Limited-Edition white V-RAPTOR™ ST is sold out. Stay tuned for the black version coming soon!

V-RAPTOR 8K VV is the most powerful and advanced RED® cinema camera ever. As the brand’s new flagship system and sensor, as well as the first entrant into the new DSMC3 generation of cameras, V-RAPTOR stands alone at the forefront of the of digital image capture technology.

Featuring a groundbreaking multi-format 8K sensor- with the ability to shoot 8K large format or 6K S35, it unlocks the largest lens selection of any comparable camera on the market and allows shooters the ability to always deliver at over 4K. The sensor also boasts the highest recorded dynamic range and cleanest shadow performance of any RED camera. In addition, the V-RAPTOR sensor scan time is 2x faster than any previous RED camera and it allows users to capture up to 600 fps at 2K. V-RAPTOR will also continue to feature RED’s proprietary REDCODE RAW codec, allowing users to capture 16-bit RAW, and leverage RED’s latest IPP2 workflow and color management.

Along with a new flagship sensor, the V-RAPTOR features a modernized platform in an amazingly compact package weighing in at barely over 4 lbs. With 2 4K 12G-SDI outputs, XLR audio and phantom power via adapter, and 1080p livestream, this system can handle most anything a shooter can throw at it.

The V-RAPTOR ST Starter Pack is a pre-bundled setup that is perfect for owner-operators, run-and-gun style shooters, or anyone looking to take advantage of V-RAPTOR’s nimble and versatile form-factor. It includes:

  • 1x V-RAPTOR ST 8K VV Camera System
  • 1x DSMC3 RED Touch 7” LCD
  • 1x RED PRO CFexpress 660GB
  • 1x RED CFexpress Card Reader​
  • 2x REDVOLT MICRO-V
  • 1x RED Compact Dual V-Lock Charger
  • 2x V-RAPTOR Wing Grip
  • 1x RED EXT-to-Timecode Cable 3′

For Starter Pack options excluding batteries, please contact sales.

How to choose your video surveillance system?

How to choose your video surveillance system?

Define the level of home security
To know what video surveillance system you need, it is important to ask yourself how protected your home is currently and in which areas you should reinforce your security.

 

There are many types of video surveillance systems, which means that each one will have different characteristics and peculiarities.

Not all of them could be adjusted to the needs of your home.

Therefore, when choosing a camera system for the home, it is essential to take into consideration:

The design of your house.
The number of entrances to your home.
The size of your house.
The value of your assets
Your budget available.
Using this information, you will be able to determine how your video surveillance system should be for your home.

Types of security cameras for homes
Home security cameras are the ‘mother’ element of any video surveillance system.

They come in different sizes and obviously for different purposes.

Once you have defined what your home security needs are, you should consider the different types of home security cameras and choose the one that is right for you.

The types of cameras are:

BOX cameras
They are security cameras for houses with multifocal and interchangeable lenses.

Bullet cameras
These security cameras are smaller in size; they go unnoticed and can be placed indoors or outdoors.

Dome Cameras
These are placed on the ceiling or walls and offer an anti-vandalism casing.

PTZ cameras
It is a type of security camera camera capable of rotating in a vertical plane and in a horizontal plane and that, in addition, can be zoomed in or out manually or automatically.

How can I improve the video surveillance system?
After selecting the type of camera, one should also emphasize the additional features that video surveillance equipment can offer.

When choosing security cameras there are other variables to consider as well.

From cameras for day or night, waterproof, types of technology available. Pay attention to this list that can also help you improve the functionality of your video surveillance system and increase security:

Adjustable cameras: They are the mobile cameras that can be tilted or zoomed for multiple points of view.
Day / night cameras. Night cameras use infrared LEDs to generate clearer images.
Cameras with high resolution: Cameras with higher resolution offer better image quality.
IP cameras vs wired cameras: IP cameras are those that do not need cables for their operation.
Waterproof cameras: They are the ideal cameras for outdoor places, since they do not ruin when in contact with water.
Cameras with remote access: Synchronizing your video surveillance system with home security applications will allow you to control the cameras and see in real time through your mobile device.

