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Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 Panasonic AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
Cisco Live Records Technical Sessions with 63 Panasonic AW-UE70 4K Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras
AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection
Cisco Live, the annual customer conference under the aegis of Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), has upgraded its session capture with the use of more than five dozen Panasonic AW-UE70W/K 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras with AW-SF200 Auto Tracking software. This state-of-the-art software enables Panasonic professional PTZ cameras to automatically track presenters via face and body detection, now with deep learning technology.
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DP Daron Keet & Director Lije Sarki Shoot Indie Feature Concrete Kids with VariCam LTs in Available Light at Night
DP Daron Keet & Director Lije Sarki Shoot Indie Feature Concrete Kids with VariCam LTs in Available Light at Night
Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the low-budget feature from The Orchard was shot by cinematographer Daron Keet with VariCam LTs in available light mainly at night
Part Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves, part Goonies on skateboards, director Lije Sarki’s Concrete Kids tells the story of two nine-year-old boys from Venice, CA, who set off on a mission to cross Los Angeles on skateboards at night to reach the Staples Center by morning for a contest. Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the low-budget feature from The Orchard was shot by cinematographer Daron Keet with VariCam LTs in available light mainly at night.
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Florida’s First Assembly of God Ministries Produces Cinematic Worship Telecasts/Streaming with Panasonic VariCam LT CineLive System
Florida’s First Assembly of God Ministries Produces Cinematic Worship Telecasts/Streaming with Panasonic VariCam LT CineLive System
AW-UE150 4K/HD Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras Capture Specialty Shots
First Assembly of God, a Pentecostal ministry established 47 years ago in Fort Myers, FL, recently upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras with CineLive, as well as AW-UE150 4K/HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, for live production of weekly worship services.
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DP Matthew Clark shoots Amazon Studios’ feature "Late Night" with the Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
DP Matthew Clark shoots Amazon Studios’ feature "Late Night" with the Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera
DP Matthew Clark captured 4K 12-bit 444 AVC Intra files in V-log, using ‘70s era Superspeeds and Ultraspeeds from Panavision
From Amazon Studios, Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra from a screenplay by Mindy Kaling, follows late-night talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) teams up with new writer, Molly Patel (Kaling), to help revitalize the program…and her career. The comedy feature, which had its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, was shot by cinematographer Matthew Clark (Pitch Perfect 3, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) with the VariCam 35 camera.
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U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
U. of Miami Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network with Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Cameras
Fast, high-resolution HC5000, capable of high-speed output up to 1080/239.76p, incorporates new 2/3” 2.2M 3-CMOS sensors with high sensitivity (F11/2000lx), low noise (S/N 60dB+), and resolution measured at 1100 TV lines
The University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL) has increased its complement of Panasonic production cameras with a purchase of five Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR high-speed broadcast camera systems in full studio configuration. Previously equipped with five AK-HC3800 HD broadcast cameras and three AJ-PX5000 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, U. of Miami’s Athletics has utilized the HC5000s to produce linear and digital broadcasts of Division One sports since early this year.
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Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System, Gains Netflix Post Alliance Approval
Firmware Upgrade Adds V-Log Capture to Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K HDR-Capable Studio Camera System, Gains Netflix Post Alliance Approval
With the AK-UC4000 inthe V-Log mode, the AK-UCU600 CCU will output 4K and HD signals as V-Log, so that they can be recorded as V-Log or run through an appropriate LUT box to be shown live to a display
The latest free firmware upgrade to Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera system has added V-Log output , incorporating the full power of the renowned colorimetry of the company’s line of VariCam and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras and making the camera useful for post-production workflows. With the inclusion of V-Log, the AK-UC4000 has earned approval of the Netflix Post Alliance for creating Netflix-approved content, joining the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam PURE and EVA1 on the sanctioned list.
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Frank Prinzi ASC Shoots NBC Thriller “The Enemy Within” With VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Frank Prinzi ASC Shoots NBC Thriller “The Enemy Within” With VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Prinzi has shot his last several projects with VariCams; in addition to “The Enemy Within,” these include the award-winning short “It’s a Mess” and three feature films, “Interview with God, ” “Hot Air” (release date, June 20), and the just-completed “Virtuoso.”
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Frank Prinzi ASC chose Panasonic VariCam 4K cinema cameras to shoot “The Enemy Within,” a prime-time psychological thriller that recently premiered on NBC. The hour-long show, airing Mondays 10/9C, follows the exploits of a former CIA operative serving a life sentence for treason who is freed by the FBI to help track down a dangerous and elusive criminal.
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Original Productions Lenses 15th Season of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” w/ Panasonic VariCam LT, EVA1 Cameras
Original Productions Lenses 15th Season of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” w/ Panasonic VariCam LT, EVA1 Cameras
20-hour shooting days in challenging locations and conditions; shot in Pro Res 4:2:2 HQ (VariCam LT) and 4:2:2 All-Intra 1080p (EVA1)
The new season of the Emmy Award-winning docuseries “Deadliest Catch,” premiering today, April 9 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel, was shot on the forbidding Bering Sea with seven VariCam LT 4K and 17 AU-EVA1 5.7 K cinema cameras. Produced for Discovery by Original Productions, “Deadliest Catch”—a perennial hit--portrays the real-life events aboard fishing vessels during the Alaskan king craband snow crab fishing seasons.
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Panasonic Announces Schedule of Presentations and Panel Discussions on its NAB Main Stage
Panasonic Announces Schedule of Presentations and Panel Discussions on its NAB Main Stage
Filmmakers and Broadcasters Recap Top Projects Shot on Panasonic Cinema and Systems Cameras in NAB Show Booth C3607
Panasonic has announced a full schedule of presentations and panel discussions to be held April 8-April 10 on the main stage of its NAB booth C3607, with leading cinematographers and broadcasters showcasing projects and footage shot on Panasonic cameras. These presentations will be available on Panasonic’s Facebook page, @panasonicprovideoUSA, as well as the Panasonic Business Solutions YouTube Channel. Presenters will include William Wages, ASC (“The Forgiven”), DP Charles Papert (“Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes”), TBN’s Director of Network Operations Larry Haley, Loyola Marymount University’s Director of Broadcast Production Patrick Alcerro, Dr. Andrew Cross of Vizrt/NewTek (“The NDI Vision”), as well as early adopters of Panasonic’s new AG-CX350, the industry’slightest 4K 10-bit fixed-lens camcorder.
