Champion College Football Team, University of Michigan Wolverines, Upgrades Coaching Analysis with Panasonic’s Professional Broadcast Equipment

With the excitement and rivalries of college football underway, we are happy to report that college football’s all-time winningest team, the University of Michigan Wolverines, is using Panasonic’s P2 camcorders, AVCCAM recorders and DLP projectors for coaching analysis. Panasonic AG-HPX370 P2 HD camcorders have been used throughout the season to capture game action and practices for post game breakdown.

“Approaching our transition to high-definition, solid-state capture, it was clear to us that P2 was the technology standard bearer, delivering fantastic image quality at a dramatically lower cost than competitive offerings,” said Phil Bromley, Senior Media Designer for Michigan football.

Along with the to four AG-HPX370s, the Big 10 team has also invested in five AG-HMR10 handheld AVCCAM HD recorder/players, an AG-HPX170 P2 HD handheld camcorder for roaming coverage, and PT-DZ570 series DLP, native WUXGA resolution projectors to display footage in meeting rooms for coaches and players.

Bromley explained that he teams each HPX370 P2 HD with an HMR10, taking advantage of the AVCCAM recorder’s ability to take an HD-SDI feed.

Bromley said, “We shoot with three camcorders at a game (two on end zone platforms, one on the sidelines) and four at practices. We want the high-end P2 quality to produce highlight tapes and any premium content. The back-up capability is terrific as well, and has saved critical shots for us when operators might forget to close the door on an HMR10.”

To learn more, a full press release on the Michigan Wolverines work with Panasonic professional broadcast equipment is available here.

The Michigan Wolverines football has the most all-time wins and the highest winning percentage in college football history. Since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936, Michigan has finished in the top 10 a record 37 times. For more information on the Wolverines, click here.

And, to learn more about Panasonic’s HPX370 or HMR10 professional camcorders, please visit the Panasonic website.