Panasonic showcases new live production lineup

The Panasonic stand at IBC in Amsterdam featured the company’s newly launched 4K studio camera, the AK-UC3000. Set for release in winter 2015, it is equipped with a sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840×2160/50p.

A number of innovative features enhance the camera’s ease-of-use and flexibility. These include shockless gain (-6~36dB) and multi-step digital noise reduction.

In addition, Panasonic showcased the professional video industry’s first 4K PTZ camera. The AW-UE70 delivers 3840×2160 at 25p via HDMI, and is capable of 4K IP streaming, 4K USB video class and in-camera 4K recording.

The company also showcased the AW-SF100 auto tracking software, which works alongside Panasonic’s PTZ cameras to smoothly track movements on a live production, without the need for extra hardware, such as infrared sensors. Available from October 2015, it has an RRP of under €1,500.

The company also displayed a new flagship studio camera. The Full HD AK-HC5000, is capable of high-speed output, up to 1080/200p and will also be available in winter 2015.

The HC5000 incorporates a new 2/3 type 3MOS sensor, with high sensitivity ([email protected],000lx), low noise (S/N: >60dB), and resolution measured at 1,100 TV lines.

It features focus-assist, flash band compensation and skew readout support functions within the conventional model such as DRS and CineGamma. Shooting experience is improved through an enhanced shockless gain (-3dB to 36dB) and easy-matrix adjustment.

The AK-UB300, is a 4K box camera aimed at productions that require high image quality such as sports, remote studios and live concerts. It that has a low-light noise reduction function, that utilises high sensitivty mode, and a newly developed haze reduction function.

The camera is compatible with current Panasonic indoor and outdoor pan-tilt systems and, using IP live remote monitoring, up to 10 cameras to be both viewed and controlled simultaneously from a web browser.

The line-up is completed with the AV-HS6000 2ME video switcher. The 3U size compact switcher is equipped with numerous inputs and outputs for great system integration – a total of 32 SDI and two DVI inputs plus 16 SDI outputs in total.

The grade 2 M/E live production switcher employs a newly designed, easy-to-use UI graphical control panel (AV‑HS60C1EJ/AV‑HS60C2EJ), to support accurate switching. The model promises solid support for studio sub-control rooms and OB vans, where live images are often handled in a rushed environment.

The Panasonic 4K system was demonstrated on a 4K ready OB truck on the Syntex stand (D46) in Hall 10 at IBC. The system integrated the AK-UC3000 4K studio camera, the AG-DVX200 4K ENG camera, as well as the AW-UE70 PTZ and AV-HS6000 control panel.

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