Panasonic is set to launch its first handheld ENG camera with wireless connectivity, enabling recorded content to be shared almost instantly and accessed from anywhere.
The AJ-PX270 removes the need for traditional video uplink, making it suitable for the growing live stream and freelance news gathering market. The camera enables a wireless production workflow via LAN, with additional 3G/4G/LTE application from Autumn 2014.
The P2 HD handheld camera recorder has integrated AVC-ULTRA recording, offering a range of recording bit rates. In addition to AVC-Intra100, the camera has AVC-LongG, which enables extended recording of 1920×1080 10bit 4:2:2 broadcast quality footage.
The camera features two built-in microP2 card slots, the AJ-PX270 offering simultaneous recording.
“The AJ-PX270 can drastically improve the ENG workflow, getting content to air faster, which is important for any broadcaster in a 24/7 news and sports environment,” commented Rob Tarrant, European product manager at Panasonic. “But outside of traditional broadcasters, the move towards high quality video has been a phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down. For corporate users, YouTubers and freelance news journalists, two microP2 cards mean simultaneous broadcast and proxy video transmission to a cloud server from almost anywhere.”
The AJ-PX270 is available from the end March 2014 at an RRP of €5840 (excluding VAT).