updated 06:50 am EDT, Wed September 7, 2011
Sony launches CineAlta F65 with 4K resolution
Sony has used a special presentation to the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) to launch the CineAlta F65 with real 4K video. The "4K" resolution is 4096x2160, which is more than four times greater than the full HD (1920x1080) specification. It is fitted with a unique 8K image sensor that delivers approximately 20 total megapixels. The device also uses a 16-bit Linear RAW file output capability and allows for an end-to-end 4K file-based mastering workflow.
Users can configure the camera on a project-by-project basis, selecting either 16-bit linear RAW File for high quality footage, or high-speed operation at up to 120fps, or MPEG-4 SStP (HDCAM SR native) for 1080p recording. MPEG-4 SStP also provides full compatibility for viewing, offline and post-production using either the free Sony PC or Mac viewer.
The F65 also incorporates Wi-Fi operation for remote control operation from tablet devices Android-based tablets and the Apple iPad. Sony also introduced a dockable SRMemory recorder, the SR-R4, which attaches to the camera to record directly to an SRMemory card of 256 GB, 512 GB or 1TB capacity with data security and sustained throughput of 5.5 Gbps.
The CineAlto F65 is retailing for $65,000.