An interview from the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Delix Alex of Panasonic. Panasonic offers leading products to acquire, transmit and view high-quality video, over both video and IP networks. Professional products include VariCam cinema cameras, P2 HD camcorders, 4K and HD handheld cameras, Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras, studio and box cameras, switchers and monitors. In this interview Delix talks with us about the new AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, an All-in-One Live Streaming System with NDI.
The Live Production Center facilitates video and audio creation where a limited number of operators are available, such as university sports, webcasting, live streaming and live event video production. The Center makes one-person operation possible for remote camera shooting to streaming transmission.
NDI, or Network Device Interface, a technology of NewTek Inc. is an advanced video over IP production workflow, allowing distribution of video across network infrastructure rather than specialized video hardware. The AV-HLC100 acts as a hybrid device, bridging baseband (SDI and HDMI) inputs and outputs, with NDI inputs and outputs allowing users to easily transition to the world of IP.
The HLC100 supports a wide range of both NTSC and PAL video formats including 3G-SDI video in1080/59.94p and 1080/50p, and enables cross-conversation on inputs. Eight total inputs are available with the choice of SDI or HDMI for input 1, SDI for inputs 2-4, and NDI for input 5-8. Alternatively, one can utilize NDI for up to all eight inputs so that a system can be configured to match the production environment. There are two SDI outputs, with associated NDI outputs; Output 1 is the program output. Output 2 can be assigned to program, preview or to an AUX bus. The AUX bus is useful as an independent secondary output for clean recording or alternate feed.
The HLC100 Center works directly with Panasonic PTZ and systems cameras, discovering and deploying them automatically using IP video transport (although SDI may be used as well). It will work with all NDI and NDI|HX capable video sources. Compatible cameras include: the new AW- HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70, and AW-HN130 integrated PTZs with NDI|HX, and the AW-HE38, AW-HE40, AW-UE70, AW-HE130 PTZ cameras with available upgrade to NDI|HX. Fully integrated support of NDI|HX, NDI High Efficiency Mode, allows for built-in support of NDI by Panasonic professional PTZ cameras, linking them directly to an NDI network, with automatic detection by the AV-HLC100 Live Production Center, as well as seamlessly integrating them with the hundreds of other NDI-capable products in the marketplace.
For more information please visit: www.US.Panasonic.com