axle Cam affordably resolves organizational issues caused by multiple file formats, bitrates, file wrappers and folder structures
axle Video, developer of media management tools for video production, broadcast, news-gathering, and other applications that are easy to install, use and afford, today announces the release of a groundbreaking new product that resolves—elegantly and cost-effectively—the most persistent problem faced by videographers today: managing complex camera media. axle Cam is a low-cost camera ingest application that streamlines the process of acquiring, organizing and sharing media from today’s most popular video cameras and DSLRs.
For the first time, axle Cam affordably resolves organizational issues caused by multiple file formats, bitrates, file wrappers and folder structures. The software automatically detects, imports and organizes camera media. Users are then able to instantly access, edit and share files through a simple user interface that leverages axle’s 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 specialized modules to support higher-end cinema cameras, though release dates have not been announced.
axle Cam is an ideal solution for news organizations, sports broadcasters, professional videographers, schools, governmental organizations, 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,” says axle Video CEO Sam Bogoch. “It eliminates the countless hours video professionals now spend in processing and organizing camera files before they can be used by others.”
With a cost of just $995 for a two-user license, axle Cam is priced far below competing solutions, making it a compelling choice for a range of professional users.
axle Cam is a comprehensive and versatile solution. 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,” notes 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.”
Media Files Supported
· MOV/MP4 – Samsung NX1 H.265, any format playable by QuickTime Player or plug-ins
· MXF – Sony XAVC (XAVC-L, XAVC-I)
· Canon XF
· Panasonic DVCProHD, AVC Intra
· DNxHD, VC-3 (when DNxHD QT component installed)
· SRcam (when SRCam QT component installed)
· MTS/M2TS (AVCHD)
· H.264 – AC3 Audio, LPCM Audio
· M2T – HDV-style M2T streams (MPEG2 video with MP2 audio)
See axle Cam on YouTube
axle Cam is being demonstrated at axle Video’s booth at InfoComm2015 in Orlando, FL, June 17-19 (Booth 490). It will ship July 1. The software is priced at $995 for a 2-user license, and can be pre-ordered from axle Video’s online store, www.axle-store.com.