In its ongoing efforts to develop efficient, file-based wireless workflows supporting the requirements of news production, Sony’s NAB exhibit will highlight camcorders with built-in wireless capabilities, and wireless adapters that can relay video and audio directly from field locations via 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi networks. “Customers need a fast and direct way to stream content in a cost-effective manner,” said Alex Rossi, product marketing manager, Sony’s Professional Solutions Americas group. “Using Sony’s new PWS-100RX1, broadcasters can now easily and efficiently transmit audio and video from on-locations shoots with the immediacy needed for live news.” The PWS-100RX1 is compatible with Sony XDCAM camcorders currently used by broadcasters throughout the world, and is very simple to connect and set up. The PWS-100RX1 is equipped with SDI outputs for concurrent dual video streams. Systems can also be easily extended by adding more PWS-100RX1 units, allowing for multi-site broadcasts and greater input/output loads. By eliminating prohibitive cost and resource constraints, the PWS-100RX1 opens up many new opportunities for live streams used in various types of TV productions. PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station The PWS-100RX1 network RX system comes with pre-installed Connection Control Manager software to enable easy connection to camcorders as well as routing to SDI outputs, and it delivers efficient handling of live video streams received via 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi and wired connections. Connection Control Manager features a comprehensive GUI that can be used to view thumbnails from multiple camcorders; to control camcorder connections, transmission bit rates and latency settings; to monitor output from multiple PWS-100RX1 units, and more. The unit includes reference signal and timecode input connectors which enable synchronized operation with broadcast systems. In addition, it can output in a variety of broadcast formats – including 1080i and 720p. Sony is also developing a version upgrade for receiving video files that will enhance workflow efficiency for program productions and is targeted to be released in fall 2015.
- Sony’s Unique QoS Technology
- Real-time ARQ (Automatic Repeat Request)
- Adaptive Rate Control (ARC)
- Forward Error Correction (FEC)
- Cost Efficient Live Streaming for Many Programs
- Wireless Adapters Support Live Streaming
- Growing Line-up of Camcorders with Built-in Wireless Capability