Panasonic Media Entertainment Company (PMEC), Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Introduces AV-HLC100 Live Production Center Combining Switcher, PTZ Camera Control and Audio Mixing Functions For One-Person AV Production

Panasonic has announced the upcoming release of the AV-HLC100 Live Production Center that combines a 1 ME switcher, remote camera controller and audio mixer functions, enabling easy live streaming with one-person operation.

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.
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. In addition, it will work with all NDI-capable video sources. Compatible cameras include: AW-HE130, AW-HE40 and AW-UE70 PTZ cameras, as well as AK-UC3000 and AK-HC5000 studio camera systems and AK-UB300 4K Box Camera with streaming outputs.

“The Live Production Center is a further demonstration of Panasonic’s commitment with NewTek to define revolutionary IP strategy and video distribution with the NDI protocol, while at the same time making it accessible to people using today’s gigabit network technology, said Delix Alex, Product Manager, PMEC. “With the HLC100, high-performance professional operation can be realized even in production environments with few operators and no expert staff.”

For remote camera operation, the HLC100’s connection and settings can be easily executed using the Easy IP connection function, and pan, tilt, zoom, and focus operations can be performed with one hand using the large joystick. Output format support includes 1080/59.94p and 50p, and there is also a cross conversion function. Smooth transmission can be achieved since it is possible to mix embedded, line-input, and mic-input audio and add it to the video. 

In addition to NDI input/output IP transmission protocol technology, RTSP input (direct input of the IP video of Panasonic PTZ cameras) and the RTMP network protocol (direct transmission to live streaming services such as Facebook or YouTube Live) are supported. Professional interfaces also include 3G-SDI (video input x4, video output x2) and an HDMI out for user interface.

The hardware panel for camera control and switching is complemented with a newly designed software user interface that will enable Multiview monitoring, graphics overlay insertions, media players, audio mixers, and much more. This user interface focuses on simplicity and quick and easy operation of advanced settings. 

The AV-HLC100 Live Production Center will be available* in the Fall of 2017, with pricing to be announced.

*Upon launch, this product will be available only in the United States. Distribution outside the US is to be determined. 

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About Panasonic Broadcast, Cinema and Professional Video Systems
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.  These products serve customers in cinema, broadcast, professional sports, higher education, enterprise and other markets.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good.  Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution.  

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