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TBN Purchases Panasonic AW-UE150 4K 60P PTZ Cameras Integrated with Tecnopoint Robotic Dolly Systems
TBN Purchases Panasonic AW-UE150 4K 60P PTZ Cameras Integrated with Tecnopoint Robotic Dolly Systems
BN has purchased 16 AW-UE150 4K 60p integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras, 7 AW-RP150 camera controllers and Tecnopoint Tuning software, Totem telescopic column systems and motorized floor and ceiling dolly systems
Panasonic has announced that TBN has purchased 16 AW-UE150 4K 60p integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras, 7 AW-RP150 camera controllers and Tecnopoint Tuning software, Totem telescopic column systems and motorized floor and ceiling dolly systems to equip new studio sets at its Tustin, CA and New York, NY facilities.
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Prominent Rental/Staging Companies Make Major Investments in AK-UC4000 Camera System
Prominent Rental/Staging Companies Make Major Investments in AK-UC4000 Camera System
Several leading rental and staging companies have purchased close to 50 UC4000 systems for live event rental
Several of the country’s leading rental and staging companies--including Fuse Technical Group, Rentex A/V Rentals, The Freeman Company and Hartford Technology Rental-- have made recent investments in Panasonic’s new AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera systems. These companies have purchased close to 50 UC4000 systems, ensuring that large-scale live events across the country have access to an ample supply of the versatile Panasonic 4K/HD camera.
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Cornerstone Technologies Delivers Live Coverage of Concerts, Corporate Events with Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD Cameras
Cornerstone Technologies Delivers Live Coverage of Concerts, Corporate Events with Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD Cameras
Utah-based full-service production company outfitted its field truck with six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD studio/field camera systems and four AW-HE130 FHD pan/tilt/zoom cameras
Cornerstone Technologies, LLC, (American Fork, UT), a full-service production company specializing in multi-camera live coverage of major concerts, corporate events and more, has outfitted its production truck with six Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K/HD studio/field camera systems and four AW-HE130 FHD pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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North Carolina's Elevation Church Produces Cinematic Worship Broadcasts with VariCam LT CineLive System
North Carolina's Elevation Church Produces Cinematic Worship Broadcasts with VariCam LT CineLive System
Elevation’s ministry reaches over 25,000 weekly attendees at its 17 locations, as well as a growing online and TV audience each week.
Elevation Church, a multi-site church and member of the Southern Baptist Convention with its main campus in Charlotte, NC, has recently upgraded to Panasonic VariCam LT cameras and the CineLive system for live production of its weekend worship services.
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Panasonic EVA1 Firmware Upgrade 3.0 Offers 4K60p 10-bit Capture and Hardwire Remote Control
Panasonic EVA1 Firmware Upgrade 3.0 Offers 4K60p 10-bit Capture and Hardwire Remote Control
EVA 3.0 is the seventh firmware upgrade since the EVA1’s release in late 2017, with more upgrades planned for the future.
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade, Ver. 3.0 (aka EVA 3.0), for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly improves the camera’s capabilities, including 4K60p 10-bit capture, hardwire remote control via USB-Ethernet adapters, and the addition of a user button function for quick switching of shooting modes and frame rates. EVA 3.0 is the seventh firmware upgrade since the EVA1’s release, with more upgrades planned for the future.
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LiveCTRL iPad Control/Switching Application for Integrated Panasonic PTZs
LiveCTRL iPad Control/Switching Application for Integrated Panasonic PTZs
App Pushes Video to Streaming Platforms and Social Media
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the LiveCTRL mobile application enabling control, streaming and switching of select Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom from an iPad Pro device.
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DP Judd Overton Creates Crime Series Look for CBS All Access Comedy Series "No Activity"
DP Judd Overton Creates Crime Series Look for CBS All Access Comedy Series "No Activity"
Panasonic Varicam LT and EVA1 Cinema Cameras with Panavision Primo zooms used for capturing 10-bit AVC Intra in V-Log
No Activity, from Funny Or Die and executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is CBS All Access’ first original comedy series. CBS All Access is an over-the-top video on demand service created by CBS Interactive and offers original content, new content from CBS's broadcast properties, and content from CBS's classic television library. Set in the high-stakes world of crime sting operations, No Activity celebrates the boring aspects of police work. In Season 2, detectives Cullen (Patrick Brammall) and Tolbeck (Tim Meadows) are two low-level San Diego cops who are staking out ani illegal cockfighting ring while their department is being rocked by a corruption scandal.
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Panasonic Delivers AW-UE150--First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs -- and AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control
Panasonic Delivers AW-UE150--First 4K/60P Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs -- and AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control
Panasonic UE150 features UHD 60p output and a wide horizontal viewing angle of 75.1 degrees (both firsts in their class), plus a 20x optical zoom/32x intelligent zoom (in HD mode)
Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the new AW-UE150 4K/60p pan/tilt/zoom camera and its companion AW-RP150 remote controller.
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201 Productions Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000, AW-UE70 4K Cameras for Live, Multi-Cam Coverage
201 Productions Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000, AW-UE70 4K Cameras for Live, Multi-Cam Coverage201 Productions (Clayton, MO), who specializes in multi-camera live coverage of major music tours, festivals and corporate events, has invested in 10 Panasonic 4K cameras (five AK-UC3000 studio/field cameras and five AW-UE70 pan/tilt/zoom cameras). The cameras are performing as integral components of 201 Productions’ new 4K mobile fly-pack system.
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City of Kissimmee, Florida Establishes Seamless NDI Network with Panasonic AV-HLC100 Stream Studio
City of Kissimmee, Florida Establishes Seamless NDI Network with Panasonic AV-HLC100 Stream Studio
AU-EVA1 5.7K Handhelds Utilized for Studio and Field Production
Panasonic’s new AV-HLC100 Stream Studio has become the hub of wide-ranging video production for the City of Kissimmee, located in central Florida. The City operates a 24-hour government TV channel, Access Osceola, which is also supported by four AW-HN130 three-chip FHD PTZ cameras and two AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema cameras.
