‘EL CLASICO’ PLAYED IN 4K
Mediapro produced the game in UHD using ten Panasonic AK-UC3000 cameras. The UC3000 camera supplies 4K and HD signals simultaneously. This meant that the game was also produced in HD, the signal from which was distributed to 170 countries and an estimated audience of 600 million viewers.
Prior to El Clasico, Mediapro conducted a quality and functionality test on UHD cameras during the Liga Adelante game between Leganés and Alcorcón. Having analysed the various options for latest-generation UHD studio cameras, Mediapro opted to equip its new mobile unit with Panasonic UC3000 cameras.
The UC3000 provides 4K image quality and supports the technological leap that Panasonic has wanted to make in the field of broadcast studio equipment.
The UC3000 is small in size and is compatible with B4 mount lenses. It features a balance between the various image quality parameters: high sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio, high resolution, and a large dynamic range.
In addition to quality, Mediapro professionals expressed their appreciation that Panasonic had listened to their requirements and needs, and had implemented them in the final product, for example, by improving ease of operation and handling.