Panasonic to launch “world’s first” HD memory-card moviecam
Panasonic is preparing to launch what it claims will be the world’s first hand-held high definition solid-state memory camcorder at the 12th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcast and Communications Exhibition (CABSAT) 2006 in Dubai from tomorrow
Panasonic is preparing to launch what it claims will be the world’s first hand-held high definition solid-state memory camcorder at the 12th Middle East International Cable, Satellite, Broadcast and Communications Exhibition (CABSAT) 2006 in Dubai from tomorrow.
The firm’s new product, named the AG-HVX200, can capture images in 21 different video formats and records in high definition in 1080i and 720p in production-proven 100 Mbps DVCPRO HD quality. This DVCPRO HD format offers users cost-effective, intra-frame compression, and its full 4:2:2 color sampling helps images hold up under color correction.
The camera records video on a P2 card as IT-friendly MXF files in 1080/60i, 30p and 24p; in 720/60p, 30p and 24p; in 50Mbps DVCPRO50 and in 25Mbps DVCPRO or DV.
With a pair of Panasonic’s new 8Gbyte P2 cards (model P2C008HG), the HVX200 can record 64 minutes of content in DVCPRO or DV, 40 minutes in 720p, 32 minutes in DVCPRO50, and 16 minutes in 1080/60 and 720/60. The HD and SD video recorded on the P2 card can then be rapidly downloaded to a nonlinear editing system or server, or edited virtually instantly from the P2 card by connecting to an IEEE 1394 or USB 2.0 interface.
“Cabsat 2006 will serve as an ideal platform for introducing next generation products such as the AG-HVX200 and the AK-HC1500,” said Ono Asahiko, the general manager of System Solutions at Panasonic Middle-east. “The Middle East has been one of Panasonic’s highly successful markets, with most of our products doing exceedingly well here. We are certain that our forthcoming launches during Cabsat will help us further consolidate our market presence in the region.”
Panasonic will also display its new Realtime Graphics Processors at CABSAT. These are capable of generating high-quality 3D computer graphics and will be appearing for the first time in the Middle East.