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Panasonic Exhibits Latest Remote, Studio, ENG and Cinema Cameras during NAB Show NY at the Javits Center, October 17-18.
Panasonic Exhibits Latest Remote, Studio, ENG and Cinema Cameras during NAB Show NY at the Javits Center, October 17-18.
AW-UE150 4K/UHD-60p PTZ, AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Control, AJ-PX5100 1080/60p ENG Camera Will Be Showcased
Panasonic will showcase its latest line-up of cinema, studio, ENG and remote camera systems at the upcoming NAB Show New York, to be held at the Javits Center on October 17-18. The company booth location is N533.
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Panasonic AK-UC4000 Cameras Chosen for 20th Season of Divorce Court
Panasonic AK-UC4000 Cameras Chosen for 20th Season of Divorce CourtSome things do last forever, such as American audiences’ abiding fascination with Divorce Court, a nontraditional television court show that revolves around settling the disputes of couples going through divorces. For this, its 20th “Platinum” season, Divorce Court -- television’s longest running court program -- has moved across the country to Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios, and is being shot live-to-tape with Panasonic’s new AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera systems.
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Panasonic PTZ Cameras Support Live Production/Streaming at Esports Arena
Panasonic PTZ Cameras Support Live Production/Streaming at Esports ArenaMore than two dozen Panasonic pan/tilt/zoom cameras are playing key roles in live production at the Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, the first permanent Esports venue on The Strip. The camera models are the AW-HE130 three-chip and AW-HE2 compact FHD PTZs.
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Panasonic Presents Its Pathway to Live Production at IBC 2018
Panasonic Presents Its Pathway to Live Production at IBC 2018
Panasonic demonstrated the latest line up of studio, ENG and remote camera systems alongside an expanded network of complementary 3rd party solutions, ranging from robotic and transmission to tracking systems
Panasonic Business has showcased its range of innovative products and technologies suited to broadcast, live events, and corporate users at IBC 2018. Under the slogan of ‘Live. Sports. Entertainment.’ the Japanese manufacturer demonstrated the latest line up of studio, ENG and remote camera systems alongside an expanded network of complementary 3rd party solutions, ranging from robotic and transmission to tracking systems.
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Panasonic and Videosys Provide 4K Studio Camera Solutions at IBC '18
Panasonic and Videosys Provide 4K Studio Camera Solutions at IBC '18
AK-UC4000 and Videosys’ new 4K camera control unit system combine to reduce complexities of setting up a live event and broadcasting in 4K UHD
Panasonic has partnered with Videosys to showcase an integrated 4K camera solution, with the Videosys 4K Camera control unit on the Panasonic booth at IBC 2018.
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Panasonic's Cinema Camera Lineup Joins Netflix Post Technology Alliance
Panasonic's Cinema Camera Lineup Joins Netflix Post Technology Alliance
Post Technology Alliance logos have been given to Panasonic’s VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam Pure and EVA1, already used on multiple Netflix original series
Panasonic’s full range of 4K cinematography cameras has been designated as Post Technology Alliance by Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service.
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Panasonic Launches HDR Ready News Gathering Camera at IBC
Panasonic Launches HDR Ready News Gathering Camera at IBC
AJ-PX5100 P2HD camera-recorder upgrades the PX5000 series targeted at network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production
Panasonic has used IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, to introduce a new ENG camera offering greater connectivity, operability and clarity.
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Panasonic 8K ROI Technology Revealed At IBC 2018
Panasonic 8K ROI Technology Revealed At IBC 2018
Allows 4 separate crops from a single 8K canvas with automated picture correction technology; available from Summer 2019
Panasonic has showcased a new 8K ROI (Region of Interest) multi camera system at IBC 2018, changing the landscape of broadcast production by allowing up to four different HD images to be produced from a single 8K camera.
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Panasonic Announces Industry First 4K 50p Integrated PTZ Camera
Panasonic Announces Industry First 4K 50p Integrated PTZ Camera
AW-UE150 supports a variety of 4K interfaces, including 12G-SDI, HDMI, Optical Fibre and IP which supports HDR mode; simultaneous output of 4K and HD
Panasonic has showcased its industry first 4K 50p, HDR integrated PTZ camera for the first time in Europe, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam.
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Clemson Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network broadcasts with Panasonic AK-HC5000 High-Speed Camera Systems
Clemson Athletics Gears Up for ACC TV Network broadcasts with Panasonic AK-HC5000 High-Speed Camera SystemsClemson University, Division 1 college football 2017 national champions, is increasing its complement of Panasonic production cameras with an incremental purchase of Panasonic AK-HC5000 4X high-speed 1080p camera systems. Already equipped with two HC5000s, the Clemson University Athletics Department is taking delivery of seven additional cameras, all in full studio configuration, this summer.
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ABC’s New Unscripted Series CASTAWAYS Shot with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
ABC’s New Unscripted Series CASTAWAYS Shot with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series to Premiere Tuesday, August 7
ABC’s “Castaways,” which was shot and produced by Nomad Entertainment using VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, is a revolutionary series testing the human need for companionship under extreme circumstances as each individual learns there are other castaways out there but are unaware of how many, their locations or when they will be rescued.
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Panasonic's New AW-UE150 4K Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Remote Camera
Panasonic's New AW-UE150 4K Integrated Pan/Tilt/Zoom Remote Camera
First 4K/60p Camera among Broadcast-Grade PTZs
Here at INFOCOMM, Panasonic announced the development of the AW-UE150, a new 4K integrated remote camera that will offer 4K/UHD - 60p capture, a first for a broadcast-class PTZ. The UE150 will also afford the widest viewing angle (75.1 degrees, horizontal) in its class.
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Panasonic Announces AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest For U.S. and EU Filmmakers
Panasonic Announces AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest For U.S. and EU Filmmakers
Enter Now through August 24th, Winners Announced at IBC
Here at Cine Gear Expo, Panasonic announced the AU-EVA1 “Share Your Vision” Video Contest, open to video professionals throughout the United States and European Union countries. To participate, contestants should register at https://eva1contest.hscampaigns.com and submit videos shot with the EVA1 cinema camera from 25 seconds to five minutes in length from June 1st through August 24th, 2018.
