A simple image can say a lot, and capturing that image is key to the communication a creative needs to generate and further grow an audience. Any professional working within the broadcast industry understands that the imagery behind their video content can speak volumes of information to the audience they’re targetting. And with B&H’s new Full-Frame Camera System, broadcast professionals will have no trouble in capturing the imaginations of their audience.
B&H (Blimie & Herman) is an American photo and video equipment retailer. The company was first founded in 1973, and it conducts business through online e-commerce consumer sales, business to business sales, and its one retail location in Manhattan, New York. B&H operates as an established supplier of media production equipment with an unmatched selection of brands and products. By combining with their Studio and B2B divisions, the retailer is able to provide customers with access to high-end technology and expertise for all content creation markets. And a content thriving market like the broadcast industry will more than benefit with the release of its most full-frame camera system, the Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K.
B&H’s Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System
The full-frame Sony FX9 offers users the ability to capture extraordinary image/color science & more monitoring and recording capabilities with version 2.0 of FX9 firmware or VENICE firmware. It doesn’t matter whether a user shoots documentaries, events, reality TV, education, or corporate productions. In addition to Sony’s PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System powerful and flexible 4K interchangeable lens camera system, it also features a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor. This sensor allows a user to capture 4K images with cinematic depth of field, and the PXW-FX9’s E-mount is machined from stainless steel and which allows a customer to use E-mount lenses.
The PXW-FX9 input and output features include 12G-SDI and HDMI outputs for 4K, a 3G-SDI output for HD, and genlock and timecode when using a multicamera setup. The Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system allows for accurate focus and it even allows facial detection to automatically detect human form with 561 points of detection. The PXW-FX9 can achieve advanced image stabilization using its internal gyroscope for shots so smooth it’ll look like as if a gimbal had been used. The camera’s 4-channel audio recording allows a user to use external microphones and record ambient sound with the internal mics simultaneously.
Sony’s PXW-FX9 features a 15-stop dynamic range and records 10-bit 4:2:2 to dual XQD media card slots that support simultaneous and relay recording, as well as multiple backup recording modes that utilize proxy files. The camera system can record UHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) internally at a selectable frame rate from 1 fps up to 60 fps in XAVC-I, XAVC-Long, and MPEG HD formats. And with a future firmware update, the camera will have no trouble recording HD at up to 180 fps and output 16-bit raw 4K/2K footage up to 120 fps.
In addition to the camera’s wide dynamic range, its enhanced color and light features include a dual base ISO of 800/4000, and this helps it mostly when dealing with low-light situations or using a slower lens. Its 7-stop electronic variable ND filter can perform in auto or manual mode, smoothly adjusting from 1/4 to 1/128 density. The PXW-FX9 camera also has a default S-Cinetone color look, which offers the same soft, vivid tone as Sony’s VENICE camera.
The PXW-FX9 includes an integrated Multi-Interface (MI) shoe and comes with a BP-U35 battery, BC-U1A battery charger, AC adapter with two power cords, body cap, viewfinder, eyepiece, remote control, and USB cable. This camera is also compatible with the separately available XDCA-FX9 extension unit, and that provides it with ENG shoulder-style support, networking features, and a slot for an optional wireless audio receiver.
For more information about the Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera System, visit www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1506002-REG/sony_pxw_fx9v_pxw_fx9_xdcam_6k_full_frame.html/overview.
What B&H Can Do For Broadcasters
With the inclusion of the PXW-FX9, broadcasters have a lot to gain from products in B&H’s inventory line. Several of these products include the Rode PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Microphone, which is a broadcast quality, dynamic microphone optimized for podcasting. It has a rich, balanced sound, with an internal pop filter and internal shock mounting to reduce vibration.
Additional opportunities for broadcasters can be found by using the company’s HP 15.6″ ZBook 15 G6 Mobile Workstation, which is a next-generation HP ZBook 15 G6 & HP ZBook 17 G6. These are the perfect laptops for designers, video editors, and VR creators who need desktop performance, and they offer users the freedom to work in any environment.
B&H has had a long legacy that has lasted for nearly five decades. In that time, it has proven itself to be a leading video equipment retailer, and it has succeeded in its ability to provide musicians, photographers, and various other kinds of creative professionals with some of the best video tools the broadcast industry can further expand from. Products like the PXW-FX9 or the Rode PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Microphone are just the tip of the iceberg.
For more information on B&H, visit www.bhphotovideo.com/.
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