FR7 Cinema Line Full-frame PTZ camera
With its integrated, remotely controllable pan and tilt mechanism, the FR7 can be mounted on the ceiling or in other out-of-the-way locations. Follow your subjects or instantly recall pre-composed shot framings, for unprecedented creative potential.
With a newly developed Web App that enables easy access via QR code or URL input, you can set up the FR7 from a tablet or a PC through a web browser. You can also use the optional RM-IP500 for precise joystick-controlled pan, tilt and zoom operation.
Bearing the Cinema Line name, the FR7 incorporates key features that support cinematic expression. The FR7 features a back-illuminated 35-mm full-frame CMOS image sensor for the first time in a pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) camera. Also the BIONZ XR™ contributes to superb image quality with high sensitivity, smooth gradations and true-to-life colour.
The FR7 features Sony’s E-mount and can be used with all E-mount lenses. These include the superlative G Master series, known for its stunning resolution and beautiful bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1,200 mm gives you comprehensive creative control.
The FR7’s "Cinema Line" name identifies it as part of a renowned lineup of creative tools designed to unleash the true power of visual storytelling. It provides Custom and Cine EI modes that adjust camera operation to your workflow while maintaining consistency with other Cinema Line cameras.
The FR7 offers wide 15+ stop latitude to prevent blown highlights and crushed shadows. In Cine EI mode, base sensitivity can be set to either ISO 800 or 12800 for a consistent look regardless of lighting conditions.
The FR7 offers cleaner images in low light by taking full advantage of the sensor’s size and high sensitivity. ISO can be expanded as far as ISO 409600 when shooting in extremely low lighting conditions such as live concerts.
Smooth 5x slow motion provides extensive creative possibilities, making every moment clearer and more dramatic. The FR7 allows internal slow-motion capture at up to 120fps in 4K resolution, and up to 240fps in full HD.
The FR7 supports clean, high-quality output via its HDMI and SDI OUT connectors. This makes it possible to record Apple ProRes 422 or Avid DNxHR® in 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit format with compatible external recorders via an HDMI or SDI cable.
The optional S-Log3 gamma curve and S-Gamut3.Cine let you capture the full colour gamut and dynamic range available to the sensor. They enable the retention of information in both highlights and shadows for flexibility in post-production.
The FR7 is capable of 4K internal recording with 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 colour sampling with All-Intra and Long-GOP compression. This makes it possible to push your colour grades further while still retaining natural gradation, for true editing freedom.
 All-Intra (ALL-I)  Long-GOP  Group of Pictures
S-Cinetone produces the natural mid-tones essential to healthy-looking skin, plus soft colours and gorgeous highlights. Beautiful cinematic images can be created in-camera, without extra colour grading.
The FR7 features Sony’s E-mount and can be used with high-quality E-mount lenses, including the superlative G Master series, known for its stunning resolution and softly dissolving bokeh. A choice of focal lengths ranging from 12 mm to 1,200 mm gives you full creative control.
Taking advantage of the camera’s full-frame sensor and Sony’s extraordinary lineup of lenses, you can create expressive bokeh effects with a shallow depth of field—an impossibility with other PTZ cameras. Using a prime lens such as an F1.2 lens will help achieve cinematic-style visual effects where the subject stands out from the background dramatically.
The best camera deserves the best lenses. Discover four unique advantages in using Sony’s E-mount lenses for video shooting. The combination of Sony’s lenses and the FR7 will enhance your video creation experience.
Two lens rods provided below the camera head allow attachment of standard 15 mm rod-mountable accessories.
With a new dedicated Web App, you can use a tablet or a computer’s web browser to pan, tilt, zoom, focus, record, and adjust all camera settings. You can access cameras in hard-to-reach locations with easy setup using each camera’s unique QR code. The Web App uses the same menu format as the FX6 for intuitive operation.
The FR7 can be paired with Sony’s RM-IP500 remote controller for PTZ cameras, providing precise joystick-controlled pan, tilt and zoom operation. Speed adjustment knobs let you set the speed of pan, tilt, zoom and focus operations suitable for the subject and setting. Zoom can be controlled either via the joystick or a seesaw lever.
Expand your creative options
The FR7 supports multi-camera production with just a small staff. It can be mounted on a tripod, on the ceiling or in limited-access locations so that subjects can be unobtrusively followed and recorded from a range of viewpoints. A single RM-IP500 remote control unit can be used for a setup of up to 100 FR7 cameras (10 groups of 10 cameras).
Pan and tilt speed can be continuously varied from 0.02 degrees per second to 60 degrees per second, for flexible subject tracking and production scenarios.
The supplied remote controller, dedicated FR7 Web App and RM-IP500 can remember up to 100 camera presets (camera direction, zoom and focus). Presets can be recalled at the touch of a button.
The FR7 includes Sony’s Clear Image Zoom function, giving you the option to zoom into your subject with minimal image degradation even when using a non-powered zoom lens or prime lens.
Sony’s built-in electronic variable ND (neutral density) filter allows exposure control at a distance, for smooth operation in a remote setup. It allows seamless ND adjustment from 1/4 to 1/128 to control exposure remotely, and depth of field can be conveniently controlled while maintaining a consistent exposure.
The FR7 includes a Breathing Compensation function that minimizes unwanted changes in angle of view, for better-looking focus transitions. With compatible lenses, the angle of view is automatically kept consistent even when focusing, making it possible to achieve smooth and dramatic focusing effects.
Interfaces and IP transmission methods for a wide range of use cases
The FR7 provides excellent connectivity for video output, IP streaming and synchronization with other devices. HDMI video output can be used for real-time monitoring, while SDI video output delivers a RAW signal to an external recording device. Camera control, video and audio transfer, and power supply can be carried out via a single LAN cable.
Easily connect to external devices to provide timecode synchronization, control tally light signals and coordinate synchronization signals in multi-camera setups.
Support for multiple protocols to meet your streaming needs
RTSP streaming allows video output from one camera to be simultaneously distributed to up to five viewers. SRT enables high-quality, low-latency video transfer even in unstable network conditions. And NDI|HX connects to NDI-compatible devices such as switchers and media servers, supporting efficient live video production using Internet protocols.
Specifications and Features
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