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PANASONIC AJ HPX 2100

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HD Lens and 1 Card 32 Go included 

Also with standard SD Lens

The AJ-HPX2100 is the shoulder-mounted memory card camera-recorder (P2 cam) to support HD recording.
The AJ-HPX2100 combines a high-image-quality, high-sensitivity HD camera with a memory card to provide all of the advanced P2 solid-state functions. Its multi-format capability lets you record in 1080i/720p HD or SD. The AJ-HPX2100 brings new solutions to the production of news and information programs with the recording functions made possible by P2 multi-card slots, such as card selection, hot-swap and loop rec. It also provides immediate transmission with a clip thumbnail display and the convenience of proxy and metadata.
It expands HD's flexibility by putting ING (IT-based news gathering) into your hands with its outstanding mobility, operational readiness and cost-efficiency. The AJ-HPX2100 offers a host of functionality designed specifically for news acquisition and other broadcasting applications, including high-sensitivity digital super gain, DRS (Dynamic Range Stretcher), and digital zoom.
Basic Performance: Image Quality, Sensitivity, and Formats
Progressive HD CCD
In the new system, a progressive CCD lets you shoot 60p images and use progressive/interlace conversion to attain 1080/59.94i images. This produces outstanding image quality and high sensitivity. It also provides native progressive images in 24p/30p mode.
High-Sensitivity F10 Aperture and Digital Super Gain
The high-sensitivity F10 aperture and digital super gain (frame cumulative mode) let the AJ-HPX2100 record with a high S/N ratio*1 and less of the noise that commonly comes with higher gain. The AJ-HPX2100 also features a line mix function for great fast-action images. The gain, digital super gain and line function can be flexibly combined to achieve highly sensitive recording of up to +74 dB*2 or to suit different shooting conditions.
*1: Due to the use of image accumulation, the number of recorded frames per second decreases. This results in a frame-by-frame playback effect. *2: With super gain set at +48 dB, digital super gain (6P cumulative mode) at +20 dB, and line mix at +6 dB
 
Nomal Gain UP Image        Digital Super Gain UP Image
DRS (Dynamic Range Stretching) Function
DRS recognizes the average brightness of highlight and shadow areas and then automatically adjusts the aperture and uses knee control to suppress blown highlights in the shadow areas. In scenes with mixed dark and light areas, such as when moving from indoors to outdoors, DRS automatically provides a wider dynamic range with minimal blown highlights and blocked shadows, eliminating the need to manually tweak the camera for each specific condition.
 
DRS "OFF" Image        DRS "ON" Image
Maximum 4x Digital Zoom
The AJ-HPX2100's digital zoom electronically increases the magnification rate of the lens by 2x, 3x or 4x. HD images retain their superior resolution even with zooming, and — unlike when a lens extender is used — brightness is not reduced. It's ideal as both a shooting technique and focusing support.
14 bit Digital Processing with 5-Mode Gamma
In the AJ-HPX2100, we offer a 14 bit A/D conversion system, an upgrade over the conventional 12 bit system. We also incorporated a new high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) circuit. The 12-axis colour correction matrix lets you make fine adjustments in specific colour regions. Functions such as skin detail let you further fine-tune the image.
The DSP circuit also has selectable gamma curves. The mode can be selected from SD, HD, Filmlike 1, Filmlike 2 and Filmlike 3 to expand the video production scope.
 
Scene Files and Lens Files
•Scene Files: Store specific camera settings in built-in memory, then retrieve them when needed for quick, easy setup. Four files with settings can be stored in the camera's memory. Files can also be copied onto an SD/SDHC Memory Card, allowing storage of up to eight files.
•Lens Files: Store settings for interchangeable lenses. Eight files can be stored in the camera unit, and 64 (8 x 8) files can be saved on an SD/SDHC Memory Card.
Shooting Assist Functions
•Three User Buttons: Assign a function to each, and then you can select functions with pushbutton ease.
•Auto Tracking White Balance
•Focus Assist: Facilitates focusing by displaying the frequency distribution of video signals on a graph.
•Variable Colour Temperature: Colour temperature can be adjusted with the jog dial after the white balance is set.
•Electronic Shutter with Half-Speed: Six fixed speeds of up to 1/2000 sec, plus "half-speed" (180-degree) slow and synchro-scan capability.
•Rec Review function for easy checking of recorded results
•ND filter (CLEAR, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND) and CC filter (Cross, 3200K, 4300K, 6300K).
P2 cam's Unique Shooting and Recording Functions
HD/SD Multi-Format Recording
The AJ-HPX2100 records in a total of 30 HD/SD formats. This meets the needs of news, TV program, and general video production. Because the AJ-HPX2100 supports all of the HD/SD formats used around the world, it can produce videos for overseas broadcasts and for use in overseas markets. It uses the DVCPRO HD or AVC-Intra* codec to record in 1080i/720p HD. For SD recording, the AJ-HPX2100's multi-codec capability lets you choose from DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV.
*When the AJ-YBX200G AVC-Intra Codec Board is mounted.
Recording format supported by AJ-HPX2100
Video Format    Pull Down    Recording Time (With five 64GB P2 cards)
        DVCPRO HD    AVC-Intra 100    AVC-Intra 50
1080/50i    -    320 min.    320 min.    640 min.
1080/25P (over 50i)    2-2        -    -
1080/25PN (native)*1 *3    -    -    320 min.    640 min.
1080/59.94i    -    320 min.    320 min.    640 min.
1080/29.97P (over 60i)    2-2        -    -
1080/23.98P (over 60i)    2-3        -    -
1080/23.98PA (over 60i)    2-3-3-2        -    -
1080/29.97PN (native)*1 *3    -    -    320 min.    640 min.
1080/23.98PN (native)*1 *3    -    -    400 min.    800 min.
720/50P    -    320 min.    320 min.    640 min.
720/25P (over 50P)    2-2        -    -
720/25PN (native)    -    640 min.    640 min.    1,280 min.
720/59.94P    -    320 min.    320 min.    640 min.
720/29.97P (over 60P)    2-2        -    -
720/23.98P (over 60P)    2-3        -    -
720/29.97PN (native)*2 *3    -    640 min.    640 min.    1,280 min.
720/23.98PN (native)*2 *3    -    800 min.    800 min.    1,600 min.

