Above image: Creating a centralised production environment
GTC sponsor Panasonic will be at IBC from 13–17 September at RAI Amsterdam. Located in Hall 11, Stand C45 the team will be demonstrating latest products and solutions – some for the very first time. On show will be a range of Panasonic's newest technological solutions for live IP and remote production, including a next-generation IP-based switcher platform to aid the transmission from baseband to IP workflows.
Panasonic will also showcase its 4K system camera line-up including:
a CineLive solution that allows use of the Super35mm VariCam LT for multicamera productions
an 8K ROI camera system
a range of columns, robotic arms, tracks, switchers and pan-tilt solutions.
For more information, take a look at its IBC 2019 website here.
In other news:
Creating a centralised production environment
Streamteam set up a UHD remote production hub and virtual studio to support coverage of the Finnish Ice Hockey League, using a mixture of AK-UC3000 system cameras and PTZs. Find out how they used Panasonic technology to combine IP-based and SDI-based workflows by clicking below.
A wider perspective with the AW-HE42
The AW-HE42 camera has been designed to produce first-rate results in a variety of applications thanks to its horizontal viewing angle of 65.1 degrees, meaning even higher-quality Full-HD content can be captured. For the first time, the AW-HE42 series supports simultaneous output via 3G-SDI, HDMI and IP – all of which can deliver a simultaneous HD output. GENLOCK has also been included to support multicamera shoots.
Using the AW-UE150 for VR studios
The AW-UE150 is the first PTZ to provide positional data. This means it is compatible within both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications when used with the FreeD protocol. notélé Belgium are using the UE150 alongside Reality Engine™ from Zero Density to create a cost-effective yet photorealistic virtual set as seen in the video below.
Oliver Roetz, camera operator and photographer, says of the Terra X project:
“The VariCam LT is perfect for what I need and has even risen to the challenge of replacing a more expensive camera. It is also much nicer than the previous solution I had, which sadly always produced synthetic-looking tones. The VariCam is small and compact yet very sturdy, which I love.”
The Guild of Television Camera Professionals is an independent craft organisation supporting and encouraging excellence in all aspects of television camerawork.
Members are professional cameramen and camerawomen who operate
in all areas of broadcasting.
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