Flir Scout III 640 Thermal Imaging Camera

The Flir Scout III 640 Thermal Imaging Camera is FLIR’s new generation of tried and tested compact thermal cameras for outdoor recreational use. With a 640 x 480 sensor, a smooth 30Hz frame rate and a 640 x 480 pixel LCD screen, the Scout III 640 has better scene contrast than night vision I2. The Scout III displays the heat radiated by animals, people and terrain – day and night – and has multiple applications for legal hunting, camping, terrain management and outdoor entertainment.

The Scout III 640 detects heat signals from people, animals and the ground up to a distance of 1,140 meters. The Scout III 640 starts up in seconds and requires no training to work with it. The rugged, weather-resistant (IP67) housing of the Scout III 640 only weighs 340 grams, but can withstand shocks to surface water.

The Scout III series produces thermal images. This allows you to see clearly without visible light. People, animals and objects all generate heat and become clearly visible with the Scout Series III camera, even in the most unfavorable conditions. The Scout Series III makes it possible to:

  • See animals and difficult terrain with reduced visibility or total darkness
  • See smoke, dust and fog
  • See camouflage and vegetation in all types of lighting conditions
  • You will see further and further than with low light night vision goggles

Features of the Flir Scout III 640 Thermal Imaging Camera

  • Rugged design – built to withstand the demands of outdoor use
  • Microbolometric sensor for excellent image quality and clarity
  • Compact, portable and lightweight – only 340 grams
  • Integrated LED lighting
  • Battery charging via USB cable
  • USB / video adapter cable for video output
  • Internal rechargeable lithium ion battery – up to 5 hours of camera use on a single charge

Included as standard with the Flir Scout III 640 Thermal Imaging Camera

  • Handheld thermal camera
  • USB powered adapter / charger
  • Wrist strap
  • Custom video output cable
  • Cable USB
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Bag

Headphones Intraurales True Wireless Worthing | Bowers & Wilkins PI7 y PI5

New Bowers & Wilkins PI7 and PI5 Bring True Sound to True Wireless In-Ear Headphones Worthing, England, April 2021: True Wireless (TWS) In-Ear Headphones are immensely popular, but most designs currently available represent the fruit of a commitment to the one whose sound quality is sacrificed in favor of wireless convenience. Bowers & Wilkins has always insisted that this problem should be corrected before it could consider
launching its own TWS products.

Now, after a long period of development, Bowers & Wilkins is proud to bring two new products that carry the brand’s celebrated promise of True Sound with absolute performance into the True Wireless Intraaural Headphone category. Both the PI7 and PI5 offer all the sound quality that music lovers should expect from a Bowers & Wilkins signed product combined with a wide range of practical and smart features, extreme transparency on phone calls and a design as beautiful as exclusive.

Two new and impressive models

PI7
Available in White and Charcoal
RRP: € 399 €

PI5
Available in White and Charcoal
RRP: € 399 €

The reference model is the PI7, equipped with the wireless transmission system from Qualcomm aptX Adaptive compatible mobile devices, which allows listening to high-resolution music via streaming from services such as Qobuz. The PI7s accompany this “Hi-Res” compatibility with a 24-bit / 48 kHz wireless transmission between helmet and helmet. Together, these two technologies make the PI7 one of the very few True Wireless headphones that support high-resolution audio all the way from the music source to the user’s ears.

In addition, while the enclosure of each of the PI7’s headphones is compact enough to fit comfortably in the ear, these headphones exhibit technical characteristics that are
remarkably close to those of an advanced conventional loudspeaker. Each hull incorporates a custom-made 9.2 mm diameter transducer by Bowers & Wilkins that is complemented by a “balanced shell” type dedicated exclusively to high frequencies, each of the four transducers in the system being excited by its own amplifier. This setup ensures exceptional control, superlative dynamics, and deep, accurate bass.

The PI7s also include Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to monitor and analyze your environment so that it can automatically adapt to it, ensuring the best possible listening experience. This system is complemented by six microphones – three on each helmet to guarantee crystal clear sound quality for phone calls. The PI7s are accompanied by the equally new PI5s, which utilize TWS + technology for robust, high-quality sync between hulls, coupled with the use of a single custom-made 9.2mm full-range transducer by Bowers. & Wilkins on each helmet. The PI5 can reproduce CD quality sound from compatible mobile devices thanks to the inclusion of the aptX high quality wireless audio transmission system.

