Sony shows at NAB 2019 its solution to further optimize the popular PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS7M2 XDCAM camcorders for news gathering, through the use of a new ENG-style build-up kit and a new B4 lens to E-mount adapter.
The new build-up kit, CBK-FS7BK, debuting at NAB 2019, enables extended shoulder mount usage, making the camcorders ideal for news production, interviews, documentaries and reality television shooting. Combined with a new lens mount adapter, the LA-EB1, not only E mount but also B4 lens assets can be used on an FS7 or FS7 II, allowing users to capture images with deep and shallow DoF – all with a single camera.
The CBK-FS7BK build-up kit includes: an extension unit with a wireless audio receiver slot and built-in network capability, providing advanced network operation for broadcast usage; a viewfinder and a cheese plate with enhanced robustness; and an adjustable shoulder plate designed to achieve optimal weight balance. Streaming and file transfers are possible via a wireless LAN or a 4G/LTE connection. QoS performance streaming is provided through the camcorder’s Dual Link connection, which enables the multiplexing of two cellular networks.