Panasonic is updating its AK-HC3900 studio camera with SMPTE ST 2110.
The upgrade means the camera can be connected to SMPTE ST2110-compliant broadcast equipment or network switch, enabling it to transmit broadcast-grade uncompressed HD video directly from the camera head over IP with very low latency, without the need for a CCU.
The camera also supports IP return video (HD), reference signal (PTP), trunk signal output (HD), prompter input, and IP intercom audio input/output with ST 2110.
The AK-PLV100, which already supports uncompressed ST2110, will also receive a firmware upgrade, said the company. This will enable SMPTE ST2110 output, including JPEG-XS compression as standard directly from the camera head, helping to facilitate live production operation and minimise the number of external devices.
The upgrade also allows the camera to connect directly to Panasonic Kairos via IP. When connected to the ST2110, a single Kairos Core 100 mainframe can simultaneously connect up to 48 inputs and 32 outputs, using a small mainframe 1U rack size, said Panasonic.
Andre Meterian, director of professional video systems for Panasonic Connect Europe, said: “This latest upgrade capability further underlines Panasonic’s commitment to assist the industry in accelerating the transition to IP. Our complete range of IP-ready equipment helps to further improve efficiencies, flexibility and quality across broadcasting, live productions and streaming.”
The AK-HC3900 will be available in Q3.