XDCAM air field production

Make wireless multi-resolution file-based workflows simple and be on-air faster for less.

By utilising Sony’s high-quality in-camera proxy files and XDCAM air’s always-on camera connectivity customers can now be constantly receiving high-quality proxy video at up to full-HD from cameras anywhere on earth directly into their production environment with all metadata and a choice of ways to relink whenever and however the high-bitrate footage becomes available without using extra interfaces.

 
How it works

• Camera is set up to auto-upload proxies to XDCAM air

• XDCAM air mirrors clips to AWS S3 bucket

• Glookast media|producer identifies the new clip, transcodes (if desired) and registers in the Avid environment

• High-bitrate footage recorded onto SxS is either uploaded later or brought to an ingest terminal

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Watch Øystein Næss and Tom Crocker from Glookast demonstrate the whole workflow, from uploading clips over a mobile connection from a farm in the UK to be edited minutes later in Norway (using a system in Portugal) right through to high-res conform. 

Be on air faster

• Get the coverage you need: see what’s shot before the operator leaves the field
• Have more editing flexibility: start as soon as the media exists
• Use the hardware built-in to the cameras, no extra batteries
• File-based reliability: the whole file at consistent quality every time

• Even if mobile coverage is unreliable you always get the whole file

• Full metadata on every file means traceability and workflow resilience
• Relink easily to high-bitrate masters
• Minimal impact on camera operator
• Work in the tools people are already using: system can run entirely unsupervised and adds no
interfaces for any operators to learn

• Get ahead by embracing camera-based IoT workflows now

Resources
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Full Technical White Paper - read about the full workflow from Sony camcorder to Avid Media Central production environment including file transfer, ingest and conform

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