Panasonic P2 Cast & Streaming Technology for Cloud Based Cameras

P2 Cast & P2 Streaming Server – now you’re free to be first on air

Taking advantage of the network features of our P2HD camcorders, P2 Cast lets you upload content captured in the field straight to the cloud.

Designed for news broadcasting, P2 Cast accelerates the delivery of news to air, whilst also helping you to edit the footage captured using any internet-connected device.

With P2 Cast, you can move high-quality, low bit rate proxy video off a camcorder to create a video sequence of the desired clips, then allow newsroom systems to automatically pull back high-resolution AVC-ULTRA video from the camera.

AVC-ULTRA cameras can connect to the newsroom through mobile networks or Wi-Fi, giving you the freedom to capture news as it happens – with no concerns about storage. 

P2 Cast Workflow Features:

1.Proxy file sharing

Shared cloud storage is prepared on the server, so you can upload proxy files from camcorders and browse and play from your station. Proxy files can be downloaded quickly and used for breaking news.

2. Highlight editing, high-quality footage transfer

At a station, editors can highlight-edit (in-point/out-point) the proxy files on the server, creating an EDL (Edit Decision List) and transfer it to the camera. Based on the EDL, the camera selects the desired high-quality footage and transfers it back to the server.

3. New, efficient workflows using metadata

Cameras and cameramen are pre-assigned IDs, so metadata can be sent from the newsroom to camcorders in the field. Metadata is automatically recorded with footage shot in the field, so you can use this data in the editing process, making it easier to search through raw footage in addition to accelerating archiving as a secondary usage.

(Note: AVC-ULTRA camcorders may require a firmware upgrade for cameras to communicate with P2 Cast.)

P2 Streaming Server – from the viewfinder straight to the viewer

Our P2 Streaming Service (P2SS) is compatible streaming with both Panasonic AVC-Ultra QoS streaming camcorders, and integrated PTZ cameras out in the field or installed in different locations over a wired/wireless IP network.

The P2SS (depending on server model) utilizes 2 or 4 simultaneous HD-SDI outputs. Its intuitive interface allows monitoring of up to 20 cameras per page with thumbnails. Using the software interface, simply dragging and dropping a thumbnail initiates a streaming output.

The intuitive interface also features remote camera control and image adjustment parameters depending on the type of camera being streamed, allowing for centralisation and simplification of workflows in mission-critical environments. Stream parameters, bit-rates and modes can also be adjusted from the same common interface with real-time network metrics and analytics.

Set-up is very straightforward with AVC-Ultra camcorders thanks to the P2SS being able to work with Panasonic’s P2Cast, and is able to maintain a camera list in the cloud. This allows easy network set-up without each camera needing a global IP address.