Intelligent Functions Both the PI7 and the PI5 can be configured through the Bowers & Wilkins Headphones App, as well as including a simple user interface formed by a single button –capacitive type and that allows to perform multiple tasks in a simple and elegant way- and support for voice control via Apple Siri or Google Assistant depending on the connected device.

Likewise, it is possible to wirelessly synchronize – pair – multiple devices to each model, thus allowing the user to reconnect easily and comfortably to each source – for example, switching from listening to music on a phone to an online conference on a phone. laptop according to your needs.

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Finally, both models offer the convenience of a wireless recharge compatible with a wide range of accessories, as well as boxes / charging cases that can recharge the battery of each helmet when it has been depleted. The PI5s will work for four and a half hours before requiring a recharge, while for the PI7s this autonomy is four hours. From that moment on, the respective charging boxes will provide up to four full recharges to each helmet, so the user will have guaranteed entertainment for long hours. In this sense, the PI7s offer a genuinely unique feature that will make even the longest journeys more bearable:

Both full specifications and images for each product – in all finishes – are available on the Bowers & Wilkins Hub. Available from April 21, the PI7 and PI5 aim to achieve the same impact in the TWS category previously achieved by the celebrated and award-winning Bowers & Wilkins headphones. The company has taken the time to create its first True Wireles Intraaural Headphones, but we think the result has been worth the wait.

Acerca de Bowers & Wilkins

Founded in the UK in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins has been at the forefront of high-performance audio technology for over 50 years. Bowers & Wilkins designs and manufactures high-precision loudspeakers for home use, headphones, components for custom installations and high-performance Car Audio systems that have set new standards of excellence in innovation and sound quality and have been the recipient of countless awards and accolades. by the best musicians and recording studios in the world. Bowers & Wilkins’ reputation is built on a tireless pursuit of the best possible sound and an unsurpassed music listening experience. In 2020, Bowers & Wilkins joined the Sound United LLC family of brands.

More information at
www.bowerswilkins.com

GOOGLE – Need a better night’s sleep? Meet the new Nest Hub

A little over two years ago, I was part of the team that created Nest Hub, Google’s first smart display. Since then, we’ve been exploring ways to make these devices even more helpful. We know people already come to Google for information and tools to help them live healthier, happier lives, and we’ve specifically noticed more and more questions about sleep, exercise and health. So we decided to bring these kinds of solutions to our second-generation Nest Hub, while also improving what people already love about it.

Ashton Udall
Product Manager, Google Nest

Published Mar 16, 2021

The Nest Hub you love, but better

The new Nest Hub’s speaker is based on the same audio technology as Nest Audio and has 50 percent more bass than the original Hub. Fill any room with music, podcasts or audiobooks from services like YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora — or enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies with a subscription from providers like Netflix, Disney+ and YouTube TV. With Quick Gestures, you can pause or play content at any time by tapping the air in front of your display.

Nest Hub has all the smarts and helpfulness of Google Assistant. And similar to Nest Mini and Nest Audio, it now comes with a dedicated on-device machine learning chip which moves some Assistant experiences from our data centers directly onto the device, so responses to common commands become faster over time (U.S. only).

The new Nest Hub also shows all your compatible connected devices in one place. And with a built-in Thread radio, Nest Hub will work with the new connectivity standard being created by the Project Connected Home over IP working group, making it even simpler to control your connected home.

New sleep features for better rest

The Nest Hub has always helped you tackle the day; now, it can help you rest well at night. Many of us don’t get enough sleep, which comes with some real risks.

As a father of two young kids, I’m especially passionate about sleep. I know I’m much more able to show up and connect with my family and the people in my life after a healthy amount of rest. In recent years, sleep trackers have become a popular solution. But we wanted to offer an alternative way for people who may not want to wear something to bed to understand their sleep.

