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Learn Best Practices for Remote Production on March 5–6, 2021!

Remote production and at-home production are growing trends in the broadcast industry. With the increasing need for remote work solutions, Future Media Conferences teamed up with the industry’s leading professionals to design a live, online training conference that focuses on providing quality training and resources for film, television, and video professionals.

Produced in association with Adobe and NAB Show, this online event offers 2 full days of live, interactive sessions targeting producers, directors, DP’s, production managers and those in post production whose clients now want and need remote connectivity.

The full conference pass is $199, which includes access to all the training sessions, networking rooms, happy hours, keynotes, and recordings to stream for 90-days post-event. Plus, all students and faculty can save 35% on their conference pass!

Visit the event website for more details and register for your pass.
For any questions about the event, email Event Manager, Emma Palumbo at EmmaP@fmctraining.com.

OWC Acquires LumaForge and Jellyfish Technologies

LumaForge to continue as an OWC Company, with team intact, to further expand production and server capabilities, solutions, and line up

OWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world’s most respected providers of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC docking solutions, announced today the acquisition of LumaForge, creator of the award-winning family of shared storage Jellyfish solutions and its support of the ultra-reliable video workflow server that connects content creators, editors, colorists, graphic artists, and sound mixers. The Jellyfish product line adoption further establishes OWC as the provider of the most reliable storage workflow solutions available for both existing OWC and LumaForge customers and new.


The LumaForge Jellyfish product family consists of Jellyfish Mobile: The first plug-and-play video workflow server that comes with a handle. Jellyfish Mobile was designed to be on-the-go or, at least, out of the server room. It excels with teams of four to six editors working with 4K media on the road or at the office. Jellyfish Tower: Matches the ease-of-use and plug-and-play magic powers of the Mobile and is as powerful as something you’d find in your server room. It’s quiet enough to stand on its own in your edit bay and powerful enough to take on 6+ editors working with 4K media and beyond. Jellyfish Rack: The most powerful in the lineup plug-and-play solution, intended to live alongside all your other fancy server room equipment. Jellyfish Rack is the preferred solution for ultra-high-bandwidth connectivity (25GbE/50GbE) and can seamlessly merge into the most complex enterprise network environments.All existing customers will be receiving direct communication regarding their support and upgrade paths within the coming weeks.  

“I am excited to welcome the amazing LumaForge team and solutions into the OWC Family. This acquisition both strengthens our enterprise/server storage capabilities and enables an even broader lineup of solutions to serve the needs of video, photography, and music professionals with some really exceptional new offerings,” said Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder & CEO. “Jellyfish and LumaForge customers will continue receiving the support and development, while this trusted technology will flourish and have a whole new level of support and engagement within the OWC family.”

“There’s no better home for our team and technology than OWC. A legendary brand with a reputation for great products and support that countless people depend on every day,” said Josh Minney, CEO, LumaForge. “We’ve always admired what Larry and his team have built, and we are all excited to actually be a part of it.”

OWC Announces Envoy Pro FX as Fastest, Most Compatible Waterproof, And Ultra Rugged Drive Available

Portable SSD for All Computerkind works with past, present, and future Macs; Windows and Linux PCs; and iPad Pro, Chromebook, and Surface devices with data speeds up to 2800MB/s

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of MemoryExternal DrivesSSDsMac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits announces the OWC Envoy Pro FX universal compatible Thunderbolt and USB Portable SSD. By supporting the max performance capability of any interface up to 2800MB/s and built like a tank with dust/drop/waterproof certification, you can transfer gigabytes of data in seconds anywhere.

The OWC Envoy Pro FX is ideal for everyone and every need for Mac and PC compatibility spanning back to 2010. Fast, tough, Bus-powered (no AC adapter needed) portability. That’s a lot of features boxes checked off. The OWC Envoy Pro FX then goes to the next level by being the ideal drive for various uses and ranging from photography, video, and document storage backups to a secondary/portable OS boot drive. The perfect on-set project drive for editing dailies, multi-angled camera shots, utilizing large sample libraries within audio projects, or portable Steam games library.

Its sleek, heat-dissipating charcoal grey aluminum housing is IP67 rated so that you can work in the dirtiest and wettest environments. Take on the urban jungle or a chaotic movie set with supreme confidence that your data is protected by MIL-STD810G certified military-level drop toughness. It’s so tough that it was sent into space and back aboard the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. Whether you’re dropping it in a puddle or suspending it in zero-G, the Envoy Pro FX has all the right stuff.

