Sony announces XAVC format to accelerate 4K development in the professional and consumer market

Sony today announced 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. Sony assures XAVC format to be a video recording format that covers both of professional and consumer market.