King World Productions is upgrading the field production and archiving capabilities for its â€śInside Editionâ€ť program with the purchase of Sonyâ€™s XDCAM professional disc system.
Next month, the company will begin using six XDCAM PDW-530 camcorders and more than 60 optical disc recorders between its New York and Los Angeles locations. These XDCAM systems, along with Sonyâ€™s PFD-23 professional disc media, will be used for image capture and will serve as an archive medium for preserving images for longer durations.
The XDCAM systemâ€™s field editing and transfer of proxy audio and video capabilities were key factors in King Worldâ€™s decision. Using the included PDZ-1 editing software, reporters and electronic field production crews can do cuts-only laptop-based field editing and browsing of proxy data captured by XDCAM camcorders. This lower-resolution, frame-accurate 2Mb/s, MPEG-4 proxy data can be transferred at up to 50x real time to a studio so producers can immediately begin assembling EDLs while the crew is still in the field.
For more information, visit www.sony.com/professional.