SD Recording format supported by AJ-HPX2100
SD Format    Pull Down    Recording Time (With five 64GB P2 cards)
        DVCPRO 50    DVCPRO/DV
576/50i    -    640 min.    1,280 min.
576/25P (over 50i)    2-2        
480/59.94i    -        
480/29.97P (over 60i)    2-3-3-2        
480/23.98P (over 60i)    2-3    640 min.    1,280 min.
480/23.98PA (over 60i)    2-3-3-2        
*1: Requires an AJ-YBX200G AVC-Intra Codec Board, and a software upgrade for the camcorder.
*2: Some models require software upgrade for the camcorder. Please see Panasonic web for the details.
*3: Native modes record only the effective frames.
New AVC-Intra Option
The P2 HD Series also support the new AVC-Intra codec by mounting the optional AJ-YBX200G AVC-Intra Codec Board. AVC-Intra, the industry's most advanced compression technology,
is a professional intra-frame video codec with bit rates of 50 and 100Mbps, utilizing the Hi-10 and Hi-422 profiles of H.264 respectively.
AVC-Intra provides high-quality 10 bit intra-frame encoding in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality, and AVC-Intra 50 for DVCPRO HD quality at half the bit rate, thereby doubling the record time on a P2 card.
48 kHz/16 bit, 4 Channel Digital Audio
The AJ-HPX2100 can record full 48 kHz/16 bit digital audio on all four channels. You can freely select the audio source for each channel, choosing from mic, line, wireless receiver, and others.
A 5-pin XLR jack with 2 channel compatibility is used for the front mic input. Using the AJ-MC900G optional stereo microphone lets you record stereo with a single mic.
The P2 Card Offers Outstanding Mobility and Reliability
The 64GB* P2 card (AJ-P2C064AG) offers great flexibility and interoperability with leading NLE systems and boasts a high data transfer speed. It records AV data in the MXF file format. This solid-state memory card is highly resistant to shock and vibration, so it offers high reliability and stable recording in the field.
The P2 card brings a totally new level of mobility to outdoor shooting. It lets the camera start recording immediately from standby mode, and allows shooting to start within two seconds of turning the power on. This speedy response shortens downtime when replacing batteries, and greatly cuts down on battery power consumption by letting you turn the power off during standby. P2 cards can even be exchanged with the power off.
Recorded data is automatically stored in blank card areas with no cueing required. This eliminates the risk of accidentally overwriting valuable data.
*Use of the 16GB/32GB/64GB card may require a software upgrade for the camcorder. Total card capacity includes space for data management such as system data, therefore, actual usable area is less than capacity indicated on the card.
Recording Functions with Five P2 card Slots
The AJ-HPX2100 has slots for five P2 cards and lets you record continuously onto all five in sequence. It also provides several entirely new recording functions that are possible only with memory cards.
•Card selection: The recording slot can be changed (sequential switching) even during recording. This lets you retrieve and transmit just-recorded news material, without interrupting the recording. Recorded content can also be organized while shooting, by switching cards for each scene category.
•Hot-swap-rec: You can replace a full memory card with a blank one while the P2 cam is recording onto a second card. Successively swapping cards this way gives you virtually unlimited recording capability.
•Loop-rec: By loop recording onto a specified recording area, you can continue to record over a fixed area.
•Pre-rec: While in standby mode, you can continuously store, and subsequently record, up to 8 seconds of video and audio in HD (15 seconds in DVCPRO). In effect, this lets you record footage of events that occur even before you press the rec start button, giving you a way to "go back" and capture moments you otherwise would have missed.
•Interval rec: Recording one frame at a time at set intervals (from 2 frames to 10 min), this mode is useful for monitoring and special ultra-undercranking effects.
Clip Thumbnail Function
The P2 cam automatically generates a thumbnail image for each clip. You can view thumbnails on the 3.5" colour LCD monitor on the P2 cam's side. Any of the clips can be accessed instantly. Thumbnail images can be paused, fast-forwarded, and reversed just like a tape, and unwanted cuts can be deleted by selecting and deleting the corresponding thumbnail image. You can also specify a number of clips for seamless playback* or on-air broadcasting. And if a shooting opportunity should arise during playback, the P2 cam lets you start recording immediately with no cueing required and no risk of accidentally overwriting valuable data.
