Panasonic AG-HVX200 1/3" 3-CCD P2 DV Pro HDV Camcorder (295 Hours)

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About this item

Central to the realization of P2 is the growing use of Information Technology (IT) elements to transform the workflow, especially for newsgathering and post-production. IT infrastructure and components have brought network connectivity and ever-larger storage especially hard disk drive storage - to what was once called broadcast.

In addition, computer memory elements are now found in consumer devices like cell phones, PDAs and digital still cameras, and with ever-wider application capacity is growing and prices falling. Taken together, one can see that these generic and ubiquitous elements can revolutionize television.

The Benefits of P2:

Because the P2 card stores audio and video as data it's capable of doing things that tape never could. For example, a P2 card can be setto continually buffer record, recording the full capacity of the card as a pre-roll buffer. This can be incredibly useful for sports, news, and event coverage.

Here's how it works: Assume there's a 4 GB P2 card installed, and the camera is shooting DVCPRO50. That card has a capacity of about 8 minutes, so with the pre-roll buffer on, the card will be holding the last 8 minutes BEFORE you press the record button!

If you were waiting for the whales to breech the surface of the water, you have the shot in memory, just push record and it will keep all that before the breech, the breech and what followed.

And because P2 is solid-state memory with no moving parts, there's no headwear, or spinning parts and no reason not to take advantage of features such as continuous recording. Silent operation is probably one of the first things a new user notices.

The higher capacity the tape drive in a camera, and the more heads in the tape mechanism (as well as the faster the heads spin and the tape moves), the more noise a camera makes. But with the P2 camera recording to P2 memory, there are no moving parts the camera is utterly silent.

Then there's reliability P2 is a solid-state, basically indestructible memory card. It's practically impervious to temperature, weather, condensation, dew, heat, vibration, magnets, x-rays, dust, dirt, or any of the other potential hazards that can affect tape (or hard disk or optical disk) recording methods.

A P2 recording will never have a dropout, dropped frames, or media errors, a claim that no hard disk, no tape, and no optical disk recording mechanism can make. Infinite record times become possible with P2 as well. Because P2 cards are hot swappable, and because all P2 cameras include multiple card slots, one could theoretically record perpetually on a P2 camera.

As cards are filled, they can be pulled out, empty cards can be inserted and recording continues. The camera knows to roll over from a full card to an empty one and the Metadata links the footage together so that it can be reassembled into one long continuous clip in the edit bay. This is something that tape could never do.

What's Included With This Item

  • Ac Adapter
  • DC Coupler
  • Battery
  • Wireless Remote Controller
  • Eye Cup
  • Lens Hood
  • Mic Holder

