Commanding And Flexible 4K Interchangeable
Are you shooting corporate productions? Educational products? Reality TV? Live Events? Documentaries? If your answer is YES to any of these, then the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 6K Full-Frame is the ideal camera system for you with it’s commanding and flexible 4K interchangeable camera lens system.
Capture 4K Images With Movie-Like Depth Of Field
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 includes a full-frame, oversampled 6K Exmor R CMOS sensor that lets you capture 4K images with movie-like depth of field. The camera’s E-mount is built from stainless steel and lets you utilise E-mount lenses. When utilising a multi-camera arrangement the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 output and input features comprise;
- Genlock and Timecode
- A 3G-SDI output for HD
- 12G-SDI and HDMI outputs for 4K
Precise Focus & Facial Recognition
The Fast Hybrid AF auto-focus system gives you precise focus and even permits facial recognition to robotically perceive human form with 561 points of detection.
Shots So Smooth Without A Gimbal
Innovative image stabilisation is attained utilising the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9‘s internal gyroscope for shots so smooth it’ll look like you utilised a gimbal. It’s 4-channel audio recording lets you utilise peripheral microphones and record ambient sound with the inner mics concurrently. The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 camera features a 15-stop dynamic range and records 10-bit 4:2:2 to dual XQD media card slots that support concurrent and relay recording, as well as various backup recording modes that utilise proxy files.
The camera 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;
- MPEG HD formats
And with an upcoming firmware update, it will be able to record HD at up to 180 fps and output 16-bit raw 4K/2K footage up to 120 fps.
Wide Dynamic Range
In addition to it’s wide dynamic range, it’s improved colour and light features include a dual base ISO of 800/4000, which is helpful when in low-light circumstances or utilising a slower lens. It’s seven-stop electronic adjustable HD filter can perform in auto or manual mode, effortlessly changing from 1/4 to 1/128 density. The camera’s default S-Cinetone colour look offers the same soft, rich tone as with Sony’s VENICE camera.
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 comprises an unified Multi-Interface (MI) shoe and comes with;
- USB cable
- Remote control
- Body cap
- AC adapter with two power cords
- BC-U1A battery charger
- A BP-U35 battery
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 is also companionable with the separately offered XDCA-FX9 extension unit which delivers a slot for an discretionary wireless audio receiver, networking features and an ENG shoulder-style support.
Guarantee The Recording Is Safe
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 has a range of backup recording methods that will help guarantee that the recording is safe. Simul Rec will permit concurrent HD recording onto two media cards. The 4K/HD Sub Rec mode will permit 4K recording on one card and MPEG HD recording on another card. XAVC Proxy Rec is also offered, contributing a 9 Mb/s small size proxy file which will be effortlessly sent via network. Also, a maximum 28-second Cache Rec is offered to avoid missing any shots.
Audio Proficiencies With Autonomous Control Dials
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 offers audio proficiencies with autonomous control dials for each channel. In applications such as an interview, 4-channel audio recording permits concurrent utilisation of an exterior microphone for recording ambient sounds and the built-in microphone for ambient sound and voice memos by the operator.
Cutting-edge image stabilisation info means even handheld footage can be changed with Sony Catalyst. Browse/Catalyst Prepare software in post-production to look as smooth as if it were shot with a gimbal. Unlike lens or in-camera stabilisation, metadata generated by the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9‘s built-in gyro lets you artistically choose the balance between the level of shake compensation and the resolution of trimmed 4K imagery. This feature is also companionable with any E-mount lens and permits quicker processing than conventional NLE stabilisation workflows.
Quick Hybrid AF
Easily track fast-moving subjects with piercing focus, even when utilising wide-lens aperture settings to preserve a shallow depth of field with the camera’s full-frame sensor. Improved Quick Hybrid AF combines phase detection AF for quick, precise subject tracking with contrast AF for excellent focus accuracy. In addition, Face Recognition judiciously recognises and locks on to human faces.
The devoted 561-point phase recognition AF sensor covers around 94% of the whole image area width and 96% of height, permitting dependably precise, reactive AF tracking, even with quick-moving subjects. 7-level AF changeover speeds from quick-switching between subjects as rapidly as possible to slow, where speed is decreased to fit a more measured shooting style, such as a historical TV drama.
5-level AF subject shift sensitivity ranges from locked-on, disregarding other moving subjects in the frame, to reactive that switches focus from one subject to another —perfect for snapping amongst fast moving subjects as they race by.
Fresh & Rich Content
S-Cinetone is the default look of the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 that’s tweaked to meet the necessities of today’s content creators with rich midrange colours, appealing facial tones and a softer tonal look established by the same experts as Sony’s world-leading VENICE digital cinematography camera. S-Cinetone means that straight out of the camera your content looks fresh and rich, with subjects that truly stand out while retaining lots of autonomy in post-production, thanks to the high-performance full-frame image sensor.
Modifiable Frame Rates
Select your desired frame rate from 1 up to 60 fps for fast and slow-motion footage. The Sony PXW-FX9 produces an immersive image with a wide-angle look and shallower depth of field provided by its full-frame sensor in amalgamation with fast and slow motion. It also offers a quality priority setting that maximises Full HD slow-motion image quality with innovative oversampling technology.
Contingent on the project, the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 has an assortment of recording formats. XAVC-I with 422 10-bit quality at a highest 600 Mb/s in 60p. XAVC-Long for longer recording times with smaller file sizes. The traditional MPEG HD codec is also available. All files can be recorded onto XQD media cards.
Effortlessly Exposed Images
Sony’s in-built electronic adjustable neutral density (ND) filter can be set to automatic or you can adjust the filter density manually in smooth augmentations from 1/4 to 1/128 as you shoot, for effortlessly exposed images without upsetting depth of field as lighting conditions change. Utilising higher-density settings with a slower shutter speed for creative effects.
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 features a base sensitivity of ISO 800, providing the ideal dynamic range for typical documentary applications such as shooting outside or in brightly lit interiors. A secondary high base sensitivity of ISO 4000 excels in low-light conditions such as early morning and evening shoots while preserving superb image quality. ISO 4000 is also perfect whenever you’re utilising slow lenses.
Artistic Freedom In Colour Grading & Post-Production
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 offers an excellent 15+ stops of dynamic range, permitting you artistic freedom in colour grading and post-production. Camera operators can focus on framing the scene they want while relying upon the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 to capture each nuance and detail utilising 4K 4:2:2 10-bit interior recording.
Better Sensitivity & Noise Reduction
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9‘s oversampled full-frame 6K sensor delivers recording in DCI 4K, UHD and HD resolutions. Powerful image processing with debayering and down-sampling warrants image quality past the confines of conventional Super 35mm sensors. The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also utilises Sony’s Exmor R technology for better sensitivity and noise reduction.
Compared to a 4K Super 35mm sensor, the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9‘s 6K sensor has more than twice the surface area while providing a wider angle of view and shallower depth of field.
Outputs & Inputs
The Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 is fortified with numerous outputs including a 12G-SDI and an HDMI for 4K output. Also, it has a 3G-SDI for HD output to increase its monitoring flexibility. For multi-camera operation, Genlock and TC In/Out terminals are available.
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) shoe delivers power, signal connections and synchronised on/off switching with companionable Sony accessories.
Optional Extension Unit
Further extend the proficiencies of the Sony XDCAM PXW-FX9 with the optional XDCA-FX9 extension unit that enhances camera weight delivery and ergonomics for comfortable shoulder-style shooting —perfect for ENG and documentary applications.
The extension unit also adds forward-thinking networking for streaming/file transfers and a slot-in for a wireless audio receiver.