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Sony Action Cam

Sony’s action cams got a weird new accessory last week that allowed you to mount the thing to your canine companion. But we should have expected a new improvement to their cameras as well–and today they’ve made available a new firmware for their HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 cameras. The major new features are 1080p 60P video shooting (which means that you’ll be able to slow it down a lot in post) and a mode change that can be done via their PlayMemories app. However, that feature is coming in June.

This isn’t all though, there are also other new accessories.

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This next couple of days the east coast staff and I are over at Photo Plus 2012 to take a look at some of the new goodies that comes to the photo world. A camera right now that is on everyone’s movie making list is Panasonic’s GH3. We all know it’s predecessor the GH2 turned out to be an amazing camera for the price–not to mention after hacking it, it coughed out some impressive numbers. Proving  it’s worth with cameras twice the price.

With just a few moments with this camera how was it?

 

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Sony has just announced their latest NEX-series camcorder, the FS700E. It features a 4k-ready Super 35mm CMOS sensor that is capable of 1080/24p and 1080/50p HD recording and 960 fps super-slow-motion video.  Other features are built-in ND filters, a 3G-SDI interface, MemoryStick and SD card slots as well as an interface for an external HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit. The FS700E is “4k-ready” only, which means that 4k recording will only be supported via a future firmware upgrade. The press release states:

Sony is planning a future firmware upgrade that will enable the NEX-FS700 to output 4K bit-stream data over 3G HD-SDI when used with an optional Sony 4K recorder.

The FS700E will be available in June 2012, the price has yet to be announced.

Full technical specs

  • E-mount lens mount
  • Super 35mm format CMOS sensor with 11.6 million pixels
  • 1080/24p and 1080/50p support
  • Switchable 50/60 Hz shooting for PAL and NTSC areas
  • 120 and 240 fps shooting in 8 and 16 second burst modes respectively
  • 480 and 960 fps shooting at reduced resolution
  • Built in 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 ND filters
  • Full-HD 50p and 60p and standard HD 60i, 24p and 50p output via HDMI and 3G-SDI
  • Native 23.98, 25 and 29.97 fps progressive signal output via 3G-SDI
  • MemoryStick and SD card slots
  • Interface for HXR-FMU128 external flash memory unit
  • Detachable top handle
  • Manual focusing aid with 4x and 8x magnification and a moveable area of expansion
  • Stores up to 99 customized camera profile settings

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Corel today introduces the latest iteration of their popular video editing software VideoStudio Pro. In version X5, VideoStudio Pro now supports HTML5 for easier online video embedding, stop-motion recording with Canon DSLRs, 50p/60p video editing and the integration of multi-layered PaintShop Pro graphics into the video. Additionally, VideoStudio Pro X5 now comes with screen recording capabilities and multi-core acceleration for even faster editing and processing.

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