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Panasonic partners with IMT Vislink on wireless camera control

Collaboration will see IMT’s FocalPoint solution integrated into the Panasonic studio camera range

Panasonic has teamed up with IMT Vislink to offer ‘FocalPoint’ camera control compatibility for its AK-HC5000 HD, AK-UC3000 and AK-UC4000 4K studio cameras and AK-HRP1000/1005 controller.

The collaboration will see IMT Vislink’s external wireless solution integrated into the Panasonic studio camera range, enabling an end-to-end video capture, transmission and receiving workflow for various broadcast applications.

Additionally, Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 will receive a software upgrade in September 2018, which will include the capability for 4K output via one of the 12G-SDI outputs from the camera head. When combined with the HCAM transmitter, the AK-UC3000, AK-HC5000 and AK-UC4000 will all allow Full HD wireless video transmission, with 4K transmission using the UC4000.

The HCAM features interchangeable dual SFP modules supporting quad 3/6/12G SDI/HDMI/Fibre Optic/SMPTE 2022-6 HD-SDI over IP interfaces as well as wi-fi and Bluetooth control via an Android and iOS application.

“The HCAM represents the next generation of HEVC 4K UHD wireless transmitters, supporting applications such as ENG and sports broadcasts,” said Dean Chettra, global channel manager at IMT Vislink.

“The HCAM, which comes with highly flexible and configurable mounting options and intuitive video interfaces, can be mounted to broadcast cameras, ENG cameras and prosumer cameras broadening its market appeal.”