XAVC is a recording format introduced by Sony which can support 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Colour sampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 at 8-bits, 10-bits, or 12-bits. XAVC uses an MXF wrapper whereas the consumer version XAVC-S is an MPEG4 wrapper. XAVC allows for both intra frame and inter frame (long group of pictures) recording. If you are the sort of person who is turned on by phrases like MPEG4 wrapping, Sequence Parameter Set and flexible data payload you can download the technical white paper here.
The new G Series is compliant to XQD Format Version 2, both PCI Express Gen.2 and USB3.0 interface are supported on a newly-developed controller for high performance. The G Series delivers increased read 400MB/s*1 and write 350MB/s*1 speeds, which is 3x times the speed of the previous N Series cards.
The FS7 was announced at this year's IBC trade show event in Amsterdam and it took the industry by storm offering 4K XAVC internal recording, Super35mm sensor and high-speed frame rates at Full HD at an affordable price of less than £6,500 including VAT (body only). We'll take a look at some popular accessories for this camera today.