Shooting and producing in 4K has never been easier or looked better.
Sony’s latest hardware and software upgrades further widen your artistic options when shooting with the F55 or F5, capturing emotion in every frame.

Latest hardware and software upgrades

Upgrade your F5 to the full functionality of the acclaimed F55. Now you can boost your shooting power and benefit from all these extra features:

  • CBK-55UK upgrade kit
  • Enjoy even wider colour gamut for stunning creative images
  • Record detail-packed XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD on-board, with no need for an external recorder
  • Frame Image Scan eliminates rolling shutter distortion, jello effects and flash band artefacts
  • Real-time 4K output via 3G-SDI and HDMI
  • Compatibility with CA-4000 4K Camera adaptor
  • FZ Mounting upgraded from black to silver
You’ll still enjoy the great features that have made the F5 famous but with exciting improvements in picture quality and flexibility. Please note that camera modification must be performed at a Sony Service Centre.

Great for docs, sport and news. This build-up kit allows one-person operation of F55 and F5 CineAlta cameras. There’s an adjustable shoulder pad and front block control for comfortably balanced shoulder operation. Other upgrades for powering, wireless audio, lens support and RAW recording expand shooting possibilities in a wide range of field-based applications. Please note that camera firmware update V5.0 or above is also required.

Expand you workflow options with this codec board for the F55 and F5 that adds support for Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD 220x and 145 at a variety of frame rates. Please note that the board must be fitted at a Sony Service Centre and camera firmware update V5.0 or above is also required. And ProRes 4444 support will be added with our V6.0 firmware update in summer 2015.

The latest licence key guarantees Sony’s high picture quality and performance of the F5 camera. The upgrade allows your F5 to capture internal XAVC 4K and XAVC QFHD, simultaneous recording of XAVC 4K and HD resolution on one SxS Pro+ card, and 4K/QFHD output via 3G-SDI and HDMI. Please note that camera firmware update V5.0 or above is also required.

Our V5.0 firmware update for the F55 and F5, released December 2014, further future-proofs the CineAlta cameras for the long-term. V5.0 enables sought-after interval recording and DNR noise reduction in CineEI mode, as well as simultaneous recording with HDCAM SR 422 SQ and with MPEG2 50Mbps 422 59.94i. It also offers extra operating functions such as assignable VF magnification and active double speed VF viewing with HFR on and off. V5.0 also provides vital support for the latest firmware and software upgrades, ensuring the long-term success of your F55 and F5 cameras. And look out for ProRes 4444 support coming with our V6.0 update in summer 2015, part of our continuing support and commitment to these inspirational creative tools.

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