Brighton Local TV adopts Panasonic

Date: 22/08/2014
Brighton Local TV adopts Panasonic

Brighton TV has announced that it will adopt Panasonic technology for its studio and location production needs when it goes on air at the end of August 2014.

The new broadcaster has invested in a range of P2 camera equipment after an extended testing period. The Sussex-based channel will use HPX250 and PX270 camcorders for news gathering and location reporting, while adapted HPX255 units will provide camera facilities for the seafront TV studio.

Standardizing around Panasonic is about investing in 10-bit, broadcast quality kit. Quite simply it means delivering the highest standards to our audience. One of the real advantages of the Panasonic kit is flexibility: they offer great performance in all environments and lighting conditions, and are ready for use in multi-camera shoots. Said Andy Nichol of Brighton TV.

In the studio, the HPX255 is designed to deliver full remote control of camera functions and recording. With an adapter unit, the system supplies power to the camera and provides return images and signals including mic and intercom. However, the camera also has the versatility to operate as an ENG system when not tethered to the studio.

The HPX255 cameras will be studio-controlled using Datavideos MCU-100 handheld unit. Designed to manage four cameras, it gives the producer access to recording, gain, black/white balance, pedestals, shutter and iris controls, with signals transmitted over low-cost Cat-5 cabling. Distributed by Holdan, the Panasonic and Datavideo equipment was supplied by London-based reseller Proactive. Holdans Richard Payne remarked:

Being able to take manage four HPX255 cameras with a single MCU-100 unit really simplifies cabling and power and is very easy to operate, under pressure. The result is a truly professional television studio at a fraction of the cost.

The station was also supplied with a Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio video recorder as well as Cambo studio pedestals.

Brighton TV is due to go on air at the end of August 2014.



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