Sony is expanding the capabilities of its 4K/HD live production workflows, with the addition of a new Content Management Station and enhanced feature set for its PWS-4500 live production server system.
With the launch of the new PWS-110CM1 Content Management Station, Sony has added a metadata-enabled workflow that lets users efficiently and easily search for content that can be seamlessly transferred for delivery.
Sony continues to enhance its solution for 4K/HD Live Production around the PWS-4500 said Norbert Paquet, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. Were improving the overall ecosystem around this 4K/HD Server, to enable faster and more dynamic live productions, whether those are HD, 4K or HDR. In doing so, were responding to the demands of the media industry and to the consumers of Live content.
Metadata-based workflows benefit large-scale live productions, especially for major sporting events that use numerous cameras and servers operated from OB trucks. The PWS-110CM1 and the updated PWS-4500 system, (using software version 2.3), when used together, allow a server operator to enter metadata, indicate the servers content on a network, categorise and indicate the metadata of the clips, search the clips by metadata, keywords or star ratings and transfer clips between servers, as well as external devices. The new software for the PWS-4500 system will also enhance HDR capabilities by optimising XAVC encoding for HD S-Log3, HD HLG and 4K/HD PQ. Version 2.2 already supports 4K S-Log3 and 4K HLG.
Sonys latest 4K/HD camera systems, the HDC-4300, HDC-4800 and HDC-P43 support 4K/HD SDR/HDR live production alongside the series of BPU, baseband processor unit and PWS-4500 server system to create a comprehensive, connected tool that is increasingly embraced by live productions worldwide.
In addition to image quality, Sony provides workflow efficiency through its Share Play operation where up to 10 servers can be linked together, allowing the operator to easily create playlists and access to any clip or record train from the network. This speeds up the editing and the output of slow-motion highlights, by using real time content sharing over a dedicated 10Gbps network that links the BPU-4800 with the PWS-4500 server systems.
The PWS-110CM1 Content Management Station is planned to be available in July 2017, while PWS-4500 Version 2.3 software is planned to be available in June 2017.
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