Duluth Public Access Community Television (PACT), serving Minnesota’s fourth largest city, recently purchased 10 Panasonic AG-HMC150 professional handheld AVCCAM camcorders that are available to members for both studio and field production.
PACT is a volunteer, non-profit organization that encourages individuals and groups to produce non-commercial, uncensored local programs. PACT offers equipment and provides editing facilities to its members.
Six of the AVCCAMs are provided to PACT members for field production. Members also can schedule time in the PACT studio, where four of the HMC150s have been configured for studio use.
Studio productions are both live and prerecorded. Programming shot in advance is recorded to Panasonic DVD recorders with built-in hard drives and recorded to tape as a backup. In the field, shooters are provided with 16GB SDHC cards and encouraged to shoot in the HMC150’s highest-quality PH at 1080/60i. Editing is done in both Final Cut Pro and iMovie.