Panasonic has announced it will not be attending IBC in September. Arguably the biggest vendor so far to announce it won’t be attending the show, Panasonic said it intends to launch its own Technology Experience Zone to support its partners and customers through online initiatives.
Robotic pedestals for newsroom cameras are fast evolving, allowing for more creative shots, AR and VR integration and far greater operational efficiency. Next up: full autonomy. Above: The Telemetrics OmniGlide Roving Platform features an innovative new drive system that is completely automated and leverages advanced software and XY sensors to “learn” the environment it is operating in.
The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.
At CES today, Panasonic unveiled three of the industry’s smallest and lightest 4K 60p camcorders. According to the company, “the HC-X1500, HCX2000 and AG-CX10 offer a high standard of on-site mobility and portability, as well as the high-quality 4K 60p recording capability demanded by professionals. The wide-angle 25mm Lens and 32x i.ZOOM (4K recording) achieve […]
The AG-CX350 4K handheld camcorder is a light 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder that contains features including 4K 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording and is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NDI | HX-ready IP connection. Firmware Upgrade Ver. 2.0 adds several professional features, including HEVC 100-Mbps and AVC-ULTRA formats, expanded audio capability, […]
Panasonic will display new broadcast products — a next-generation IP/IT platform, 12G-SDI 4K live switcher and 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder — that will be seen for the first time in the U.S. at the upcoming NAB Show New York, held at the Javits Center on Oct. 16-17. The company booth location is N537. New IT/IP-Centric Platform […]
Panasonic will showcase its new AJ-CX4000GJ broadcast shoulder mount 4K camera at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). The product, which will launch in December 2019, follows the handheld-type AG-CX350 as the new “CX” Series lineup of 4K camera recorders. The AJ-CX4000GJ is a B4 lens mount, interchangeable lens camera recorder that is typical for […]
While both HDR and 4K technologies have gotten much attention at past NAB Shows, this year’s gathering will see camera offerings that can handle dual SDR and HDR workflows, streaming capability, a smart studio and control solutions. At the same time, lenses continue to evolve to offer higher levels of zoom.
Among the tech innovations on tap are Panasonic 8K cameras, which will be used to generate replays from each end zone, part of the 115 cameras the network will use, including a bevy of Sony 4K replay cameras. And for the first time, CBS will also use a live wireless handheld camera with AR graphics and camera-tracking capability designed to provide real-time virtual graphics from the players’ perspective on the field.
The current edition of Divorce Court premiered in September 1999; the arbitration-based reality court show is presided over by Lynn Toler, a former municipal court judge. For its 20th season, Divorce Court — television’s longest running court program — has moved across the country to Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios, and is being shot live-to-tape with Panasonic’s new AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera systems. […]
Panasonic | www.panasonic.com Pathway To Live production — Under the slogan of Live. Sports. Entertainment. Panasonic demonstrated the latest line up of studio, ENG and remote camera systems alongside an expanded network of complementary third-party solutions, ranging from robotic and transmission to tracking systems. In the remote camera range, Panasonic introduced the newest addition to […]
New streaming encoders in cameras are delivering HD picture quality good enough to go directly to air. That gives stations new options for IP contribution besides the common bonded cellular workflow. Above, KOAA Colorado Springs uses a JVCKenwood ProHD portable bridge in the field. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of field operations vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
Panasonic Media Entertainment Co. is delivering its AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera, distinguished by a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million), Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range. The highly-anticipated EVA1 has a suggested list price of $7,495. “The EVA1 has generated enormous interest since […]
Fox says today that it’s teaming with Panasonic and Samsung Electronics to create what they call “an open, royalty-free dynamic metadata platform,” tentatively called HDR10+. Translation: They want the industry to have a common communications standard that would enable ultra-HD TVs, Blu-ray disc players, and set top boxes to dynamically adjust he brightness, color and contrast of a movie or show scene-by-scene — not just once for the entire production. The process is known as tone-mapping.
Panasonic has begun deliveries of its AG-UMR20 compact field recorder and companion AG-UCK20 4K camera head, designed for ultra-flexible, high-quality 4K image capture and advanced IP control and IP streaming. The UMR20/UCK20, which can be connected via optional cables (in 3-meter and 20-meter lengths), are immediately available at suggested list prices of $2,395 and $1,995, respectively. […]
The United States will experience a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse Aug. 21 — the first in 99 years. For the reporters, anchors and news crews at local TV stations, coverage of the celestial event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. With just under two months to go, many stations are deep into their coverage planning.
The bonded cellular technology at the heart of today’s IP newsgathering systems has achieved such a level of maturity that many vendors have begun addressing the finer points, such as how to more closely integrate the workflow of reporters in the field with the newsroom and maintaining network speeds even when working within the confines of a VPN. At the same time, frenemy and outright competitors have arisen and are looking to make headway with stations by offering systems they say will reduce or eliminate ever-rising wireless data bills. Photo: LiveU. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of ENG/IP Newsgathering vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.
With broadcasters making plans to move to an ATSC 3.0 future that supports 4K and — more immediately — looking to leverage IP, the cloud and other technologies to improve workflows, the cameras at this year’s NAB Show will reflect the efforts of vendors to understand the evolving needs of broadcasters and address those requirements with their latest designs. Above, JVC’s GY-HM2005P. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here.
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of” the economical AJ-PX230PJ AVC ULTRA handheld camcorder, providing the quality, image control and much of the functionality of its predecessor, the company’s popular AJ-PX270.” Offering 10-bit, 1080p AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG codecs, extensive video control, a 22x zoom and lens and OLED viewfinder, the PX230 camcorder is ideal for […]
Panasonic has unveiled the VariCam LT, representing what it calls the next generation of 4K cinema cameras. The VariCam LT camcorder inherits the same super 35mm sensor and imaging capabilities that distinguish the award-winning VariCam 35, but with significant reductions in size, weight and price. Incorporating this identical imaging “DNA” in a more compact rendition, […]
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the AW-UE70, an integrated 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera. The UE70 delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution images at 29.97p/25p via HDMI, and is also capable of 4K IP streaming and in-camera 4K recording. The camera has a suggested list price of $5,850. The UE70 also offers production-oriented features such as […]
Panasonic | Booth 811 | Website: www.panasonic.com/broadcast Displaying a broad spectrum of production applications, Panasonic will be showcasing a range of new cameras from a 4K handheld to a 4K studio unit in Booth 811 at Content and Communications World (CCW), Nov. 11-12 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. New cameras […]
The camcorders will be used for field news acquisition for all NBC News shows as well as for use by MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo.