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05.22.2003
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Panasonic hits a homerun with Major League Baseball Productions

Major League Baseball Productions will acquire all HD segments of its flagship series This Week In Baseball, with Panasonic's AJ-HDC27 VariCam HD camera.

Forty percent of each episode will be shot using Panasonic's VariCam. All freelance cameramen hired during this season shoot using VariCam, effectively replacing all segments previously shot in film with HD video.

The AJ-HDC27 VariCam replicates many of the key features of film-based image acquisition, including 24-frame progressive scan images, time lapse recording, and a wide range of variable frame rates (4-fps to 60-fps in single-frame increments) for “overcranked” and “undercranked” off-speed in-camera effects. The AJ-HDC27 VariCam also features CineGamma software that permits Panasonic’s HD Cinema camera systems to more closely match the latitude of film stocks. Major League Baseball Productions will also use Panasonic’s AJ-FRC27 frame rate converter, which offers field producers the ability to view the results of a VariCam “undercranked” or “overcranked” off-speed effect immediately, as well as the AJ-HD150 DVCPRO HD studio editing VTR.

Visit www.panasonic.com/hdworld for more.


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