VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video solutions, today enhanced the P2 production workflow with the introduction of the Focus FS-P250 Proxy Recorder. The Focus FS-P250 Proxy Recorder records H.264 proxy clips in parallel with the high-resolution clips of the Panasonic AG-HPX250 P2 HD handheld camcorder. While users can both instantly view streamed clips and input custom metadata from the Focus FS-P250 web interface.
While recording proxy clips, the Focus FS-P250 also captures matching timecode and camera-based metadata from the Panasonic AG-HPX250. The user may select various resolutions and bit rates for proxy recording depending on workflow and application. The web interface can be accessed from either a PC or mobile device using the optional Panasonic AJ-WM30 Wireless Module.
“Our customers have been eager to utilize the new proxy modes and wireless metadata entry found in the AJ-HPX3100 P2 camcorder, and they have also been asking for a way to enable these features in our more affordable, lighter weight cameras such as the AG-HPX250,” said Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of Professional AV Business Unit of Panasonic. “Thanks to our partnership with Vitec, this will be possible, including live streaming of the proxy video over Wi-Fi. With the FS-P250, our AG-HPX250 customers will be able to take immediate advantage of emerging production tools utilizing wireless technologies and the cloud.”
“VITEC is honored to be a long time solutions partner with Panasonic,” said Mark D’Addio, VP of Business Development for VITEC. “The Focus FS-P250 is a perfect companion recorder for the AG-HPX250 camera as it enables collaborative cloud-based workflows for AVC-Intra mobile acquisition.”
Highlights of VITEC’s Focus FS-P250
Pricing and Availability
Focus FS-P250 will be available in Q2 2012 for a MSRP of $1395. For more information, please contact your local Panasonic dealer or visit www.focusinfo.com/FS-P250.asp
Since 1988, VITEC has been a worldwide leading provider of powerful digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for Broadcast, Corporate, Education, Government, Industrial, Medical, Military, and Telco customers. By integrating world famous brands including Optibase, Focus, Como, and Stradis, VITEC now controls the complete video chain with professional-grade products for acquisition, encoding, processing, management, and delivery.
With approximately one hundred R&D engineers specializing in digital video, VITEC offers innovative and cost effective hardware and software, advanced technology research, and custom product designs for world-class OEM’s. VITEC is headquartered in Paris, France, with worldwide R&D, Sales, and System Integration offices. For further information, please visit www.vitecmm.com.
AVC-Intra, the industry's most advanced compression technology, is a professional intra-frame video codec utilizing the High-10 and High-422 profiles of H.264 respectively. AVC-Intra provides high-quality 10-bit intra-frame encoding in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality, and AVC-Intra 50 for DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit rate, thereby doubling the record time on a P2 card.
About P2 HD
P2 HD all solid-state products offer high definition recording without the mechanical wear and environmental limitations of tape, hard disk, and optical disc based systems. P2 HD ensures the highest reliability, especially in challenging conditions of extreme temperature range, shock, and vibration. P2 HD products provide a significant reduction in maintenance costs, longer useful product life, and immediate access to recorded video (no need to digitize, ingest or create proxy video files) and metadata. P2 HD provides the reliability of solid-state production; the immediate connectivity to existing IT infrastructures; the speed, ease of use and portability of P2 cards; and the interoperability with leading NLE systems. For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/P2HD.
Panasonic Solutions for Business
Through its broad range of integrated business technology solutions, Panasonic empowers professionals to do their best work. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD and 3D video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).
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