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posted by - Monday, 09 November 2009

Sony recently released a new version of their XDCAM EX Clip Browser with a couple of great new features. If you aren’t familiar with the software, it is Sony’s free tool for working with XDCAM EX clips. It allows users to download, subclip and add metadata to clips. It’s the best tool out there for working with EX material…and it’s free.

In this latest release, Sony added a Flash Band correction function. This will scan your clips and look for banding created by flashes. It is very similar to what the Panasonic HPX300 does in-camera. This is an important function for anyone shooting live events, or anywhere where there’s flash photography.


Another feature that I really like can be found in the ‘acquisition’ tab. Apparently the EX cameras have always been recording your camera settings, but Sony has just now let us see what they were saving. By camera settings I mean your lens settings, gain settings, shutter, white balance, and even Gamma. All this information is displayed in the acquisition tab in an animated fashion so that you can see the settings change as you play back your footage.


In addition to these, features Sony has fixed several bugs, so everyone who uses cameras (such as the EX3 and EX1R) that shoot XDCAM EX material should download this update. Download it from the Sony site here – XDCAM EX Clip Browser 2.6.

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