MDR equips video journalists with AG-DVX100A
Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk (MDR), the publicly owned broadcasting corporation in central Germany, has decided to use Panasonic’s DV Camcorder AG-DVX100A in its pilot project called Video Reporters / Video Journalists. A similar project at Hessischen Rundfunk (HR), based in Hesse, southern Germany, already uses around 60 AG-DVX100A camcorders.
Key factors for choosing the DV Camcorder AG-DVX100A were its professional technical features, high digital-picture-quality and the ability to easily integrate recorded material into MDR’s already-established DVCPRO environment via an IEEE1394 interface – also known as Firewire. Material can even be played back and edited on stationary DVCPRO studio recorders. Almost all stationary equipment for both Panasonic’s DVCPRO and DVCPRO50 formats play back MiniDV, DV and DVCAM™ cassettes. DVCPRO has been the standard format at MDR since 2000. It is soon to be complemented by the tapeless P2 system.