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Sony AXS-R7 4K Ext. Recorder for PMW-F55/F5

AXS-R7 External Recorder for PMW-F55/F5

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The bolt-on AXS-R7 recorder works with the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 cameras to record the highest quality 16-bit RAW 2K/4K images and especially tne new Sony recording format: X-OCN, ideal for HDR capture. Inclusion of this device permits additional 4K acquisition options for PMW-F55/PMW-F5 and additional slow motion frame rates of PMW-F5 and F-55.The rugged and splash-proof AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder attaches and integrates to the high end F55 and F5 cameras so that they act as a high-end digital film camera enhancing the frame rate, 4K recording capability, colour space and enable RAW capture.

  • The AXS-R7 doubles 4K RAW recording from 60 fps up to 120 fps for the F55 camera compared to the previous AXS-R5 recorders. 
  • For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps for the F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion. 
  • Working with high-speed AXSM™ A Series memory cards, the recorder features dual memory card slots for extra security and to extend recording times. The recorder also offers 4K RAW cache recordings up to 30 seconds while in standby mode. The tough, all-metal casing makes the AXS-R7 the ideal companion to the F55 and F5 for all kinds of high-end drama, documentary and wildlife productions.

Note that you must have your camera modified with the latest hardware and firmware to operate with the new AXS-R7 recorder.

The recorder works with sleek, optional AXSM™ memory cards, which are compatible with an affordable optional USB 3.0 reader, the AXS-CR1.Once on a PC, the RAW files can be screened using Sony’s free RAW Viewer software. AXSM memory provides a super fast, affordable format for sensational quality recordings.

New Recording Format, X-OCN

In addition to F55RAW, AXS-R7 has new camera capture format X-OCN. X-OCN stands for Extended tonal range Original Camera Negative. X-OCN has two recording mode, X-OCN ST (Standard) and X-OCN LT (Light). X-OCN ST is visually indistinguishable quality from F55RAW by 70% data size of F55RAW. X-OCN LT is 40% data size of F55RAW. X-OCN LT can record 2.3 times longer recording time. Both X-OCN ST and X-OCN LT records metadata to capture your choices for ISO sensitivity, color temperature and others. These choices are completely non-destructive and the full potential of the original sensor data is delivered into post-production by 16-bit scene linear data.

High Speed 4K Capture

Compared to previous Sony 4K recorders, the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder doubles 4K RAW recording from 60 fps up to 120 fps from the F55 camera*. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps from the F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion.** Also X-OCN can be used for 4K/2K high speed shooting.

* 4K 120 fps recording only available for F55.
** The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder is not compatible with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit.

30 seconds Cache Recording

With the recorder, 4K shooters can take advantage of RAW / X-OCN cache recording at 23.98p for up to approximately 30 seconds (*) while in standby mode, an important feature in documentary or wildlife production where capturing spontaneous action is required.

(*Target results. Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage).

Dual memory card slots support high-speed AXSM memory cards

The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder features dual memory card slots and work with sleek, high-capacity, high-speed AXSM A Series memory cards, which are designed to support the write speeds required for 4K RAW /X-OCN 120 fps recordings. By using Sony’s free RAW Viewer application the recorded files can easily played back and checked on a PC or MAC. AXSM memory provides a super fast, affordable format for sensational quality recordings.
 

Compatible Memory Cards

VMI AXS-R7 4K Recorder package

  • Sony AXS-R7 4K Ext. Recorder for PMW-F5/F55
  • 2 x 512GB S48 SSD cards for high speed capture of upto 120p 4K RAW/240fps 2K RAW
  • 2 x 512GB S24 SSD cards for regular capture of upto 60p 4K RAW/120fps 2K RAW
  • AXS-CR1 Access Card Reader

 

The bolt-on AXS-R7 recorder works with the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 cameras to record the highest quality 16-bit RAW 2K/4K images and especially tne new Sony recording format: X-OCN, ideal for HDR capture. Inclusion of this device permits additional 4K acquisition options for PMW-F55/PMW-F5 and additional slow motion frame rates of PMW-F5 and F-55. Supplied with 4 x 512GB SSDs.

Note that you must have your camera modified with the latest hardware and firmware to operate with the new AXS-R7 recorder.

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