OWC Envoy Pro FX Highlights

  • Plug & play with past, present and future Macs, Windows and Linux PCs, iPad Pros, Chromebooks, and Surface devices
  • Supports the max performance capability of any Thunderbolt and USB interface – up to 2800MB/s
  • Perfect for audio, video, photography, graphics, gaming, and general data storage/backup use
  • Advanced storage technology with TRIM support works with Thunderbolt to deliver the fastest and most reliable portable drive performance available today
  • Certified dustproof, drop-proof, and waterproof
  • Bus-powered and smaller that most compact smartphones
  • Fanless, heat dissipating aluminum housing for distraction-free operation
  • Included Thunderbolt/USB cable plugs into to any machine, anywhere
  • Worry-free: Up to 3 Year OWC Limited Warranty and lifetime US-based support  

“The OWC Envoy Pro FX is a giant leap For All Computerkind™,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO and Founder of OWC. “It’s the first portable SSD with out-of-this-world performance and compatibility. With the OWC Envoy Pro FX, you plug into past, current Thunderbolt and USB equipped Macs and PCs, or future Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 machines.”

Pricing & Availability:

The OWC Envoy Pro FX 240GB to 2TB models will be available in January 2021, starting at $169 on Macsales.com.

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OWC Named As CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree

Tech leader wins CES awards for Envoy Pro Elektron, ThunderBay Flex 8, and Envoy Express

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of MemoryExternal DrivesSSDsMac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits today announced that it has been named a CES® 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for Envoy Pro Elektron, ThunderBay Flex 8 and Envoy Express. The announcement was made ahead of the first-ever, all-digital CES 2021, the world’s most influential technology event, happening Jan. 11-14, 2021.

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic and design.

OWC Envoy Pro Elektron

The Envoy Pro Elektron may look nice, but it plays rough. The indestructible, pocket-sized Envoy Pro Elektron puts 1011MB/s of personal and work file storage and backup in the palm of your hand––pushing USB-C’s bandwidth to the max so you can edit wherever, whenever on any Mac or PC. Edit large format video footage in the field. Play your favorite games and music. Back up that work or classroom project. Whatever your data storage needs, the Envoy Pro Elektron lets you do it all up to twice as fast as other portable SSDs… on a reliable solution that’s half the size of your smartphone.  

OWC ThunderBay Flex 8

The ThunderBay 8 is a professional-grade 8-Bay Thunderbolt 3 storage solution for pros who refuse to compromise. Think of it like a high-performance personal data center offering a multitude of configuration possibilities and almost limitless storage capacity for filmmakers, video production gurus, photographers, graphic designers and small business workgroups. With 8 hot swappable drive bays, OWC ThunderBay 8 offers massive professional-grade storage capacity in a Thunderbolt 3 desktop-sized design. Mix 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs and/or SSDs in any combination up to 112TB of capacity and use them independently or match drives and combine them in a speed and/or redundant RAID with the included SoftRAID setup and management software.

OWC Envoy Express

The world’s first Thunderbolt™ 3 certified bus-powered portable storage enclosure that makes for effortless DIY projects. Shorter than a ballpoint pen and weighing only 3.3 ounces, the rugged anodized aluminum pocket-sized enclosure and unique laptop mounting system are ready for go-anywhere use. Designed to support any 2280 M.2 NVMe SSD, the Envoy Express gives users the freedom of flexibility to use any drive today – including OWC Aura SSDs up to 4.0TB capacity – as well as being ready for tomorrow’s 8.0TB, 16TB and future capacities without limit.“We are honored to have the Envoy Pro Elektron, ThunderBay Flex 8, and Envoy Express recognized with the Innovation Awards presented by CES,” said Larry O’Connor. “We believe we have an incredibly talented team at OWC and are devoted to developing the fastest and most innovative products for consumer and professional markets. To receive this recognition is a win for the entire team. We are truly grateful to CES for this acknowledgment.”The CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honorees, including product descriptions and photos, can be found at CES.tech/innovation. Additional honorees will be revealed during CES 2021 on Jan. 11, 2021.  

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DaVinci Resolve Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Online Training Schedule

Be sure to take advantage of these free training sessions!

