LiveU Adds Sony’s XDCAM Camcorder to its Live Camera Supported Solutions
LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2013 – 2013 NAB Show — LiveU (www.liveu.tv), the leader in portable live video-over-cellular solutions, today announced that LiveU is now compatible with Sony’s professional PDW-700 camcorder for live video coverage.
Supported by a LiveU dedicated bracket, Sony customers and LiveU customers can now use their respective products together and benefit from an improved workflow. This workflow offers customers an integrated video camera and live video uplink solution, utilizing LiveU’s handheld LU40 video uplink device and Sony’s XDCAM professional shoulder-mounted camcorders starting with the PDW-700 model.
Ariel Galinsky, LiveU’s VP of Business and Corporate Development said, “Video-over-cellular technology has become part of mainstream newsgathering equipment among Tier 1 broadcasters. We’re happy to strengthen our offering in the professional video ecosystem by enabling a better workflow with Sony, one of the industry’s market leaders. We look forward to continuing the development of this next generation, all-in-one live camera solution for broadcasting customers and others worldwide.”
LiveU’s LU40 handheld HD video device provides a high-quality, simple to use and cost-effective uplink solution for live newsgathering and online coverage of events. With up to six network connections and weighing less than 1.5 pounds (700 grams), the bonded LU40 offers 4G LTE/3G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and LAN video transmission in a substantially smaller form factor. With its integral touchscreen, the LU40 provides simple yet flexible mechanisms for either local or remote control.
LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote news gathering in the US and other countries. All LiveU products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.
LiveU is presenting its full range of live video uplink solutions at the 2013 NAB Show®, April 8-11, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #SU5511.
The LiveU Xtender, mounted on KOVR-TV’s (CBS Sacramento) weather truck, can be seen in the NAB Outdoor/Mobile area at the E-N-G Mobile Systems booth #OE820.
Ken Zamkow, LiveU’s Director of Sales and Marketing, will be speaking at the Broadcast Engineering Conference, at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 11, 2013 on “From Super Bowl to Varsity: Live Sports Coverage Using Cellular Bonding Technology” – IP for Television session.
LiveU is the pioneer of broadcast-quality, video-over-cellular solutions that allow live video transmission (HD and SD) from any location around the world. With top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU’s solutions have been used for breaking news and high-profile events, including the 2012 US Presidential Campaign, London 2012 Olympics, Hurricane Sandy, 2011 British Royal Wedding, GRAMMY Awards®, NBA and Super Bowl. From backpacks to smartphones, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.