We knew people felt comfortable with Nest Hub at their bedsides thanks to its camera-free design, so we went to work. The result is Sleep Sensing, an opt-in feature to help you understand and improve your sleep:

Understand your sleep: Sleep Sensing uses Motion Sense (powered by Soli low-energy radar technology) to analyze how the person closest to the display is sleeping, based on their movement and breathing — all without a camera or wearable. Sleep Sensing can also detect sleep disturbances like coughing and snoring or the light and temperature changes in the room with Nest Hub’s built-in microphones and ambient light and temperature sensors, so you can better understand what’s impacting your sleep.

Every morning you’ll receive a personalized sleep summary on your display, or you can view your sleep data anytime on the Nest Hub by asking, “Hey Google, how did I sleep?” Sleep Sensing can also connect to your Google Fit app on Android and iOS devices, so you can see your sleep summary alongside your other health and wellness information.

Get help for better sleep: Understanding your sleep is an important first step, but you may still have questions about what you can do to get better sleep. Sleep Sensing provides tailored bedtime schedules and personalized suggestions developed by a team of sleep scientists and using guidance from organizations like the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Compiled after several nights of analysis, these suggestions point out notable aspects of your sleep, educate you on why they’re important and provide suggestions to improve.

Built with your privacy in mind: Sleep Sensing is completely optional with privacy safeguards in place so you’re in control: You choose if you want to enable it and there’s a visual indicator on the display to let you know when it’s on. Motion Sense only detects motion, not specific bodies or faces, and your coughing and snoring audio data is only processed on the device — it isn’t sent to Google servers. You have multiple controls to disable Sleep Sensing features, including a hardware switch that physically disables the microphone. You can review or delete your sleep data at any time, and consistent with our privacy commitments, it isn’t used for personalized ads.

Sleep Sensing on the second-gen Nest Hub is available as a free preview until next year. We’ll also be looking for ways to work with Fitbit’s sleep-tracking features in the future.

Even if you don’t enable Sleep Sensing, you can still fall asleep and wake up easier with Nest Hub. The display dims to make your bedroom more sleep-friendly, and the “Your evening” page helps you wind down at night with relaxing sounds. When it’s time to wake up, Nest Hub’s Sunrise Alarm gradually brightens the display and increases the alarm volume. If you need a few more ZZZs, use Motion Sense to wave your hand and snooze the alarm.

Sustainable design that matches any room

The new Nest Hub comes in a variety of colors to complement any room in the house: Chalk, Charcoal, Sand and the new Mist. It features an edgeless glass display that’s easy to clean and functions as a beautiful digital photo frame. And continuing our commitment to sustainability, Nest Hub is designed with recycled materials with its plastic mechanical parts containing 54 percent recycled post-consumer plastic.

The second-generation Nest Hub is $99.99 USD. It can be preordered online in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France and Australia at the Google Store and other retailers starting today.

Xperia 1 III

Speed and beyond

The Xperia 1 III combines its predecessor’s remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105 mm. Together with the astonishing 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display, and exceptional audio and gaming, this is a smartphone that goes above and beyond your expectations.

Experience breathtaking speed in everything you do

Speed is at the very heart of the Xperia 1 III experience—from the immersive 4K HDR OLED display with its rapid 120Hz refresh rate to the triple lens camera which features fast AF even when shooting extended telephoto.

 

For photographers
Professional technology from Alpha cameras

The Xperia 1 III was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. Key features include fast AF in all three cameras, plus Real-Time Tracking technology for accurate shots of moving subjects.

Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia®

ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia® smartphone. The ZEISS® T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.

SONY - Amazon Music HD

The 360 ​​Reality Audio Experience Now Available on Sony SRS-RA5000 and SRS-RA3000 Wireless Speakers via Amazon Music HD

Sony announces that 360 Reality Audio [HS1] content   can now be streamed through Amazon Music HD on its SRS-RA5000  and  SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers  , using Alexa Cast.

Starting April 6, 2021, customers in Spain, the UK, Germany, France and Italy will be able to enjoy immersive object-based audio content on Sony’s premium wireless speakers with a subscription to Amazon Music HD [1] . Amazon Music’s high-quality streaming service includes 70 million songs in high definition (HD), more than five million songs in Ultra HD and a growing catalog of 3D Audio, including 360 Reality Audio content. Now you can listen to 360 Reality Audio content through Amazon Music HD on your speakers through Alexa Cast. Learn more about Amazon Music HD  here .

