Panasonic, LiveU collaborate to connect camera and cloud

Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.

Upcoming releases of Panasonic’s broadcasting camera recorders will support a direct connection with LiveU Central, the unified management system which allows broadcasters to acquire both live and recorded content from the field, preview it centrally or remotely, broadcast it live or in scheduled programming and distribute it to any location.

The system is in addition to the workflow where broadcasters and content producers use a separate uplink unit to connect to the LiveU cloud management platform. Panasonic and LiveU believe that utilising technology similar to the LTE dongle on the Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2HD camera offers another effective option for field operations, with minimal equipment and human resources.

“Our ENG cameras have evolved so that we can now create high quality video at low data rates using P2 AVC-ULTRA”, said Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of Professional AV Business Unit. “By collaborating with LiveU we can realise live transmission and file transfer on to a world renowned site, making our customer’s workflow more efficient.”

“We greatly value our long-standing collaboration with Panasonic and this new development represents another important milestone.  LiveU provides high-quality live transmission and distribution through our LiveU Central cloud management service.” says Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO. “By utilising Panasonic’s P2 AVC-ULTRA cameras, end-users will find the process of capturing and uploading content even more streamlined. In simple terms, LiveU Central becomes the hub for video ingestion.”

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