Sony Declares Full-frame E-mount FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Digicam

Sony Electronics Launches the FR7, the World’s First Pan-Tilt-Zoom Digicam to Mix a Full-frame Picture Sensor, Lens Interchangeability and Distant Taking pictures Performance

Sony’s Cinema Line PTZ digital camera opens new inventive and cinematic prospects for content material creators, from filmmakers to reside 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. pronounces at present the newest 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 inventive prospects in studio, reside manufacturing and filmmaking settings.

A high-performance full-frame picture sensor and the expressive scope of Sony’s in depth E-mount lens*2 lineup work with distant pan/tilt/zoom management, excessive flexibility in zoom functionality and large angle capturing to interrupt by way of location and area limitations. It additionally provides the cinematic look and operability which have made Sony digital cinema cameras push the boundaries of the filmmaking business, 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 reside manufacturing because it opens up new methods to inform a story,” stated Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Options, Sony Electronics Inc. “In parallel, over the past 2 years, we’ve seen a steep rise in content material created remotely or in small areas the place entry is troublesome. At Sony, we’re all the time listening to our prospects. We’re thrilled to announce the FR7 that mixes the flexibleness of a typical 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 large 15+ cease latitude*3 in a pan tilt zoom (PTZ) digital camera for the primary time. Along with large dynamic vary, low noise, and cinematic full body bokeh, this superb 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™ collection with beautiful decision and bokeh impact. A alternative of focal lengths starting from 12 mm to 1200 mm*5 offers customers complete inventive management.

A lot of 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.
• A lot of preset scene recordsdata are included together with S-Cinetone for pure mid-tones which might be important to healthy-looking pores and skin shade, plus tender colours and lovely highlights. Because the goal look might be created whereas capturing, time might be saved in post-production. Within the Cine EI mode, base sensitivity might 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, large S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine shade areas.
• Taking pictures as much as 120fps 4K (QFHD) and 240 fps FHD*6 slow-motion is feasible, once more creating that emotional chance supplied by a cinematic look.

Straightforward Operation for Storytelling from New Angles

With a brand new devoted net utility, pan, tilt, zoom, focus, report, playback, and all digital camera settings might be intuitively managed from a pill or laptop net 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 seen remotely on one gadget. With its built-in remotely controllable pan/tilt mechanism, the FR7 might be mounted on a tripod, on a ceiling with the devoted CIB-PCM1, or in different areas with restricted entry in order that topics might be unobtrusively adopted and recorded from distinctive viewpoints. Additionally it is suitable with Sony’s RM-IP500 distant controller*7 for multi-camera manufacturing, increasing inventive 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 even assist the FR7’s easy operation.


Variable PTZ Actions for Clean Digicam Work

Pan and tilt velocity might be repeatedly various from 0.02 levels per second to 60 levels per second, supporting a variety of steady 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 Digicam Positions

The FR7 can memorize as much as 100 digital camera place presets.*8 The built-in net utility and elective RM-IP500 distant controller permit as much as 100 digital camera place presets to be recalled. Presets embrace digital camera route, zoom, and focus, and might be recalled on the contact of a button.

The FR7 may even 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 deal with static or fast-moving topics exactly and easily over a large space, to keep away from blurred pictures, even when a shallow depth of discipline 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 net utility, with Actual-time Eye AF if a watch 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 potential, permitting publicity management at a distance from the digital camera.

Versatile Interfaces for Varied Manufacturing Workflows

The FR7 is constructed to combine and adapt to many workflow eventualities, from easy plug and play to extra advanced high-end productions, because of a complete number of video inputs and outputs, IP streaming, energy provide, and synchronization with different units.

Inner XAVC Recording and Exterior RAW Output

A uncommon function 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 report high-quality XAVC-I footage with metadata makes the FR7 a superb alternative for all kinds of video manufacturing functions.

CFexpress Kind A playing cards are significantly properly suited to excessive bitrate 4K film manufacturing, with high-speed write functionality that ensures steady 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 suitable 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.

Ethernet Connectivity

Digicam 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 setting.

FR7 might be powered from an exterior PoE++ (Energy over Ethernet Plus Plus)*12 gadget through a typical 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 alerts in multi digital camera setups.

Moreover, purple/inexperienced tally lights are offered on the digital camera’s aspect panels, permitting performers and workers to simply establish the on-air and preview cameras in multi digital camera setups in studio or on location.

Pricing and Availability

Sony FR7 can be out there in November 2022 for about $9699.99 USD and $12,399.99 CAD. The FR7K, which incorporates the FR7 and SELP28135G lens, can be out there for $12,199.99 USD and $15,699.99CAD whereas the CIB-PCM1 ceiling bracket can be out there 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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