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Sony launches flagship FX9 camcorder with newly-developed Full-Frame sensor, Fast Hybrid Auto Focus system and enhanced mobility features

Sony today unveils the PXW-FX9, its first XDCAM camcorder featuring an advanced 6K Full-Frame sensor and Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system. The new flagship camcorder offers content creators greater creative capabilities to capture stunning images that truly resonate with audiences. Building on the success of the PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS7M2, the FX9 uniquely combines high mobility with an advanced AF system, impressive bokeh and slow-motion capabilities thanks to its newly-developed sensor. The FX9 also inherits its colour science and Dual Base ISO 800/4000 from the VENICE digital motion picture camera and represents the ultimate tool of choice for documentaries, music videos, drama productions and all-round event shooting.

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Canon announces EOS C500 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera with 5.9K Sensor

Canon Australia announces today the launch of a new addition to the renowned Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products with the introduction of the EOS C500 Mark II, which features a 5.9K full-frame sensor and a newly developed image-processing platform. Employing a modular design that allows users to freely customise the camera to meet their shooting needs, the camera features exceptional expandability to facilitate a wide range of video content productions, from movies and TV dramas, which demand high-quality video, to news and documentaries, where mobility is particularly important.

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Instant asset write-off increased and extended

The Federal Government has increased the Small Business Instant Asset write-off threshold and extended the scheme! The threshold has increased to $30,000, and has been extended to 30 June 2020. The instant asset write-off now also includes businesses with a turnover from $10 million to less than $50 million. These businesses can claim a deduction of up to $30,000 for the business portion of each asset (new or second hand), purchased and first used or installed ready for use from 7.30pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019 until 30 June 2020.

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NAB 2019 - Sony Evolves FS7 and FS7 II for News Production with ENG Build-up Kit and B4 Lens Adapter

Sony’s popular PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS7M2 XDCAM camcorders are now further optimized for news gathering thanks to a new  ENG-style build-up kit and a new B4 lens to E mount adapter. The build-up kit, CBK-FS7BK, enables extended shoulder mount usage, making the camcorders ideal for news production, interviews, documentaries, and reality television shooting. Combined with a new lens mount adapter, the LA-EB1, not only E mount but also B4 lens assets can be used on an FS7 or FS7 II, allowing users to capture images with deep and shallow DoF – all with a single camera.

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NAB 2019 - Sony launches new high-quality wireless microphone systems supporting Multi Interface Shoe

Sony announces a new addition to its UWP-D series wireless microphone systems, offering superior sound quality by supporting Multi Interface Shoe (MI shoe) and a newly added Digital Audio Interface. The new UWP-D series enables direct digital audio recording and delivers high sound quality with low noise by skipping the D/A and A/D process in combination with a new SMAD-P5 MI shoe adaptor and Sony’s XDCAM camcorders PXW-Z280 and PXW-Z190. The new UWP-D series also achieves advanced integration with the camcorders and show audio information on the viewfinder for enhanced usability in the field.

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NAB 2019 - Teradek Unveils the Industry's First Zero-Delay 4K Wireless Video Transmission System

Teradek announced today the revolutionary Bolt 4K, defining a whole new category of wireless video systems. The groundbreaking technology, found exclusively inside Bolt 4K, offers 8x the reliability of previous HD models, 1.5x more range, and superior image quality. Bolt 4K is the first 4K HDR wireless video system providing uncompressed, zero-latency (<1ms) transmission. Unique to Bolt 4K is interoperability, allowing any model range to transmit and receive from the other (i.e. a Bolt 4K 750 is compatible with a Bolt 4K 1500).

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