We got our new Sony AXS-R7 RAW recorder for the F5/F55 cameras recently and we were eager to get it onto our F55 and test out the new Sony X-OCN codec. We shot some X-OCN sample footage which you can download below.
The X-OCN codec is a 16-bit compressed codec and comes in two flavors, ST and LT. The benefits of using the X-OCN codec vs the RAW available on the R7 are primarily space related. The X-OCN ST codec uses about 33% less media than the RAW, and the LT version uses roughly one third of the space. When compared to the ever popular ProRes codecs the X-OCN offers greater bit depth while still offering space savings. The ST codec uses less space than ProRes 422 HQ, and the LT codec uses less space than ProRes 422. Scroll down to the see our Sony X-OCN sample footage.