5G tech promises to do a lot of things. It will help make supply chains more efficient, power new types of consumer entertainment, and even enable the early detection of natural disasters.Ben Bailey, Frame.io Insider
But what does 5G hold for the video industry, and when will filmmakers be able to leverage this technology? Turns out, 5G will do a lot for video creators, and those capabilities will be here sooner than you might think. In fact, 5G is set to transform much of the production and post-production process as we know it.
5G mobile technology will change video production at a very fundamental level. In a white paper presented by Frame.io, the cloud video collaboration provider, technology journalist Bryan Frazer lays out the pathway to and potential for 5G to be an industry altering catalyst.
“Stop thinking about proxies or blocky transcoded files. Start thinking about 8K raw data, streamed from your camera to the cloud,” writes Frazer.
Potentially, a camera on location, or a soundstage for that matter, will be able to output raw, mastering-quality camera-original footage to the cloud in real time. As soon as it is shot, video will be available to producers, editors, and visual effects artists anywhere in the world. Post production can start as video is shot, even before the crew moves on to the next shot. Video village will be worldwide, with camera original video available via a mobile device.
5G networks can also offer very low latency, as little as 1ms, versus 50ms on 4G network. An AC could pull focus from a remote location or video could be streamed to a Unity or Unreal type 3D engine offsite instead of having to be on set.
Integrating 5G into production will alter workflow in similar fashion to the shift from film to digital capture, film and tape-based post to file-based media, or the jump to non-linear editing. 5G may be as evolutionary as all of those changes combined.
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