At the end of 2016, TVNZ made a large purchase of Panasonic
AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch sensor shoulder-mount camcorders and Panasonic
1/3-inch sensor AJ-PX270EN camcorders in a move that General
Manager of Operations for TVNZ News and Current Affairs, Andrew
Fernie, has said will result in "fantastic images".
However, the high-end cameras' visual capabilities are not what
got the team at TVNZ the most excited. It is the transformative
workflow technology that Panasonic has integrated into the cameras
which promises to drive efficiency up and costs down that will
allow TVNZ to achieve their goal
of go-live-from-anywhere future for news
"It was Panasonic's P2 Cast workflow that clinched the
deal," Fernie says, referring to the cloud-based networking service
provided by Panasonic with the cameras.
Billed by Panasonic as automatic FTP transmission and on-air
streaming, the Panasonic P2 Cast system allows proxy files to
upload to the TVNZ newsroom in the background while the cameras are
shooting. The developing story can then be edited at the newsroom
and the metadata pushed back to the camera.
At the instigation of the newsroom, only the necessary hi-res
files are uploaded to the ingest server ready for transmission. The
process is fast and cost-efficient, and means the crew don't have
to stop shooting for uploads or wait for links.
"Panasonic is leading the way with this kind of system," says
Rick Haywood, Managing Director of Pro Video Systems, the exclusive
New Zealand distributor for Panasonic broadcast and professional
"The Panasonic solution seamlessly integrates into TVNZ's
existing network systems, and it will help them get high quality
content online and to air much faster than they ever could before.
It is an exciting prospect and we are excited to be working so
closely with them on it," he said.
For more information on Panasonic Broadcast & Professional
Video Equipment visit http://provideosystems.co.nz and