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Old 26-05-2009
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Panasonic p2 AG-HPX300 spec

Panasonic announced mid-February the AG-HPX300, a 2.2 Megapixel 1 / 3 inch 3-CMOS camcorder.

The special in its class with this HPX300 is full 1920 x 1080 in 10 Bit can record video that is 4:2:2 and in 1024 show to the 256 in the usual 8 bits camcorders.De CMOS sensor is completely newly designed with an on-chip built compensation for chromatic aberration and dynamic range stretch that optimal images can be recorded.

Further, the Panasonic P2 cards directly, via 2 slots, both AVC-Intra, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD. If multi-format camera also offers native 24p (23.98 fps) in. For slow / fast motion, he provided with variable speeds between 12 and 60fps.

For image control he has on January 1 / 2 inch viewfinder image with over 1.2 million pixels and an LCD screen with 921,000 pixels 3.2 inch, and their connections oook the HPX300 with 2x HD / SD-SDI, BNC output, IEEE1394, USB, TC I / O, Genlock in, 3x XLR audio, wireless mic receiver slot and remote control socket certainly adequate. The total number of possibilities is much larger than we are recording, so see here for full specs Panasonic.

The new professional Panasonic camera, the shoulder especially against the Sony PMW-EX3, JVC GY-HD250 and Canon XL H1S. With a price of 10,700 dollars (incl. 17x Fujinon zoom) is currently the cheapest AVC-Intra Camcorder on the market, the first delivery is expected in March.

Panasonic also announced a series of hardware products to its line of Solid State camcorders will support, such as the AG-HPG20 recorder / player (see sensible Zine article), AJ-HRW10 P2 rapid writer and an AJ-PDC35 Memory Drive. These devices will be between February and April can be expected. All these new enhancements P2 are again compatible with the AG-HPX300 camcorder.

The AG-HPX300 is world's first affordable full 10-bit, 4:2:2 professional HD camcorder. With 17x Interchangeable Lens, three 1 / 3 "2.2-megapixel 3-MOS imagers and full 1920x1080, 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording, the HPX300 brings true master-quality HD recording within your reach - all with the benefit of P2's faster, independent frame, file-based workflow.

In a field of its own, the HPX300 delivers impressive, high-resolution recording using AVC-Intra and industry-standard DVCPRO HD, but also supports standard definition recording in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV formats for complete flexibility. The multi-format camcorder also offers native 24p (23.98 fps), making it an affordable solution for digital cinema indie film production. Its newly designed 3-MOS imager utilizes a redesigned optical block, high-precision prism bonding and a new 20-bit digital signal processor (DSP) to provide exceptional image quality while minimizing any flare and CHROMATIC aberration. Its high resolution LCOS color viewfinder (1,226,000-dot) and 3.2-inch LCD color monitor (921.000-dot) provide clear image reproduction even when shooting in bright outdoor areas.

The HPX300 offers a broad range of creative features including variable frame rates, six advanced gamma functions, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), built-in scan reverse, Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function, wave form and vector scope display and focus assist tools.

Take full advantage of the reliability and flexibility of the fast, file-based P2 workflow, as well as the security of its five-year warranty program (one year standard plus four additional years with registration. The two-slot HPX300 provides instant random access to recorded HD or SD content and operates reliably in harsh environments, with resistance to temperature Extremes, shock and vibration. At eight pounds, the HPX300's light weight, low-profile, well-balanced design and ergonomic handle makes it comfortable to use. All operation switches, volume controls and card slots are on the left side for easier operation. One year standard plus four additional years with registration.
  • Records in AVC-Intra (1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97P and 1080/23.98P (native 24p/30p) and 720P with variable frames 23.98pN, 29.97pN and 59.94P), DVCPRO HD (1080/59.94i , 1080/29.97P, 1080/23.98P, 1080/23.98pA, 720/59.94P, 720/29.97P, 720/29.97pN and 720/23.98pN), DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV (480/59.94i, 480 / 29.97p, 480/23.98p and 480/23.98pA)
  • The 1080P and 480P signals are recorded with 2:3 pull down (23.98p) or 2:3:3:2 advanced mode (23.98pA)
  • Equipped with six gamma modes - including the popular VariCam's Cine-Like Gamma - for various shooting scenarios
  • Output of the camera can be set down for conversion or cross-conversion with letterbox, 4:3 crop or squeeze
  • variable frame rates in 20 steps between 12p and 60p for fast-or slow-motion effects (undercranking / overcranking)
  • Advanced P2 recording features including hot swapping, loop record, shot-marking, pre-record functions (three seconds in HD and seven seconds in SD), one-shot and interval
  • Key interfaces include two SDI outputs, video output (down-converted SD video only), IEEE 1394, USB 2.0 (host mode), built-in SMPTE time code (in / out terminals), genlock and three XLR audio jacks
  • Additional features include 4-position Neural Density optical filter, SD memory card slot, wireless microphone slot with 2-channel wireless receiver UniSlot compatibility and programmable user buttons
  • Very low power consumption of 18 watts
  • Remote controllable with AJ-able RC10G (via 10-pin RCU terminal)
  • Can be used in studio configuration
  • Comes standard with high-performance 17x Fujinon HD lens
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Old 26-05-2009
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Re: Panasonic p2 AG-HPX300 spec

I'm looking for info on the legendary DX1 NV, in particular:
- The manual setting options does it have? (hide / gain, shutter)?
- 16:9 - gecroppt (ie, resolution loss) or native?
- White footage, or even someone with the short films were realized DX1?
- Any screenshots / Grabs low light footage from somewhere?
- Class would of course also a manual in PDF format.
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Old 26-05-2009
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Re: Panasonic p2 AG-HPX300 spec

I am also on the lookout for a NV-DX1-manual. The information that the NV-DX1 identical with the AG-EZ1 has brought me the following solution. Panasonic offers "http://service.us.panasonic.com/OperMan/? Manuals.
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