How to Upload to Ci from SONY Professional Cameras & Adapters: X180, X200, X400, X500, Z450, Z750, CBK-WA100/101, Z280, FX9, Z190, FX6, & FS5

It is possible to upload video files into Ci from select model cameras via the Content Browser Mobile (CBM) smartphone application.

Your camera can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) via a Wireless or Wi-Fi connection using the Content Browser Mobile application. Files can be uploaded to Ci via the Content Browser Mobile via a proxy generated on either the CBK-WA100/101 adapter or through the built-in firmware on various camera as well as selecting hi-res clips from the camera card slots directly.  The SONY PXW-180, PXW-X200, PXW-X400, PXW-X500, PXW-Z450, PXW-Z750 and any cameras configured with the CBK-WA100/101 support the direct to SONY | Ci upload capability from the camera to the cloud.

For the SONY PXW-180, PXW-X200, PXW-X400, PXW-X500, PXW-Z450, PXW-Z750 and any cameras configured with the CBK-WA100/101, please follow the guidance below:

  1. Download and install the Content Browser Mobile application from the respective app store for iOS or Android devices, meaning the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. Make sure that the camera is in station mode and has already been configured to be connected to the internet.
  3. Please use the File Request feature to direct where you want the files to upload to.  Create a File Request for the camera configuration.  The resulting 8 digit code at the end of the File Request link is a pairing code for the Camera.  This will be used as the username when linking the camera to upload via Ci.
  4. Connect to the camera with the Content Browser Mobile (CBM) application.
  5. Go to the Main Menu in the CBM, navigate to Settings and click on the model camera/adapter from the Main Menu located near the bottom of the navigation.
  6. In the resulting Menu, select "Upload Settings".  In the Upload Server section, select the "Sony Ci [Cloud Storage] option and click "Edit".  The resulting view will have a place to enter a  username and password for the Ci option for uploading. 
  7. Put in File Request code as the username and no password in order to complete the linking in station mode in the CBM. 
  8. In the previous page, there is an option for Auto Upload, if this is turned on, then the proxy that is generated either on camera or the adapter will upload automaticaly when stopping the recording on the camera for each file.  The hi res can be manually selected to be uploaded through the CBM Browse menu option.
  9. Click Link and there should be a message that the link was successful. 
  10. Now any newly recorded files will have  proxy uploaded automatically if that setting is turned on, but both the proxy and hi res can be manually browsed and then selected to be uploaded through the CBM.

Here is a video that the Sony Asia Pacific team put together, at 5:55 in the video they show how to setup the connection to Ci with the Content Browser Mobile application and with a CBK-WA100 adapter: (Note: It is important to use the File Request Pairing Code and not your specific username/password as instructed above)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i35MBu04-E8

 

For the PXW-Z280, PXW-FX9, PXW-Z190, FX6 and the PXW-FS5 model cameras, please use the below guidance:

  1. Download and install the Content Browser Mobile application from the respective app store for iOS or Android devices, meaning the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  2. Make sure that the camera is in station mode and has already been configured to be connected to the internet.
  3. Please use the File Request feature to direct where you want the files to upload to.  Create a File Request for the camera configuration.  The resulting 8 digit code at the end of the File Request link is a pairing code for the Camera.  This will be used as the username when linking the camera to upload via Ci.
  4. Please download the PXW-Z280 certificate from the SONY Pro website.
  5. Please expand the zip file and according to specific camera directions rename the certificate.pem file accordingly and the place that onto the Root of the SD card that is used for the Proxy storage.  Note: This is important.  Please be sure to put the .pem correctly named on the Root of the SD card, not in the "Private" folder or the "PXROOT", but on the highest level Root directory for the SD card.  Otherwise, the load of the Cert will not work.
  6. Connect to the camera with the Content Browser Mobile (CBM) application.
  7. Go to the Main Menu in the CBM, navigate to Settings and click on the model camera/adapter from the Main Menu located near the bottom of the navigation.
  8. In the resulting Menu, select "Upload Settings".  In the Upload Server section, select the "Server Settings1 [FTP]" option and click "Edit".  The resulting view will have a place to enter additional information to configure the FTPS connection for the Ci option for uploading. 
  9. Modify the "Server Settings1" name to be whatever is preferred, such as "Ci FTPS".
  10. Type in ftp1.cimediacloud.com for the "Host Name"
  11. Enter in the File Request code as the username and a faux password, such as "12345". 
  12. PASV mode should be on.
  13. No "Destination Directory" value.
  14. Turn on "Using Secure Protocol".
  15. Make sure that the SD card with the .pem correctly named is in the camera.
  16. Click the "Load" button and a confirmation that the Cert is loaded should appear.  If not, then revisit the steps above to make sure that the Cert is correctly named for the model camera being used and that it is on the very Root of the SD card. 
  17. If the Cert loaded, then click "OK" and there will be a pop-up message to test the connection by uploading a file.
  18. In the previous view, there is an option for Auto Upload, if this is turned on, then the proxy that is generated either on camera or the adapter will upload automatically when stopping the recording on the camera for each file.  The hi res can be manually selected to be uploaded through the CBM Browse menu option.
  19. Now any newly recorded files will have proxy uploaded automatically if that setting is turned on, but both the proxy and hi res can be manually browsed and then selected to be uploaded through the CBM.

Here is a great video on configuring a Z280 for uploading to Ci with FTPS including establish an internet connection, jump to 15:27 in the video to begin with the upload to Ci via FTPS.  The demonstrator did not use the Content Browser Mobile application, rather the Camera Menu system, but they are closely related and provides a similar experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Vm235vAMg

 

 

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