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EVA 2.5 Firmware Update Brings SMOOTH Mode to AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
EVA 2.5 Firmware Update Brings SMOOTH Mode to AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraPanasonic today released the EVA 2.5 firmware update for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera, adding a new noise reduction mode, more lens support expansion and menu improvements. SMOOTH mode noise reduction is designed for capturing low noise images without need for additional post processing.
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Cine Gear Expo: Panasonic panels to feature leading DPs on VariCam, EVA1
Cine Gear Expo: Panasonic panels to feature leading DPs on VariCam, EVA1Upcoming at Cine Gear Expo (exhibits June 1 and 2) at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic is presenting several seminars, including EVA1 Show & Tell on Friday, June 1 from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. in the Paramount Theater. Cinematographers Johnny Derango, Elle Schneider, Ben Meredith and Pietro Villani will screen clips from their latest EVA1 projects and discuss the benefits of shooting with the camera. Three seminars are scheduled for Saturday, June 2, all in the Paramount Theater.
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Panasonic Launches Second Century of Innovation with New Products, Technologies and Solutions at NAB 2018
New AK-UC4000 4K/HDR/High-Speed Camera, AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, EVA2.0 Firmware with RAW Support, and VariCam LT CineLive Firmware Showcased
Panasonic is marking its 100th year anniversary with a wide-ranging display of products, technologies and solutions for production and broadcast professionals here at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show. Under the theme, “Welcome to our next 100 years of Innovation.”
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New ProRes RAW Recording Codecs Support RAW Recording in Panasonic EVA1 and VariCam LT Cameras
New ProRes RAW Recording Codecs Support RAW Recording in Panasonic EVA1 and VariCam LT CamerasPanasonic announced today that the AU-EVA1 Compact S35 and the VariCam LT cinema cameras will have support for their RAW data outputs in the new ProRes RAW recording codecs. Native support for ProRes RAW has been introduced in the latest edition of Final Cut Pro X, and Atomos has announced that its Shogun Inferno and Sumo monitor/recorders will record in the new format. In addition to internal recording formats, the EVA1 and VariCam LT can output RAW data for the greatest flexibility in post image adjustment.
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DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
DP Adam Swica, CSC creates a neo-noir look for indie feature Birdland with VariCam 35
Says Swica: “Everybody was just shocked on what we were capturing. The VariCam slashed our lighting package.”
Birdland, directed and co-written by Peter Lynch, is a Canadian feature that contains some of the most striking images you’ll see in an indie film this year. It tells the story of an ex-cop, Sheila Hood, who hides surveillance cameras in her home to spy on her husband’s affairs – essentially becoming a voyeur of her own life. The film was shot by cinematographer Adam Swica, CSC (The Art of the Steal, The Firm) with a single Panasonic VariCam 35 camera.
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Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Tulsa's Church at BattleCreek Upgrades with VariCam LT 4K CamcordersThe Church at BattleCreek, the broadcast campus for a vibrant and dynamic ministry that comprises five additional Tulsa-area locations, as well as a satellite church in DuPage, IL, has invested in Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support live video production of its Sunday services. According to Technical Arts Director Josh Stephens, the installation of the VariCam LTs several months ago has allowed the Church at BattleCreek not only to upgrade to HD (and ultimately 4K)
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Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1
Filmmaker Dane Hansen creates a stunning fashion short with the AU-EVA1Available for only a few months, we’re already seeing visually impressive work shot with the Panasonic AU-EVA1. The EVA1 is a compact cinema camera that contains a 5.7K Super 35 sensor that delivers 14-stops of dynamic range and Dual Native ISOs of 800 and 2,500.
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Panasonic AU-EVA1 V 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Offers RAW Output, ALL-Intra Recording Modes
Panasonic AU-EVA1 V 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Offers RAW Output, ALL-Intra Recording ModesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats, and more.
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Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
Panasonic Launches New AK-UC4000 Camera System—4K, HDR and HD Slow Motion Capable
AK-UC4000 raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
Panasonic has announced the addition of the AK-UC4000 studio camera to its system camera line, joining the current AK-UC3000 4K HDR capable-camera and the AK-HC5000 1080p 4x high-speed HDR capable-system. It brings together the features of both and raises the bar for 4K HDR performance and future-proof infrastructure.
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Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema Camera
Panasonic Expands Lens Compatibility for AU-EVA1 5.7K Cinema CameraPanasonic has announced the immediately availability of a free firmware 1.12 upgrade for the new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera that expands lens compatibility for a number of popular Sigma ART lenses. The firmware 1.12 is available for download at
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Panasonic Launches Educational Video Series Supporting New AU-EVA1 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera
Panasonic Launches Educational Video Series Supporting New AU-EVA1 5.7K Compact Cinema CameraPanasonic has launched a series of educational videos about the feature set of the popular new AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. “These videos identify and highlight key camera features and functions—most unique to the EVA1--that clients should find useful,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic Media and Entertainment Company.
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WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary Project
WUCF Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders for Production of National Documentary ProjectWUCF Central Florida PBS has purchased Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support production of its extensive local programming as well as the filming of a high-profile documentary, The Groveland Four. A national project, The Groveland Four explores an historic episode in Central Florida's mid-20th century race relations.
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Panasonic Delivers Full NDI Line of Professional PTZ Cameras
Panasonic Delivers Full NDI Line of Professional PTZ Cameras
New line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company has announced the immediate availability of a new line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support: the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130.
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DP Charles Papert shoots YouTube Red series "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" with VariCam LTs
DP Charles Papert shoots YouTube Red series "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" with VariCam LTs
Series shot 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC Intra files in UHD V-LOG with two Panasonic VariCam LTs rolling for 80-90% of scenes
From Rawson Marshall Thurber, the writer/director of Central Intelligence and We’re the Millers, comes the YouTube Red comedy series, Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*. In the genre-bending show, the LAPD creates a task force that partners actors with detectives. The series stars Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, Party Down) and Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale, Orange Is the New Black), who plays Hansen’s partner Detective Jessica Mathers. Poking fun at Hollywood, as well as action movies, sitcoms, and crime procedural shows, the half hour streaming series features an all-star cast playing odd charicatures of themselves, including Joel McHale, Donald Faison, Eric Christian Olsen, Jon Cryer, and Kristen Bell. The series was shot by cinematographer Charles Papert (Mary + Jane, Key and Peele) with VariCam LT cinema cameras.
