UK production company turns to Panasonic for ‘Wedi 7’ in HD

Tinopolis, an independent television production company in Llanelli, United Kingdom, has acquired Panasonic DVCPRO HD equipment.

Tinopolis has ordered DVCPRO HD cameras, recorders and other equipment to be used on Welsh-language “Wedi 7.” Footage will be digitized into a central storage system, which will improve workflow in the company’s production center.

The production company purchased five AJ-HDX400 camcorders and AJ-HD1200 VTRs. Editing is done in native 100Mb/s DVCPRO HD via the HD1200 VTR through Firewire into Apple Computer’s Final Cut Pro.

The AJ-HDX400E shoots in 1080 progressive and interlaced modes at 1080/25p or 1080/50i. The camcorder features 12-bit signal processing with a sensitivity of F10 at 2000 lux. The AJ-HD1200 is a multiformat digital VTR with the ability to edit and master in both 1080 formats and downconvert to DVCPRO and DVCPRO 50. It can be interfaced to HD nonlinear editing systems via HD-SDI and IEEE 1394.

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