2019 has been a year of firsts for Panasonic in the broadcasting industry and the trend is set to continue at IBC.
Panasonic will be demonstrating its latest solutions for Live IP and remote production. This will include an innovative new IT/IP-centric production switcher, its 4K system camera line-up, the CineLive solution, which allows use of the Super35mm VariCam LT for multicamera productions, and a full integration of its robotic cameras, dolly and rail systems, and switchers.
France Télévisions recently utilised Panasonic 4k AK-UC4000 camera systems at the French Open at Roland Garros for the first time to deliver simultaneous production in HDR and SDR from the camera with both HLG and BT.2020 colour space support.
Panasonic cameras were also used to broadcast the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid to 400 million viewers. This included a ‘skycam’ suspended above the pitch, the “beauty shots”, including those from a helicopter, and stadium tunnel shots to capture players walking on and off the pitch.
10 years and number 1
And during the 10th anniversary of the Panasonic PTZ camera range, Futuresource recognised the products as the global market share leader. The latest camera in the range, the new AW-UE4, will also be available to see at IBC. The compact design and high quality feature set makes the camera well suited for application in small classrooms, meeting rooms and live events.
Shiva Kuppusamy answered a few questions about Panasonic at IBC 2019.
Q What trends are you looking forward to exploring more at IBC?
A IP based remote production, Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR), 8K Region of Interest system, a unique solution that will help redesigning live events coverage and 8K technology
Q How do you approach each IBC show? How are you constantly evolving?
A IBC is the most important annual trade show for us in Europe. We are working to ensure that we to showcase the latest workflows and integrated solutions to visitors to explain how Panasonic can improve their daily operations and projects.
Q What are you most looking forward to?
A Meet industry professionals from all over the world and exchange knowledge and concepts as well as technological development.
Q What do hope everyone will be talking about after the show?
A We want visitors to talk about our product launches and new solution offerings after IBC. Especially we want visitors to remember the below items:
Next generation IT/IP-centric production and presentation switcher with open architecture
Cutting-edge robotic solutions combining centralized control, cine-look pictures and automation
Virtual Studio applications based for the first time on PTZ cameras and robotic systems Live-event solutions
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of our industry-leading, “all in one”, baseband and IP capable PTZ line-up
New 4K capable ENG line-up with handheld (AJ-CX350) and shoulder cameras
Q How are you prepping for IBC?
A Working together with our in-house technical teams, external partners and stakeholders to ensure we show the latest workflows and solutions in an appealing way. We want visitors to our stand to not only learn about what we are offering, but also enjoying their visit.
Q Is there anything else you'd like to add?