LAS VEGAS, NV (April 7, 2019) – Here at NAB, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America has announced the launch of the new “P2 Cast on AWS” workflow, as well as a new P2 4K camera recorder and P2 MXF recording compatibility for the AG-CX350 4K camcorder, all within 2019.
“P2 Cast on AWS” is a service that deploys P2 Cast, a news production workflow solution, on the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud. Trial operation together with EDIUS Cloud (Grass Valley) on AWS has already commenced, and preparations are being made to roll out the service within 2019.
While the current P2 Cast accesses the P2 Cast cloud server to download the content to a customer’s server, with P2 Cast on AWS, everything from editing to distribution can be implemented collectively from the cloud. Due to this, users can be released from the constraints of location and equipment, and conduct “offsite news operation” where the previewing, editing, distributing and steaming of the news footage and monitoring of the camera condition can be done from anywhere using a PC terminal connected to a network (versus a high-spec editing system at broadcast station). This maximizes the utilization of news production staff and contributes to improved news-to-air speed and other cost-efficiencies.
Further expansion of the connection to Panasonic’s integrated PTZ cameras, image processing and archives using the cloud are being planned. In the future, the possibilities of linking with OTT, big data and AI on the cloud will continue to expand.
In other P2-related news, the company is previewing a 4K P2 camcorder, a new shoulder-mount model that is targeted at 4K news acquisition and scheduled to be released this year. The company also announced a free firmware upgrade that will make the recently-released AG-CX350 4K compatible with P2 file format (MXF/AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG) recording; the upgrade is scheduled for later this year.
About Panasonic P2
The Panasonic P2 Series has been the driving force in the industry behind achieving semiconductor memory card recording for broadcasting since 2014, and has led the file base and IT development for the world’s broadcasting systems. By increasing efficiency through IT operation linked with our partner companies, and providing connection while improving image quality in compliance with 4K broadcasting, Panasonic aims to continue contributing greatly to the broadcasting industry.
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About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver customized experiences to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our customers’ customers. Panasonic designs
and manufactures reliable, flexible and dependable products and solutions to help create, capture and deliver information of all types, especially where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, audio and visual systems (projectors, displays & digital signage) and professional video production. To learn more and Panasonic’s business products and solutions visit https://na.panasonic.com.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is committed to creating a better life and a better world by enabling its business-to-business customers through innovations in Sustainable Energy, Immersive Entertainment, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. One of Interbrand’s Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2018, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at www.na.panasonic.com/us.