Atomos has made a series of announcements prior to NAB 2023, including the inclusion of cloud-based editing in a browser from anywhere with Atomos Edit, support for Sony’s Ci Media Cloud through Atomos Cloud Studio, and a real-time streaming Pilot Project with Streamonix.
With the series of announcements made today, the company is expanding its Cloud Studio lineup by being the first to do anything with Sony’s new cloud platform, giving a broader user base access and functionality. The inclusion of Atomos Edit, which allows users to edit their videos in a web browser from anywhere, makes things more intriguing.
According to the company, this will enable Atomos CONNECT users to “clip, edit, and brand fast turnaround content for social media in the cloud, quickly and on the move,” simplifying and completing the end-to-end video production process by allowing users to upload media directly from an Atomos device while in the field. The user can then modify in a web browser and publish directly to social media or export the file(s) to another Non-Linear Editing (NLE) service for finalization.
Sony Cloud Media Player
This feature complements the partnership with the Ci Media Cloud by enabling a wider variety of camera-to-cloud operations, thereby accelerating the creation of content by reducing the amount of time required to move from acquisition to post-production.
The company claims that with these tools, it is no longer necessary to transport hard drives or copy files from one drive to another, as users can now submit files directly to a specified folder in their Ci Workspace from any camera using Atomos CONNECT products.
After files are uploaded to a workspace, Ci automatically generates transcodes and makes the files available for preview, review, and commenting. From here, Ci can deliver files, proxies, and footage directly to post-production teams.
Atomos Cloud Studio will provide complimentary access to the Sony Ci Media Cloud, with the option to register up to five Atomos CONNECT devices for a monthly fee of $5 per device. “Sony’s Ci Media Cloud platform is firmly established in high-end scripted and movie workflows,” said Trevor Elbourne, CEO of Atomos.
“Thanks to our integration, we’re able to make available to a much larger audience this extensive collection of proven online resources. We view Atomos Cloud Studio as the entry point to a variety of productivity solutions, and we’re thrilled to offer our customers more options to accommodate their preferences.”
David Rosen, Vice President of Cloud Applications and Services at Sony Electronics, stated that Atomos’ monitor-recorders have long supported Sony’s camera technology and been a preference among M&E users. “The integration between Ci and Atomos provides the modern creator with a flexible and streamlined path to facilitate the rapid delivery of high-quality content to the cloud, thereby saving valuable production time. This new compatibility enables creatives to tell compelling tales quickly – from virtually anywhere – using their favorite tools.”
Real-Time Streaming by Streamonix
The Atomos team has finally signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” for the development, deployment, and testing of a next-generation, real-time streaming Pilot Project that connects Atomos Cloud Studio with the Streamonix Media Streaming Federation test network.
“According to the company, the MSF Pilot Project will function as a one-to-many, real-time accelerator and delivery utility for streams produced in Atomos Cloud Studio.” Atomos Cloud Studio will transfer live streaming to the MSF via the Streamonix Cloud-to-MSFTM interface, thereby enhancing the live streaming experience for Atomos users.”
The project will reportedly span multiple global locations and transmit live HD and 4K video streams from the Atomos Cloud to a “large global audience” with less than one second of latency, demonstrating the ultra-low-latency and ultra-high bit-rate streaming capability of Streamonix and its global application, as well as its cost savings and production benefits for Atomos users.
Attendees of NAB 2023 in Las Vegas can view demonstrations of the new products and services at the Atomos booth, C4135, from April 15 to April 19.