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Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Redemption Church Goes 4K with Panasonic Cameras and Projectors
Greenville SC congregation has installed five Panasonic AK-HC3000 4K/HD camera systems and two PT-RQ32K 27,000 lumen 4K+ laser projectors to become one of the first fully 4K churches
Throughout his 26 years as leader of Redemption Church (Greenville, SC), Pastor Ron Carpenter had noticed that his congregations were consistently one-generational, skewing older. Concerned with the spiritual lives of his congregants' children and grandchildren, he became determined to completely transform the Redemption worship experience to one with cross-over appeal for millennials (18 to 29 years old) and younger.
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DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
DP Judd Overton shoots The Letdown with VariCam LTs
Netflix and Australian Broadcast Corporation partner on series produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. Produced and written by Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell, the pilot and six half hour episodes follows Audrey, played by Bell, as she navigates the chaos of motherhood while still trying to balance a career-focused husband, a self-absorbed mother, and a care-free best friend. The series also stars Duncan Fellows, Sacha Horler, Noni Hazelhurst and Celeste Barber.
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Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lucky 8 TV shoots Season 2 of Science ‘Secrets of the Underground’ with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Series hosted by biologist Rob Nelson and geophysicist Stefan Burns uses cutting-edge technology—LIDAR, ground-penetrating radar and 3D imaging—and research to shed new light on famous subterranean mysteries
Production company Lucky 8 TV (60 Days In, The Real Story with María Elena Salinas) has employed Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to shoot season two of Science Channel original series “Secrets of the Underground.” The second season premieres Saturday, October 28 at 10pm ET/PT.
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GSU's Creative Media Institute equipped with VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
GSU's Creative Media Institute equipped with VariCam LT Cinema Cameras
Georgia State University celebrates the debut of the school's $22.5 million world-class media center, the Creative Media Industries Institute.
Georgia State University celebrated Homecoming Weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday marking the debut of the school's $22.5 million, world-class media center, the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMII). Panasonic Media Entertainment Company (PMEC) will play an integral role in CMII through the provision of a broad array of professional video and display equipment, and through the company's sponsorship of a marquee seminar series, “Bursts of Excellence,” featuring the filmmaking industry's top above-and-below-the-line talent.
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Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Houston’s HOPE CITY Church Supports Sophisticated Outreach to Millennials with Cinematic Video Shot on Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Camcorders
Six services, worldwide outreach through Facebook Live and YouTube streaming, in-house projection to multiple screens, houses of worship in multiple locations
The thousands of youthful congregants of Houston-based HOPE CITY are scattered worldwide, participating in services via Facebook Live and YouTube streaming as well as in-person at multiple weekly worship experiences. The quality of HOPE CITY’s live and residual video production has seen a dramatic uptick since the introduction of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders early this year.
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Panasonic Goes Big at IBC with Live and Studio AV and Broadcast Solutions
Panasonic has demonstrated its commitment to industry collaborations, creating added value solutions for the corporate, live events and production industry.
Panasonic announced a number of collaborations at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam that help move it beyond hardware in to multi-technology, connected solutions. Building on the success of its remote camera and Studio Camera products, the company has collaborated with industry partners to create robotic systems, new protocols and tracking systems.
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Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Panasonic Announces Additional “First Look” AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
Events in San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta
San Francisco, Austin, Boston and Atlanta-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera, a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and Panasonic cinema specialists, and hands-on demonstrations.
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DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
DP Vanja Cernjul shoots HBO’s The Deuce with Panasonic VariCam 35s
12-bit AVC Intra 444 files at 23.98-fps, captured in V-Log with Panavision PVintage primes, using LUT simulating Fuji film stock
HBO’s The Deuce is a drama series set in and around Times Square in New York and tells the story of the legalization and growth of the porn industry in the 1970s, as well as the rise of HIV and the drug epidemic. The series stars James Franco, playing twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, who become fronts for the Mob. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars as Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a sex worker who is drawn into the porn industry. Created and written by David Simon (The Wire, Treme) and crime fiction author George Pelecanos, The Deuce was shot by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul, ASC (Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie) with VariCam 35 cameras.
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Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Announces Exclusive First Look and Screenings for Compact AU-EVA1 Cinema CameraNew York City and Los Angeles-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera and a question-and-answer session with the films’ cinematographers who will discuss shooting with the EVA1.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Panasonic Announces Pricing, Additional Technical Specs For AU-EVA1
Specs now include a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V , confirmed Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range; SLP of $7495
(August 3, 2017) Panasonic today disclosed additional information, including pricing and specification data, about the upcoming AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera. Previewed this spring at Cine Gear Expo, the EVA1 will ship this Fall with a suggested list price of $7,495.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam Cameras Offer Greater Speed and Versatility
Firmware upgrades include Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam 35/HS, Ver. 5.5 for the VariCam LT, and Ver. 7.5 for the VariCam Pur
Panasonic has announced free firmware upgrades for the VariCam 35, HS, LT, and Pure cinema cameras that includes several new features and added functions.
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Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Filmmaker Mark Eiden Explores the Unsolved with Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Camcorder
Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to be used as “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible
Traverse City, MI filmmaker Mark Eiden recently purchased the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder to use as his “A” camera on a reality television initiative of his owner/operated production company, Reel Incredible.
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Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Panasonic Previews Compact 5.7K Super 35mm AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera
Weighing only 2.65-lbs (1.2Kg, body-only) with a compact form factor (6.69” x 5.31” x 5.23”) and a removable handgrip, the EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves
At Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, CA, Panasonic previewed the AU-EVA1, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials and music videos.
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The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
The Weather Channel Invests in Panasonic AJ-PX5000G Shoulder-mount P2 HD Camcorders for Rigorous EFP
Extensive in-house testing showed clear preference for the PX5000G; will integrate with LiveU Central cloud-based IP management platform and Adobe Premiere Pro
The Weather Channel (Atlanta, GA) has recently purchased four AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch 2.2M 3-MOS P2 HD AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount camcorders for the production of long-form programming. These camcorders replace an earlier generation of P2 gear that the Weather Channel, a longtime Panasonic P2 customer, had used for EFP since the mid-2000s.
