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Sony AXS-R7 External 4K RAW Recorder for VENICE, PMW-F55 & F5

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Sony AXS-R7 External 4K RAW Recorder for VENICE, PMW-F55 & F5
Key Features
  • Up to 6K60 for VENICE, 4K120 for F55
  • Up to 30 Seconds Cache Recording
  • Rugged Chassis with Durable Camera Link
  • 16-Bit Linear X-OCN Format Capture
The AXS-R7 4K RAW Recorder from Sony attaches seamlessly to the Sony VENICE, PMW-F55, and PMW-F5 CineAlta cameras, speeding up the 4K production workflow. This 16-bit linear recorder offers up to 6K capture for the VENICE, and up to 4K120 and 4K60 RAW recording for the PMW-F55 and F5 cameras respectively. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps, for playback with 10x super slow motion. This recorder also offers 4K Raw/X-OCN cache recordings up to 30 seconds while in standby mode (approximate storage time at 23.98p).
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Sony AXS-R7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2X-OCN 4K/2K Capture Platform
  • 3High Speed 4K RAW Capture
  • 430-Second RAW Cache Recording
  • 5From Power-Up to Record in 0.5 Seconds
  • 6Durable Dust- and Splash-Resistant Metal Design
  • 7Dual Memory Card Slots Support High-Speed Slim AXS A Series

The AXS-R7 4K RAW Recorder from Sony attaches seamlessly to the Sony VENICE, PMW-F55, and PMW-F5 CineAlta cameras, speeding up the 4K production workflow. This 16-bit linear recorder offers up to 6K capture for the VENICE, and up to 4K120 and 4K60 RAW recording for the PMW-F55 and F5 cameras respectively. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps, for playback with 10x super slow motion. This recorder also offers 4K Raw/X-OCN cache recordings up to 30 seconds while in standby mode (approximate storage time at 23.98p).

This AXS-R7 recorder is compatible with the high-speed, slim S48 AXS series memory cards (available separately). It features dual memory card slots for extra security and simultaneous recording at rates up to 60p. Built to work in challenging field conditions, this recorder's rugged, all-metal casing has a sealed ventilation system that is dust- and splash-resist and attaches securely to the camera body. It is suitable for feature film, television commercial, reality, documentary, and wildlife cinematographers who require continuous, full-resolution 6K VENICE capture or 4K RAW recording from their F55 and F5 cameras.

X-OCN 4K/2K Capture Platform
In addition to the RAW format, the AXS-R7 recorder also supports the X-OCN (extended tonal range Original Camera Negative) capture format. This format has two recording modes; X-OCN ST (Standard) and X-OCN LT (Light). X-OCN ST captures 4K 24p at 660 Mb/s and X-OCN LT offers efficient data rates for smaller and more manageable files, reducing cost and improving workflow speed.
High Speed 4K RAW Capture
The AXSR7 recorder captures continuous 16-bit 4K RAW at up to 120 fps and 60 fps from the PMW-F55 and F5 cameras respectively. When you play back at 24p, it produces a dramatic 5x super slow motion effect. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps from the PMW-F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion. This portable memory recorder is not compatible with the HXRIFR5 interface unit.
30-Second RAW Cache Recording
The AXS-R7 recorder offers RAW/X-OCN cache recording at 23.98p for approximately up to 30 seconds while in standby mode, an important feature in documentary or wildlife production where capturing spontaneous action is required. The cache recording time varies based on the frame rate and recording mode.
From Power-Up to Record in 0.5 Seconds
When the unit is powered on by pushing the REC button, the 'Quick Rec' mode gets activated. This mode accelerates the power on process and the recorder starts recording in about 0.5 seconds.
Durable Dust- and Splash-Resistant Metal Design
The AXS-R7 has a rugged, durable metal body built to work in challenging field conditions. It is dust- and splash-resistant, with electric parts and the ventilation shaft separated by a metal filter to prevent the entry of dust and water. Connection between the camera and the recorder is secured through a large quick-release top bracket that accepts four widely spaced 1/4" screws.
Dual Memory Card Slots Support High-Speed Slim AXS A Series
The AXS-R7 recorder features dual memory card slots and works with sleek, high-capacity, high-speed AXSM A series S48 memory cards (1TB and 512GB), which are designed to support the write speeds required for 4K RAW/X-OCN 120 fps recordings (with the PMW-F55 ). It also works with the AXS A series S24 slim cards (blue trim, 1TB, 512GB, and 256GB capacity) for recording 4K RAW up to 60 fps and 2K RAW up to 240 fps. By using Sony's free RAW Viewer application, the recorded files can easily be played back and checked on a PC or MAC.
UPC: 027242222083

Sony AXS-R7 Specs

Key Specs
Video I/O
1x 144-Pin Input
Video Format
144-Pin
6K: 29.97/25/24/23.98
4K Raw: 120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 4K: 120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2K: 240/120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 59.94/50
Battery Type
No
Power Consumption
24 W
Embedded Audio
144-Pin: 4-Channel
Audio I/O
No
Power I/O
1x XLR 4-Pin Input
1x XLR 5-Pin Input
1x Barrel Output
Wi-Fi
No
Format Support
Video Format
144-Pin
6K: 29.97/25/24/23.98
4K Raw: 120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 4K: 120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2K: 240/120/59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 59.94/50
Pulldown Conversion
No
Camera Trigger
No
Pre-Roll Record
4K: 30 Seconds
Encoding Formats
4096 x 2160
X-OCN X-OCN LT, X-OCN ST, X-OCN XT at up to 59.94 fps
Maximum Audio Tracks
4
Power
DC Input Power
11 to 17 VDC
Battery Type
No
Power Consumption
24 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 72°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Storage Humidity
20 to 90%
Material of Construction
Metal
Dimensions
5.3 x 4.2 x 3.7" / 135 x 106 x 93 mm
Weight
2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4 x 8.4 x 8.1"

Sony AXS-R7 Reviews

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Will this record the 16-bit raw straight from the ...

Will this record the 16-bit raw straight from the PXW-FX9, bolting on directly? Or will I also need the XDCA-FX9 extension unit to send a signal to the R7 recorder? Lastly, will it do the 6K raw? Thank you.
Asked by: Lawrence
Yes, You would need the Sony XDCA-FX9 to record raw. However, The AXS-R7 is not supported on the FX9. At this moment the Atomos Shogun 7 would be the RAW recording solution for the Sony FX9. More info on the Shogun 7 - https://bit.ly/3PPynH0 Shogun 7 B&H # ATSG7AK
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-09-05

Is the FS700 supported?

Is the FS700 supported?
Asked by: Debora
We're afraid the Sony AXS-R7 External 4K RAW Recorder is meant for the Cinealta line including the F5 and F55.
Answered by: Michael A
Date published: 2019-09-02

Can the AXS-R7 two card slots record in sequence, ...

Can the AXS-R7 two card slots record in sequence, one after another without I interruption?
Asked by: Willian
The Sony AXS-R7 External 4K RAW Recorder for VENICE, PMW-F55 & F5 has no relay and redundant recording capability between the dual media slots.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2024-01-02

Is there any use for the R7 with new Venice 2?

Is there any use for the R7 with new Venice 2?
Asked by: Alexander
No, the Sony AXS-R7 External 4K RAW Recorder for VENICE, PMW-F55 & F5 is not compatible with the Venice 2.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2022-10-24

Can this fit the FS7 M2 ?

Can this fit the FS7 M2 ?
Asked by: Richard
NO This recorder is specifically for the F5 and F55 cameras
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-08-17
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