Panasonic outlines HD migration strategy
September 20, 2004
At IBC2004, Panasonic outlined three broad trends in its migration to HD in production.
Panasonic's P2 card can be fed into the network via a transfer unit. The AJ-PCD10 features five PCMCIA slots and is connected via ist USB interface version 2.0 to a workstation.
For broadcast production, the company will expand the product line of DVCPRO- and DVCPRO50-compatible P2 products. It will also introduce more camcorders and a palm style mini-camcorder for broadcast use. The company will introduce the first DVCPRO HD compatible P2 products in 2006.
Early next year Panasonic will leverage P2’s open architecture and introduce an MPEG-based HD resolution, palm-style mini-camcorder using P2.
In high-end production, the company will develop a HDD5 P2 camcorder for global production markets. This will have 720/50p and later 1080/50p capability and be targeted at high-end production applications.
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