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RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
RTM Productions Goes Under the Hood with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorders to Produce Top-Rated Automotive Programs
RTM Productions (Franklin, TN), creators of PowerNation, the country’s most-watched automotive how-to TV programming, is producing its 2017 season of popular tech shows with recently acquired Panasonic gear, including six VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders, three AG-DVX200 4K handhelds and 10 BT-4LH310 4K production monitors.
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Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment at NAB 2017: Live 360 Broadcast, IP Streaming, 10-bit Monitoring, and More
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company , Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Unveils 360-Degree Live Camera System With Uncompressed 4K Output
(Las Vegas, NV--April 24, 2017) Panasonic’s booth at the NAB Show 2017 (Central Hall, Booth C3607) is going to packed with the range of goodness that showgoers have come to expect, including the Cinema VariCam Experience, a look at the control room of the future, cloud-based news production, transparent and AR displays, and much more that we’ll be reporting throughout the week.
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hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam Cameras
hsc.tv Shoots Network Sports, Documentary Features With Full Line of Panasonic VariCam CamerasFrom covering Grand Slam Tennis and the Masters Golf Tournament for ESPN to shooting promos for TruTV, from a feature on the New York Yankees for ESPN’s SportsCenter to a music video tease for ABC’s “The View,” production company hsc.tv (New York, NY) has shot many high-profile projects with its VariCam line of cameras.
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DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
DP John Kelleran Shoots Travel Channel’s HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcordersDirector of Photography John Kelleran shot season eight of the Travel Channel’s popular HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE show with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. With several episodes of season eight already broadcast, the remainder of the season will resume in September 2017. HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE is a reality television program in which struggling hotels receive an extensive makeover by veteran hotel operator and hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri and team.
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Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder
Kaufer Productions Bolsters Corporate Projects with AG-DVX200 4K CamcorderAfter a lengthy career in broadcast ENG and EFP, in 2002 videographer/editor Jeffrey Kaufer established his own production company, Kaufer Productions, serving Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area. For the past year, Kaufer has been utilizing Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld on a variety of corporate projects for large companies including United Way, Boston Scientific and Xcel Energy.
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Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras
Band Pro Film & Digital Invests in VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamerasBand Pro Film & Digital, who for over 30 years has provided new products and solutions for the professional production market from offices in Burbank, New York City, Munich and Tel Aviv, has invested in VariCam LT 4K cinema cameras and the BT-4LH310 4K production monitor.
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Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
Horton Productions Supports Educational, Documentary Shoots with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderPatrick Horton, owner/operator of Norman, OK-based Horton Productions, has employed Panasonic’s AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld for the past year, using it to shoot projects ranging from educational and travel videos to documentary and broadcast projects.
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New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New Features
New Firmware Upgrades for Panasonic VariCam 35 and LT Cinema Cameras and VariCam HS High-Speed 1080P Cameras Provide Powerful New FeaturesPanasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the VariCam 35 and LT cinema cameras and VariCam HS high-speed 1080P camera that includes additional ProRes codecs and HD-SDI Monitor output improvements. The firmware upgrade (Ver. 7.0) for the VariCam 35 and HS and Ver. 5.0 upgrade for VariCam LT can be downloaded now at this URL - http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/index.html.
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Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Showtime Sports Six-Part Documentary, Legacy: Bob Hurley
Shot with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Content studio Malka Media (Hoboken, NJ) is currently shooting an episodic digital series about Jersey City’s St. Anthony High School and its legendary basketball coach, Bob Hurley with VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. SHOWTIME will debut "Legacy: Bob Hurley" in six weekly installments exclusively on SHO.com and the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel (@shosports) beginning Monday, Feb. 20.
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Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K Cameras
Hollywood Riviera Studios Invests in Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K CamerasHollywood Rivera Studios (Torrance, CA), specializing in eSports productions, live in-studio shows, mobile production truck rentals and more, has purchased sixPanasonic AK-UC3000 4K studio/EFP cameras. According to company owner Rolando Nichols, "The UC3000 camera systems deliver the convenience of a live multi-camera system with the cinematic look our clients are looking for, while at the same time they prepare us for 4K production."
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DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIER
DP David Herrington brings dark realism to Netflix's FRONTIERFrontier is a Canadian historical drama that chronicles the North American fur trade in the late 1700s. The six-part series, which stars Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Allan Hawco, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle and Jessica Matten, is the Discovery Channel’s first original scripted production and was acquired by Netflix for international distribution.
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Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs
No More Excuses: Peloton Live Streams 80+ Weekly Cycle Classes Captured with Panasonic AW-HE130 HD PTZs, Makes Thousands of Workouts Available Via VOD
The Peloton indoor bike, the hottest technology product transforming fitness, is a must-have item for millennials, their older siblings and their parents. “Not that exercise bike sitting in the corner of your basement,” according to Fast Company, the Peloton bike powers a state-of-the-industry fitness studio that live streams 14 classes daily, all acquired with Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt/zoom cameras.
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Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
Panasonic 4K Cameras Support Production of “Disney’s Broadway Hits” at London’s Royal Albert Hall
VariCam LT Cinema, AK-UC3000 Studio and AW-UE70 PTZ
A new Disney concert celebrating over two decades of stunning Broadway shows received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in October. This one-night-only Disney’s Broadway Hitsevent, featuring music from such award-winning scores as Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the rest of the Disney Theatrical catalog, marked the first time this show was seen in Europe.
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NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD Camcorders
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Equips Introductory Documentary Classes with Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-INTRA P2 HD CamcordersNew York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts recently added 18 Panasonic AJ-PX270 AVC-ULTRA P2 HD handheld camcorders as the standard instructional tool in the Film and Television department’s Sight and Sound Documentary classes. NYU Tisch’s acquisition of the PX270s was made possible through a donation by a parent of a Tisch student.
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Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema cameras
Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC shoots the pilot for Fox TV's "Star" with VariCam 35 cinema camerasStar is a new Fox TV music drama from Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels (Empire, Precious). Exposing the cut-throat music industry, Star follows three talented singers as they navigate the road to stardom. The series features Jude Demorest as the title character, Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz. The series’ pilot was shot by cinematographer Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) on VariCam 35 cinema cameras.
