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Philadelphia Eagles choose Panasonic 1080p camcorders
The Philadelphia Eagles TV network (ETN) is using three Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 1080p camcorders for shooting features, interviews and show elements for six 30-minute weekly TV shows to air during the upcoming NFL season.
ETN, in its 12 year, creates features that capture the essence of the Philadelphia Eagles and the team’s fans in programming that includes: “The Eagles Locker Room,” a magazine-style show; “Inside the Eagles,” with on- and off-the-field features and an in-studio player guest; “The Donovan McNabb Show,” with a weekly feature that profiles the quarterback and his teammates; “The Eagles Kids Club,” with animated hosts that feature football info, drills and the search for a peewee MVP; “The Andy Reid Show,” the coach’s show; and “Eagles Football Frenzy,” a highlights show.
The shows air September through January on a variety of networks, including FOX Philadelphia, ABC affiliate WPVI-TV and Comcast SportsNet. All the shows will air in HD coming this fall.
In addition to the camcorders, ETN purchased 20 32GB P2 cards and has three shooters working non-stop with the cameras. The HPX3000s are outfitted with Canon HJ 22x7.6 HD lenses and W80 HD wide-angle adapters. The network presently shoots in 1080i DVCPRO HD but plans to transition to AVC-Intra later this year.
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