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HPX300- New Panasonic P2 cam with AVCINTRA
HPX300- New Panasonic P2 cam with AVCINTRA
by Jim Carswell on Feb 11, 2009 at 7:40:52 pm

For those of you who have not seen this yet:
“Panasonic announced today the release of the new AG-HPX300, a 2.2 megapixel, 1/3inch 3-cmos camcorder. The HPX300 records to P2 in both AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD in 1080i/p, 720p and standard definition. Featuring interchangeable lenses, a shoulder mount design, and several new features, it is clearly designed to challenge the Canon XL H1s and JVC GY-HD250. The AG-HPX300 will retail for $10,700 (inlcuding a fujinon lens) and is expected to become available in March 2009.

The CMOS chip inside the camcorder is newly designed. It features a on-chip chromatic aberration compensation, as well as dynamic range stretch, which reads the content of the image to compensate for overly bright or dark areas. Panasonic also claims that the pixel density of the CMOS chip is lower than comparable sensors.

The AG-HPX300 features a LCOS viewfinder, which includes on-board focus assist, audio monitoring and even a vectorscope. There is also a 3.2 inch LCD on the side of the camcorder.

Panasonic has also announced a matching studio configuration package for under $10,000.”



Re: HPX300- New Panasonic P2 cam with AVCINTRA
by Jim Carswell on Feb 11, 2009 at 8:08:16 pm

Here's another release. The difference is it refers to a 3-MOS chip as opposed to 3-CMOS.

NAB 2009: Panasonic Intros Low-Cost, High-Quality HD Camcorder
10-bit, 4:2:2 model will sell for $10,700

By Glen Dickson -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/11/2009 12:00:00 PM MT

Panasonic has introduced a new P2 HD solid-state camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 image processing, the AG-HPX300, which will be available in March at a suggested list price of $10,700.

The camera, which was formally introduced at a press event in New York Wednesday where Panasonic detailed its plans for the NAB convention in April, uses Panasonic's AVC-Intra advanced compression scheme to record HD video at 100 and 50 megabit-per-second bit rates in both the 1080i and 720p formats using solid-state P2 memory cards.

The HPX300, which has a 1/3-inch imager with 2.2-megapixel 3-MOS technology, can also be used as a studio camera and is equipped with a remote control terminal (RCU) for use with the optional AJ-RC10G Remote Control Unit and compatible studio remote control systems. Panasonic says that later this year it will release a customized studio configuration system which will include the AG-BS300 base station, AG-EC4 extension control unit (ECU) and AG-CA300 remote control camera adapter. The optional studio add-on package will sell for less than $10,000.

"The HPX300 establishes a new benchmark for performance within this price range" said Robert Harris, Vice President, Panasonic Broadcast. "It not only captures full native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, but it allows professionals to record at a quality level that no other camcorder in this price range can equal. Without the compromise of 8-bit, long GOP, 4:2:0 recording, the HPX300 provides master-quality, 10-bit, 4:2:2 individual frame capture using our award winning AVC-Intra codec. Video professionals will immediately realize that this camera is in a field of its own."


Jim Carswell
Spyhop Productions, Inc.
Savannah, GA
www.spyhopproductions.com


Re: HPX300- New Panasonic P2 cam with AVCINTRA
by Noah Kadner on Feb 11, 2009 at 8:27:29 pm

"Video professionals will immediately realize that this camera is in a field of its own."

At least with what's on the market as of this week...

-Noah

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Re: HPX300- New Panasonic P2 cam with AVCINTRA
by Jim Carswell on Feb 11, 2009 at 8:29:49 pm

Good point.

Jim Carswell
Spyhop Productions, Inc.
Savannah, GA
www.spyhopproductions.com


Re: HPX300- New Panasonic P2 cam with AVCINTRA
by Goran Myrendal on Feb 21, 2009 at 8:55:30 pm

Hi,

What about the lens? It must be wery cheap?







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