Panasonic Releases Uplink Firmware Key for AG-HPX600
NEW YORK -- Panasonic has
introduced a proprietary AG-SFU603G firmware upgrade key for integrating
LiveU’s LU40i live video uplink technology into its AG-HPX600 HD P2 camcorder.
In addition to the standard SDI connection from
the HPX600 that feeds video into the LU40i, the upgrade key provides additional
communication between the HPX600 and the LiveU device by activating a USB
interface. This connectivity allows the LU40i’s “start-and-stop” functionality
to be controlled from the HPX600, and the device status to be displayed on the
HPX600 viewfinder, so that a one-person crew can easily operate both camera and
transmitter, and relay live video securely.
The AG-SFU603G firmware upgrade key is available
at a suggested list price of $300.
Other uplink partners were announced for the HPX600, including AVIWEST,
Streambox and TVU Networks. In addition to the SDI connection, there also
will be USB options AVIWEST’s DMNG PRO180, Streambox’s Avenir Mini or TVU
Networks’s TVUPack and TVUPack Mini.