Deborah D. McAdams /
Panasonic Releases LiveU Uplink Software Option for HPX600
Allows start-and-stop uplink control from camcorder
OSAKA, JAPAN-- Panasonic has released a software
upgrade key for the P2 AG-HPX600 camcorder that integrates LiveU video uplink
compatibility. The AG-SFU603G software upgrade key integrates LiveU’s LU40
portable uplink technology with Panasonic’s new AG-HPX600 HD camera recorder.
The expanded functionality can be activated via the software key after
installation of the software upgrade; the upgrade is being released
simultaneously on the AG-HPX600 camera.
LiveU’s LU40 unit and the AG-HPX600 are interconnected via the SDI and USB.
Live camera video (HD/SD signals) can be transmitted through up to six
connections via the LU40. This upgrade will allow the uplink ‘start-and-stop’
to be controlled from the AG-HPX600, and the LU40 status to be displayed on the
AG-HPX600 viewfinder, enabling camera operators to relay live video securely.
An optional upgrade system has been introduced in the AG-HPX600 P2 camera
recorder so that only necessary functions, such as an Internet connection
(AG-SFU601G) and VFR recording (AG-SFU602G), etc., are installed. Following
this latest AG-SFU603G upgrade, other technologies, such as microP2 card and AVC-ULTRA
codec will also be supported.
Starting with the LiveU collaboration, Panasonic will strengthen its
partnerships with various companies providing uplink solutions to offer
customers new ways of operation based on the P2 camera recorders' network
The AG-SFU603G software upgrade key will be available in February at a
suggested list price of 31,500 yen in Japan. The software can be downloaded from Panasonic’s website on the AG-HPX600
camera. The software upgrade key can then be purchased and activated.