It’s taken a while in coming, but XDCam HD live logging is now available. What does that mean? Well, imagine a shoot where scenes, takes, shot descriptions, directors comments… whatever… are entered directly onto computer which is receiving a live stream of the take in progress. Key moments with takes can also be tagged and referenced. Then all of those records are immediately written directly back to the XDCam disk (while it’s still in the camera – and without the cameraman ever knowing…). Then in post, the disk is inserted into the edit suite, and this logging information can be referenced directly off the disk. In addition, a full list of shots, time codes and comments can be printed off and used as a hard copy reference. Very cool. It will mean doing things differently, which will need a small change in thinking – but the improvements in efficiency stand to be enormous!