Video-over-IP specialist Quicklink is demonstrating its new ST500 remote production system, nicknamed “Studio in a Box,” at IBC.
Built around a Panasonic PTX HD camera (AW-HE38, AW-HE40 or AW-UE70), the all-in-one offering also integrates a monitor/prompter and built-in lighting. It can be set up anywhere with an Internet connection by anyone with no special technical know-how, the company said. The system is then controlled remotely to capture live interviews with full duplex audio.
Video and still backdrops can be added using an on-board chroma-keyer. Quicklink’s ST100 and ST200 studio servers can receive the audio and video and output as SDI, HDMI or NDI.
Quicklink’s Manager Portal supports remote control of the camera via Chrome browser, including zoom, focus, exposure, aperture, pan and tilt, brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness, gamma, white balance, backlight compensation and gain. Up to five DMX-512 lights can also be controlled remotely, and Balanced XLR and AES audio are supported.
The ST500 is also compatible with SkypeTX, for integration with Skype-ready systems such as the Quicklink TX video call management system and the Panasonic AV-HLC100 IP live switcher. And it can output live content while simultaneously recording MP4 files for automatic upload to cloud or on-premise storage.
The Studio in a Box is also available in a 1RU form factor for use on a rack or desktop with a standalone PTZ camera, monitor and prompter.
The system will be demonstrated at IBC 2019 by Quicklink at Stand 3.B61 and by Panasonic at Stand 11.C45, the company said.