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#1 Robert Sanders

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:10 PM

I've heard that the current F900 has been discontinued by Sony. Has anyone heard of what it's replacement may be? It would seem to me that Sony would still need a 4:2:2 HDCAM camera with internal recording in its pro lineup.

Has anyone heard anything through the grapevine?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:39 PM

I've heard that the current F900 has been discontinued by Sony. Has anyone heard of what it's replacement may be? It would seem to me that Sony would still need a 4:2:2 HDCAM camera with internal recording in its pro lineup.

Has anyone heard anything through the grapevine?


There will be a lead-free (to comply with EU laws) replacement announced at NAB. It will probably only have a few improvements, like a built-in HD-SDI out and perhaps a built-in downconverter.
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 01:15 PM

They announced it already, at the BandPro Christmas Party. I think info is on BandPro's website. If not, check some recent threads over at cinematography.net or check my post about it at steadicamforum.com.
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 02:38 PM

Is there a new model number? F910 or something?
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Posted 10 January 2006 - 02:51 PM

Never mind. Found the new name.

F900R
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:39 AM

>There will be a lead-free (to comply with EU laws) replacement announced at NAB. It will probably only have a few improvements, like a built-in HD-SDI out and perhaps a built-in downconverter.

Another huge improvement will be menus displayed on the HD-SDI output. Right now menus are only displayed on the analog YUV output. Of course if you are not careful the HD-SDI feed could be recorded with menus up. Not a good thing. The really big update is the leadfree solder in the new unit. I also hear from my sources a HDCAM-SR camcorder will possibly be shown at NAB.

Glad to see so many CML posters here.
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#7 Keith Mottram

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 10:31 AM

I've heard that it is also going to be smaller, lighter and similar in caseing and layout to the 750.


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#8 Harry Capota

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:37 PM

i just finished a 5 days test with the f900r.
the second hdsdi output comes only with a new board.
it got 93 pages of menu, some more than the 750
and the menu structure reminds me of the 750.
most important features: (de)saturation, hypergamma and user gamma.
it seems to be less noisy

so far
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