The RA5000  and  RA3000  models  deliver a room-filling 360 Reality Audio sound experience using Sony’s exclusive spatial sound technology. The 360 ​​Reality Audio themes, which you can enjoy through compatible streaming services, incorporate data about the location of the sound in three dimensions, which means that they can offer the best all-round sound when played on the RA5000  or  RA3000 speakers  . Plus, Sony’s exclusive algorithm, Immersive Audio Enhancement, can transform any of your 2-channel stereo tracks to fill the room with sound and further enhance your listening experience.

Andre Stapleton, global director of artist relations and record labels, Amazon Music, said: “We developed Amazon Music HD to make it easier for music fans to stream high-quality, surround sound. We believe that sound quality is very important and by extending the Amazon Music HD experience to the new Sony home wireless speakers, many more people will now be able to enjoy music in its highest quality. “

Richard Palk, Director of Product Planning and Marketing for Sony Europe’s Video & Sound Division, said: “We are proud to continually evolve the 360 ​​Reality Audio ecosystem, and we are delighted to have Amazon Music HD as a new streaming partner for our new premium home speakers. The RA5000 and RA3000 models are designed to change the way you experience music at home, and Amazon Music HD enables a truly premium audio experience based on its impressive catalog of HD titles and now also 360 Reality Audio. “

Introduced in 2019, Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology enables artists and creators to produce music by mapping sound sources such as voices, choirs, and instruments with position information to locate them within a spherical space. Powered by Sony’s spatial sound technologies, this revolutionary music experience evokes the feeling of being in a music studio or live concert hall, all without leaving the comfort of home. Over 4,000 songs can now be enjoyed on 360 Reality Audio from artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Noah Cyrus, Zara Larsson, Paloma Faith and others.

In addition to Amazon Music HD, 360 Reality Audio can also be streamed to RA5000 and RA3000 speakers via TIDAL, Deezer, and nug.net [2]  .

For more information, visit:  www.sony.net/360RA/ .

[1]  Requires a subscription to Amazon Music HD

[2] nugs.net and Deezer will be available through Chromecast built-in, Amazon Music HD will be available with Alexa Cast. nugs.net and Amazon Music HD will be available from April 6, 2021, Deezer will be available in the summer of 2021. Requires download of the Sony | Music Center. A subscription to a compatible online music service may be required, and third party terms, conditions, accounts, and fees may apply. Supported services may not be available in certain countries or regions. Visit  www.sony.net/360RA/  to check application and service compatibility.

About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a creative entertainment company with a strong technology foundation. Sony’s goal is to fuel the illusion through the power of creativity and technology, through its divisions that range from video games and online services to music, film, electronics, image sensors and financial services. More information can be found on the Sony global website:  http://www.sony.net/

BANG & OLUFSEN PRESENTA

BEOPLAY HX

Bang & Olufsen today announces the launch of the Beoplay HX, a powerful and lifelike sound experience with digital ANC, up to 35 hours of playtime and great comfort. An example of Bang & Olufsen heritage in sound, design and craftsmanship.

“Our dedication to creating the best audio products has resulted in the Beoplay HX, which offers an immersive and accurate sound experience, maximum comfort coupled with a refined user interface to meet the habits, values ​​and needs of our customers. customers. Whether you’re working from home, traveling for business or pleasure, escape the noise of everyday life and revolutionize your listening experience with our new headphones, ”says Christoffer Poulsen, SVP Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.

EXCEPTIONAL SOUND
Beoplay HX offers an extraordinary listening experience thanks to its two 40mm custom-designed speakers with neodymium magnets and bass ports that ensure optimal performance. The four microphones create exceptional call quality thanks to advanced beamforming technology, while battery optimization guarantees up to 35 hours of playback, the equivalent of five working days of audio without having to recharge the battery.

