AXS-R7 Sony F5/F55 RAW Recorder Hire

Sony AXS-R7 Raw Recorder Hire London

Standard kit includes:

6K, 4K and 2K RAW recorder
Compatible with Sony Venice/F5/F55 cameras
2K RAW 1-240fps
4K RAW up to 120fps (Sony F55 only)
Includes 2x 1TB AXS-A1TS48 Cards
Daily rate: £260 +VAT

The R7 RAW recorder is on V4 firmware – please make sure you camera is running on the latest firmware as well!
(Sony Venice – V4; Sony F5 and Sony F55 – V9.20)

4K RAW / X-OCN recording at 120 fps* and cache recording speeds up 4K production workflow

The durable, dust and splash-proof AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder attaches seamlessly to the Sony VENICE (enabling 6K), F55 and F5 CineAlta cameras, speeding up the 4K production workflow without compromising quality. The AXS-R7 doubles 4K RAW recording from 60 fps up to 120 fps for the F55 camera compared to previous Sony recorders. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps for the F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion. Working with high-speed AXSM™ A Series memory cards, the recorder features dual memory card slots for extra security and to extend recording times. The recorder also offers 4K RAW cache recordings up to 30 seconds while in standby mode. The tough, all-metal casing makes the AXS-R7 the ideal companion to the F55 and F5 for all kinds of high-end drama, documentary and wildlife productions.

In addition to AXS-R7 has new recording format, X-OCN. This new format support the high quality workflows at moderate bitrate. The system retains everything the sensor sees, delivering tonal gradation with 16-bit precision, ideal for High Dynamic Range (HDR) image grading and other cutting-edge workflows that require higher than 10-bit or 12-bit precision.

* 4K RAW / X-OCN 120 fps recording only available for Sony F55 camera with the latest firmware.


High-speed 4K RAW recording with AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder

The AXS-A1TS48 AXS Memory (AXSM™) A Series card is an ultra high speed, high capacity, and high reliability flash memory media, for demanding 4K and 2K 16-bit linear RAW format, including High Frame Rate (HFR) recording up to 120fps in 4K resolution* and 240fps in 2K resolution. The AXS-A1TS48 has a capacity of 1 TB and guaranteed write speed of 4.8 Gbps. The card works with the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder and AXS-R5 2K / 4K RAW recorders – and AXS-CR1 USB 3.0 AXS Memory card reader, using the AXS Memory card adapter.

* HFR up to 120 fps in 4K resolution is only supported by AXS-R7 with PMW-F55.

Slim and small design

35 x 75 x 8 mm size using less power and more effective ventilation compared to previous AXS Memory cards.

Ideal for PMW-F55, PMW-F5, PXW-FS7 and NEX-FS700 2K/4K RAW workflows

AXS Memory has a unique combination of capacity, sustained data throughput, security and portability. It opens up completely new ways for end-users to work.

Works with AXS-R7, AXS-R5 and AXS-CR1

The AXS-A1TS48 works with the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder and AXS-R5 2K / 4K RAW recorder and AXS-CR1 USB 3.0 AXS Memory card reader, using the AXS Memory card adapter.

Records 4K RAW and 2K RAW

High capacity recordings of, for example, 120 min 4K RAW and 470 min 2K RAW at 23.98PsF, 46 min 4K RAW and 188 min 2K RAW at 60p, and 48 min 2K RAW at 240fps (frames per second), and 22 min 4K RAW at 120fps.

  • New recording format, X-OCN

    In addition to F55RAW, AXS-R7 has new camera capture format X-OCN. X-OCN stands for Extended tonal range Original Camera Negative. X-OCN has two recording mode, X-OCN ST (Standard) and X-OCN LT (Light). X-OCN ST is visually indistinguishable quality from F55RAW by 70% data size of F55RAW. X-OCN LT is 40% data size of F55RAW. X-OCN LT can record 2.3 times longer recording time. Both X-OCN ST and X-OCN LT records metadata to capture your choices for ISO sensitivity, color temperature and others. These choices are completely non-destructive and the full potential of the original sensor data is delivered into post-production by 16-bit scene linear data.

