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Chris Bell
AG-HPG20 P2 recorder
on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:38:50 am

Hi All,

I am testing out the AG-HPG20 P2 recorder. Anyone out there using this with their Varicam? How do you get it to record native frame rates like 24 or 30 from the Varicam? So far, I can only get it to record 60p. Surely there must be a way for it to record other frame rates... right?

Advice welcome.

Christopher Bell
Cinematography
http://www.christopher-bell.com


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john sharaf
Re: AG-HPG20 P2 recorder
on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:45:49 am

Chris,

I don't think so. This from Panasonic website:

Recording and playback formats include 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/50p in AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD; and 480/60i, 576/50i in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV

Unit would have to be pretty smart to reverse telecine on the fly (and encode in AVC-I codec). You'd need a lot of processing power.

I'd think you'd be better off with AJA Ki Pro which will take HD-SDI output from Varicam in full rater and 10 bit as well. Of course this presumes you're editing on FCP in ProRes.

So many systems, formats and choices. Lot's of room for error!

JS





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Jeff Regan
Re: AG-HPG20 P2 recorder
on Dec 8, 2009 at 5:41:26 am

The lack of Native frame rate modes with the HPG20 P2 Portable is very unfortunate. The much less expensive FireStore FS-100 can record in Native modes as well as Quick Time files, so Panasonic missed the mark here. Of course the FireStore doesn't record in AVC-Intra. I can't help but think they are protecting the HPM110 and 200 recorders.

Jeff Regan
Shooting Star Video
http://www.ssv.com


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