Sony showcases some of their latest cameras at CES 2017. Featuring the 240 frames per second burst photo shooting (up to 960fps with the RX100 Mark5, 315 phase detect auto-focus, front-end LSI for faster performance to improve speed of operation and buffering. The Sony alpha6500 with 425 phase detect auto focus points, with fast 0.05 second auto-focus speed. Sony Alpha 99 mark2 flagship full frame camera with 12fps at 42 megapixels jpg/raw with auto-focus and auto-exposure. Then this video features my interview with Patrick Murphy-Racey who is a professional sports photographer and videographer who's content can be seen on Sports Illustrated, where he talks about the advantages of the Sony a6500 and the rx100 mark5, where he likes to use the Sony RX100 mark5 with the Tascam DL-10R compact lapel microphone recorder and merge with the video in post production automatically in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, you can see his demonstration of that setup here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWaHVg1uImg
Sony launches XBR-A1E BRAVIA OLED TVs at 55", 65" and 77" powered by the Sony X1 Extreme 4K HDR processor (see also my other video about the X1 Extreme processor), to enhance the picture quality potential of self-emitting wide viewing angle OLED panels, producing deeper blacks and brights for an optimal contrast. Sony A1E series is also equipped with Sony's new Acoustic Surface that vibrates the display to create sound from the whole display surface not needing to use traditional speakers on the side of the display.
Sony BRAVIA X940E 75" 4K HDR TV with full array local dimming LEDs for more brightness and contrast with X-tended Dynamic Range Pro, runs on Sony's 4K HDR X1 Extreme processor, 40% more real-time image processing compared with the previous X1 processor, with HDR remaster for upscaling standard dynamic range (SDR) content to near 4K HDR quality. Sony Bravia X930E is for 65" and 55" with same processing capabilities as X940E. X930E has Slim Backlight Drive+ technology doing edge-lighting giving near full array local dimming performance. Sony launched the first X1 processor in 2015, enabling possibly the industry best noise reduction and upscaling quality, now with X1 Extreme, Sony expands on the features for improved 4K HDR quality for high picture clarity, higher contrast, and wider colors support. X1 Extreme introduces Dual Database Computer Vision Processing for improved noise reduction and upscaling using tens of thousands of references that Sony generates from its archive of knowing how recognizable things are supposed to look like. X1 Extreme also introduces Super Bit Mapping 4K HDR removes banding creating a smooth, natural picture. X1 Extreme also introduces Object-based HDR remastering recognizing objects in the image to adjust contours, textures, depth for a more natural look.
Here's a booth tour at the Qualcomm CES 2017 Booth, showing some of the features that Qualcomm is introducing with their 10nm Snapdragon 835 processor, the first processor to use the "Built on Cortex" technology ARM License. Qualcomm's 10nm Kryo 280 might be built (my speculation) on quad ARM Cortex-A73 and quad ARM Cortex-A53, but customized by Qualcomm with their own design features on top, or throughout, including also Qualcomm's own memory controllers and Qualcomm's new X16 Gigabit LTE Baseband system. Qualcomm X16 Baseband supports up to Gigabit 1000mbit/s download speed and 150Mbps upload speed. It can function over a mix of licensed and unlicensed carrier spectrum. At the Qualcomm booth, this video also shows off some of the other awesome features that Qualcomm is making available with Snapdragon 835, includingn HDR10 4K60p HDMI 2.1a support and potentially HDR ready displays for smartphones to come, Project Tango and similar depth sensing for 6-degrees of freedom VR experiences merging the virtual world with the real world, turning VR into AR. Some other new multimedia features include live real-time stitching of 360 video at 4K 60 frames per second (possibly encoding with H265) which could enable the most advanced 360 video recording, also possibly recording 360 audio. Then combining 3 microphones to design directional audio recording similar to a shotgun microphone, improving the electronic image stabilization functionality (now to version 3.0) and deep neural networks run on the device for integrating advanced computer vision in the smartphone.
The Panasonic GH5 is the highlight of CES 2017 according to many media. The Panasonic GH5 records 4K60p at 150mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit, 4K30p at 150mbit/s 4:2:2 10bit, 4K30p at 100mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit and a 400mbit/s firmware coming. In this video, I try to ask Matt Frazer of Panasonic what the GH5's 6K anamorphic H265 video is going to be like. Also watch my 45min Panasonic GH5 Interview with Sean Robinson Panasonic Marketing Specialist.
Hisense presents 4K HDR models: 65H8C 65" 4K HDR at $999, 86H8D at $5999, 65" H9D+ with ULED, 70" H8D. 8K. 70" $3499, 75" $5999. 75" 4K Roku TV at $1999, 65" 4K Roku TV at $799. Hisense has a 430 acres 4K TV factory in China and another TV factory in Mexico for the US which they bought from Sharp.
Sean Robinson, Marketing Specialist at Panasonic talks about everything about the upcoming Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera. GH5 can do 4K@60p@150mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit, 4K@30p@100mbit/s 4:2:2 10bit, FHD@180fps, 6Kphoto@4:3, 400mbit/s free firmware update to come, Dual U3 SD card slots, $399 dual-XLR dock option, and a lot of features that film makers, photographers are very enthusiastic about. You can see in this video how other bloggers also are asking questions about the GH5, this Interview was filmed right after the Panasonic CES 2017 Keynote which you can watch the part about the GH5 here
After the launch event for the Panasonic GH5, here is a short Interview with Panasonic GH5 Product Marketing Manager. Check back for another extensive Panasonic GH5 Interview coming up.
Panasonic is lauching pre-orders for the Panasonic GH5 right now, at $1999 it can record 4K@60p 4:2:0 8bit and 4K@30p 4:2:2 10bit on dual-SD card slots, with 100mbit/s, 150mbit/s and with a firmware upgrade will support up to 400mbit/s all-I 4K@30p. Check back for my video-interviews on the GH5 with the Panasonic team.
The HardKernal ODroid-C2 is a board that outputs native 4K resolution over HDMI 2.0. It uses 4x ARM Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz (Mali-450 GPU) coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM. Upto 128GB eMMC HS400 and 200GB UHS-1 microSD cards are supported simultaneously. A Gigabit Ethernet port as well as 4USB Host and 1 USB OTG ports are present. The demo setup consists of a 4K TV playing 4K videos while using Ubuntu OS with MATE desktop environment. The board costs US$41.95 without the recommended eMMC memory.