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Sony PXW-FS7M2 Camcorder: Ultimate Super35 versatility

December 2 2016
FS7 II dramatically improves the experience of shooting with Sony’s ultimate documentary camcorder and is simply one of the world’s most versatile Super 35mm camcorders. A host of enhancements, from an all-new lens mount to world-leading Electronic Auto Variable ND system and enhanced ergonomics, transform the possibilities of what you can do. Shoot and move. Handheld, shoulder-mount or suspended from a gimbal. FS7 II delivers the spectacular imagery you expect from Sony.

Sony PSZ-RA: 4TB/6TB ultra-fast portable RAID storage

November 30 2016
Shock-resistant RAID for quicker transfer of large-sized 4K video files in the field The PSZ-RA series is an ultra-fast portable RAID storage unit that greatly reduces transfer times and contributes to an efficient 4K workflow. Transfer speeds can reach up to 440MB/s, reducing the transfer times of 4K video files to one third current transfer times. The robust and shock-resistance design with built-in handle ensures safe and reliable storage in the field. The unit provides both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 connections support both PC Windows and Mac operations. Click here for a review of this product by PROVIDEOCOALITION.

Nokia and Sony Pictures team for innovative 3D 360 Immersive Virtual Reality content

November 15 2016

Sony Pictures to use Nokia's industry-leading, comprehensive OZO solution to capture, create, edit and distribute VR content

Nokia and Sony Pictures announced a new multi-year worldwide agreement whereby Sony Pictures will use Nokia OZO hardware and software tools to explore the creative potential of Virtual Reality production and distribution. The studio will also integrate the OZO Player SDK into Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Privilege Plus app, available through Google Play.

"VR is a fast growing medium that is rapidly changing how we communicate and bringing a deeper connection to how we experience content," said Paul Melin, vice president of Digital Media at Nokia Technologies. "We're thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and its talented storytellers to apply our technology and create experiences only possible with OZO - like 3D 360 live VR broadcast."

Nokia will collaborate with Sony Pictures and provide equipment and VR technology to support the creation of special VR content. Sony Pictures will also leverage OZO Live to transport fans to Sony Pictures events that they couldn't otherwise attend. OZO Live allows content creators to produce fully immersive live experiences through 3D 360 degree video and audio playback technologies.

"Partnerships with cutting edge technology companies like Nokia are critical as we develop the market for VR experiences and build scale in our production and distribution efforts," said Pete Wood, SVP, Digital Sales at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Scot Barbour, VP, Production Technology at Sony Pictures added,"Nokia's OZO camera and its suite of professional tools are an excellent solution for content creators because they seamlessly integrate into established production processes and workflows, and enable the real time capture and broadcast of VR content."

While the OZO solution offers many advantages for content creators, it also extends several benefits for playback. OZO Player SDK will be integrated into Sony's Privilege Plus app, which will bring unique content straight to fans. The OZO Player SDK allows professionals to create amazing VR apps and experiences on any major platform. The SDK supports the creation of immersive apps with the highest quality playback of OZO content including 360 spatial audio, while also providing support for standard VR video and audio formats.

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