Introduction to DaVinci Resolve 17 Certification class 
Dates: December 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  
Time: 2pm – 6pm PST
Registration link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gan1eANvQkKCx0lN5vBlOA


Fairlight Audio Consoles workshop
Date: January 7
Time: 1pm – 4pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jW5bxaRsRGykQ4e_0TVM8A


Color Correction with DaVinci Resolve 17 Certification Class
Date: January 11, 12, 13, 14, 15  
Time: 8am – noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jsJKXwWZTXaeuwpvZKZGtA


Editing with DaVinci Resolve 17 Certification Class
Dates: January 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 
Time: 8am – noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ByLUct-0R9-LN9f1Ofth4g


Using the Speed editor in the CUT page with DaVinci Resolve 17 
Date: February 5
Time: 10am – 1pm 
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wVgqYcHjSMCbIatCosjZyA


Fusion Effects with DaVinci Resolve 17 class
Dates: February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Time: 1pm PST – 5pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IWv4x1jCQDmAU9E_Atgz7g


Exploring HDR & Dolby Vision with DaVinci Resolve 17 
Date: February 18
Time: 10am – noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jsz_jCb3Rdi3oRsLIIpE4g


Fairlight Audio with DaVinci Resolve 17 Certification class
Dates: February 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Time: 2pm – 6pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rKJLUf_-RAyjVaQlhvrqKw

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What’s New in Edit with DaVinci Resolve 17 
Date: Nov 30
Time: noon – 2pm PST 
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ozUHhkMXSiWj0aDlV1IyiQ


What’s New in Color with DaVinci Resolve 17 
Date: Dec 1
Time:  noon – 2pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T9qjP_A-SK-WMZKAx4Ty0g


What’s New in Fusion with DaVinci Resolve 17 
Date: Dec 3
Time: 4pm – 6pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KwhCEgvJQDualxYce1zADg


What’s New in Fairlight with DaVinci Resolve 17 
Date: Dec 4 
Time: 4pm – 6pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v1ecYmq-TMGh12E5oAgllw


iZotope Updates Vinyl

Fan favorite free plug-in gets new features and look for its 20th Anniversary

iZotope Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, has released an updated version Vinyl, a free vinyl simulation plug-in that was the first product ever offered by the company two decades ago.

Released in 2001, Vinyl was the first of many iZotope products that have inspired creativity for hundreds of thousands of producers, engineers and post production professionals. With a modernized UI to contain the classic, vintage tones of the original, the latest version of Vinyl brings instant audio transformation to creations with visual clarity and style.

With Vinyl, users can give their production a new, nostalgic character in seconds by applying old-school warmth, age-worn dust, or vintage turntable sounds to their music. The latest version features a Lo-fi effect that allows creators to instantly apply the saturated, worn timbre of late-80’s hip-hop and reproduce the character of second-hand records.

Vinyl Features:

Lo-fi – Instant, old-school character inspired by 80’s resampling
Mechanical Noise – The amount of turntable motor rumble and noise
Electrical Noise – Internally generated electrical noise, such as 60 Hz grounding hum
Wear – Control how worn out the record is, from brand new to played a few thousand times
Dust – The amount of dust on the record
Scratch – The number and depth of scratches on the record
Warp – The amount of warping and the warp shape for the record – from no warp to the edges totally melted and warped
Record Player Year – The year of the record player – from current linear tracking turntables to 1930 phonographs
Stereo/Mono – Switch between stereo and mono output
Input and Output Gain – Set the gain in and out of the effect with visual level meter feedback

“Everything old is new again in this latest update of Vinyl,”  said iZotope Chief Executive Officer Mark Ethier.  “As we look back on 20 years of iZotope, Vinyl holds a special place in our hearts as the free plug-in that started it all. To all the Vinyl fans out there, past and present, we’re excited to bring Vinyl back into the future for you.”

Compatibility
Operating Systems:Mac: macOS 10.13.6 – macOS 10.15 (Catalina) Windows: Windows 8 – Windows 10 Plugin Formats: AU, AAX, VST2, VST3. All plug-in formats are 64-bit only.Supported Hosts: Logic Pro X, Live 9.7–10, Cubase 9.5–10.5, Pro Tools 12–2020, FL Studio 20, Studio One 5, REAPER 6, Reason 11, Bitwig Studio 3, Cakewalk by Bandlab, Digital Performer 10

Shutterstock Launches New Creative Arm – Shutterstock Studios™

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), today announced the official launch of the highly anticipated Shutterstock Studios along with the hire of their new Head of Global Production, Aiden Darné. This new creative division extends Shutterstock’s offering by providing custom, high-quality content matched with production tools and services at scale. Shutterstock Studios delivers end-to-end custom creative services providing data-driven content strategy, full scale production, brand storytelling and amplification for today’s most influential brands.

