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WORLD NEWS The perfect storm case T 2K and 4K RAW recording capability S ony has launched its HXR-IFR5 interface unit, enabling connection between the NEX-FS700 and Sony’s new AXS-R5 RAW recording system, creating a powerful combination that takes full advantage of the camcorders 4K imager. The HXR-IFR5 interface receives the uncompressed bit-stream carrying RAW sensor data, metadata, time code and start/stop commands from the NEX- FS700E via 3G-SDI. The FS700 RAW files are recorded to the AXS memory cards in the AXS-R5 RAW recorder, where they can be screened and converted using Sony’s free RAW Viewer software. The unit has an LCD panel for status indication, including record mode, frame rate, time code, battery and media remaining time. Large tactile buttons control basic operations, menus and media management. When attached to the HXR-IFR5, the AXS-R5 can also act as a stand-alone playback unit for reliable monitoring and review through an on-board HD-SDI 422 output. he new Peli Storm im2435 case is a rugged, wheeled travel case which has a top loading design giving immediate and easy access to the contents.  This case has all the great features of the Peli Storm series; strong press and pull latches, an o-ring seal and an automatic pressure equalisation valve.    Produced in Black, the im2435 case is available with or without foam or with office-style dividers to protect your laptop and paperwork. The im2435 is waterproof and crushproof, has a 26 litre capacity and is sized as carry-on cabin baggage for many airlines (check with your airline for current allowances). With the HXR-IFR5 and firmware upgrade to the NEX-FS700, users can perform continuous 120/240 fps HFR recording in 2K and 120 fps four-second burst recording in 4K. The NEX-FS700 even goes beyond 120 frames per second to 240 fps. Playing back at 240 fps yields compelling slow motion at 1/5 or 1/10 normal speed. Users can also choose 480 and 960 fps burst recording (at reduced resolution) for even more creative possibilities. HFR is also now available with S-Log2 gamma (1300% dynamic range) and 709 (800% dynamic range). The HXR-IFR5 also allows the use of compatible media, file naming conventions, metadata and RAW workflow used by Sonys PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 CineAlta 4K cameras. The HXR-IFR5 2K/4K RAW interface unit will be available in June for a suggested list price of 2500 Euros. For the latest information on the NEX-FS700 and the AXSM workflow, visit Kahuna 360 for 3D research lab Snell have announced that the 3D Innovation Center Berlin (3DIC), a program of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), has installed a Snell Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher and a range of modules from the Snell IQ Modular family in its 3D research lab. Snell is a Silver Partner in the 3DIC, a consortium of key technology providers, media organisations, and researchers working to drive new developments in 3D technologies and applications. 12 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 79 JULY 2013 TV-BAY079JUL13.indd 12 09/07/2013 16:51