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Sony CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box is an Accessory for the Ultra-Compact RX0 Camera: Get Wired & Wireless Multi-View Shooting from Unique Angles, and Movie Effects Like “Bullet-Time” or Virtual Reality

Sony: Multi-view shooting using RX0 and CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box: Image Courtesy of Sony
Sony: Multi-view shooting using RX0 and CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box: Image Courtesy of Sony

The following video presents RX0: Fly Into Ørbit:
Made with the Sony RX0 with the new Camera Control Box (model CCB-WD1) that connects up to 100 RX0 cameras. Creators can produce high quality movie effects like “bullet-time” or virtual reality, or to shoot high profile events from unique angles.

This is an update to the previous blog, Sony RX0 Boasts Robust and Waterproof Design in an Ultra-Compact Body. Multiple units can be connected to allow for multi-perspective shooting.

Sony RX0

Sony RX0

At CES 2018, Sony announced new wired and wireless multi-camera solutions via the Sony CCB-WD1, a new accessory Camera Control Box that enables more flexibility, creativity and operability of RX0 (currently available).

Sony CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box: Wired Connection to Sony RX0 Camera

Sony CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box: Wired Connection to Sony RX0 Camera

  • Ultra-compact Sony RX0 camera brings the high image quality the RX series is known for in a waterproof, robust1, and ultra-compact body.
Sony RX0 Wired Multi-View Shooting with Camera Control Box

Sony RX0 Wired Multi-View Shooting with Camera Control Box

  • Sony’s new multi-camera2 solution for RX0, is made possible by CCB-WD1’s use of a highly reliable wired connection3 – for precisely accurate camera synchronization and control – or a more flexible wireless connection4 through an access point – for added convenience and flexibility.
  • With Sony PlayMemories Mobile™ ver.6.2 (scheduled to be released soon), users will be able to link their smartphone or tablet to up to 50 RX0 cameras via an access point5 to control them simultaneously6. In addition to the current ability to change key camera settings, all connected cameras can be turned ON/OFF together7, and users have the ability to control and shoot by separately assigned camera ‘groups’.
*1: Depending on usage conditions and circumstances, no guarantee is made regarding damage to, malfunction of, or waterproof performance of this camera.
*2: Refers to the use of multiple cameras that capture sequential or simultaneous photos of the subject from multiple points of view through bullet-time (time slice) shooting, etc.
*3: Depending on the specifications of the equipment to be used, the number of devices that can be connected will change. Up to 100 units connection have been tested (based on Sony tests).
*4: System software update for RX0 and PlayMemories Mobile™ ver.6.2 (scheduled to be released soon) are required.
*5: Depending on the specifications of the access point, smartphone, tablet to be used, the radio wave environment of the installation location, the number of devices that can be connected will change. Up to 50 units connection have been tested (based on Sony tests).
*6: Use only on Wi-Fi connection with security measures.
*7: Bluetooth connection required. Depending on the specifications of smartphone, tablet to be used, the number of devices that can be controlled will change.

The following video presents RX0: Behind The Scenes of Fly Into Ørbit:
See how Fly Into Ørbit was shot with the Sony RX0 using the new Camera Control Box (model CCB-WD1) that connects up to 100 RX0 cameras. Creators can produce high quality movie effects like “bullet-time” or virtual reality, or to shoot high profile events from unique angles.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Announces New Expanded Multi-View Shooting Capabilities for the Compact RX0 Camera

by Sony Pro Team 01/08/2018, in News, Press, Digital Cameras

New Wired and Wireless Multi-Camera Solutions Enable More Flexibility and Creativity

LAS VEGAS, Jan 8, 2018 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced new wired and wireless multi-camera solutions for the versatile RX0 that enable more flexibility, creativity and operability for today’s creators.

The RX0, introduced late this past fall, brings the advanced imaging quality of Sony’s acclaimed RX camera lineup to a robust, waterproof(1), ultra-compact body measuring approximately 2 3/8 in. x 1.5/8 in x 1 3/16 in (WxHxD) (2) and weighing just 3.9 oz(3). The miniature dimensions and all-around versatility of the new camera make it a powerful tool when used either as a single unit or when combined together with additional RX0 cameras in multi-angle, multi-view shooting situations. For flexible mounting options in tight spaces, the camera features a complete symmetrical lens position and an image flip function, adding to its wide range of creative potential.

