Panasonic AJ-HPX3000G DVCPRO Camcorder

Panasonic Updated: 2007-06-29
Panasonic AJ-HPX3000G DVCPRO Camcorder

The AJ-HPX3000G P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder teams native 1920 x 1080 (2.2-million pixel) 2/3" CCDs along with highly advanced AVC-Intra compression technology to produce stunning 4:2:2, 10-bit 1920 x 1080 recordings, the highest HD recording quality possible in a one-piece camcorder.

With AVC-Intra's near D-5 HD quality, the HPX3000G camcorder produces full raster high definition images for high-end applications such as episodic television, film-making and commercial production. The camcorder offers superb DVCPRO HD 1080 recordings in 24p, 30p, and 60i, in international standards 25p and 50i, as well as 4:2:2 sampled SD recordings using DVCPRO50. The camcorder's AVC-Intra compression offers two switchable modes -- 100Mbps mode for near D-5 HD quality, and 50Mbps for shooting in situations where superior HD quality is required but bandwidth efficiency is a key consideration.

Equipped with five P2 card slots, the HPX3000G is a flexible solution for professionals looking to benefit from the efficiencies of the P2 HD solid-state IT-based workflow while mastering with high-quality, full HD content. Using five 16GB P2 cards, professionals have an extended recording time of 200 minutes with AVC-Intra 50 at 1080/24pN, 100 minutes with AVC-I 100 at 1080 24pN, or 80 minutes with AVC-Intra 100 for 1080/60i, 50i, 30pN and 25pN. Recording times for DVCPRO HD is 80 minutes. Recording times will double with the release of Panasonic's 32GB P2 cards.

•  Advanced 14-bit A/D conversion and 12-pole matrix color correction function ensures outstanding 1920 x 1080 HD image quality

•  Multi-format 60/50-Hz (NTSC/PAL) switchable for international use

•  Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function compensates for RGB registration errors caused by lateral chromatic aberration in lenses

•  Powerful, creative advanced gamma settings, including VariCam's notable Film-Rec mode

•  High f10 sensitivity at 2,000 lux (1080i), minimum illumination of 0.064 lx (+56db gain)

•  Equipped with IEEE 1394A interface for high-speed file transfer, file recordings and uploading to nonlinear editing systems

•  Optional HD/SD-SDI input for external line recording

•  Genlock Input uses HD Tri-Level Sync or VBS input. SMPTE time code I/O, Dual optical filter wheels for separate control of ND and CC

•  Flip-out, 3.5-inch color LCD monitor

•  Provides the benefits of P2 HD including instant recording startup, clip thumbnail view for immediate access to video content on all cards, and a host of recording modes including continuous, card selector, hot swapping, loop-record, pre-record, one-shot and interval recording

•  Five-year limited warranty (one year standard warranty, plus four year extended warranty upon product registration)