Panasonic and TVU Announce Camera/IP Management and Delivery Integration

TVU Networks and Panasonic have furthered their technology collaboration with the introduction of two new video solutions. Panasonic P2 Camcorders can now communicate with TVU Transceivers and TVU Grid, and Panasonic PTZ cameras pair with TVU Vista for remote control. Panasonic cameras can be integrated into the TVU ecosystem and the Grid with IP video switching, routing and distribution.

P2 Streaming

The integration between Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 cameras and TVU Networks' Transceivers enables streaming from a P2 camera directly to a TVU Transceiver via cellular, Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. The AJ-PX270 is a handheld HD camcorder that combines the high quality and efficiency of low bit rate AVC-ULTRA recording and the flexibility of a 3G/4G/LTE wireless mobility. This will allow crews to acquire and transmit live, low-latency, HD video over IP, and distribute the video with TVU Grid to multiple outlets.

Each camera has a unique network ID that communicates to the TVU Transceiver or Command Center, a cloud-based management and control system. The camera provides an IP video stream, thumbnail and status to the Transceiver or Command Center. In addition, a live stream from the Panasonic P2 camera can be triggered, monitored and managed on the TVU Transceiver or TVU Command Center interface. Received P2 streams can then be distributed to other locations via the Grid is a scalable IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources for distribution to other Grid-enabled locations. It is also possible to utilize P2 camera sources with the suite of functions available on the TVU Transceiver or the TVU Cloud service including IP streaming output (direct to Facebook Live, Periscope and other social media services), TVU Producer Pro, Booking Service and more.

PTZ Cameras

In a separate integration between the two companies, Panasonic’s pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras such as the AW-HE130 can also be paired with TVU Vista, a routing device which provides for the streaming, management and control of IP-based PTZ cameras from remote locations. Ideal for fixed camera deployment such as traffic cameras and beauty shot cameras, Vista aggregates multiple IP connections simultaneously for high bandwidth such as cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, satellite and other IP connections. It also uses TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux technology for stable and resilient transmission over the public Internet.

TVU Vista allows the Panasonic PTZ camera to stream directly from the field back to the studio for decoding and processing using a TVU Transceiver. Once received at the TVU Transceiver, the PTZ camera stream can be distributed via the Grid to other locations or streamed to the web using the camera’s IP streaming output or used as a source for Cloud production or Social Media using TVU Producer Pro. Remote camera control for pan, tilt and zoom can easily be done back in the studio using the camera's own control interface.

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