Sony Electronics Launches the FR7, the World’s First Pan-Tilt-Zoom Digital camera to Mix a Full-frame Picture Sensor, Lens Interchangeability and Distant Capturing Performance
Sony’s Cinema Line PTZ digital camera opens new artistic and cinematic prospects for content material creators, from filmmakers to stay occasion or music video producers
• Helps as much as UHD 4K120 Video
• Sony E-Mount Lens Interchangeability
• 4K Full-Body Sensor
• 12G-SDI, HDMI & Streaming Output
• Variable Digital ND Filter
• Clean, Gradual Pan & Tilt Motion
• IR, IP & Internet App Distant Management
• Versatile PoE+ Set up
• Genlock, Timecode & Tally Lamps
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 6, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. proclaims right this moment the most recent addition to its Cinema Line, the ILME-FR7, an E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera with a full-frame picture sensor and built-in pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) performance. Its versatile distant management and cinematic options open artistic prospects in studio, stay manufacturing and filmmaking settings.
A high-performance full-frame picture sensor and the expressive scope of Sony’s intensive E-mount lens*2 lineup work with distant pan/tilt/zoom management, excessive flexibility in zoom functionality and extensive angle capturing to interrupt by way of location and area limitations. It additionally affords the cinematic look and operability which have made Sony digital cinema cameras push the boundaries of the filmmaking trade, plus versatile connectivity and environment friendly multi digital camera workflow assist.
“The cinematic feel and appear is quickly turning into the norm in broadcasting and stay manufacturing because it opens up new methods to inform a story,” mentioned Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Options, Sony Electronics Inc. “In parallel, during the last 2 years, we’ve seen a steep rise in content material created remotely or in small places the place entry is troublesome. At Sony, we’re at all times listening to our prospects. We’re thrilled to announce the FR7 that mixes the pliability of an ordinary PTZ digital camera with beautiful visuals by way of superior cinematic options.”
Uncompromised Picture High quality in a PTZ Type Issue
The FR7 contains a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame CMOS picture sensor Exmor R™ with roughly 10.3 efficient megapixels and extensive 15+ cease latitude*3 in a pan tilt zoom (PTZ) digital camera for the primary time. Along with extensive dynamic vary, low noise, and cinematic full body bokeh, this wonderful sensor additionally delivers excessive sensitivity that enables ISO to be expanded as much as 409,600*4 when capturing in low mild.
The FR7 options Sony’s E-mount and might mount a variety of E-mount lenses*2, together with the G Grasp™ sequence with beautiful decision and bokeh impact. A alternative of focal lengths starting from 12 mm to 1200 mm*5 offers customers complete artistic management.
Quite a few Cinema Line options are constructed into the digital camera to ship a cinematic feel and appear together with:
• The Sensitivity setting permits ISO to be expanded as much as 409,600*4 when capturing in low mild.
• A 15+ cease latitude*3 permits clean highlights and low noise ranges.
• Quite a few preset scene recordsdata are included together with S-Cinetone for pure mid-tones which are important to healthy-looking pores and skin colour, plus tender colours and lovely highlights. For the reason that goal look will be created whereas capturing, time will be saved in post-production. Within the Cine EI mode, base sensitivity will be set to both ISO 800 or ISO 12800 to match lighting circumstances and to reduce noise whereas sustaining a constant look. This mode is good for post-production, because it permits the usage of Sony’s authentic S-Log3 gamma, extensive S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour areas.
• Capturing as much as 120fps 4K (QFHD) and 240 fps FHD*6 slow-motion is feasible, once more creating that emotional chance provided by a cinematic look.
Simple Operation for Storytelling from New Angles
With a brand new devoted internet software, pan, tilt, zoom, focus, file, playback, and all digital camera settings will be intuitively managed from a pill or pc internet browser. A number of folks can monitor FR7 footage remotely on the identical time. Multi digital camera monitoring can be enabled, permitting a number of cameras to be considered remotely on one gadget. With its built-in remotely controllable pan/tilt mechanism, the FR7 will be mounted on a tripod, on a ceiling with the devoted CIB-PCM1, or in different places with restricted entry in order that topics will be unobtrusively adopted and recorded from distinctive viewpoints. It is usually appropriate with Sony’s RM-IP500 distant controller*7 for multi-camera manufacturing, increasing artistic potential whereas lowering the necessity for devoted workers in manufacturing studios and different capturing conditions. A single RM-IP500 unit can remotely management as much as 100 PTZ cameras and supply valuable joystick-controlled pan, tilt, and zoom operation.
