Rodrigo Vázquez for ‘Frontline Nicaragua’.

 

The Rory Peck Trust helps to safeguard and strengthen independent journalism by providing practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide.

 

The Rory Peck Awards, established in 1995, are the only awards dedicated to the work of freelance video journalists, filmmakers and news camera operators who work independently to uncover stories that support today's international newsgathering and the public’s understanding of the world.

 

The ‘Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs’ aims to recognise the work of freelance camera operators who examine an issue, story or situation which has an impact on viewers, policies, or public awareness.

 

Tags: Sony | Rory Peck Awards | Rory Peck Trust
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Sony announces full compatibility with DCM new solution PARALLEL ADS Posted: 28/10/2019
Sony announces full compatibility with DCM and reg; and rsquo;s new solution PARALLEL ADS and reg;

Sony today announces full compatibility with PARALLEL ADS® a solution by AGS AG (Switzerland), enabling broadcasters of sporting events to simultaneously share tailored advertising content to different audiences around the globe. The solution is based on the DYNAMIC CONTENT MULITPLICATION® technology that can also provide the same benefits for music and other live events. The DCM® technology enables rights holders to broadcast up to four simultaneous feeds for event-based LED advertising from a single camera, helping them unlock new revenue streams by tailoring these advertisements to different markets. This also improves the customer experience by providing relevant content to different audiences. The new technology is part of an ambition from Sony to respond directly to broadcasters’ needs, address new industry challenges and drive efficiencies.

 

Tags: Sony | PARALLEL ADS | HDC-5500 | HDC-3500 | HDC-P50
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BBC Scotland becomes latest European broadcaster to invest in multi-format switchers from Sony Posted: 21/10/2019
BBC Scotland becomes latest European broadcaster to invest in  multi-format switchers from Sony

BBC Scotland, a Nation division within the UK’s British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) and the largest public broadcaster in Scotland, has invested in advanced multi-format switchers from Sony. BBC Scotland has deployed one Sony XVS-8000 switcher in its news studio, and a Sony XVS-7000 switcher in their main general production studio, at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. A second Sony XVS-7000 switcher is installed in their large-format OB truck. The XVS series of advanced 4K/IP professional production switchers provides the foundation for any next-generation IP Live production system. These switchers support SDI and the latest SMPTE ST2110 standard to create mixed IP/SDI production environments, and offer excellent versatility, enhanced frame memory, format conversion, multi-viewer capabilities, and a wide range of video input and output formats. The latest range of Sony switchers now offers advanced workflow flexibility, operational versatility, and advanced integration with Vizrt Mosart. The Sony multi-format video switchers give BBC Scotland create roadmap towards future live broadcasts in 4K and UHD if required. 

Tags: Sony Professional Solutions Europe | BBC Scotland | Switchers | 4K | IP Live | XVS-7000 | XVS-8000
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The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony Posted: 03/10/2019
The National Library of Spain digitises its audiovisual archives with Sony
Digital transformation experts Red.es and the National Library of Spain (BNE), an organisation dedicated to the collection, storage and preservation of audio-visual material published in Spain, launched a call for tenders to digitise analogic archives of cassettes and VHS tapes in order to preserve its valuable video and audio files. Digitalisation specialists Memnon, a Sony company, was selected to safeguard this part of the country’s heritage. Libnova collaborated in this project with Memnon.
Tags: Sony | Intelligent Media Services | Memnon | BNE | digitisation services
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Infront Productions uses Sony Virtual Production at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON Posted: 03/10/2019
Infront Productions uses Sony Virtual Production  at BMW BERLIN-MARATHON
Sony is pleased to announce that the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, one of the biggest sports events in Europe, has successfully experienced a new wireless workflow with Sony Virtual Production in partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Infront Productions.
Tags: Sony | BMW BERLIN-MARATHON | Infront Productions | Deutsche Telekom
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New London Screen Academy (LSA) and Sony join forces to support the next generation of film and television creatives Posted: 26/09/2019
New London Screen Academy (LSA) and Sony join forces to support the next generation of film and television creatives
Sony has joined forces with a new sixth form academy, the London Screen Academy (LSA), to arm the next generation of aspiring filmmakers with the hands-on experience and skills needed to thrive in the media industry.
Tags: Sony | London Screen Academy | DMPCE | HDR | Film making
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IBC showfloor deal: Video Europe orders 30 flagship camcorders from Sony Posted: 23/09/2019
IBC showfloor deal: Video Europe orders 30 flagship camcorders from Sony
On the opening day of IBC 2019, Video Europe, one of the UK's largest rental houses, has placed an order with Sony for 20 PXW-FX9 camcorders with an advanced 6K* Full-Frame sensor as well as ten PXW-Z750 4K camcorders. Both products were only announced hours earlier at the Sony IBC press conference.
Tags: Sony | Video Europe | IBC 2019 | PXW-FX9 | PXW-Z750 | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Sony launches flagship FX9 camcorder with newly-developed Full-Frame sensor, Fast Hybrid Auto Focus system and enhanced mobility features Posted: 13/09/2019
Sony launches flagship FX9 camcorder with newly-developed Full-Frame sensor, Fast Hybrid Auto Focus system and enhanced mobility features
Sony today unveils the PXW-FX9, its first XDCAM camcorder featuring an advanced 6K² Full-Frame sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. The new flagship camcorder offers content creators greater creative capabilities to capture stunning images that truly resonate with audiences.
Tags: FX9 | PXW-FX9 | Sony | camcorder | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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