Shutterstock Studios offers a unique blend of solutions paired with the human touch of dedicated, world-class photographers, cinematographers, producers, directors providing partnership services including brand storytelling, full production services, creative ideation, storyboarding, script writing, talent booking, influencer management and post-production––each exceptionally delivered and tailored to each clients’ needs. Utilizing our network of over 1 million contributors across the world in over 100 countries, the studio specializes in capturing cultural nuances and aesthetics that speak to respective markets with artistry and authenticity. 


“The launch of Shutterstock Studios is a milestone moment for our company. Through our talented global network of photographers, cinematographers, and contributors who provide an unending catalog of premium content, we’re able to build this global production studio and expand our services,” said Shutterstock CRO, Jamie Elden. “Under the helm of our new Head of Global Production, Aiden Darné, we’re looking forward to creating innovative content to all of our valued partners, brands, agencies and entertainment industry.”


As Head of Global Production, Aiden will oversee global production and strategy of Shutterstock Studios. Most recently Aiden held Senior Vice President of Production at Vice Media Group, where he ran the studio for commercial and editorial production across North America.  Aiden launched the internal brand production studio at VICE Media and was part of the leadership group that launched the TV Network, VICELAND. Prior to VICE, Aiden was Vice President of Production at Viacom, where he ran the East Coast production team for Viacom Digital Studios, a studio responsible for producing digital originals for MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET and Paramount Network.  Aiden brings a wealth of experience in creating compelling content for some of today’s leading programs, brands and more.


“I’m thrilled to join Shutterstock at such an exciting time for the company, since now more than ever, there is huge demand for a global production infrastructure that’s underpinned by a hyper local point of view,” said Shutterstock Studios Head of Global Production, Aiden Darné. “Shutterstock Studios is uniquely positioned to succeed within this marketplace with it’s vast and varying global network of contributors and creatives. It has a bright future and I’m honored to have been brought on to build out Shutterstock’s best in class production offering.”

Shutterstock Studios is proud to share its ever-expanding access to over 1M+ creators from film makers, SFX, commercial directors, producers and musicians.

To learn more about Shutterstock Studios visit: https://www.shutterstock.com/business/studios

DaVinci Resolve 17 – What’s New Watch & Learn Online Sessions Schedule

For those of you who may have missed our November meeting featuring the recently released DaVinci Resolve 17 or for those who saw it and wanted more, there are plenty of training sessions to get up to speed with the amazing new features. Check out the schedule below:

What’s New in Edit with DaVinci Resolve 17

Date/Time: Nov 17 - 10am- noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5KPFCfCGS_qKX9zvFSpDKg

Date/Time: Nov 30 - noon - 2pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ozUHhkMXSiWj0aDlV1IyiQ


What’s New in Color with DaVinci Resolve 17

Date/Time: Nov 18 - 10am - noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FgxCGGWkTTCD2E-CdpB72A

Dec 1 - noon - 2pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T9qjP_A-SK-WMZKAx4Ty0g


What’s New in Fusion with DaVinci Resolve 17

Date/Time: Nov 19 - 10am - noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8POH9u_ITPe0RG8nVnjlCw

Date/Time: Dec 3 - 4pm - 6pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KwhCEgvJQDualxYce1zADg


What’s New in Fairlight with DaVinci Resolve 17

Date/Time: Nov 20 - 10am - noon PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q0VdvzZnRgaui4t9cu-o8A

Date/Time: Dec 4 - 4pm - 6pm PST
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v1ecYmq-TMGh12E5oAgllw


Sony Electronics Launches FX6 Full-frame Professional Camera to Expand its Cinema Line

FX6 Combines the Best of Sony’s Industry-leading Digital Cinema Technology with Advanced Imaging Features from Alpha™ Mirrorless Cameras

FX6 Product Highlights:

