06.17.2008 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
MOJO HD Web series shot with Panasonic P2 HD camcorders
MOJO HD recently launched its first Web-only series, “The Circuit,” shot entirely with Panasonic’s solid-state AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorders.
Manhattan-based studio Creative Bubble developed and is shooting, editing and designing the new HD series in association with MOJO HD. Creative Bubble partnered with “The Circuit” creators Scott Broock and Emery Wells to develop the series, which takes an irreverent look at the world of technology.
Each episode runs eight to 10 minutes, with three main pieces. Recent programming has included an interview with theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku and a profile of Honeybee Robotics, manufacturer of the “hand” on the Mars robotic probe.
The production is using two HVX200s, one in the studio for green screen and the other in the field for acquisition. Broock, who also serves as an executive producer of the series, was an early adopter of the P2 HD handheld and insists on it for green-screen work.
The series is shot in 1080i; footage is then loaded directly into Final Cut Pro 6. Uncompressed HD QuickTime files are delivered to MOJO HD each week via FireWire drive.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.