Sony has revealed new wireless connectivity for their line of camcorders.
The CBK-WA100 is designed to make news and production workflows easier by process of transmitting content over a wireless network.
The all new CBK-WA100 can directly connect to the camera and allows XAVC proxy files to be created and then saved on an SD card in the adapter. It can then upload the proxy content and the original high-resolution content to a broadcast station, on premise server or to a cloud computing environment.
By using Wi-Fi connectivity it means that tablets or smartphones are able to connect or interface with the CBK-WA100, with control provided by Sony’s Content Browser Mobile application.
The adapter is compatible with Sony’s full line of XDCAM Memory camcorders and field gear; such as PMW-500/400/300/200/150/160/50 models.
It also works with slightly older Sony Cameras that have an HD-SDI output such as the PDW-F800/700/680 and XDCAM EX models.
Sony has also released a version (model CBK-WA101) especially for the latest PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder that enables one-action attachment and detachment of the adapter.
The new wireless adapter, CBK-WA100, is planned to be available in October, with model CBK-WA101 coming shortly after in November.