The Sony AXS-R5 Recorder enables 16-bit RAW 4K and 2K video recording on the PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 CineAlta cameras. With its "bolt-on" design, the recorder attaches to the rear of the camera for a sleek, tightly integrated form factor. Users can simultaneously record RAW files to the AXS-R5 recorder and 2K/HD with the camera's built-in recorder. You get matching time code, start frame, stop frame, file names and other metadata for seamless conforming in post. The AXS-R5 also unlocks high speed frame rates, up to 240 fps 2K RAW on the F55 and 120 fps on the F5.
The starting point for an efficient workflow, the AXS-R5 recorder uses AXSM memory cards, which are compatible with the AXS-CR1 USB 3.0 reader (cards and reader are sold separately). Once on a PC, the RAW files can be screened using Sony's free RAW Viewer software. Sony 16-bit linear RAW is also the ideal point of entry into the 16-bit linear Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) workflow. Sony's 16-bit precision captures more tonal values than the human eye can differentiate, preserving every detail from every pixel for full exploitation in post-production.