  • High speed 4K capture

    Compared to previous Sony 4K recorders, the AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder doubles 4K RAW recording from 60 fps up to 120 fps from the F55 camera*. For shooting at higher frame rates, the recorder captures 2K RAW at up to 240 fps from the F55 and F5, for playback with 10x super slow motion.** Also X-OCN can be used for 4K/2K high speed shooting.

    * 4K 120 fps recording only available for F55.
    ** The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder is not compatible with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit.

  • 30-second cache recording

    With the recorder, 4K shooters can take advantage of RAW / X-OCN cache recording at 23.98p for up to approximately 30 seconds (*) while in standby mode, an important feature in documentary or wildlife production where capturing spontaneous action is required.

    (*Target results. Actual performance may vary based on environmental conditions and usage).

  • Durable dust and splash-proof metal design

    The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder has a strong, durable metal body built to work in testing conditions in the field. With a thicker metal body than predecessor 4K recorders, the AXS-R7 is dust and splash-proof, with electric parts and the ventilation shaft separated by a metal filter to prevent the entry of dust and water. The recorder’s camera connections are more secure, with a large top bracket that accepts four widely spaced screws.

  • Dual memory card slots support high-speed AXSM memory cards

    The AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder features dual memory card slots and work with sleek, high-capacity, high-speed AXSM A Series memory cards, which are designed to support the write speeds required for 4K RAW /X-OCN 120 fps recordings. By using Sony’s free RAW Viewer application the recorded files can easily played back and checked on a PC or MAC. AXSM memory provides a super fast, affordable format for sensational quality recordings.

    * AXS-R7 Portable Memory Recorder does not support AXS Original memory card (AXS-512S24).

SLV is open as usual - Coronavirus Update - January 2021

With yet another lockdown announced we are staying open for business as TV and Film production has got green light to keep running but have altered the way we work to maintain a safe working environment. As a small but resilient company and we are always happy to tailor our services to your specific requirements.

Here is an update about the procedures and facilities we have put in place.


You must wear a face covering when indoors unless you are a talent in front of the camera but then yo have to keep safe distance.

Studio 2 is now available for full 10-hour day hire only and comes with the the extra room above it as standard to accommodate extra crew numbers. Contact us for more details.

Our studios have fresh air ventilation systems which provide a constant supply of fresh air as opposed to a recirculation system. They are also quiet enough to run whilst recording sound

We have just installed a dual internet system that runs on fast 5G in addition to fibre broadband so that we can offer a very robust internet connection for live video streaming etc.

We can provide a reliable online video stream from the studios so that your client can monitor the shoot remotely

There is remote audio and video monitoring provided from the studio to the client room and both dressing rooms for Studio 1 and to the client room for Studio 2. Studio 1 also have a microphone set up in the green room so that you can communicate remotely via the PA

We have opened a roof garden in addition to the private yard so we can offer clients more outdoor ancillary space

Safe equipment handling

All equipment supplied by SLV is made safe using a combination of quarantining, disinfection, UV-C light and ozone sanitising

Our staff members wear appropriate PPE whilst handling equipment

Workstations are being sanitised before and after use

Our vans are sanitised before and after use

Studio sanitation

Hand sanitiser is provided on main entry to the premises and around the building

We ask that crew and clients arrive with their own PPE, however we have it available to purchase if required

Everyone, including SLV staff, entering the premises will have their temperature measured and we reserve the right to refuse entry of anyone displaying symptoms of Covid -19

Client facing staff wears PPE

The Studio 1 showers are still available to use however we ask that people bring their own towels

Studio 1 and studio 2 are to use separate toilets and kitchen facilities provided if both are in use on the same day

We are currently limiting the maximum number of people inside each studio space to 10 people for Studio 1 and 3 people for Studio 2.

The premises are being sanitised at the end of each working day

We strongly suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines. You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines

We now have the NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place.


We know that things are very difficult in our industry right now, however we would like to reassure our clients that we are here to help get the industry back on its feet.

Take care and hope to see you soon,

SLV Team