Bang & Olufsen’s signature sound has been enhanced by improved voice transmission, and listening quality is even clearer, more immersive, thanks to the introduction of the new generation of Digital Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology. , which cancels unwanted noise without compromising sound accuracy. Disconnect from day to day with the surround sound of Beoplay HX, which transports the listener to the feeling of being in a concert with the music at maximum volume. Through the dedicated Bang & Olufsen app, users can easily vary sound profiles and ANC presets, as well as access the most essential functions directly on the headphone’s sophisticated interface.

THE ULTIMATE IN COMFORT
Comfort is essential when using headphones and Beoplay HX has been designed with comfort in mind. Lightweight and designed to be durable. Its ergonomic silhouette ensures that the headphones fit perfectly and can be worn all day in total comfort with a custom fit. This is due to the renewed headband, which has a central compensation zone for long-lasting use.

Made with noble materials, the cushions are made of soft lambskin and the inner material is memory foam that adapts to the shape and curves of the ear for absolute comfort. The upper headband is made of cowhide, while the lower one is covered with a knitted fabric. Beoplay HX is completed with a cloth pouch that protects the headphones and their accessories while on the go.

ENHANCED TECHNOLOGY
To further perfect the headphones, Beoplay HX has been created to achieve up to 35 hours of playtime, making it one of the most outstanding options on the market. It offers fast, strong and stable connectivity via Bluetooth 5.1, Microsoft Swift Pair, Google Fast Pair, and Made for iPhone (MFi). The product setup process is comfortable on both Android and Apple devices, allowing for better and smoother interaction.

SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP
Renowned for their sophisticated Scandinavian design and craftsmanship, Bang & Olufsen has used the finest and most luxurious materials to create the Beoplay HX headphones, incorporating smooth leather and polished aluminum. In addition, its aesthetics do not compromise its capacity for comfort, acoustics and durability. The side sliders are made from recycled aluminum, anodized with a pearl process, and details of the polished material on the top. The helmet is made of aluminum with a diamond effect finish that is integrated into a recycled plastic structure painted with polymer, which creates a contrast between the smooth and matte sensations that alternate.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Beoplay HX (499 EUR) is available online and in Bang & Olufsen stores from March 25, 2021

Available in anthracite black, sand and wood, Beoplay HX comes with a three-year global warranty upon registration, demonstrating the quality customers can expect when purchasing Bang & Olufsen headphones.

Sony Launches FX3 Full-Frame Camera with Cinematic Look and Enhanced Operability for Creators

The Most Compact and Lightweight Cinema Line Camera and First Choice for Creators Who Strive for New Cinematic Freedom

  • 2 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable to 409,600 for very low light conditions and 15+ stops of dynamic range
  • S-Cinetone™ look profile which is inspired by the digital cinema camera VENICE’s colour science, also used in FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, and records up to 4K 120p
  • Compact and lightweight body design with high operability for hand-held shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work
  • Multi-thread (1/4-20 UNC) body makes it easy to mount accessories
  • Detachable XLR handle unit with two of XLR/TRS audio input
  • “Active Mode” image stabilisation supports handheld movie shooting
  • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, Touch Tracking (real-time tracking) and Real-time Eye AF, also used in other Alpha™ cameras
  • Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording (Continued) by Effective heat dissipation and built-in cooling fan 

(ASIA PACIFIC, 24 February 2021) – Sony today officially announced the FX3 (model ILME-FX3) camera that combines the best of Sony’s industry-leading digital cinema technology with advanced imaging features from Alpha™ mirrorless cameras to create the ultimate cinematic look.

As the latest addition to Sony’s Cinema Line, the FX3 delivers a cinematic look and professional operability and reliability all in one device that answers the needs of young creators who are looking for new ways to express their creative vision. The new model provides outstanding image quality and usability for small scale and one-person shooting. The FX3 boasts first-class focus performance, optical image stabilisation, handheld shooting design and advanced heat dissipation for extended recording times. All this in a compact, lightweight body that provides the performance and mobility to meet the growing demands of today’s content creators.

“The FX3 was designed to turn creative vision into reality,” said Ryo Ochi, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific. “It allows creators to bring their visual expression into the world of cinema through immersive content. We will continue to support the world’s creators through Sony’s Cinema Line Series.”

