The AG-CX350 camcorder comes with connectivity for transmission over IP for live events and web distribution

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Panasonic has launched a new handheld camcorder aimed at the broadcast and streaming market.

The AG-CX350 camcorder is billed as the first camcorder in the industry to provide NDI | HX connectivity, allowing video transmission and camera control over IP for live events and web distribution.

It means the camera can be built in to larger systems working alongside Panasonic PTZ camera systems equipped with NDI | HX and the Panasonic Live Production Center (AV-HLC100).

Weighing 1.9kg, the AG-CX350 will begin shipping in February with RRP £3,415.

The camera features a wide-angle of 24.5mm, with an optical 20x zoom lens and a new high-definition, high sensitivity 1.0-type MOS sensor to enable 10bit image quality and 4K (UHD) or FHD resolution recording at up to 50/60p, on to SDXC card. It also features a HLG gamma mode to support HDR image production.

A new HEVC codec (LongGOP, 10bit, 4:2:0/MOV) enable playback and editing with a notebook PC or MacBook.

In addition, the camera supports a streaming function for Facebook and YouTube live with compatible RTSP and RTMP protocols. The camera will also support the MXF P2 file format futureproofing it for potential broadcasting applications, enabling AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG.

Sivashankar Kuppusamy, marketing anager EMEA for Panasonic, said: “The flexibility that’s embedded in the camera means it’s sure to appeal to those needing an allrounder that’s just at home filming short documentaries and student films to streaming corporate events. It is just the start of a series that has tremendous potential.”