Adobe Previews World’s First Camera to Cloud Integration With RED & Fujifilm

Adobe has shown a preview of the World’s first Camera to Cloud Integration With RED and Fujifilm. The new Camera to Cloud integrations built into RED Digital Cinema’s V-RAPTOR and V-RAPTOR XL camera systems and Fujifilm’s X-H2S mirrorless digital cameras enable production teams to automatically transfer media from the production set to the cloud, letting the post-production team start work on the footage immediately.

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The newly announced Adobe Camera to Cloud integrations streamlines the process by transferring media directly from cameras to organized Frame.io folder structures, without the need for intermediate devices, saving both production costs and time. According to Adobe, the new in-camera evolution is anticipated to become a standard within the next decade.

RED and Adobe have teamed up to introduce this technology so that users can send RAW and proxy files directly to edit via the cloud.

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Since their launch, the RED V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL have been C2C enabled through the use of the Teradek CUBE 655. With this new update that will be available late in 2022, the RED V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL will
be able to upload 8K REDCODE RAW files directly to the cloud from the camera. While this currently requires access to high-bandwidth networking (wireless or ethernet), it represents the next tangible step toward the future of cloud-based RAW workflows. Productions will be able to deliver original camera files (OCF) directly to the post house as they’re being shot. Virtual productions or complex visual effects can send OCF directly to the VFX house and ProRes files can be automatically delivered right to production
offices for immediate editing. For those productions that want the highest
quality dailies, RAW video and audio files can be synced, color corrected, and transcoded in the cloud through our integration with Colorfront.

This new update will also enable a native ProRes proxy workflow that contains every ounce of asset metadata available in the camera. ProRes files are supported for playback on Frame.io, so these high-quality files are available to view, share, and edit without requiring additional transcoding. What this means is that you will be able to shoot 8K RAW with a
frame-accurate ProRes proxy and upload the 8K RAW, the proxy (or both) as fast as your internet allows. It also accurately captures off-speed recordings.

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The FUJIFILM X-H2S is the world’s first digital stills camera to natively integrate with Frame.io Camera to Cloud. When paired with the FT-XH file transfer attachment to establish an internet connection, photography workflows will be fully cloud-based, with Frame.io supporting high-resolution RAW files with loupe, navigation, and annotation tools.

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The X-H2S can upload ProRes and proxy video files. You can share files or post them without ever having to exchange a drive or camera card or any kind of physical media. The expected firmware release date for both the X-H2S & FT-XH is Spring 2023.

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