Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012
NAB Panasonic has introduced a new lightweight, shoulder-mount
P2 HD camera recorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording.
|Weighing around 3 kilograms and using low power, the AG-HPX600 combines a new 2/3 type MOS sensor producing HD and SD images. The AG-HPX600 will achieve F12 sensitivity at 59.94 Hz and a signal-to-noise ratio of 59dB. It supports AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV as standard. It is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for use overseas.
The AG-HPX600 will allow the user to upgrade this camera as new functionality becomes available, potentially improving workflows with options such as wireless metadata input, proxy recording and variable frame rates available in September, followed by AVC-ULTRA recording later on, though not all AVC-ULTRA formats.
When available within 2013, AVC-ULTRA will achieve master-quality or low-bit-rate 10-bit, 4:2:2 recording in full-HD to suit applications from mastering to transmission.
The HPX600 also supports wireless and wired connection with Wi-Fi, USB and Gigabit Ethernet. A future option will support LiveU for video uplink with real time indication of LiveU’s transmission status and video transmission quality to the camera operator.
Suited for news, sports or live events, the interchangeable lens camera recorder will be equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation, or CAC, to maximise lens performance, a Dynamic Range Stretch function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting, and flash band detection and compensation software.
The user interface will permit accessibility to the camera’s functions from an LCD display on the side of the camera, and two P2 Card Slots and an SD Card Slot will be available.
AG-HPX600 will be released in Australia in September, with pricing to be announced. www.panasonic-broadcast.com.au