Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions Expands Commitment To Panasonic P2 Format With Addition Of 12 Aj-Px5000g Avc-Ultra Shoulder-Mounts
Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, part of Vitec Group’s Production Services business unit, and a leading worldwide provider of high-end video equipment rentals, has purchased a dozen Panasonic AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders, bringing the company’s investment in the AVC-ULTRA model to a total of 25. Fifteen of the PX5000Gs will be assigned to cover the inaugural European Games that will be held this month in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan.
The European Games (www.baku2015.com) is a multi-sport event with over 6,000 athletes from all over Europe. The Games are designed and regulated by the European Olympic Committees (EOC). Twenty sports will be represented, with 253 medal events; many sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
“Our incremental purchases of the PX5000G are indicative of our commitment to the P2 format, as well as the versatility of the camcorder,” said Tom Dickinson, Chief Technology Officer, Bexel Global. “As the industry has moved to all card-based production, there is an expanding future for P2, which got the ball rolling with solid-state media. Bexel Global continues to deepen our ability to serve our clients with a growing array of tools, and the PX5000G is of key importance to us in our expansion.”
“The PX5000G is advanced and versatile, capable of recording in both 1080/720 and shooting 1080/60p, 30p and 24p,” he added. “Switchable between 59.94Hz/50Hz, this is an ideal camera for marquee international events such as the European Games. The PX5000G has been a winner for us in sports, television and documentary production, and increasing our investment in it was an obvious choice.”
Bexel Global continues to field dozens of previous P2 HD models such as the AJ-HPX3100, AJ-HPX2700 and AJ-HPX2000 shoulder-mounts. Dickinson said that the company has also increased its investment in robotics by adding 25 Panasonic AW-HE130 pan/tilt-zoom cameras. “With Power over Ethernet+ and IR acquisition, the HE130 is the ideal camera for reality TV and documentaries,” he said.
About the AJ-PX5000G
The AJ-PX5000G 2/3”, 2.2M 3-MOS AVC-ULTRA shoulder-mount features 720p and 1080p/i recording, and records in full-resolution, 10-bit 1080/60p (in AVC-Intra100). With its breadth of recording options, ultimate image quality, variety of professional I/Os and powerful expandability, the PX5000G fills niches in network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production, as well as the rental market. Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange, its high-resolution AVC-Proxy encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing. The PX5000G’s AVC-Proxy files and network functionality (wired/wireless LAN) make it possible to configure a workflow for previewing images, editing metadata, editing playlists, and uploading motion images quickly and at low cost with a PC/Mac, tablet, or smartphone. The camcorder incorporates a choice of AVC-LongG quality levels: designed for applications where file size is critical, these 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampled codecs record in a much smaller file size, saving storage cost and transfer times over MPEG-2 while maintaining equal or better video quality.
For more information about the AJ-PX5000G and other Panasonic professional video products, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast, or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.
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With a portfolio of technologically advanced systems, custom fiber solutions and high-quality products, and a proven reputation for reliability and innovation, Bexel is the preeminent worldwide provider of broadcast services. Bexel expertly delivers unparalleled production solutions and world-class engineering support, as well as video and audio equipment rentals, systems integration, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance.
Having supported some of the world’s most recognized events, Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions is equipped to capture powerful content from venues, studios and exceptionally challenging environments. Encompassing some of the most sought after brands in the industry, Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions’ portfolio of production services includes premium teleprompting camera and software systems from Autocue and Autoscript, cutting-edge broadcast technology for the Q-Ball and other specialty remote cameras from Camera Corps, and meticulously maintained camera supports and mounting requirements from The Camera Store. Along with other leading brands across the broadcast sector, Bexel is a Vitec Group company.