  • 4K 10.2 megapixel full-frame back-illuminated CMOS Exmor R™ sensor
  • Compact and lightweight body design for on-the-go shooting
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO expandable up to 409,600 for very low light conditions
  • 15+ stops of dynamic range 1
  • S-Cinetone TM look profile, also used in FX9 and inspired by VENICE colorimetry
  • BIONZ XR™ image processing engine, first used in Alpha 7S III
  • Fast Hybrid Auto Focus, also used in Alpha cameras and FX9
  • Recording up to 4K 120p / HD 240p, 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth in full-frame 2
  • Support for up to 12G-SDI and 4K at up to 60p 16-bit SDI RAW output
  • Compatible with more than 50 native E-mount lenses
FX6 (ILME-FX6V) Side View

Sony Electronics Inc. officially announced the FX6 (model ILME-FX6V) camera, the latest addition to Sony’s Cinema Line, a series of products that brings the company’s expertise in imaging technology to a broad range of filmmakers and content creators.

Sony’s Cinema Line, which also includes the VENICE and FX9 cameras, delivers a coveted filmic look cultivated from extensive experience in digital cinema production, as well as enhanced operability thanks to an innovative body design, extensive durability and intuitive customizability.

As part of the Cinema Line, the all-new FX6 incorporates Sony’s core technologies of image sensor, processing engine, and AF (autofocus) performance. FX6 is also compatible with the wide range of Sony E-mount lenses for creative flexibility.

“The new FX6 is the latest example of Sony’s drive to continuously push the boundaries of imaging technology based on the needs of our customers,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “With the advancement of our Cinema Line, we are dedicated to enabling the extraordinary skills and talent of today’s content creators and cinematographers. The FX6 leverages technology from Sony’s industry-leading VENICE cinema camera and marries it with the best of Sony’s innovative Alpha mirrorless camera technology.”

Full-frame Cinematic Image Quality

The new camera features a 10.2 MP 3 full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor that delivers a 15+ stop wide dynamic range 4 with high sensitivity and low noise. FX6’s base sensitivity is ISO 800 with an enhanced sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800 5 - expandable up to 409,600 6 - for shooting in low and very low light conditions. It is capable of recording in XAVC All Intra 4:2:2 10-bit depth with stunning image quality in DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 – up to 60p), QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – up to 120p 7 ) and FHD (1920x1080 – up to 240p) for incredibly detailed slow motion. When more convenient file sizes are needed, FX6 can record in XAVC Long GOP 4:2:0 8-bit QFHD 4K (3840 x 2160 – up to 120p vii ) and 4:2:2 10-bit FHD (1920x1080 – up to 240p). FX6 also includes a BIONZ XR™ image processing engine, first used in the new Sony Alpha 7S III camera, providing up to four times faster processing performance compared to the FS5 II.

Developed with the same expertise as Sony’s world-leading VENICE cinema camera, FX6 offers advanced cinematic color science including S-Cinetone TM for richer tonal reproduction right out of the box as well as S-Log3, S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine for post-production flexibility. FX6’s cinematic color science is optimized for premium applications by capturing the maximum dynamic range from the sensor and providing creative freedom. Leveraging the color science of VENICE, FX6 also allows productions to easily match footage with other cameras in the Cinema Line.

Advanced Video Features

Pulling from Sony Alpha’s impressive AF features, FX6 offers Fast Hybrid AF by combining 627-point 8 focal plane phase-detection AF with advanced Face Detection and Real-time Eye AF in high frame rates with continuous AF, allowing camera operators to effortlessly and precisely track fast-moving subjects in slow motion without losing focus. Fast Hybrid AF works with over 50 native E-mount lenses. The camera can also capture up to five times slow-motion with 4K (QFHD) 120fps.

The new FX6 also offers internal electronic variable ND filters for easy and seamless control of the camera’s filter density. Users can set variable ND to auto or adjust the filter density manually in smooth increments from 1/4 to 1/128 for perfectly exposed images without affecting the depth of field or shutter angle, even during changing lighting conditions. Combined with the camera’s ultra-high sensitivity, the electronic variable ND filter provides users with outstanding creative control in almost any shooting environment.

