Sunset and Vine upgrade broadcast camera stock
Sunset+Vine, an in-house production partner for BT Sport, is the first UK broadcast company to invest in the latest range of Panasonic ENG and handheld cameras.
The new Panasonic AJ-PX5000 and AJ-PX270 cameras allow Sunset+Vine to combine high-end image quality with cost-efficient operation. The cameras will be used on next year’s Commonwealth Games for the BBC as well as Barclays Premier League and Aviva Premiership Rugby for BT Sport.
The new PX5000 ENG style camera has already been deployed on a number of productions.
Mark Dennis, Director of Technical Operations for Sunset+Vine, said, “Panasonic’s P2 Technology was a significant factor in our decision to buy these cameras. Its versatility, reliability and simultaneous recording enables safe, secure backup across two cards.”
Leading broadcast equipment supplier Broadcast & Production Services (BPS) worked closely with Sunset+Vine to deliver the right solution.
Managing Director John O’Reilly said, “Sunset+Vine wanted a fast, reliable and cost efficient addition to their current workflow. The PX5000 and HPX270 complement it perfectly.”
The PX5000G meets the new needs of broadcasting in a networking age, and sets a new standard for ENG. In addition to conventional P2 card slots, the PX5000G is the first camera recorder to offer a microP2 card slot which dramatically reduces media costs.
Nigel Wilkes, Broadcast Group Manager at Panasonic, commented, “We’re delighted to be working with Sunset+Vine, through one of our dealers BPS. Their relationship with BT Sport is one of stature and we’re proud that our cameras, and our AVC Ultra codec, will play such a significant part in their broadcast workflow. This deal cements Panasonic’s position as the leading camera provider in UK sports broadcasting.”
Andy Beale, Chief Engineer at BT Sport, said, “The AVC Intra codec helps us to get our content to air quickly, which is essential in a 24/7 sports environment. As the first fully DPP compliant broadcaster, BT Sport has deployed a transcode free end-to-end AVC workflow.”
See the AJ-PX5000 / AJ-PX270, visit BVE 2014, Stand J44.