With the successful sale of new CineAlta 4K cameras, expected to reach more than 2,000 units’ shipment worldwide by the end of April 2013, the XAVC format has been widely adopted in the marketplace. The format holds various advantages for high quality image reproduction including 4K pixel resolution, 10 bit color depth, wide color space (S-Gamut) and refined gamma (S-log).
Sony is today announcing Long GOP (4K 4:2:0 and HD 4:2:2) as choice of high-efficiency codec to serve more widely the requirements of the content production market. In addition, to serve the consumer market, “XAVC S” employing MP4 wrapping format is also introduced as its expansion of XAVC. This expansion will encourage growth of 4K content in the consumer market.
“XAVC S” profile
Note: Each manufacturer will decide which profile and operating point of XAVC they will implement in their products.
- Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160), HD, and Proxy
- Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- Wrapping format: MP4
- Audio: Linear PCM and AAC
Sony hereby assures XAVC format to be a video recording format that covers both of professional and consumer market.