New Panasonic 4K PL-mount Studio Camera for Live Cinematic Video with Shallow Depth of Field
The AK-PLV100GJ studio camera is designed to help streaming production teams make content more exciting and engaging.
Bracknell, UK. 19th October 2022 – As demand for high quality video content for streaming platforms continues to grow, Panasonic Connect Europe today announced that its new AK-PLV100GJ 4K studio camera, designed to help production teams make their content more exciting and engaging, will be released in the first quarter of 2023.
With a Super 35mm 5.7K MOS sensor and PL mount, inherited from the VariCam camera, Panasonic is bringing its pioneering experience of cine live technology to its studio camera line-up – enabling powerfully expressive video with a shallow depth of field to bring it closer to the director’s intention.
Simple IP-based live production without CCU
To support production studios moving towards more connected, IP-based workflows, the camera features SMPTE ST 2110 compatibility. This enables more streamlined connection to the KAIROS IT/IP platform (released in May 2020), which gives professionals unlimited control to deliver rich content to multiple screens and streams.
SMPTE ST 2110 input/output will be possible directly from the AK-PLV100GJ camera head without connecting to a CCU, enabling IP-based live production with just the camera, doing away with the need for complicated systems. It’s also possible to output 12G-SDI signals directly from the camera head, allowing for flexible system construction and wide-ranging operations.
Camera head can be switched anytime
The camera head is fully compatible with the accessories for Panasonic’s 2/3-inch studio-camera line-up. By simply replacing the existing camera head with the AK-PLV100GJ, cinematic video can be created with the existing CCU (AK-UCU600 or AK-HCU250).
“The AK-PLV100GJ gives media and entertainment professionals flexibility and control that doesn’t sacrifice production quality,” said Andre Meterian, Director of Professional Video Systems for Panasonic Connect Europe. “It brings an innovative combination of the features and capabilities of a studio camera, while seamlessly integrating with the AK-UCU600 or AK-HCU250 for systemized camera control and cinematic quality. Moving forward, we will continue to enhance live video broadcasting of music and sporting events with innovative solutions for on-site production, including IP-based studio cameras for advanced production and flexible system construction.”
For more information on Panasonic Connect’s complete lineup of professional studio cameras, visit: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/broadcast-and-proav/studio-camera-system
About Panasonic Group
A global leader in developing innovative technologies and solutions for wide-ranging applications in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, industry, communications, and energy sectors worldwide, the Panasonic Group switched to an operating company system on April 1, 2022, with Panasonic Holdings Corporation serving as a holding company and eight companies positioned under its umbrella. Founded in 1918, the Group is committed to enhancing the well-being of people and society and conducts its businesses based on founding principles applied to generate new value and offer sustainable solutions for today’s world. The Group reported consolidated net sales of Euro 56.40 billion (7,388.8 billion yen) for the year ended March 31, 2022. Devoted to improving the well-being of people, the Panasonic Group is united in providing superior products and services to help you Live Your Best. To learn more about the Panasonic Group, please visit: https://holdings.panasonic/global/
About Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH
Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees and led by CEO Hiroyuki Nishiuma, the business aims to contribute to the success of its customers with innovative products and integrated systems and services – all designed to deliver its vision to Change Work, Advance Society and Connect to Tomorrow.
Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consists of the following business divisions:
- The Mobile Solutions Business Division helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
- The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offers a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offers Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
- Business and Industry Solutions delivers tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing, using its unique Gemba Process Innovation approach. Its purpose is to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
- Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe is helping to make smart factories a reality with its wide range of automated solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.