Panasonic Connect Expands ST 2110-Enabled AV Solutions Offerings

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Panasonic Connect North America has expanded its ST 2110-enabled AV solutions lineup to support more “seamless and future-proofed production workflows” for its customers.

At NAB New York, Panasonic Connect says it will showcase its full ST 2110 workflow from its KAIROS live production platform to its studio and PTZ cameras. Supporting ST 2110 integration for the AK studio camera line, the company will debut its new UCU700 Camera Control Unit geared to help customers migrate to IP-based systems. The company claims pressure to captivate and retain viewers is extremely high for broadcast and sports production teams — areas in which delivering high-quality content is a must.

Panasonic Connect will showcase the following solutions at the show:

UCU700 Camera Control Unit: The new Camera Control Unit (CCU), available in early 2024, offers production crews and systems integrators “a range of benefits.” The CCU provides the ability to utilize a wide lineup of camera heads with a common accessory infrastructure, including integration of a traditional CCU into any new ST 2110 backbone or streaming production. Supporting both 4K and HDR operation, as well as a variety of additional optional I/F boards, the UCU700 will create opportunities for workflows that use SRT, NDI, ST 2110 & Dante, facilitating the transition from the current baseband operation to IP operation. Because the new CCU can work with existing UC4000, UC3300 and the new PLV100 cameras, new I/F options catered to each model will become available.

KAIROS Live Production Platform: Panasonic Connect says the next generation KAIROS Core AT-KC200 and AT-KC2000 (now shipping) both offer improved functionality and performance, including streamlined connectivity, improved video processing and enhanced file storage capacity. The KC2000 will support increased content capacity with a 96GB RAM Player, 32GB Stills and a 850GB Clip Player, eliminating the need for a stand-alone clip player in many applications. A new KC2000S1 model featuring two independent 200G ST 2110 NIC cards will be available in December. With the AT-KC2000S1 configuration, customers will choose between supporting fully redundant ST 2022-7 (16 x 12G or 64 x 3G), at 200G source capacity, or access to up to 400G of ST 2110 sources.

AK-HC3900 Studio Camera: Panasonic Connect says the AK-HC3900 Studio Camera is ideal for shooting a variety of live productions (TV, broadcast, house of worship, education, etc.) by outputting HDR and SDR simultaneously. Customers can add native support for ST 2110 with the AK-SFC391 software (sold separately) to create a connection to Panasonic’s KAIROS Live Production Platform, without the need for a Camera Control unit and ST 2110 gateways.

AK-PLV100 Super 35mm CineLive Studio Camera: Continuing the legacy of VariCam, Panasonic claims the AK-PLV100 is a purpose-built studio camera for CINELIVE production. It delivers a cinema aesthetic — a narrow depth of field look — in a studio camera body with the ST 2110 workflow at a “reasonable price.”

AW-UE160 4K PTZ Camera: The AW-UE160 PTZ Camera, part of Panasonic’s Platinum Series of high-end broadcast-quality PTZs, enables production teams to capture clear images even in the most challenging lighting conditions, according to the company. Its optical low pass filter reduces the effect of moiré for clearer picture quality when shooting against an LED wall. Users can activate ST 2110 compatibility through the AW-SFU60 software key.

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