Panasonic Sets Their Line Up for #NABShow

The upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center will be such an exciting event  for show goers and exhibitors alike! Manufacturers gear up to showcase all the new technologies and provide great insight to the ever-evolving world of the film and television industry, and Panasonic has stacked their line up with several new announcements that will debut at NAB 2014!  Here’s just a taste of these note worthy releases!

The new Panasonic AV-HS6000 video switcher is a future proof innovative video switcher that allows for customizable plug-ins that can meet your production house workflow requirements! The AV-HS6000 is a 2 M/E switcher with 32 HD/SDI and two DVI-D inputs, 16 keyers, 16 HD-SDI outputs, an expandable clip storage, a Web server, and 4 independent Multi-Viewers. The available options include a touch-screen panel, extra Primatte chroma-keyers, expandable clip storage, and SDK for development. The Panasonic AV-HS6000 is available now (March 2014) and these cost effective and powerful switchers are at MSRP $39,000.00 US, with additional options extra!

The efficient low-bit recording and wireless mobility for 3G/4G/LTE makes the Panasonic AJ-PX270 a true powerhouse of a camera! Featuring the new AVC-ULTRA codec, the PX270 records in a wide range of modes including 100Mbps AVC-Intra 100, or 200 Mbps AVC-Intra 200! Love the 10-bit sampled codecs that the AJ-PX200 offers for minimal file size (i.e., in a wireless feed) recordings in AVC-Long G, and best of all it still keeps the quality of the image! Lets not forget to mention the high resolution AVC-Proxy encodes working in conjunction with the upper bandwidth production formats, makes for creating accurate and agile offline editing. The SLP for the Panasonic AJ-PX270 is $6,495.00 US.

With a release date scheduled for this upcoming Fall 2014, Panasonic is excited to introduce the VariCam35 and VariCam HS! The format will include AVC-Intra Class 100 & 200 with an amazing broad range of 14 stops! A real time frame rate combined with off-speed recording thru 24fps in 1080p modes allows for stunning image capturing to Panasonic’s third generation of the VariCam family line! The Panasonic super 35mm MOS sensor provides for 4096 x 2160 resolution which allows for the 4K capture. The combination of this sensor and the AVC-ULTRA 4K codec- truly provides for a wonderful camera quality experience that really is nothing short of incredible! The engineering design of the camera body allows for easy switching between the 35mm and 2/3″ camera head, and when either one is not in use, the head attaches to the recording module for safe storage! Both the VariCam35 and VariCam HS both utilize the new 256GB express P2 card for 4K acquisition. Note the new cards include it own equivalent of a RAID system, and incorporates flash memory error correction, by allowing the express P2 card to recover a failed sector, page or even a block of video information!

For more information on the family of cutting edge Panasonic  products,; Research, Fact finding, and Panasonic press release information can be found at:

Make sure to stop by booth C3907 at NAB 2014 for more information from the kind folks at Panasonic Broadcast!

For all of your up to the minute information on the 2014 NAB Show News, NAB Show Coverage,  and Broadcast Engineering News be sure to stay “in the know” with Broadcast Beat Magazine!


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