Key Features

  • Panasonic AG-HVX200 Key Features:
  • White balance with auto tracking white function
  • True high definition image quality with low-compression DVCPRO HD intraframe recording
  • Multiple formats: DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO, DV selectable
  • High definition recording formats: 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/24pA, 1080/30p, 720p (variable frame rates)
  • SD memory card slot for sharing scene files
  • Standard definition recording formats: 480/60i, 480/24p, 480pA, 480/30p
  • CineSwitch technology for variable frame rates in 720p mode: 12, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 48, 60fps
  • 1/3" 16:9 native high-sensitivity progressive 3-CCD with 1080/60p scanning
  • New DSP with 14-bit A/D conversion and 19-bit internal processing for unprecedented accuracy
  • 16:9/4:3 switchable for standard definition recording, 16:9 native for HD
  • Wide angle Leica Dicomar HD lens with optical image stabilizer (motorized/manual mode switchable)
  • High resolution 235,000 pixel .44" electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 90 degree tilt and detail function (for easier focusing)
  • High resolution 210,000 pixel flip-out 270 degree 3.5" LCD display
  • Thumbnail display for easy searching and file information
  • Auto/manual focus with focus assist (even during recording)
  • Cam-driven manual zoom
  • 13X zoom range: focal length = 4.2 to 55mm (35mm equivalent: 32.5 to 423)
  • Advanced gamma functions and eight gamma settings including two CineGamma modes and NewsGamma mode
  • Advanced image adjustments: color matrix, detail, chroma phase, color temp, kneepoints
  • Two ND filters: 1/8, 1/64
  • 82mm filter diameter
  • Two P2 card slots with hot swap capability
  • Hot swap, loop, pre-record (3 seconds in HD, 7 seconds in SD), one shot, and interval recording functions
  • Mini-DV tape transport for DV recording
  • Internal downconversion and frame rate conversion from HD source recorded on P2 cards to Mini-DV tape
  • 48kHz 16-bit 4-channel PCM audio (2 XLRs with phantom power)
  • Built-in stereo microphone (unidirectional microphone optional)
  • Audio dials and flexible input selection
  • Analog component (Y, Pb, Pr) output
  • Composite input/output
  • S-Video input/output
  • Standard IEEE 1394 interface
  • External recording to FOCUS FireStore FS-100 via IEEE 1394 streaming
  • Host mode for transferring previously recorded content on P2 cards to an external hard drive via IEEE 1394
  • Compatible with nonlinear editing systems from Apple, Avid and Canopus
  • USB 2.0
  • Remote control for zoom, record (start/stop)
  • Remote control for focus, iris control
  • SMPTE timecode reader/generator with timecode matching with multiple cameras viaIEEE 1394
  • SMPTE color bars
  • Three programmable user buttons
  • Six pre-set scene files (user programmable)
  • Shot marker function
  • Slow, synchro and high speed shutter
  • Trigger and zoom control on upper handle grip
  • Ultra-tough magnesium alloy chassis

Technical Specs

Formats DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO, DV Selectable
SD Recording Formats 480/60i, 480/24p, 480pA, 480/30p
HD Recording Formats 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/24pA, 1080/30p, 720p (variable frame rates)
Image Device 3-CCD, 1/3" 16:9 Native Aspect Chips
Lens Wide angle Leica Dicomar 13 x Zoom HD lens
Optical Image Stabilizer
Motorized/Manual Mode Switchable
Leica Dicomar 4.2 mm to 55 mm f/1.6
35 mm Still Film Equivalent: 32.5 to 423 mm
82 mm Filter (dia.)
Focus Auto/Manual Focus with focus assist
Works even during recording
Viewfinder 0.44 Inch Monochrome/Color Switchable
LCD Monitor 3.5" High Res
210,000 pixel
flip-out 270 degree
Cine Switch Variable Frame Rates in 720p Mode: 12, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 48, 60fps
Resolution (Horizontal) 1080 Lines
Minimum Illumination 3 Lux
Vertical Smear N/A
Shutter Speed 1/60 to 1/2000 Seconds
Range depends on Record Mode
Gain Selection Range: 0 dB to 18 dB
Tape Format Mini Size DV Cassettes (Only)
Tape Speed 18.812 mm/sec. SP Mode
12.555 mm/sec. LP Mode
Recording Time (Max.) 60 Minutes with Mini DV Cassette
16 Minutes with 4 GB P2 Card
Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kH
Audio Signal Format 16 bit/48kHz Four Channels
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Memory Card Slot 2x P2 Card Slots for Video
SD Memory Cars for Scene-File Sharing
Scan Matching Yes, Various Ranges for Different Record Modes
Input/Output Connectors Component Video- 3-RCA (x 1 output)
S-Video- 4-Pin (x 1 input and output both)
Composite Video- RCA (x 1 input and output both)
FireWire- 4-Pin (x 1)
USB- Type 2 (x 1)
Audio- XLR (x 2 input)
Audio- RCA (x 2 input and output both)
Headphone- Stereo Mini (x 1)
Power- Special Coaxial (input x1)
Power Consumption Maximum: 14 Watts
Power Requirements 7.9 Volts DC
Dimensions W x H x D: 6.7" x 7.1" x 15.2"
168.5 mm x 180 mm x 390 mm
Weight 5.2 Lbs / 2.4 kg
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