KATU-TV, KVAL-TV go tapeless with P2

The stations are replacing aging analog ENG equipment with several pieces of Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 gear

Two Fisher Communications stations in the northwest are transitioning to tapeless news acquisition with DVCPRO P2 solid-state memory products from Panasonic Broadcast.

KATU-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, OR, and CBS affiliate KVAL-TV in Eugene, OR, are taking delivery of 29 fully equipped AJ-SPX800 P2 cameras, 29 AJ-PCS060 P2 Store drives, seven AJ-SDP850 decks with built-in DVD recorders, 17 AJ-PCD10 drives and a large number of 4GB P2 cards.

The deal, valued at $850,000, will allow the stations to replace aging analog ENG equipment and move closer to an IT-based news workflow.

Panasonic’s DVCPRO P2 series products are compatible with DVCPRO and provide a seamless migration path to DVCPRO HD. DVCPRO P2 offers nonlinear acquisition and instant access to material, high-speed file transfer, laptop field editing without requirement for proxy videos and compatibility with off-the-shelf data storage drives for low-cost archiving, while eliminating traditional digitizing and ingesting operations.

For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/p2.

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