Basingstoke, September 15th, 2021 – Sony announces today its next generation solution to connect cameras* to the cloud through a fast and stable transfer using a mobile connection. C3 Portal, which stands for Camera-Connect-Cloud Portal allows operators to effortlessly send their files from location to the edit suite by simple and quick steps via a dedicated Android OS and iOS mobile application** called “C3 Portal App”. In addition, the solution contributes to efficient workflow by adding the metadata to files when they are uploaded to the cloud, which then seamlessly integrates into post-production. The files sent to the cloud are shared from the shooting location with the production floor, and camera crews, editors, producers, and even clients can join in creating the content remotely and promptly on the cloud.
C3 Portal brings remarkable features and benefits for broadcasters involved in news production and creators of a wide range of content types.
“C3 Portal will positively impact the workflow, moving away from linear and physical media bound processes, to instantly accessible files by anyone involved in the production,” said Kajita Hiroshi, Head of Marketing, Media Solutions at Sony Professional Europe. “Time to air or time to edit will therefore be greatly reduced, leading to cost efficiencies overall and simplified collaborative work, in an era of increased remote production and postproduction.”
Version 1.0 of C3 Portal will be released at the end of November 2021. Users can opt for licenses available through Sony sales channel that adapt to their requirements, including the numbers of users, data service, and AI capability. Further development will see the support of other Sony cameras and advanced features.
On the production end, C3 Portal will integrate seamlessly with various Sony Cloud-based services and other third-party suppliers, as well as direct integration with non-linear editing suites.
* C3 Portal will be first supported by the following cameras PXW-FX9, ILME-FX6, PXW-Z280, PXW-Z750, PXW-Z450, PXW-X400, PXW-X500.
** Compatible with Android 10 and later versions and iOS 14 and later versions.
*** This feature will be first supported by PXW-FX9 with Version 3.0 and PXW-Z280 with Version 5.0 planned around the end of November 2021.
**** Only Android supported.