Cinematic Look

The FX3 flaunts Sony’s industry-leading image sensor technology to achieve high processing speeds and outstanding image quality. The full-frame, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor full-frame 10.2 megapixel (approx. effective) count for movie recording (and 12.1 effective megapixels for stills) and the BIONZ XR image processing engine team up to ensure high sensitivity with low noise. The standard ISO range is 80 to 102,400 (expandable to 409,600 when shooting a movie), and dynamic range is an impressively wide 15+ stops2.

In response to a growing need for more expressive depth, the FX3, along with FX9 and FX6 Cinema Line cameras, allows users to create a cinematic look without post-production using S-Cinetone. Based on the colour science inspired by Sony’s flagship VENICE camera, S-Cinetone delivers natural mid-tones, plus soft colours and smooth highlights that are essential to cinematic look.

Create movies with in-camera 4K recording at up to 120 frames per second3. Extraordinarily smooth slow-motion imagery (up to 5x) at QFHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with autofocus provides new expressive capability.

Sony FX3 Full-frame Cinema Line Camera

Designed for Comfortable Solo-Shooting

The most compact and lightweight Cinema Line camera is ideal for handheld shooting, gimbal and drone-mounted work. It weighs just 715 grams, including the battery and memory cards, and the body is 77.8 mm high, 129.7 mm wide and 84.5 mm deep – without protrusions. The camera grip has been carefully designed to provide optimum flexibility, stability and comfort for long shoots.

Designed for mobility and efficiency, the FX3’s body features five thread holes (1/4-20 UNC) to easily attach compatible accessories while remaining light enough for handheld shooting and making it easy to carry and set up. The supplied XLR handle unit securely attaches to the body via the Multi Interface Shoe without any special tools and provides three additional thread holes for accessories: two on the top and one on the end. External monitors, recorders, wireless microphone receivers, the accessory shoe kit (cold shoe plate), or other add-ons can be securely attached.

To enable high quality audio, the XLR handle unit includes two XLR/TRS audio inputs to the FX3. With an optional XLR microphone, digital audio data can be directly transferred to the camera for outstanding audio quality.  Camera settings provide audio recording formats, including 4-channel 24-bit recording. Because the XLR adaptor is integrated into the handle and does not require any additional cables or batteries, it offers stress-free set up.

The FX3 offers Fast Hybrid autofocus (AF) by using the 627 points focal plane phase-detection system during movie recording. The camera is further enhanced with Touch Tracking (Real-time Tracking) where simply touching the desired subject on the monitor screen initiates auto focus and tracking on that subject. Precise and smooth focus is maintained with Real-time Eye AF – technology that pinpoints eye even when subjects are looking down or up at steep angles. Additionally, other AF features have been included and refined in response to feedback from professional users, including AF Transition Speed, AF Subject Shift Sensitivity, intuitive control and AF support when focusing manually. These AF features have been implemented in the FX3 to ensure stable, flexible and precise focusing in any situation and are easy to operate for solo shoots.

The FX3 features 5-axis optical in-body image stabilisation – highly effective for handheld shooting. A high precision stabilisation unit and gyro sensors have made it possible to provide an Active Mode4 that is dedicated to movie shooting in each format, including 4K. In-body image stabilisation means that effective stabilisation can be achieved with a wide range of lenses, including E-mount lenses that do not include stabilisation of their own. In addition, the FX3 records image stabilisation metadata that can be done more practical adjustment during post-production using Catalyst Browse/Prepare.

Expandability and Operability for Content Creators

Operability

No compromises have been made when designing the FX3 in terms of professional control and operability. The buttons frequently used in movie shooting such as ISO, iris, and white balance adjustment are located on the grip and on the top of the body. The design allows solo creators to control the buttons with one hand. In addition, 140 functions assignable to 15 custom keys allow for ultimate efficiency.

The zoom lever located on the top of the grip not only controls compatible powered zoom lenses, but also allows Clear Image Zoom to be also used with unpowered zoom and prime lenses with less image degradation – reducing the number of lenses required for many projects. This lever also enables smooth zooming that is difficult for manual zoom-ring control.

