Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Panasonic targets NAB for progressive products

Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company will unveil cost-effective, multi-format standard definition and high definition acquisition products supporting 24-frame, progressive scanning at NAB 2002.
"NAB 2002 promises to be another major milestone for Panasonic. Our next business goal is to also become the primary supplier of digital programme production tools, as this market also transitions away from existing analogue formats,” said Stuart English, Vice President, Marketing, Panasonic Broadcast.
The company will introduce a new family of HD and DV cameras, capable of variable-frame and 24-frame progressive image capture to complement its AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD Cinema camera.
These flexible frame-rate and multi-resolution cameras and camcorders allow a much larger number of broadcasters and cinematographers to shoot either 60 field or 24-frame SDTV or HDTV film-style images.
Panasonic will also focus on programme distribution, playback-to-air and the related field of asset storage and management. This year, Panasonic are introducing two HD MPEG servers, the iDVR-100 and iDVR-200, and the DVCPRO HD VTR that extends the capacity of a single DVCPRO HD cassette to 124 minutes.
At NAB 2002, Panasonic will debut two configurations of a new multi-format DTV studio/portable cameras – the AK-HC931 - and an ultra-compact multi-format DTV camera – the AK-HC900.
The AK-HC931 offers 480 interlace performance and is upgradeable to 720-line progressive, 1080-line interlace and 24-frames per second progressive acquisition.
The compact AK-HC900 720p multi-purpose camera incorporates multiple frame rate capabilities including 60 and 24-frames per second over 60fps. The camera’s compact size opens new avenues for high-definition television program production, sports coverage, business communications, and government and scientific imaging.
AJ-HDC27 VariCam and the AJ-FRC27 Frame Rate Converter (FRC) will also be introduced. The FRC facilitates easy conversion of variable frame rate progressive scan footage captured by the AJ-HDC27 Varicam to 24-frame-per-second progressive post-production formats.
Panasonic have also announced the new 124-minute DVCPRO HD-LP studio VTR, capable of recording in 1080 interlace or 720 progressive, and which is especially suitable for broadcast sports production and program distribution applications.
New 24P Mini-DV Camcorder and the palm-size AG-DVX100 is equipped with three, newly-developed 1/3” progressive scan CCDs will allow the camcorder to capture high-sensitivity images in both standard 60-field-per-second NTSC (interlace scan).
NAB will also feature the Internet-Enabled Audio/Video Servers for Economical HD Video Playback and LCD-based production and display monitors.
Panasonic Broadcast,
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Production News : Martin Clunes Set For New Comedy
Martin Clunes is set to star in a new comedy series for BBC One. Clunes will star as Warren Thompson, a pedantic driving instructor who believes the w
Gearhouse Broadcast USA To Unveil New 4K Truck
Gearhouse Broadcast USA has announced that it will debut a new 4K mobile unit at NAB Show 2017. The unit – Columbus – is the first mobile unit based i
Cambridge Electronic Industries Unveils New Product
Cambridge Electronic Industries has announced the first product of a brand new SMT design – a 12GHz right angled BNC connector that can be placed dire
New "Solo" Lighting Kit From Photon Beard
Great quality lighting is a cornerstone of all great productions. We pride ourselves at Photon Beard on creating quality luminaries that meet and exce
ES Broadcast Adds To Portfolio
ES Broadcast has announced that it is to take delivery of Canon's new UHD DIGISUPER 27 (UJ27x6.5B IESD) 4K studio and field broadcast lens. It will be
Marquis Broadcast Solution Installed At ENVY Facility
UK post-production house ENVY has installed Marquis Broadcast's Project Parking and Workspace Parking at its facility to guarantee business continuity
Supporting Broadcast 'Business As Usual'
Over the last few years there has been a lot of hype around the new technology required for 4K / UHD program making and the on-going desire to make al
Rohde & Schwarz To Deliver TV Broadcast Platform
Arabsat has selected Rohde & Schwarz to build an IP-based TV broadcast platform for Tunisian broadcaster, Office National de Télédiffusion (ONT). Work
dB Broadcast Delivers Facility For Bloomberg Television
dB Broadcast has delivered a broadcast facility for Bloomberg Television at its European headquarters in London. The studios are now live and incorpor
HD Wireless Solution With The Boxx Atom Lite
The Boxx Atom Lite system provides a high performance HD wireless solution with uncapped range up to 150 meters in a small and lightweight form factor
Production News : 'Famous & Fighting Crime' Commissioned
Channel 4 has commissioned a new series – Famous & Fighting Crime (w/t) – that will follow a number of household names as they join British police for
Panasonic Announces Specs For AU-EVA1
Panasonic has published further information regarding the AU-EVA1 compact camera. The camera, which was previewed at Cine Gear Expo earlier this year,
Panasonic Collaborates With Berlin Phil Media
Panasonic has collaborated with Berlin Phil Media to construct new UHD-HDR production facility in the Berliner Philharmonie. As part of the collaborat
Panasonic EVA1 Makes UK Debut
Panasonic's AU-EVA1 35mm cinema camera is making its UK debut at the Media Production Show 2017, Stand 416. The camera contains a 5.7K Super 35mm-size
Procam To Host Panasonic VariCam Open Day
A Panasonic VariCam Open Day is to be held at the Procam headquarters in London next month. The event, hosted by Procam and Take 2, will take place on