An interview from the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Rob Tarrant of Panasonic. Panasonic is a manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality camcorders to meet virtually any application, from Full HD 3D and P2 HD to AVCCAM and SD. In this interview Rob talks with us about the AJ-PX800 Camcorder and the AJ-PG50 Portable Field Recorder.
Panasonic has announced the AJ-PX800, a new 2/3-inch, three-chip shoulder-mount camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. Weighing a little over 6 pounds, the PX800 is the industry’s lightest camcorder in its class. Delivering the trifecta of low weight, low power consumption and affordability, the PX800 is ideal for virtually all broadcasting needs as well as sports or live events. Built-in network functions support wired LAN, wireless LAN and 4G/LTE connections, enabling on-site preview, streaming and uploading data to a server quickly and easily at low cost with a PC/Mac, tablet or smartphone; or users can connect to the camera via WiFi to control, add or edit metadata, view proxies, or watch live streaming for logging or monitoring.
The PX800 can record in AVC-Intra100/50 (1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p and 720/60p,50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV, and is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for worldwide use. The camcorder will be equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) to maximize lens performance; Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting; a highly accurate flash band detection and compensation algorithm that minimizes this effect; and a 12 + 3 skin tone Axis Matrix Control. The PX800 delivers seven-mode gamma selection and extensive digital image settings; there are two P2 card slots (microP2 cards can be used with an adaptor) and an SD card slot for proxy/metadata recording.
The AJ-PG50 Field Recorder is compact and lightweight. It supports the AVC-ULTRA codec family, is equipped with microP2 and P2 card slots, and operates on a battery pack. It also comes with a high-resolution QHD LCD monitor.
The AJ-PG50 is provided with a variety of interfaces to support HDMI input/output, 3G SDI input/output and others, so it connects to a wide range of video and audio devices for recording and playback of video and audio. It also has a high-speed USB 3.0 (HOST) interface for transferring backup data to an external storage device and previewing externally stored files.
For more information about these products please visit: Business.Panasonic.Eu