The Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
Sony has developed the FDR-AXI camera, with a provision to enable 4K video recording on consumer models. The XAVC-S 4KIHD recording design which is usually customized for advanced application is now available to consumers. Although the XAVC-S codec saves as MP4 wrapper, you will be able to create web compatible videos that can easily be shared on social media platforms like YouTube.
Another special feature of XAVC-S recording design is the capacity to record in 4K at high speeds of 150 Mbps. It is capable of accurately recording at speeds of 50 Mbps regardless of whether you are shooting in Full HD 1080×1920 resolution. The FDR-AXI has adapted a high professional standard of media recording, thanks to the incorporation of dual XQD media next-generation card slots. The twin XQD card slots adequately support the high speed rates of reading and writing in 4K/HD. You can as well record using the relay function to switch between the XQD slots and thus lengthen the recording time. The ability for a speedy transfer of footage onwards to your PC is enabled from the XQD cards, through the optional reader/writer via the Super Speed USB 3.0 connection.
An additional feature that enhances the consumer FDR-AXI professional quality video camera is its capability in audio recording. The in-built high tech function stereo microphone records linear 2-channel PCM audio. Besides, the camera features dual professional and unique integrated XLR audio inputs for external microphone connection. Mixing audio tracks from internal microphone and audio recording from the external microphones is possible. A variety of options are availed for enhanced shots and manual control ability. Skilled videographers can optimize the use of the independent focus, iris rings and zoom. The LCD monitor and viewfinder utilizes Center Marker, Zebra and Peaking functions for advanced automatic focus and shot setup options. You can synchronize the photos from the SD card to personal computer through Wi-Fi; there is no need of cable in order to synchronize. You can also share the photos from other applications directly to all social media sites and to your friends.
Other unparalleled aspects that enhance image creation are the five Paint functions and the three ND filters. These features will assist you achieve aesthetic cinematic movies. Flexible connectivity in the FDR-AX1 camera coupled with ease of use, seals the gap between the professionals and the amateurs. While skilled photographers will produce truly great audio and video with this product, ambitious start-up amateurs can master and capture professional cinematic 4K video with clear stereo audio. Apart from the XLR audio input the camera has a headphone jack, USB port 2.0 for quick data transfer, and AN analog output and a shoe accessory. The HDMI output allows for transfer of 4K footage to certain units like the 4K Bravia TV. The high performance in-built microphone can be accessed via two external XLR jacks for connection with external microphones that record superior high quality audio with your movies. You can mix the audio recording from both the internal microphones and external microphones.
Let us see how this camera is different from other and how this FDR-AXI camera works
The three ND features in the FDR-AXI camera adjusts the level of light from the lens entering into the image sensor. Four setting options include: 1/4 filter, 1/64 filter, 1/16 filter and Clear. These settings and filters offer users an ability to match the shooting environment or alter the shutter aperture and speed whether it is sunny or bright. The five paint aspect incorporates white balance, detail, gamma, and matrix and skin details, that can be easily altered or combined to create a definitive movie cinematic appearance. This camera has Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, and your mobile devices can be easily connected.
To sum up all, this video camera is a huge innovation for in the field of videographers.