Chris Kissinger, principal of Image Factory Productions (
“I’ve worked with Panasonic gear at the Greek Theatre for well over a decade, and we were poised to upgrade to HD live production there at precisely the time I was hired for the
The 5,900 capacity Greek Theatre is an internationally renowned venue that presents a wide variety of headline entertainment, from pop to classical, Latim to rock and much more. It has even been the backdrop for blockbuster movies, including a starring role in “Get Him to the Greek.” During the 2013 season, Kissinger used the Panasonic equipment to capture and project performances from world-renowned artists such as Barry Manilow, the Rascals, Ana Gabriel and The Lumineers, among others.
“The range of Panasonic gear we chose is delivering superior price/performance, and is seamlessly integrated. We like the HPX370’s interchangeable lensing, and the impressive 22X digital zooms on the HPX255 and AC160A. The projectors, with an extremely small footprint, represent a significant improvement, especially in terms of keystone correction and skewing,” said Kissinger.
During a typical event at the Greek, Kissinger deploys two AG-HPX370 P2 HD shoulder-mounts, an AG-HPX255 P2 HD handheld and an AG-AC160A AVCCAM HD handheld as his manned cameras, with two AW-HE50S HD pan/tilt/zooms operated remotely. He switches the show through the HMX100, and projects to two 12 by 16-foot live screens through the PT-DW17KU WXGA projectors.
Kissinger has previously used Panasonic professional equipment for live production at
About the AG-HPX370 The AG-HPX370 is an affordable second-generation, interchangeable lens camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2, independent-frame full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording. The HPX370 incorporates newly-developed 1/3”, full-HD 2.2 megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3-MOS imagers and a 20-bit Digital Signal Processor to