At our annual NAB press conference in Las Vegas, with an overflowing crowd of more than 150 international media, Panasonic made several exciting product introductions. The dominating news were the AG-HPX600 P2 HD camcorder with10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording and the lowest weight of a shoulder-mount unit, and a new series of memory cards called microP2 card, which have an SD card form factor to further cost-efficiencies in media pricing.
Both the HPX600 and the microP2 card, will support Panasonic’s newest video compression platform, AVC-ULTRA.
Weighing less than 7 pounds and using low power, the HPX600 incorporates a newly-developed 2/3 type MOS sensor to produce beautiful HD and SD images. This future-proof camera will provide inventive functionality and improved workflows, with options such as wireless metadata input, proxy recording, and variable frame rates (available this fall), and then AVC-ULTRA recording.
The new series of 64GB and 32GB microP2 cards will ensure high-speed transfer, high reliability and the writing assurance of all P2 frame rates, formats and codecs, The simultaneous introduction of a microP2 Card Adaptor means that microP2 cards will operate in current P2 hardware
Other new product introductions included the PT-DZ21 3-chip DLP projector series, the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000 lumen projectors; the expansion of our high-end LCD production monitors with the BT-LH2170 21.5” and BT-LH1850 18.5” models; and upgrades to the AG-AF100 Large Sensor HD Cinema camera, and the AG-HPX250 P2 HD and AG-AC160/AC130 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorders, as well as to the AJ-HPM200 and AJ-HPD2500 solid-state recorders.
If you are here at the show, visit us at booth #C3607. For more information about our NAB announcements, visit www.panasonic.com/nab.