The compact RX0 camera offers two different types of solutions for multiple camera shooting and control, including a wired solution for precisely accurate camera synchronization and control, and a wireless solution for added convenience and flexibility.

New RX0 Wired Multi-View Shooting with Camera Control Box

Sony has announced a new accessory Camera Control Box (model CCB-WD1) that connects to the RX0(4) and enables PC control with web browser(5) via wired IP (internet protocol) connection. By converting control signal to IP, camera settings can be reliably controlled(6) from a single PC from any location. A wired connection also allows for much seamless control and synchronization of multiple pairs of RX0 cameras and Camera Control Boxes – up to 100 units(7) in total – enabling creators to produce high quality movie effects like “bullet-time” or virtual reality, or to shoot high profile events from unique angles.

When using multiple pairs of RX0 cameras and camera control boxes, settings of all connected cameras can be changed simultaneously, and can be triggered to all start/stop recording at the same time. Additionally, a video sync function is also available, allowing frame timing to be synchronized between all connected cameras. This reduces any time gaps between cameras and supports the process of stitching multiple images together to create special effects.

Files can also be transferred directly to the connected PC(8), with the ability to assign and change file names to avoid any confusion when dealing with multiple cameras. In total, up to 1007 separate RX0 cameras and CCB-WD1 Camera Control Boxes can be linked together for a live-view multi-camera feed. Additionally, via Camera Control Box, shooting settings and modes for all connected cameras can be easily programmed by the user.

Sony CCB-WD1 terminal: back view

Sony CCB-WD1 terminal: back view

The new CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box will ship next month for about $700 US or $900 CA.

Sony: CCB-WD1 (left, top), Cable Protector for RX0 Camera (left, bottom) and wired IP (internet protocol) connections

Sony: CCB-WD1 (left, top), Cable Protector for RX0 Camera (left, bottom) and wired IP (internet protocol) connections

Improved Wireless Multi-View Shooting with New PlayMemories™ Mobile Application

Sony’s latest version 6.2 of its PlayMemories Mobile application expands the multi-camera control capabilities when paired with the RX04. With the new version of the mobile application, users will be able to link their smartphone or tablet to up to 50 RX0 cameras via an access point(9) to control them simultaneously(10). In addition to the current ability to change key camera settings, all connected cameras can be turned ON/OFF together(11), and users have the ability to control and shoot by separately assigned camera ‘groups’.

The new PlayMemories Mobile application version 6.2 will be available this month.

A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with Sony’s extensive lineup of digital imaging products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, Sony’s community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of the Sony α brand. Content is also available for viewing at Sony Camera Channel on YouTube and Alpha Universe Channel on YouTube.

Please follow @SonyAlpha on Twitter and visit @SonyAlpha and @SonyRXmoments on Instagram for all of the latest α and RX camera news and content direct from Sony.

Notes:

1, Compliant with JIS/IEC protection levels (based on Sony tests). Shooting in depths of up to 10 meters (33 ft) is possible for up to 60 minutes (JIS: Japan Industrial Standards; IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission). Depending on usage conditions and circumstances, no guarantee is made regarding damage to, malfunction of, or waterproof performance of this camera
2, Approximate dimensions
3, Approximate weight with battery and media included
4, System software update for RX0 (scheduled in January 2018) is required
5, Recommended computer environment
OS: Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11/macOS 10.12-10.13
Web browser: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari
6, Use only in a network environment with security measures
7, Depending on the specifications of the equipment to be used, the number of devices that can be connected will change. Up to 100 units connection have been tested (based on Sony tests)
8, Up to 4 GB per file can be transferred
9, Depending on the specifications of the access point, smartphone, tablet to be used, the radio wave environment of the installation location, the number of devices that can be connected will change. Up to 50 units connection have been tested (based on Sony tests)
10, Use only on Wi-Fi connection with security measures
11, Bluetooth connection required. Depending on the specifications of smartphone, tablet to be used, the number of devices that can be controlled will change.


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