Sony has released a new version of XDcam Browser Version 2 (XDB V2). It supports XMPilot, live logging, XMPilot support, Mac Lion support and more. It should mean that I will be able to use my phone (or an Ipad) as a viewer, shot marker and logger on shoots! Very exciting as it can help reduce edit time.
XMPilot is a great powerful system when combined with a F800 XDcam camera and WiFi adapter. XMPilot is an advanced metadata workflow solution designed to significantly improve and speed up the overall XDCAM production workflow. It has connectivity via mobile devices such as smartphones and touch tablets.
With XMPilot, users can create planning metadata with the XMPilot Planner in advance and have the flexibility to transfer this metadata to a camcorder remotely via email and Wi-Fi, as well as directly via USB or file-copying onto a recording media.
The XMPilot Tool running on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) enables live logging and post-shoot logging against the timecode. The XMPilot live viewing option allows XMPilot users to select a target camcorder (with XMPilotTool GUI) and view live stream recording whilst away from the shooting set.
XMPilot planning metadata transfer, live viewing and live logging can be carried out with mobile devices.
I will test it all out as soon as I can get a copy of the new browser. Looking forward to this major leap froward in technology ! A Tweet from a Sony Guy in Europe says the software should be on their sites for download by next week.