For Your Consideration, New Product Snapshots from Panasonic
In the thick of red carpet movie season, Panasonic has introduced several strong contenders in the “documentary shorts” space. The following videos illustrate what makes these new professional video products best in their categories.
This full-featured AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder is equipped with full HD imagers to capture native 1920 x 1080 resolution images, as well as with a new premium professional AVCCAM HD recording mode, the PS mode (28 Mbps, 60p). With an SLP of only $2250, the AC90 redefines professional entry-level acquisition.
This is a companion model to the AG-HPX250, Panasonic’s first P2 HD handheld with 10-bit, full 1920 x 1080 AVC-Intra recording. The HPX255 offers compatibility with theAG-EC4 Paint Box remote control unit, with the ability to control virtually all camcorder menu, set-up and gamma functions.
The new AG-AF100A large imager HD cinema camcorder delivers significant improvements and cost-efficiencies over its predecessor, Panasonic’s groundbreaking AG-AF100, including 10-bit (enhanced 8-bit), 4:2:2 quality output for better gradation of tonal areas when recording onto external devices, such as a P2 HD recorder.
Priced under $1000, the HE2 is an HD pan/tilt/zoom camera with no moving parts. Providing high-quality remote monitoring, HDMI output and IP control, the HE2 excels is demanding settings, such as auto sports and active classrooms.
The LH2170, a 21.5” LCD premium-performance production monitor with native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, advanced 2D and 3D assist features, and major advances in functionality, is a powerhouse choice for a wide range of video production environments. Stand-out features: a production-tough aluminum die-cast front frame; a high-quality IPS panel with wide viewing angle; multiple professional inputs; and true color processing with a 3D look-up table.