Revealing the IP-based video platform it intends to launch in 2020, Panasonic stated it expects its open architecture to get central to video production, handling video processing, audio mixing and serving.
Panasonic calls the brand new platform resolution- and format-independent, and stated it uses CPU and GPU processing — leveraging the abilities natural in off-the-shelf IT hardware — to improve performance. The machine will support uncompressed input and video processing and can concurrently support both baseband and IP signals, including ST2110 and NDI, with one-frame latency, Panasonic stated.
The very first product to make use of the brand new architecture is a live IP video switcher for broadcast, Panasonic stated.
“This new modular and open architecture platform is really a game-changer for a lot of customers involved with high-quality video production and delivery, either live or perhaps in the studio, allowing people to optimize and future-proof their investment while keeping the best in versatility,” stated Andre Meterian, Panasonic EMEA Director in the Professional Video Systems Business unit, inside a pre-IBC statement. “The Live IP Switching application is only the start with this new platform. Its video processing architecture enables users to construct and run any type of application.”
Additionally towards the IP video switcher, Panasonic shown a variety of approaching hardware at IBC. For instance, the organization introduced along an 8K organic sensor — so described since it contains a layer of organic, photoconductive film produced by Fujifilm — it intends to deploy the very first time in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, japan. The sensor includes a global shutter design as well as an electronic ND filter is made in, the organization stated.
Also displayed was the AK-SHB800 8K camera, AK-SHU800 processing unit (both pictured, above) and AK-SFC101 framing control software that’s slated to ship in Europe later this month. The 8K camera can generate four different full-resolution HD signals from one 8K camera, popping different areas from the full image. Just one operator can control multiple linked cameras, each with pre-set crops, for multi-camera operation, Panasonic stated. The entire system is going to be offered like a package for roughly €130,000 ($143,000), the organization stated.