Panasonic Connect Partners with intoPIX to Enable New JPEG XS Cameras for Live Video Production

April 10, 2023

Enabling studio and PTZ cameras to connect to premium ST2110 and IPMX workflows using the intoPIX TicoXS codec.

Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd. announced its partnership with intoPIX regarding the integration of their JPEG XS technology in its PTZ and studio cameras. The company made the strategic move to JPEG XS technology by adopting the intoPIX TicoXS IP cores, which will allow their camera line-up to interface directly with live production workflows supporting SMPTE ST 2110 and IPMX standards.

Panasonic Connect recently launched its new flagship AW-UE160W/K*1 PTZ camera and its new AK-PLV100GSJ*2 4K studio camera, both of which will support JPEG XS. With its high sensitivity capability of F14/2,000 lx that is equivalent to that of a studio camera, the AW-UE160W/K can be used together with studio cameras to add more flexibility to video content production. Equipped with a large format, super 35mm imager and PL lens mount, the AK-PLV100GSJ offers shallow-depth look that enhances creativity in broadcasting and streaming events.

Using JPEG XS safeguards all advantages of an uncompressed stream such as ultra-low latency and high quality and offers a significant bandwidth reduction with real-time FPGA, CPU or GPU-based encoding in HD, 4K. Moreover, it can be used in any LAN, WAN or cloud-based IP based application which is sensitive to low latency and high quality. Powered by the shooting feature set of the AW-UE160W/K and the AK-PLV100GSJ, this clearly provides ideal IP video production workflow for applications such as live TV production and live events.

“We are supporting the media industry to deliver premium live IP workflows with more efficiency. Panasonic Connect and intoPIX have developed a long-standing relationship over the past years. We are happy to move forward with JPEG XS together and to contribute to the excellence of their products,” said Katty Van Mele, Business Development Director at intoPIX.

“We are excited to partner with intoPIX experts to deliver a premium IP workflow to our customers. Outstanding image quality and near-zero latency are the absolute foundation of our solutions, and this was only possible with intoPIX JPEG XS,” said Masatoshi Taniguchi, Director of the ProAV business at Panasonic Connect.

intoPIX has developed a wide range of zero latency encoders and decoders running on any software and hardware platform and supporting any resolution.

For more information about the intoPIX JPEG XS solutions, visit their website or book a meeting with the team during NAB 2023 (Booth C6335) in Las Vegas, from April 16 to 19.

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