Adobe is igniting the next stage of evolution in the area of camera-to-cloud. It will soon be possible to send video recordings directly from the camera to Frame.io and thus to the timeline of a waiting team without additional hardware. Until now, this has required an Internet-enabled recorder from Teradek or Atomos. Partners for the implementation are initially RED and Fujifilm.
The first to offer integrated, seamless camera-to-cloud integration will be the two RED V-Raptor and V-Raptor XL cameras - a corresponding update is scheduled for release towards the end of the year. They will then be able to transfer 8K REDCODE raw files as well as various ProRes formats including metadata to Frame.io servers for a proxy workflow (assuming a fast internet connection). So together with an 8K RAW R3D file you can also send a log file, a CDL, a ProRes proxy file, a WAV and a custom LUT to the net, all properly linked (off-speed recordings are also supported).
In spring 2023, the FUJIFILM X-H2S will be the first system camera to offer direct file transfer to the Internet, but only in combination with the optional FT-XH transmitter/battery module. This comes with an Ethernet port and makes the X-H2S network-compatible, wired or wireless - up to four cameras can be connected in a multicam setup and controlled centrally via Remote Rec function. Camera-to-cloud capability is thus added on-top via firmware update.
Both photos and video files can be transferred in all formats supported by the camera, including ProRes, but not ProRes RAW, which is only output to external recorders. Here again is our practical test of the Fujifilm X-H2s.