Panasonic Connect Debuts Media Production Suite for Live Events
Panasonic Connect announced its new software-based Media Production Suite to consolidate PC software for Panasonic’s professional camera systems into one convenient platform. The company says it provides access to multiple functions on a single GUI screen for highly intuitive and efficient on-site video production. The Media Production Suite, available free of charge, also offers various paid plug-ins that will continue to be expanded in the future.
With the use of video increasing in the academic and corporate world, Panasonic says the new Media Production Suite streamlines camera setup and provides a wide range of features to enable high-quality video production with small teams. A touch-based GUI screen makes operation easy, enabling high-quality video production by non-specialist personnel.
The fundamental functions of Device View and PTZ Control are included in the Media Production Suite free of charge. Additional paid for plug-ins include Video Mixer, Visual Preset and Auto Tracking.
The company says the Device View feature centralizes the management of multiple PTZ cameras from a single PC, including camera network settings, status checks and power. It automatically detects all connected cameras to simultaneously implement network settings and firmware upgrades from a PC for efficient network-wide video management.
With PTZ Control, users can adjust camera pan, tilt and zoom as well as focus, iris, gain, white balance, shutter and ND filter while viewing video output from a PC. It accepts up to 100 presets for smart operation.
Panasonic says the soon-to-be-added Video Mixer plug-in will leverage AI technology with the AI Keying function to eliminate the need for a green background when composing backgrounds, even when shooting outdoors. It supports P-in-P processing, automatic video switching linked to microphone, plus SDI, NDI and SRT input/output.