NAB 2022: Atomos and Frame.io Expand Camera to Cloud To Hundreds of New Cameras
NAB 2022 is obviously exciting for all the reasons. But it’s especially exciting for us because we have so many new features and partnerships to tell you about.
Today, we’re announcing our brand new partnership with Atomos, which opens the Frame.io Camera to Cloud workflow to a world of professional video creators using a vast array of cameras.
Already a market leader in easy-to-use, cutting-edge 4K and HD Apple ProRes monitor-recorders, Atomos products have been giving video professionals faster, higher-quality, and more affordable production systems, whether they create for TV, cinema, or YouTube.
Now, Atomos brings two new devices to the market that allow HDMI users to connect to Frame.io through the Atomos Cloud experience: the Ninja V/V+ Connect and the 7“ Shogun Connect.
This unlocks the potential for any supported camera with HDMI inputs and outputs to shoot to Frame.io from any location where a cell signal is available. With an Atomos Connect Wi-Fi-6 module for existing Ninja V/V+ recorders or a 7” Shogun Connect recorder, you can capture ProRes or DNx “hero” files, while simultaneously generating and auto-uploading 1080p, H.265 (HEVC) proxy files to Frame.io.
Creators are now able to connect any device within Atomos Cloud to Frame.io so that they can share proxy files via Camera to Cloud.
Deadlines and distance
So what are the real-world implications?
When we first announced Camera to Cloud (C2C) last year, the compatible cameras were those at the highest end of the professional motion picture spectrum—RED, ARRI, Panavision, and Sony. But now you can use C2C with a radically expanded range of cameras from mid-range professional video cameras to DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
For the many, many customers who use cameras like the Canon R5, Panasonic GH5, and Sony Alpha for run-and-gun productions like news gathering and documentaries, or to shoot corporate or brand videos, or social media content, this integration changes everything. Even shooting live events—from major sports broadcasts to wedding videos—will benefit.
“With this new partnership, the stress of tight deadlines is vastly reduced.”
With this new partnership, the stress of tight deadlines is vastly reduced. No matter the location of your editor and the people who need to quickly weigh in on or approve your content, you no longer have to wait for camera cards to download or for files to be transcoded. Your footage is automatically ready to go after every take, so post-production can work in tandem with production.
As has always been the case, it’s incredibly easy to set up the devices. All you have to do is to first link the Atomos device to Atomos Cloud. Next, you link the Atomos Cloud to your Frame.io account.
You’ll now have full Frame.io C2C connectivity through the Atomos Cloud, with each Atomos device appearing as a separate C2C connection.
The Ninja V and V+ and Shogun all enable dual record capabilities for H.265 proxies at up to HDp30 with upload speeds of 1, 3, 6, or 10 Mbps. ProRes 422, DNx hero files can be recorded at up to 4K30p.
The Ninja Connect is an accessory you can add to the Ninja V or V+ you already own and adds 12G SDI input and output; TCS long range RF timecode, control, and comms; Bluetooth timecode server, Wi-Fi 6, GigE ethernet, and NPF battery slot.
The Shogun Connect includes 7” HD, HDR screen at 1750 nits brightness; HDMI input and output; 12G SDI input and output; TCS long-range RF timecode, control, and comms; Bluetooth timecode server, Wi-Fi 6, GigE ethernet, USB C (Host/Device/UVC/PD); DC jack power; and NPF battery slot.
An end-to-end workflow
We’re thrilled that this partnership with Atomos further expands the ways that Frame.io enables a fully cloud-based workflow. From camera capture to editorial to final distribution, all of your assets, cuts, and deliverables can stay centralized and securely accessible within Frame.io.
Now that you have the tools, it’s up to you to create the workflow that works best for you.