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NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ Automatically Detects Panasonic IP Cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series Workflows
NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ Automatically Detects Panasonic IP Cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series Workflows
Identifies any compatible Panasonic IP cameras anywhere on your network. For a limited time, Panasonic will be offering a complimentary Newtek AutoLink for Panasonic license.
Sports Video Group Summit News –– Panasonic announced today the NewTek AutoLink™ for Panasonic PTZ, a software application allowing users to connect IP-ready Panasonic professional video cameras to a network and detect their presence automatically from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. With NewTek AutoLink for Panasonic PTZ, Panasonic IP cameras detected on a network become immediately available for use in NDI-based video production workflows without any additional configuration.
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Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Feature Film ‘Maine,’ Winner of AbelCine Film Grant, Shot With VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderThe upcoming feature film Maine recently completed principal photography on a rigorous shoot with the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder. Maine follows the journey of a married woman from Spain to reclaim her identity while solo thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, a trip that is sidetracked when a lone American hiker pursues her.
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Deep Sky Fields Corporate, Documentary Production with VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
Deep Sky Fields Corporate, Documentary Production with VariCam LT 4K Cinema CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Frank Kraljic, a longtime Panasonic camera owner, recently invested in the VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder to handle assignments ranging from corporate/industrial videos to documentaries and television series. For the past decade, Kraljic has relied on the AG-HVX200 and AG-HPX250 P2 HD and AG-AF100 large-format camcorders to support the steady growth of his Arizona-based company, Deep Sky Productions.
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AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid Growth
AV Department’s Acquisition of Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder Helps Fuel Rapid GrowthDirector/Director of Photography Michael Cogliantry recently found himself in the enviable position of needing a higher-end camera to handle the dramatic growth of his business, Manhattan-based production/creative agency, the AV Department. After months of renting acquisition gear more fully-featured that his own DSLRs, Cogliantry found “everything I’d been looking for spec-wise” in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder.
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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output
Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD OutputPanasonic today announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required. Ideal for broadcast and remote studios, weather and traffic reporting, remote live production, image magnification and sports, the UB300 is equipped with a one-inch MOS sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/59.94p with the ability to simultaneously output HD up to 1080/59.94p.
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Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Naughty Saint Nick: Bad Santa 2 and Panasonic Varicam 35
Theo Van de Sande, ASC shoots Bad Santa 2 with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls) and once again pairs Willie (Billy Bob Thornton) and his little helper Marcus (Tony Cox), who reunite to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates joins the cast as Willie’s foul-mouthed mother, Sunny Soke, and Brett Kelly reprises his role as Thurman Merman. The dark comedy was shot by Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras.
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Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
Lenzworks Shoots Second Season of 'Relative Race' with 12 VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorders
VariCam LT was chosen on the basis of its ergonomics, light weight and, especially, low light performance.
Utah-based production company Lenzworks recently shot the second season of "Relative Race," a co-production with broadcast partner BYUtv, with a dozen VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders. An ingenious pairing of a race against time with a genealogy hunt, Relative Race pits four couples against each other in a race from Miami, FL to Boston, MA, with required stops along the way to complete challenges, then meet and stay with relatives they previously didn’t know existed. The prize for the winning couple: $50,000.
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Sherwood Baptist Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic P2 HD Camcorders, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras and AV-HS6000 2 ME Switcher
Sherwood Baptist Upgrades A/V System with Panasonic P2 HD Camcorders, Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras and AV-HS6000 2 ME Switcher(Newark, NJ--October 31, 2016) Sherwood Baptist Church (Albany, GA) recently completed a total upgrade of its A/V systems with a broad selection of Panasonic professional video gear including P2 HD camcorders, 4K and HD pan/tilt/zoom cameras, and the AV-HS6000 2ME production switcher.
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South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
South Coast Film & Video Shoots Houston METRO Transit Authority Commercial Spots with Panasonic VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder
DP Everett Gorel said he opted for the Panasonic VariCam LT because it stood out in terms of its broad dynamic range and extreme low-light capabilities.
Full-service production company South Coast Film & Video (Houston, TX) recently purchased a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder that has been used to shoot a new commercial campaign for METRO, the Houston transportation agency serving the nation’s 4thlargest city.
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FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
FSU’s Seminole Productions Adds VariCam LT 4K Cinema Camcorder To Panasonic Camera Arsenal
Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium
Seminole Productions, the video production unit of Florida State University’s College of Communication and FSU Athletics partner, recently invested in Panasonic’s VariCam LT 4K camcorder to shoot cinematic features and opens for display on the state-of-the-art Panasonic large-format LED video boards that are installed throughout Doak Campbell Stadium.
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Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic Advances Software-Driven IP Workflows with NewTek Connect Pro
Panasonic introduces support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface connectivity
(Newark, NJ--September 21, 2016) Panasonic today announced support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek Connect Pro software enabling Network Device Interface (NDI™) connectivity. The Connect Pro Software application makes Panasonic PTZ cameras recognizable as a source by NDI-enabled applications and devices connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. NewTek’s royalty-free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs and infrastructure upgrades, while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network.
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Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT Facilitating RAW Signal Output
Panasonic Releases New Firmware Update for VariCam LT Facilitating RAW Signal Output
VariCam LT adds RAW signal output via two 3G-SDI terminals to an external RAW recorder at 4K or UHD 60p
Panasonic has announced a new firmware update for the VariCam LT that adds RAW signal output via two 3G-SDI terminals to an external RAW recorder at 4K or UHD 60p. RAW recording will be compatible with the Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ monitor/recorders from Convergent Design Inc. and the Atomos Inc. Shogun Inferno recording monitor. The recorded CinemaDNG file is compatible with DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1, Drastic Media Reactor 5.04 and upcoming versions of major NLEs and grading systems.
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Panasonic at IBC: 4K, MOIP and HDR on the agenda for Amsterdam
Panasonic at IBC: 4K, MOIP and HDR on the agenda for Amsterdam
Panasonic has strengthened its 4K line-up at IBC 2016, introducing a range of new products and updates including a new 4K production camcorder, developments in Media over IP technology and workflow improvements.
