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Mobile Studios delivers PortaCast HD flypack to Congress
Mobile Studios has delivered three PortaCast portable HD flypack video production systems and camera packages to the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio (HRS).
The systems will be used to record committee room hearings and deliver live feeds to C-SPAN for broadcast.
Each includes a director’s console for production control with a portable accessory case for transporting cameras, cables, throw-down fiber interfaces and tripods. The console is equipped with Panasonic’s AV-HS400A multiformat switcher and AW-RP655 robotic camera controller, CG, audio mixer, digital video recorder and a Telecast Fiber interface for up to five cameras.
A 26in Panasonic BT-LH2600 LCD installed in the PortaCast flip-top cover displays all camera previews and program output. A 19in SVGA monitor is installed alongside for CG operation. Each system includes four Panasonic AW-HE870N HD box cameras with AW-PH360 remote-control heads on Vinten tripods.