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Sony Announces ProRes and Avid DNxHD Recording for the PMW-F5 and F55 CineAlta Cameras

Sony will be adding a couple more recording CODECs to the plethora already available in the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras.  Apple's ProRes, and Avid's DNxHD formats are widely regarded as industry standards thanks to their fast direct to edit workflow, and high quality with low compression.  Many production companies already go out of their way to record directly to these CODECs using external recorders;  the addition of internal ProRes and DNxHD recording to the F5 and F55 will be a major feature for many productions.

Sony hasn't provided many details for this upgrade yet, but it's being described as a "Hardware upgrade option," meaning it will probably come with a price tag.  Feel free to contact us, or stay tuned for more details as info become available.