Sony has released a new wireless adapter for its XDCAM range of cameras.

The CBK-WA100 adapter connects to a camera and allows XAVC proxy files to be created and then saved on an SD card in the adapter. 

The adapter is then able to upload the proxy content and the original high-resolution content via 3G/4G/LTE/Wi-Fi to a broadcast station, on premise server or to a cloud environment. 

A tablet or smartphone can be used to control the CBK-WA100.

It allows users of XDCAM camcorders to remotely log metadata and review content without having to connect a monitor to the camcorder. 

“Wireless connectivity is critical for streamlined production between the field and studio,” said Sony Europe Professional Solutions strategic marketing manager Fabien Pisano.

“Also, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are commonly used in every professional application, including ENG and EFP.

“Combining these two capabilities result in a new workflow for the future.”

The adapter is compatible with Sony’s full line-up of XDCAM camcorders and field gear.

It also works with products that have an HD-SDI output.

The wireless adapter will be available in October.

Sony has also announced new additions to its line-up of Optical Disc Archive solutions.

The expanded line-up of Optical Disc Archive systems includes the new ODS-D77U and ODS-D77F drive units, which run at speeds up to a maximum over 1Gbps and expandable PetaSite library units ODS-L30M, ODS-L60E and ODS-L100E.