Live video series
THE FUTURE OF BROADCASTING SMART LIVE PRODUCTION
The Live Integrated Video Experience (L.I.V.E.) Series will showcase the ground-breaking capabilities of our technology in virtual studios and to address the challenges of live production in a rapidly changing industry. The series was created for industry insiders looking to harness the latest broadcast and production technology and techniques and design their own virtual studio. Challenges addressed in the five-episode series include managing the move to remote production and the necessary workflow changes, enhancing the production value of live streamed content and the adoption of VR and AR technologies. Together with partners located across Europe, we have produced a series of episodes that bring to life our vision for the future of broadcasting – ‘Smart Live Production’. Smart Live Production is about going beyond group products. It’s about enhancing our products’ usability, and in doing so making integration into pre-existing systems easier than ever before. Alongside each studio episode, there is an accompanying behind-the-scenes feature showing how the episode was made and additional partner interviews and content.
INTRO: The View from the Top
Kicking off the Panasonic Live Integrated Video Experience (L.I.V.E.) Series are Andre Meterian and Guilhem Krier, whom showcase our ‘Smart Live Production’ concept, as well as providing an overview on what we should expect from the series including new product announcements including the AW-UE100 4K PTZ camera, AK-HC3900 and AK-UC3300 live camera systems, and Kairos - the ground-breaking IP-based video platform.
Episode 1: Future technologies for XR Studios
Dean Offord and Ollie Newland cover some of Panasonic’s latest innovations that can be used within a XR studio environment, including the new AK-HC3900 and AK-UC3300 live camera systems, the AW-UE100 4K PTZ camera, with Kairos sitting at the centre of the production. The episode is produced at Creative Technology’s XR Studio in London, where we are joined by Sid Lobb, who details how Kairos can improve their work in live production, Tom Burford to provide an overview on the technology that sits behind their XR studio, and Sam Hatcher on working with Kairos from an operational perspective. Completing the episode is Mike Grieve from Mo-Sys to detail their revolutionary StarTracker technology.
Episode 2: Three Trends to Watch in the Broadcast Industry
Jaume Miro and Anna Arkatova highlight a number of current trends for the broadcast and media industry – those being the transition to IP, live streaming, and the adoption of VR and AR. Embrace Panasonic technology that is used to adapt to the new ways of producing the video content efficiently and with no compromise on the quality. Take a look behind-the-scenes at CustomProject’s XR Studio in Barcelona, showcasing the integration of the compact AV-UHS500 4K switcher, the AW-UE150 & AW-UE100 PTZ cameras alongside Tuning rail system.
Episode 3: TOTAL MOVEMENT - COMPLETE CONTROL
Panasonic Robotic Camera Systems and Automation improve every production! Follow Jaume Miro and Guilhem Krier as they introduce the Panasonic ‘Top 5’ Robotic Systems. This episode of the L.I.V.E. Video Series showcases how robotic camera systems provide smooth camera movements that can be created and managed remotely from intuitive software platforms that combine multiple systems to produce attractive and engaging content. As part of our Smart Live Production concept, our new IT/IP video processing platform KAIROS is the centre of production of this episode. In the behind-the-scenes section we demonstrate the Canvas function of the platform. We also take a closer look at the newly introduced AK-HC3900 and AK-UC3300 live camera systems.
EPISODE 4: NEW WORKFLOWS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION
Guilhem Krier and Jaume Miro feature in this episode of the Panasonic L.I.V.E. Series to discuss new production techniques that Panasonic have supported as part of its Smart Live Production concept. This includes the FreeD protocol and TrackMen Station system for XR studios, and talent tracking using a combination of the 8K ROI (region of interest) camera system and the AW-SF100 auto-tracking software. The behind-the-scenes provide an overview of ‘Kairos Control’, the dedicated hardware panel for the Kairos IT/IP video processing platform that was used during the production of the episode. In addition, we also take a closer look at the KST-CamBot.system when used within a virtual studio environment.