Sony Announces FS RAW Upgrade for PXW-FS5 (NOW AVAILABLE!)

Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Sony has released the CBKZ-FS5RIF $600 Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K that enables 2K and 4K RAW recording via the 3G SDI port out to a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+ or Atomos Shogun.

4K RAW output
The CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade licence allows the PXW-FS5 to output 4K (4096×2160) RAW at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, recording to the AXS-R5 external recorder attached with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit (sold separately), or with a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+.

Simultaneous XAVC HD internal recording
While outputting 4K/2K RAW to the AXS-R5, it is possible to simultaneously record XAVC HD on SD memory cards in the camcorder’s internal dual media slots.

4K cached RAW output
Approximately 4 seconds of cached 4K RAW can be output at 100 or 120 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

Continuous high speed 2K RAW output
You can output continuous 2K RAW at 100, 120, 200 or 240 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

The CBKZ-FS5RIF RAW Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K requires Version 2.0 Firmware which is now available for download here. This update includes an auto ND function that changes the strength of the electronic ND filter so that exposure can be adjusted without effecting aperture of shutter speed values. There is also expanded zebra function and GPS capability. Firmware Version 2.0 is a free update.

Purchase the CBKZ-FS5RIF FS RAW Interface Upgrade License from Texas Media Systems!

Download the Sony Firmware Update Version 2.0 for PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K

Purchase the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Purchase the Sony PXW-FS5K XDCAM Super 35 Camera w/ 18-105mm Lens


Obtain Broadcast-Quality Zoom Controls on the Sony FS5 with the VariZoom VZ-Rock

Sony FS5 with the VariZoom VZ-Rock

Get the most out of your Sony PXW-FS5 with the VariZoom VZ-Rock! VariZoom’s most popular LANC unit offers the finest degree of control and a complete feature set! With its wide-sweep zoom rocker, the VZ-Rock combines the attributes of broadcast controls with a compact, affordable design. Also included are record, focus control, Auto/Manual focus switch, onscreen data toggle, rec search, standby control, and LED indicator.

VariZoom VZ-Rock
The VariZoom VZ-Rock is compatible with LANC Sony & Canon Cameras.

The VZ-Rock LANC camera lens zoom control utilizes a pressure-sensitive, side-to-side rocker switch, much like one would find in broadcast lens controls. This rocker has a greater range of motion for a finer degree of zoom control. Greater control means smoother zooms at more accurate speeds. Maintaining a constant speed is a breeze on the VZ-Rock, producing a more professional-looking result than the standard zoom controls on the FS5!

VZ-Rock LANC camera Lens

Paring the VZ-Rock with the Sony PXW-FS5 makes the perfect set-up for any type of production. Attach the VZ-Rock to the arm of a tripod, and use it to quickly and easily access many of the major camera functions without having to touch the camera. Zoom in and out, quickly focus your shot, and then press record/pause all from one convenient device!