Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 DVCPRO Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-29
Panasonic AJ-HPX2000 DVCPRO Camcorder

The first shoulder-mount P2 HD camcorder, the AJ-HPX2000 features native HD progressive 2/3" 3-CCDs, 14-bit A/D processing, and the ultra-high reliability of P2 solid-state recording. This multi-format camera produces pristine high-quality images in 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, and 576i (a total of 17 HD and SD formats). The camcorder supports flexible compression rates including DVCPRO HD/50/25/DV as well as the new AVC-Intra codec (an optional board will be available in Summer 2007). AVC-Intra offers comparable DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit rate, doubling the recording time per P2 card while lowering media storage and distribution costs. The AVC-Intra codec will offer two different record modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-bit HD quality and AVC-Intra 50 for increased storage efficiency.

The AJ-HPX2000 is a top performer in low and bright light conditions, with a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux and a minimum illumination of 0.007 lux (at +74 dB gain). This P2 HD camcorder offers innovative recording functions such as hot-swap, loop and pre-recording (15 seconds), and immediate access to recorded video with clip thumbnail preview for shot marking, playback and in-camera editing.

•  Multi-format recording system that supports a total of 17 HD and SD formats, including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p 720/23.98p and more.

•  High-speed file transfers are easy with industry-standard IT interfaces, including USB 2.0 and IEEE1394.

•  P2 card provides superior reliability in harsh environments and when exposed to shock, vibration and temperature change.

•  New Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS) automatically adjusts the cameras aperture when moving from dark to light areas or shooting scenes with mixed dark and light areas.

•  12-color correction matrix for precise color adjustments.

•  Records full 48-kHz/16-bit digital audio on four channels.

•  Extensive signal connectivity and control capability comes standard with the camera, including IEEE 1394 (AVC) and USB 2.0 interfaces, HD/SD-SDI, genlock, SMPTE time code and composite video. A 10-pin RCU terminal connects the optional AJ-RC10G remote control unit. GPS mapping connection is also available.

•  Optional recording boards, such as Proxy Data and HD/SD line recording, allow for a variety of recording options compatible with common studio news systems and applications (news flashes, etc.).

•  4-position optical filter

•  Up to 4X Digital Zoom due to increased magnification of the lens by either 2X, 3X or 4X. HD images remain in their superb resolution while maintaining brightness.