Panasonic Debuts Cost-Effective HD Production Start-Up Kit

Panasonic Solutions Company announced the HDTV Producer (model HDTVP-2), an affordable, all-inclusive, video production studio priced below $20,000. HDTV Producer addresses the video staging and production requirements of many churches, high schools, middle schools, colleges, community media centers, cable access channels, and training centers while doing it a price most organizations can afford. Although the HDTV Producer is a fully turnkey system, it can be upgraded as requirements change.

HDTV Producer’s main components include two AG-HMC80 AVCCAM HD/SD professional camcorders for video capture, an AG-HMX100 HD/SD AV Mixer with MultiViewer for video and audio mixing with digital effects, an AG-HMR10 compact AVCCAM Recorder for recording of up to 4 hours of content, a 42” TH-42LF20 Professional LCD Monitor with 1080p resolution, as well as SDHC Cards and all the audio/video accessories and cabling necessary to begin producing HD content immediately. An illustrated set-up guide makes it simple for non-technical personnel to go from “shipping box to air” quickly and easily.

“Researching, specifying, purchasing, and setting up professional video equipment to produce high-quality, HD content can be challenging and time-consuming,” said John Rhodes, Product Manager, PSC. “With HDTV Producer, we are facilitating the procurement and installation process, and making it painless for organizations to deploy a full-featured video production system with a solid-state workflow.”

In addition to its Panasonic professional video gear, HDTV Producer includes such premium A/V accessories as a Shure SM48LC Microphone and boom stand, an Intercom/Tallly System with four headsets/belt packs, two Tripod Systems with Dollies, and two Zoom/Focus Rear Lens Control Systems. This start-up studio kit can be expanded with the addition of cameras, microphones, graphic systems, and more.