Panasonic accelerates news workflow with the P2 Cast cloud

Panasonic has introduced P2 Cast, a cloud-based news production system that leverages the network features of the company’s next-generation P2 HD camcorders.

P2 Cast utilises the network capabilities of the AJ-PX5000G, AJ-PX800G , AJ-PX380 and AJ-PX270, so that content uploaded to the cloud is immediately available for reviewing and editing, dramatically expediting the delivery of news to air, while at the same time expanding the editing function to any device connected to the internet.

“A major advantage of P2 Cast is the ability, via the cloud, to move low bit rate, yet high-quality proxy video from a camcorder in the field, create a video sequence of the desired clips, and then allow newsroom systems to automatically pull back high-resolution broadcast quality video from the camera,” said André Meterian, Director of Panasonic’s broadcast business in Europe, Russia and CIS. “This high-resolution video can range in quality, from AVC-LongG12 through to AVC-Intra Class200, depending on preference and available bandwidth.”

AVC-ULTRA cameras are connected with the newsroom through mobile networks (4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, or LAN) and the cloud, making it possible to instantly produce news out of events as they occur.

The service has been tested for the past several months by major international broadcasters. P2 Cast is immediately available on a free trial basis until September 2015, at which time the service becomes chargeable.

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