The equipped infrared distant controller may also assist the FR7’s easy operation.
Variable PTZ Actions for Clean Digital camera Work
Pan and tilt pace will be repeatedly various from 0.02 levels per second to 60 levels per second, supporting a variety of secure and clean digital camera actions. The pan angle vary is from -170° to +170°, and the lean angle vary is from -30° to +195°.
As much as 100 Preset Digital camera Positions
The FR7 can memorize as much as 100 digital camera place presets.*8 The built-in internet software and optionally available RM-IP500 distant controller enable as much as 100 digital camera place presets to be recalled. Presets embody digital camera route, zoom, and focus, and will be recalled on the contact of a button.
The FR7 may also assist S700 protocol through Ethernet, enabling management of this product from Sony’s Distant Management Panel (RCP) and Grasp Setup Unit (MSU) with a firmware replace*9.
Actual-time Eye AF and Actual-time Monitoring
Quick Hybrid AF and pan/tilt/zoom functionalities mix to concentrate on static or fast-moving topics exactly and easily over a large space, to keep away from blurred photos, even when a shallow depth of subject is used.
The built-in BIONZ XR™ engine realizes detection efficiency for pinpoint eye focus even when topics are steep angles, permitting the operator to focus on composing the very best shot. Contact Focus can be utilized to provoke focusing with Actual-time Monitoring on the specified topic when utilizing the FR7’s internet software, with Actual-time Eye AF if an eye fixed is detected.
Sony’s Constructed-in Electronically Managed Variable ND Filter
The built-in digital variable ND filter permits seamless ND adjustment. An Auto ND operate retains publicity fixed by routinely adjusting the ND filter to match altering mild. Distant management can be attainable, permitting publicity management at a distance from the digital camera.
Versatile Interfaces for Numerous Manufacturing Workflows
The FR7 is constructed to combine and adapt to many workflow situations, from easy plug and play to extra advanced high-end productions, due to a complete number of video inputs and outputs, IP streaming, energy provide, and synchronization with different gadgets.
Inside XAVC Recording and Exterior RAW Output
A uncommon characteristic in a PTZ digital camera, the FR7 additionally options twin media slots that assist CFexpress Kind A and SDXC reminiscence playing cards. The flexibility to file high-quality XAVC-I footage with metadata makes the FR7 a wonderful alternative for all kinds of video manufacturing purposes.
CFexpress Kind A playing cards are notably effectively suited to excessive bitrate 4K film manufacturing, with high-speed write functionality that ensures secure recording of excessive quantity, excessive body charge knowledge. Simultaneous recording, relay recording, interval recording, and proxy recording are additionally supported. The SDI output can ship a 16-bit RAW sign to a appropriate exterior recorder (bought individually).
Skilled Video and Audio Interface
HDMI Kind A and 12G-SDI connectors are offered for video output in addition to optical output*10 for lengthy transmission.
The AUDIO IN (XLR kind 5-pin) connector will obtain sign from an exterior microphone or audio gadget. AUDIO CH-1 and CH-2 use a single connector.
Digital camera management, video and audio switch, and energy provide can be carried out through a single LAN cable, simplifying cabling necessities.
The FR7 LAN (community) connector helps quite a lot of streaming protocols, together with RTSP, SRT and NDI ® |HX*11, good for working in an IP based mostly surroundings.
FR7 will be powered from an exterior PoE++ (Energy over Ethernet Plus Plus)*12 gadget through an ordinary community cable, eliminating the necessity for separate energy provide cabling.
Multicamera Manufacturing Synchronization
The Timecode IN connector receives timecode for synchronization with an exterior gadget, whereas the GENLOCK receives synchronization indicators in multi digital camera setups.
Moreover, purple/inexperienced tally lights are offered on the digital camera’s facet panels, permitting performers and workers to simply determine the on-air and preview cameras in multi digital camera setups in studio or on location.
Pricing and Availability
Sony FR7 shall be obtainable in November 2022 for about $9699.99 USD and $12,399.99 CAD. The FR7K, which incorporates the FR7 and SELP28135G lens, shall be obtainable for $12,199.99 USD and $15,699.99CAD whereas the CIB-PCM1 ceiling bracket shall be obtainable for $119.99 USD and $159.99 CAD. Will probably be bought at quite a lot of Sony’s licensed sellers all through North America.
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