Archive for May, 2008

P2 HD Production is here in a big way at Media Source!

May 18, 2008

After what can only be described as a year-long quest, I have finally been able to propel my company, Media Source, into high-definition TV production at a very high level.

We are now using state-of-the-art HD cameras that record full HD 1920×1080 resolution (the vaunted 1080p) material on to solid-state memory cards.

The primary tool we’re using to do this is the top-of-the-line Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 camera.  Our secondary solid-state memory card camera is the outstanding Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX camera, which is also capable of recording full 1920×1080 resolution high-def video (although it uses a different imaging system than the HPX3000 to do this).

In the coming months, I will be sharing our thoughts about and experiences with these fine cameras.

I have written a white paper on what we’ve learned thus far about these cameras, and about working with video as data, instead of tape.

The white paper is in PDF format:

Media Source White Paper: Panasonic HPX3000 P2 HD, Blu-Ray Authoring

I encourage anyone interested in P2 technology, and, specifically, in the HPX3000 camera, to read this document.  I would be happy to answer any questions about any of the information in the white paper.  My e-mail address is listed at the end of the white paper.

I am certainly, thus far, no expert on all this.  I have simply compiled a lot of tips about what we’ve learned, much through trial and error, to save other people in my industry time as they research HD production options.  Thanks for your interest in my blog!