Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) |

Long GOP is a high-efficiency codec designed to meet the requirements of the professional market, while XAVC-S is aimed squarely at consumers with its MP4 wrapping.



Of course, both codecs should play nice with Sony's series of CineAlta cameras (the PMW-F5 is pictured above), which is set to reach over 2,000 units shipped by the end of the month.