Sony is launching a new Content Management Station and has improved the HDR capabilities of its PWS-4500 live production server system.

Designed for 4K/HD live production and due to be available by July, the PWS-110CM1 Content Management Station allows users to create metadata-enabled workflows that can help to speed up the transfer of content from production to delivery.

Norbert Paquet, strategic marketing manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe, said, “We’re 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, we’re responding to the demands of the media industry and to the consumers of Live content.”

Metadata-based workflows are said to 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 server’s 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 enhance HDR capabilities by optimising XAVC encoding for HD S-Log3, HD HLG and 4K/HD PQ.

Sony also announced several new capabilities within its IP Live Production System including new functionality for the IP Live System Manager that allows it to work with an Ember+ protocol based system such as VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) from LAWO.

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