Axle Video has announced the release a new product that resolves the most persistent problem faced by videographers today: managing complex camera media. The newly launched axle Cam is a low-cost camera ingest application that streamlines the process of acquiring, organising and sharing media from todays most popular video cameras and DSLRs. It is claimed […]
Axle Video has announced the release a new product that resolves the most persistent problem faced by videographers today: managing complex camera media. The newly launched axle Cam is a low-cost camera ingest application that streamlines the process of acquiring, organising and sharing media from todays most popular video cameras and DSLRs.
It is claimed to resolve organisational issues caused by multiple file formats, bitrates, file wrappers and folder structures. The software automatically detects, imports and organises camera media. Users are then able to instantly access, edit and share files through a simple user interface that leverages axles radically simple media management technology. The product supports DSLRs and HD cameras made by Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Nikon and GoPro. The company is developing specialised modules to support higher-end cinema cameras, though release dates have not been announced.
Axle Cam is suited for news organisations, sports broadcasters, professional videographers, schools, governmental organisations, religious groups and others who deal with large volumes of camera media. It provides a simple path between production and editorial, and makes it easier to share camera media with other parties for review and approval or collaborative editing.
Axle Cam is the missing link between the camera and the computer, said axle Video CEO Sam Bogoch. It eliminates the countless hours video professionals now spend in processing and organising camera files before they can be used by others.
During ingest, camera files are rewrapped with no reduction in image quality, and low resolution H.264 proxy versions of camera media are created for use in editorial and review. The application also features a suite of integrated media management tools, including an interface for displaying media in browsers or mobile devices, a search function for technical and other metadata, and a dashboard grid layout that makes it easy to designate sources and select actions.
DSLRs and video cameras generate dozens of files and folders, which, for the majority of users, are needless clutter, noted Bogoch.
It leads to more workflow steps, more errors and misplaced shots, and less time for creativity. axle Cam provides an elegant, automated solution. It cleans up incoming files, makes H.264 proxies, grabs the metadata, and displays it in a browser/mobile interface.