Sony’s WiFi-based metadata workflow tool will be released by the end of the month.
XM Pilot, which connects mobile devices with XD Cam camcorders, sends time code and a proxy video to a tablet or mobile so users can register metadata and ingest footage on location.
The package consists of two hardware elements of a dongle and firmware upgrade, together with three pieces of software including a planning tool, wireless device app and a NLE integration program.
XM Pilot planner for PCs provides web access over any platform and will be available to download from Sony’s website by the end of the month.
The Android version of the wireless device app is available now, while an iOS version will be available from Apple’s App Store later this month.
Plug-ins for Apple FCP7 are due to be launched this month, while Avid Media Composer for version five through to six is available now from Sony’s website.
On the hardware front, customers will have to purchase a WiFi dongle (£533) together with a firmware upgrade for their camera.
It costs £670 for an activation board for the PMW-500 and £383 for the PMW-350, PMW-320 and PMW-TD300.
Software activation codes for the PDW-700 and PDW-800 are priced at £922. An SxS card key for the PMW-F3 costs £2,375.