Recording lamps (tally) are provided on the upper front and rear of the camera, so that operator can easily distinguish when the camera is rolling. A side-opening vari-angle touch-panel LCD monitor allows for easy operation and is suitable for gimbal-mounted shots, complicated angles, handheld operation and more. Flexible Exposure Mode allows the FX3 to have a similar Auto/Manual switch operation as other FX series cameras for aperture (iris), shutter speed, and ISO, which can be set independently. A short press of the assigned custom buttons enables switching between locking the dial / Manual, and a long press on the custom buttons allows on-off switching of Auto setting.

Reliability

Creators need more than just refined features and performance; they also need reliability and durability. The FX3 combines a fan for active cooling with effective heat dissipation resulting in uninterrupted 4K 60p recording without thermal shutdown5. The newly developed fan provides high-efficiency cooling.

The new camera also features a dust and moisture resistant design and durable magnesium alloy chassis. Moreover, USB PD (Power Delivery) supports fast charging[x] for uninterrupted recording.

Expandability

The FX3 is compatible with several recording functions including S-Log3 gamma with S-Gamut3.Cine colour space to preserve rich colour and gradation, that can record in a high dynamic range and wide colour gamut. It also supports internal recording in XAVC S™ and XAVC S-I formats in 4K (QFHD) and FHD, and XAVC HS™ (MPEG-H HEVC/H.265, 4K only) format. 4K 60p video in 10-bit 4:2:2 or 16-bit RAW format can be output to an external device via the FX3 HDMI Type-A jack.

The FX3 also offers fast, future-oriented media slots that contributes to unprecedented shooting freedom with two CFexpress Type A cards. The same data can be simultaneously recorded to both cards for backup, and a “relay” mode will automatically switch to the second media card when the first media card becomes full during recording.

The new camera has been developed with advanced connectivity features to better assist professional creators with high-speed wireless LAN functionality (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band[xii]) and wired LAN connection via a compatible USB-to-Ethernet adaptor. This FX3 also supports remote shooting from PC by Imaging Edge Desktop™ application “Remote” via Wi-Fi, or Superspeed USB 5Gbps connection over USB Type-C® terminal.

About Cinema Line

Cinema Line is a series of cameras that have a filmic look – cultivated from Sony’s long experience in digital cinema production – plus, enhanced operability and reliability that respond to the wide variety of creators’ high demands.

Cinema Line includes the digital cinema camera VENICE, highly acclaimed in the feature and episodic production industry, the professional camera FX9, which is popular for documentary and drama production and the FX6, for grab and shoot action and content creation. With the addition of the new FX3, the most compact camera in the series, Sony offers a true line up of versatile creative tools for all types of visual storytellers.

Pricing and Availability

The FX3 will be available in selected countries in Asia Pacific from March 2021.

Exclusive stories about Cinema Line, FX3 and Sony’s other imaging products can be found at https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/cinema-line and https://www.sony-asia.com/alphauniverse/home – resources designed to educate and inspire all fans of Sony’s technology for content creation and photography.

A product video on the new FX3 can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/2YXh88hwqnM.

For detailed product information, please visit: https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilme-fx3.

HUAWEI – MATE X2 SMARTPHONE

It has a Leica-developed camera array, but that’s not the most interesting thing about Huawei’s Mate X2. Unlike its predecessor which had a screen that wrapped around the outside, it adopts a Samsung-like approach with a folding 8-inch screen on the interior and a 6.45-inch display on the front for use while closed. Around the back are the aforementioned cameras, including a 50-megapixel wide-angle, 16-megapixel ultra-wide, 12-megapixel 3x telephoto, and 8-megapixel 10x zoom.

Launch: When does the Huawei Mate X2 go on sale?
Huawei presented the Huawei Mate X2 this Monday, February 22, and announced that it would go on sale in China from the following Thursday, that is, on February 25, 2021.

As we have said, it is the launch aimed at the Chinese market and for now it is unknown when it will reach the West, or if it will do so directly. Although we have hope.

The launch of the Mate X was also restricted to China and never reached Europe or the United States. The upgraded version (the Huawei Mate Xs), which had a global launch in March 2020, did, however.

It’s powered by Huawei’s Kirin 9000 chip, will be upgraded to the company’s HarmonyOS in April (it ships with an Android variant), and has 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. It launches in China on February 25; no international release details have been announced.