Mounting a challenge to Panasonic, Grass Valley and Sony, the two Japanese electronics giants say they are developing a video production and editing system based on Flash memory. Products for everything from news acquisition to archiving should be ready by April 2008.
Ikegami Tsushinki Co. and Toshiba Corp. today announced they are working together to develop and market an “advanced” tapeless video production and editing system using Flash memory as its main storage medium.
The “new-concept” system is expected to meet the demand of broadcasters and other video professionals as they make the move to HD production, the two Japanese electronics heavyweights said.
The system will support all aspects of video production, from news acquisition through archiving.
The companies said they will announce details of the system and specific products at NAB next week and have products ready for market by NAB in 2008.
According to the companies, Flash memory offers distinct advantages over optical disc-based media and other solutions. It has no moving parts, it is resilient to wide temperature fluctuations, and it is highly impact- and vibration-resistant, they said.