Panasonic AJ-HD3700B D-5 HD Mastering System

Panasonic Updated: 2007-07-01
Panasonic AJ-HD3700B D-5 HD Mastering System

The AJ-HD3700B meets all high quality HD and SD production requirements in one VTR where quality is assured by full bandwidth (1920x1080) and 4:2:2 digital 10-bit component video in HD plus standard definition non-compressed 525i (NTSC) and 625i (PAL). Metadata recording and playback without sacrificing audio channels and conversion between formats is as simple as an optional plug-in card set. With a newly designed, easy-to-use front panel operation, full editing capability and low power consumption, the AJ-HD3700B is designed for integration into today's modern post and production facilities. The AJ-HD3700B provides the flexibility of having a single machine function in HD and SD plus the popular 1080/24p and 1080/24PsF.

The AJ-HD3700B features new time code and format conversion functionality that includes; conversion from 24 frames to 30 frames progressive time code as well as the ability to display the original 25 frame time code output when playing back footage in 24 frame mode; and in addition, new output filters significantly enhances the user's ability to control down converted output quality for such applications as DVD mastering and standard definition masters for TV distribution. With its multiple HD format capability, the AJ-HD3700B is particularly suited for mastering in mobile trucks and OB vans. Now it's possible to have both 1080i and 720p recording on board without having different VTRS for each format. And of course, down-conversion to standard definition can take place right in the AJ-HD3700B.

Designed with HD Cinema in mind, the AJ-HD3700B with the format converter card built-in combines all the functionality of many VTRs into a single system. As part of the telecine system, this powerful VTR provides superior picture quality with full resolution recording and playback, and the multiple frame rates means mastering in one format and outputting in another. Frame rate conversion, audio and time code conversions are easily handled inside the machine and are always in time regardless of the format conversion. A colorimetry conversion function corrects color gamut differences resulting from HD/SD conversion. Eight discrete channels of audio with Dolby-E capability are ideal for surround sound, stereo, and SAP programming.

Teamed with DVCPROHD, the AJ-HD3700B is the ultimate High Definition mastering VTR. From the original recorded resolution through multiple generations, the AJ-HD3700B is the ideal editing environment where the highest picture quality must be maintained throughout the editing process. The superb quality of the newest un-compressed NLE systems is assured by mastering on the AJ-HD3700B.

With multiple frame rates, multiple formats, and multiple standards plus 8-channel of audio, built-in metadata capability, analog audio I/O, and built-in format conversion, it's no wonder the AJ-HD3700B has been chosen by so many production/post-production facilities. The AJ-HD3700B is a true Mastering VTR designed from the ground up to support Standard Definition video, HD Cinema mastering and support for digital projection and DVD distribution.

•  HD Studio Quality - Full resolution 4:2:2 digital 10-bit component recording which meets the highest standards for production, editing, broadcast.
•  High Quality Film Mastering - Progressive image recording of 24-fps film sources in 1080/23.98PsF and 1080/24PsF as well as 1080/24P allows for high quality mastering of content for broadcast and DVD packaging.
•  Multiple Formats - Complete recording, playback and editing of ATSC formats including 1080i, 1080p, 1080PsF, 720p ensures full HD compatibility.
•  Full Editing Capability - No matter the format or standard, full editing capability is assured. Standard RS-422 protocol means plug and play with a variety of edit systems, even pre-read in standard definition D-5 in NTCS or PAL.
•  SD Multi-Format Recording - Records, edits, and plays back 480/59.94i, (NTSC) and 576/50i (PAL) signals. The D-5 format's 10-bit, 4:2:2 non-compressed component recording allows it to serve as a high-end VTR replacing older equipment.
•  Unsurpassed Audio Capability - 8 discreet digital audio channels for 5.1 surround sound plus stereo for record/play/edit in all formats including NTSC and PAL sampling at 48KHz provides for 24-bit in 8-channels and 20-bit in 4-channels. Analog in/out is built-in.
•  Dolby-E Compatible - This industry standard capability is built-in and ready to go without any options.
•  Metadata Ready - Standard metadata/ancillary data support built-in without sacrificing audio capabilities.
•  Format Conversion Built-in - The built-in format converter provides for the conversion process with simultaneous HD and SD outputs.