Panasonic expanded its 4K camera range with two cost effective, high-power zoom, integrated lens camcorders. The premium AG-UX180 model is equipped with a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 20x zoom, UHD 60p recording capability and the industry’s widest angle of 24mm. The standard AG-UX90 features a 1-type MOS sensor, optical 15x zoom, UHD 30p recording and wide angle of 24.5mm. The two cameras are set for release in November (AG-UX90) and December 2016 (AG-UX180) and working models are on display at the Panasonic stand for the first time.
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Panasonic announces availability of new 4K integrated high-power zoom lens UX Camcorder Series
Panasonic announces availability of new 4K integrated high-power zoom lens UX Camcorder Series
4K Professional Camcorders Boast the Industry's Widest Optical Zoom Angle of 24mm
Panasonic today announced availability and pricing for the first two models in its new UX series of professional 4K camcorders, the UX Premium Model AG-UX180 and the UX Standard Model AG-UX90. The UX180 and UX90 begin deliveries in December and November, respectively, with suggested list prices of $3,795 and $2,295.
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Panasonic and Codex to Introduce New RAW VariCam System at IBC 2016
Panasonic and Codex to Introduce New RAW VariCam System at IBC 2016Panasonic will introduce a new cinema-ready version of the VariCam 35 at IBC 2016 featuring a jointly-developed Codex recorder capable of uncompressed, 4K RAW acquisition.
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Panasonic Adds Kit Package with Two 512GB expressP2 Cards for VariCam LT 4K Super 35 Cinema Camcorder
Panasonic Adds Kit Package with Two 512GB expressP2 Cards for VariCam LT 4K Super 35 Cinema CamcorderPanasonic has expanded the number of cost-saving camera kit packages for the VariCam LT Super 35mm Cinema Camera to five with the addition of the PROEX-B512 package, featuring the completely accessorized camcorder along with two AU-XP0512BG expressP2 memory cards and an AU-XPD1 expressP2 Card Reader. The 512GB expressP2 cards can record approximately 180 minutes of continuous 4K material at 24fps in the AVC-Intra4K422 codec.
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DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35
DP Luke Sauer Shoots Upcoming ‘Rodeo Horror’ Flick Lasso With Panasonic VariCam 35Director of Photography Luke Sauer has completed shooting the upcoming feature Lasso with Panasonic VariCam 35 cinema camera/recorders. Currently in post-production, the film is slated for an early 2017 release.
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Panasonic Introduces Entry-Level AG-AC30 Full HD Handheld With Full HD Handheld With Broad Slate of Professional Features
Panasonic Introduces Entry-Level AG-AC30 Full HD Handheld With Full HD Handheld With Broad Slate of Professional FeaturesPanasonic today announced the introduction of the AG-AC30, a handheld camcorder with top professional features including a powerful 20X optical zoom, wide-angle 29.5mm lens, LED light for low-light shooting, two-channel XLR audio inputs and simultaneous record or relay record with hot swap. With Full HD (1080p) recording, the entry-level AC30 is ideal for shooting weddings, web videos, business conferences, exhibits, government activities and more.
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U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
U. of North Texas' Media Arts Dept. Invests in 30 AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorders for Undergraduate/Graduate Instruction, TV Production
VariCam LT Assigned to Advanced Cinema Classes
The Department of Media Arts of the University of North Texas’ College of Arts and Sciences recently purchased 30 Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor 4/3” handheld camcorders that will be used in classes including narrative, news, documentary and entertainment acquisition techniques, as well as for news production at the university’s cable television station. The Department also bought a VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder for advanced narrative film classes.
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DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld Camcorder
DP Dave Craig Takes Dreams to Screens with Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Large-Sensor Handheld CamcorderDirector/Director of Photography Dave Craig, principal of Dream to Screen Productions (Los Angeles, CA), has put his AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor handheld to extensive use for client Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS), sponsor of the largest simulation aircraft battles in the country.
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Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding Assignments
Director of Photography Art Aldrich Upgrades to VariCam LT 4K Cinema Cameras for Fortune 500 Branding AssignmentsDirector of Photography Art Aldrich has purchased three VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorders to support his extensive video work in corporate branding. Aldrich, who numbers major broadcast and cable networks, Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies and independent production facilities among his clients, recently completed a 10-day shoot at the KPMG WPGA Championship in Sammamish, WAwith the Panasonic cameras.
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Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
Second Season of Outdoor Channel's 'GunnyTime with R. Lee Ermey' Shot in 4K with Panasonic VariCam 35 Cinema Camera/Recorders
New Season Premieres Wednesday, June 29, 7:30/11:30 PM ET
The second season of “GunnyTime with R.Lee Ermey,” premiering this evening on the Outdoor Channel, was shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The fully immersive, host-driven television series focuses on vintage and exceptional weapons and related technology, and exploits the outsized personality of Ermey, former U.S. Marine Corps staff NCO and drill instructor, Golden Globe nominee for his role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket,and veteran of more than 60 feature films.
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Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders
Horace and Pete, Louis C.K.'s Evanescent Water-Cooler Drama, Shot with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K Cinema Camera/Recorders“Horace and Pete,” a 2016 web series created, written, and directed by Louis C.K., was shot by Director of Photography Paul Koestner with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema camera/recorders. The series, described by its creator as a tragedy versus a comedy, focuses on Horace (C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi), the owners of Horace and Pete's, a run-down Brooklyn bar.
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Panasonic Expands VariCam 35/HS Recording and Workflow With With Latest Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that expands recording options and enables several operational and workflow improvements. This firmware upgrade --Version 6.0 -- is immediately available for downloading at the Panasonic service support website, http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/varicam/index.html#anchor_whatsnew.
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Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology Upgrade
Rice University Athletics Purchases New Panasonic 4K Camera Systems as Linchpin of Football Stadium Technology Upgrade
AW-HE130 PTZs Slated for High End-Zone Capture
As part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of its historic Rice Stadium (home of Super Bowl VIII), Rice University (Houston, TX) Athletics has recently purchased four of Panasonic’s new AK-UC3000 4K camera systems, as well as AW-HE130 integrated pan/tilt/zoom cameras for high end-zone coverage.
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