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Panasonic adds IMT Vislink’s transmitters to studio camera range

Three units from Panasonic’s studio camera range — AK-UC3000, AK-HC5000 and AK-UC4000 — will be equipped with IMT Vislink’s HCAM transmitters

xG Technology’s IMT Vislink has sealed a partnership with Panasonic, which will see the former’s external wireless solution integrated into the latter’s studio camera range. This, according to the companies, will enable an end-to-end video capture, transmission and receiving workflow for various broadcast applications.

Furthermore, Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 will receive a software upgrade later this September, which will include the capability for 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) output via one of the 12G-SDI outputs from the camera head. When combined with the IMT Vislink HCAM transmitter, the AK-UC3000, AK-HC5000 and AK-UC4000 will allow HD wireless video transmission, and 4K/UHD transmission using the UC3000 and UC4000.

Dean Chettra, global channel manager at IMT Vislink, said: “The HCAM represents the next generation of HEVC/H.265 4K/UHD wireless transmitters, supporting applications such as electronic newsgathering (ENG) and sports broadcasts. The HCAM, which comes with flexible and configurable mounting options and intuitive video interfaces, can be mounted to broadcast cameras, ENG cameras and prosumer cameras — broadening its market appeal.”

The HCAM features interchangeable, dual small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules supporting quad 3/6/12G SDI/HDMI/fibre-optic/SMPTE ST 2022-6 HD-SDI over IP interfaces, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth control via a dedicated Android and iOS application.

Stefan Hofmann, sales engineering manager at Panasonic, added: “With user-interchangeable RF modules and a range of software options, the HCAM continues the line of innovation, high-performance wireless camera systems from IMT Vislink. We think that our users will find that the joint development we have carried will ensure that they have a smooth workflow for live wireless broadcast.”

IMT Vislink has commenced shipping of its external wireless solutions for the AK-UC3000 and AK-UC4000.

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