Live production has just got a lot more hands-on, with Sony announcing their new all-in-one touchscreen controller, the Anycast Touch, at NAB 2013.
Like previous Anycast solutions (including our Sony AWS-G500 Anycast Station Live Content Producer), the Touch packs in a number of different live production functions into one box – video switching, audio mixing, display, streaming, programme recording, titling and camera remote control. Where it differs from previous Anycasts is that this version has lost a lot of bulk. It’s not exactly iPad-sized, but the sleek design makes it portable enough to carry round on set. The tilting double touchscreen means you can split audio and video editing between the two panels, and switch between sources with a quick tap.
The Anycast Touch can output 1080p video with 10-bit processing, and there’s I/O support for HD, SD, SDI, composite, RGB and HDMI connectivity, as well as audio ins and outs, and USB ports. With both a 15.6″ (1920 x 1080) and 10.6″ (1280 x 768) 60Hz LCD screen size, and a fairly portable 6.5kg weight, the Anycast Touch looks like a very interesting live production proposition.
Sony haven’t actually announced pricing yet, but they did confirm a release date of September 2013. We’ll keep you up to date with more as we hear it, but in the meantime you can get its predecessor, the Sony Anycast AWS-G500 here!
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