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Sony Has Some Cool Stuff at NAB

Sony has some really nice presentations at NAB this year. I enjoyed the presentation by Dave Stump, ASC, about futureproofing your film and the new workflow for upcoming color standards in cinematography, specifically, working in ACES, color space comparisons, and more. Very cool stuff.

Dave Stump talks about color spaces in the Sony space at NAB 2016.
Dave Stump talks about color spaces in the Sony space at NAB 2016.

The big eye-catcher for the Sony booth was their huge 4K HDR LED display, which was, in a word, gorgeous. The photo doesn’t do it justice.

Sony 4K HDR display wall at NAB Show 2016
Walking up to the Sony booth at NAB Show 2016
NAB attendees watch a video on the giant 4K HDR display at the Sony booth, NAB Show 2016.
NAB attendees watch a video on the giant 4K HDR display at the Sony booth, NAB Show 2016.

And of course, Sony had all of their goodies on display for our enjoyment and envy. There was a lot of opportunity to handle the gear and get familiar with it.

The Sony exhibit space at NAB Show 2016
The Sony exhibit space at NAB Show 2016

The New Panasonic AG-DVX200 Looks Nice

Panasonic-AG-DVX200
Panasonic AG-DVX200

I have to admit, I’m rather excited about the new Panasonic DVX200 4K 4/3″┬ásensor camera. Meant to be the “successor” to the legendary DVX100, the DVX200 is designed and priced to make big waves. Since it’s designed/intended to be a companion camera to the new Panasonic Varicam 35 4K, I would also expect it to have damned impressive image quality. Panasonic claims 12 stops of latitude. It does not have in interchangeable lens mount, but the built-in 13X Leica Dicomar 4K lens should be just fine for almost any shooting situation that this camera is intended for.

It’s definitely designed as a hand-held run-and-gun camera; lightweight and easy to handle. I can’t wait to try one in the field. Here’s what we know about it so far:

  • 12 stops of latitude
  • 4K/60p max frame rate
  • Leica Dicomar 4K 13X zoom lens with f/2.8 aperture
  • 13x optical zoom
  • V-Log L gamma curve
  • Price: under $5000