HuskerVision, the video production unit for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department, recently upgraded its HD video production capabilities with the addition of Panasonic HD Studio cameras and P2 HD camcorders. The equipment upgrade includes four Panasonic AK-HC931B HD studio cameras, two AK-HC1500G 2/3-inch multiformat 1080i/720p HD multipurpose cameras, as well as five AJ-HPX2000, two AG-HPX300 and two AG-HPX170 P2 HD camcorders.
The HC931B HD studio cameras are used for stadium and arena large-screen productions and the production of the coaches’ shows. The HPX2000 P2 HD camcorders are paired with Telecast fiber equipment to record footage and deliver video directly to the control room switching equipment. The remaining P2 equipment is used to gather isolation footage at home and away sporting events. The production team uses the HC1500G cameras as remote control “slam cams” at basketball and volleyball productions.
“The cameras are very versatile and provide pristine pictures with great resolution,” said Assistant Athletic Director Shot Kleen. “They offer very flexible setup. Vertical smear and lag are minimal, and the sensitivity and color reproduction is excellent. Also, the scene files are easy to recall and implement which saves us time.”
Kleen was also pleased with the flexibility of the P2. “We have the ability to directly ingest to Final Cut Pro laptop editors, edit, and perform file transfers to our storage servers, particularly when traveling with our teams. We also have several desktop editors to perform the ingest operation in our office environment. Play out servers are Ross SMS, EVS, and direct play Final Cut Pro.”
HuskerVision is responsible for all large-screen stadium productions at the school’s Memorial Stadium, the Bob Devaney Sports Center and soccer and basketball venues.
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