Baylor Bears Football invests in Panasonic AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD Camcorders for coaching analysis

Monday, August 19, 2013

 As the Baylor Bears get ready to take on Wofford in their at-home season opener August 31, they are hoping for a winning season and a three-peat of their 2011 and 2012 Bowl victories. Baylor Athletics has recently added to its roster of Panasonic equipment for critical football coaching analysis with the purchase of several AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD camcorders.

The Baylor Bears football team, a member of the Big 12 Conference, represents Baylor University in Division I FBS football. The team plays home games at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco, Texas. The Bears have relied on Panasonic cameras for practice and game-day analysis for well over a decade, including P2 HD handhelds (the AG-HVX200A and AG-HPX170), P2 HD shoulder-mounts (the AG-HPX500 and AG-HPX300), and AW-HE870 remote HD cameras with AW-RP655 remote controls. 

The team utilizes XOS Digital’s Thunder Football HD for video editing and game planning, as well as XOS’ Thunder Capture System, which allows video coordinators to control multiple cameras from a remote location while capturing HD video.

Baylor’s Director of Video Services Michael “Jumbo” Bolding explained that he deploys the HPX500 and HPX300 on the sidelines, recording to AG-HMR10 handheld AVCCAM HD recorder/players. The AC160As (two on towers) capture tighter shots in the end zones. The HE870s are incorporated as the pan/tilt/zoom cameras in the Thunder Capture System. Bolding continues to use the HPX170, recording to an HMR10, for roving footage. The P2 HD camcorder with the AVCCAM recorder configuration yields the lower date rates of AVCCAM recording, and the redundant, higher-quality recordings of P2 HD.

“We’ve depended on Panasonic gear for coaching video many years,” Bolding said. “Our most recent investment, the AC160As, represents an attractive combination of cost-effectiveness with ease-of-use. Our student staffers have easily come up to speed shooting on them.”

For more information about Baylor football, visit www.baylorbears.com.

About the AG-AC160A

The AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder incorporates top production features including variable frame rate recording in 1080p, Linear PCM audio, an HD-SDI output, and switchability between 59.94Hz/50Hz for worldwide use. The AC160A is equipped with high-sensitivity 1/3", full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imager as well as 22X HD zoom lens (the longest in its class), to offer a wide field of view and operability much like an interchangeable lens. 

About the AW-HE870

This versatile AW-HE870 delivers affordable 2/3" quality acquisition for a wide range of applications. This HD convertible camera supports 1080i/720p HD and 480i SD capture and is compatible with most 2/3-inch motor drive zoom lenses. For further information about Panasonic professional video products, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

About XOS Digital

Founded in 1999, XOS Digital serves more than 400 sports organizations with advanced technology-enabled solutions that improve team performance and capture, preserve and create enhanced value for their digital media assets. The ever-expanding portfolio of products and services, including the XOS Thunder™ HD Coaching Platform, XOS ThunderCloud Suite, XOS Xchange™, XOS Digital Licensing Portal™, XOS Vault™ digital asset management system and the XOS Digital Sports Network,™ reflect the XOS Digital commitment to continuing innovation. For more information, visit www.xosdigital.com.


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Built on a celebrated engineering foundation, Panasonic architects business technology solutions that help build a better world. Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to help them acquire, manage and interpret the information that drives innovation. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance systems, retail information systems, office productivity solutions, high definition visual conferencing, projectors, professional displays and HD video production. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic engineers reliable and long-lasting solutions as a partner for continuous improvement. Panasonic solutions for business are delivered by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. 

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.