Kicking off the first day of Adobe MAX, the company has announced that native Camera to Cloud support through Frame.io is coming to the RED V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL, plus the FujiFilm X-H2S full frame mirrorless camera will also support a tetherless cloud-based file backup experience to the Cloud.
“New partnerships with RED and Fujifilm are now removing the barrier of needing to physically move media,” says Michael Cioni, Adobe’s Senior Director of Global Innovation.
“With the Camera to Cloud integration now built directly into the cameras, we’ve taken the next step toward the cloud-based workflow we’ve been envisioning – no additional hardware, and no hard drives required.
This is more than just a technological first – it’s a snapshot of the way every creative will work in the future.”
RED V-Raptor DSMC3
Enabling automatic wireless file transfer of REDCODE Raw video up to 8K, plus Raw still images directly to Adobe Creative Cloud is a huge step towards making the century-old process of media ingestion obsolete in the new cloud-based workflow.
With firmware updates to the RED V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL, plus the Fujifilm X-H2S still camera, users will be able to connect directly to their Frame.io account within the camera menu interface and automatically transfer original camera files (OCF) with frame-accurate high-resolution proxies using high bandwidth networking of wifi or ethernet.
This isn’t strictly a step that unchains the camera from a supporting network for uploading files to the cloud, but it represents a dramatic first step towards sending original camera files directly to a project’s post-production team the moment the director yells “cut,” thereby eliminating delays with creative teams waiting for shipping drives to be transported to post-production for ingesting.
The transmission will send an 8K RAW R3D file, a log file, a CDL, a ProRes proxy file, a WAV, and a custom LUT – all associated with each take.
Connecting is dead simple. Users merely navigate to the Network Offload option in the menu settings, then select Frame.io and connect.
The camera will generate a six-digit code which the camera operator can input into the Frame.io mobile app to complete the handshake. Once complete, the camera is connected to the cloud. All that remains is to select which files to transfer and it’s ready to go.
In a similar fashion, beginning in the Spring of 2023, the FujiFilm X-H2S full-frame mirrorless camera will become the world’s first cloud-connected still camera that can be used to wirelessly upload still images without tethering.
The X-H2S will need the FT-XH file transfer grip attachment to establish an internet connection, but through that accessory, the still camera is connected to the internet for a fully cloud-based workflow.
Moreover, in addition to a still photo backup, the X-H2S can also upload ProRes and proxy video files in a similar fashion, allowing users to enjoy the Camera to Cloud workflow no matter what they are shooting.
Adobe is confident that Camera to Cloud is the evolution of production, allowing projects from shooting weddings to blockbusters to begin the post-production workflow concurrently with content creation. In fact, through Camera to Cloud, it’s all now in production.
The firmware update to the RED Raptor and RED Raptor XL will be available by year’s end, while the FujiFilm X-H2S will receive its update in the Spring of 2023.
- RED V-Raptor Cinema Camera (B&H)
- RED V-Raptor XL Cinema Camera (B&H)
- Fujifilm X-H2S Full-frame Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
- Fujifilm FT-XH File Transfer Grip Attachment (B&H)
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