Made for Content Creators on the Go

Outstanding Mobility and Operability

Built with a durable magnesium alloy chassis, measuring just 4.6 inches x 6 inches x 4.5 inches (116 millimeters x 153 millimeters x 114 millimeters) and weighing just 1.96 pounds (0.89 kilograms), FX6 has a compact and lightweight design making it easy for users to grab and shoot at any time. The new camera includes a heat dissipating structure to keep the camera’s components within their normal operating ranges to prevent overheating, even during extended recording times. FX6 also features a modular design allowing users to easily pair accessories, such as grips and viewfinders, or attach the camera to other mechanisms, such as gimbals and drones.

FX6’s 3.5-inch LCD Viewfinder can be attached on multiple locations of the camera body for added freedom and easy menu control with touch operation. Using a quick access control menu for commonly accessed features, camera operators can change key settings with a single touch - including Codec, Imager Scan Mode, Picture Size and Frequency, Base ISO and Sensitivity, Shooting Mode and Audio Levels.

Professional-level Reliability

In line with professional workflows, FX6 includes a 12G-SDI output that also supports 16-bit RAW, HDMI output, timecode in/out, built-in Wi-Fi and four channel audio recording (via XLR Interface, Multi-Interface Shoe and built-in Stereo Mic). The new camera also features two media slots compatible with CFexpress Type A cards 9 for higher overall capacity and faster read and write speeds in addition to SDXC UHS-II/UHS-I cards.

Additionally, Sony’s Catalyst Browse/Prepare 10 software facilitates fast and easy editing. Users can import FX6’s image stabilization metadata into Catalyst Browse/Prepare to transform handheld footage into incredibly smooth and stable visuals. FX6 also has a dedicated Clip Flag button to easily filter and locate preferred takes using Catalyst Browse/Prepare. This software also reflects metadata indicating when FX6 is rotated or in its normal position, eliminating the need to rotate footage beforehand. FX6 is also compatible with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile App to easily monitor and control focus, iris, and zoom remotely 11.

About Cinema Line

Cinema Line is a series of professional cameras that have a filmic look, cultivated from Sony’s long experience in digital cinema production, and enhanced operability and reliability that responds to the wide variety of creator’s high demands.

Cinema Line includes the digital cinema camera VENICE, which is highly acclaimed in the feature and episodic production industry, and the professional camera FX9, which has been popular for documentary and drama production. With the new FX6, Sony brings versatile creative tools to all types of visual storytellers.

FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G E-mount Cinema Lens

The FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G (model SELC1635G) lens, announced at IBC 2019, will be available in December 2020 to pair with FX6, FX9 and other full-frame Sony cameras. This new lens supports intelligent shooting functions unique to E-mount cameras - such as fast and accurate AF within shallow depth of field - while also offering manual focus options in a form factor familiar to professional cinema creators.

The FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G delivers stunning bokeh and corner-to-corner resolution thanks to two XA (Extreme Aspherical) elements with extreme surface precision of 0.01-micron, circular 11-blade apertures in addition to three aspheric lenses that are positioned in a way that effectively reduces field curvature, astigmatism and, in combination with two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, reduces color distortion. Additionally, floating focus provides outstanding resolution at every zoom position. The new lens also features Nano AR (Anti Reflection) coating, to reduce flare.

The focus ring offers a 140-degree large angle of rotation for fine control, with distance scale markers for consistent focus reset during multiple takes. Linear Response MF enables smooth manual focus, allowing users to adjust focus accurately and intuitively. Three independent rings for focus, iris and zoom enable users to get the exact creative results they desire. Each ring has the industry standard 0.8mm pitch gear for use of follow focus accessories, and the 114mm barrel diameter is compatible with industry standard matte box accessories. A two-speed servo provides smooth, accurate control of focal length and can be activated from a switch on the lens or a lever on the FX6 Smart Grip.

Pricing and Availability

The new FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera will be available in December and will be sold for approximately $5,999.99 USD and $8,048.99 CAD, at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.

A new kit featuring the FX6 full-frame Cinema Line camera and FE 24-105mm F4 G E-mount Lens will also be available in December and will be sold for approximately $7,199.99 USD and $9,658.99 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.

The FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G lens will be available in December and will be sold for approximately $5,499.99 USD and $7,199.99 CAD, at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.

Exclusive stories about Cinema Line, FX6, FE C 16-35mm T3.1 G and Sony's other imaging products can be found at www.sonycine.com and www.alphauniverse.com, resources designed to educate and inspire all fans of Sony’s technology for content creation and photography.

A product video on the new FX6 can be viewed HERE.

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