*Seamless playback is not possible between clips recorded in different formats.SD Memory Card Slot
Text Memo (Bookmark) for Simple Editing
When recording or previewing a clip, press the Text Memo button at any of up to 100 locations and a text memo label, similar to a bookmark, is registered. Using only the P2 cam, you can create a new clip with data copied between text memo labels. Text information can also be written into each memo using the AJ-HPX2100 or a PC with P2 Viewer* installed. A shot mark, which allows convenient OK and NG marking, can also be added to each clip during or after recording.
*See "Notes Regarding the Handling of P2 Files Using a PC" on Page 8.
SD Memory Card Slot
The AJ-HPX2100 comes with an SD Memory Card slot. You can create a metadata upload file (produced with P2 Viewer*) containing information such as the name of camera operator, the name of the reporter, the recording location, and text memos on an SD Memory Card, and load it as clip metadata.
*See "Notes Regarding the Handling of P2 Files Using a PC" on Page 8.
PC and Broadcasting System Interfaces and Optional Functions
USB 2.0 Interface Compatible with Host Mode
In device mode, the P2 cam's card slot can be used to connect a PC as an external device for nonlinear editing and transmission over networks. In host mode, P2 files can be copied onto a hard disk without using a PC.
Digital Backup Recording (HD SDI/IEEE 1394)
The AJ-HPX2100's standard HD SDI output simultaneously backs up recordings to an external digital VTR (such as the AJ-HD1400) in sync with the REC start/stop. An IEEE 1394 compliant DVCPRO output terminal (6-pin) is also provided on the AJ-HPX2100. The AJ-HPX2100 can output DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO data without decoding for backup recording with minimum degradation to a digital device like the FS-100 FireStore manufactured by FOCUS. It also enables desktop HD editing when connected to a PC/Mac nonlinear editing system. The AJ-HPX2100's HD SDI and IEEE 1394 digital output capabilities allow the use of a wide variety of broadcasting and IT-based devices.
HD SDI/SD Down-Conversion Output
The AJ-HPX2100 comes equipped with two BNC video line outputs for flexible monitoring or line recording use.
•VIDEO OUT: Switchable between HD SDI/SD SDI (down conversion) and analogue composite (down conversion) output.
•MON OUT: Outputs down-converted SD video only. Switchable to analogue composite (thumbnail output possible), VF or Y.
Proxy Data Recording (Option)
Mount an AJ-YAX800G Video Encode Card, and the AJ-HPX2100 records an MPEG4 proxy (low-resolution) data — enhancing news production and simplifying long format program editing, including documentaries and reality television — onto the card along with full-resolution data. The three levels of proxy video available are 1.5 Mbps, 768 kbps and 192 kbps. Proxy data can also be recorded onto an SD Memory Card mounted in the slot provided, for easy viewing on a laptop PC. The encode card, available as an option, lets you upgrade as future image encode systems evolve.
*Proxy data is AV data with low-resolution MPEG4 video and audio containing time code, metadata, and other control information.
*Use of DCF technologies under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
HD/SD SDI Line Recording (Option)
When the AJ-YA350AG optional HD/SD SDI input board is installed, HD/SD line recording is possible from SDI (serial digital) input. This is extremely useful in Broadcast applications, including news pool feeds acquisition.
*The input signal must be in the same format as the recording format of the camera-recorder.
Remote Control Unit
The AJ-HPX2100 comes equipped with a 10-pin RCU terminal for connecting the optional AJ-RC10G Remote Control Unit. The AJ-RC10G comes with a 10-pin multi-cable that can connect to the AJ-HPX2100's down-conversion video OUT terminal for monitoring at the RCU. The AJ-RC10G provides detailed control of the AJ-HPX2100's camera and recorder functions.
GPS Unit (Option)
By mounting the optional AJ-GPS910G GPS unit, the AJ-HPX2100 can record real-time position data (latitude, longitude, and altitude), conforming to UMID standards.
Other System Functions and Options
•DC power supply for the BT-LH80WU 8.4" LCD monitors
•Colour bar (switchable between SMPTE, ARIB, and full colour) and standard audio signal (1-kHz test tone) output
•Built-in SMPTE/EBU time code generator/reader, with time code In/Out terminal
•Genlock input terminal can also be used as return video (HD-Y/VBS)
•Multiple battery support, including Anton Bauer batteries
•UniSlot® wireless receiver compatible
* UniSlot® is a trademark of Ikegami Tsusinki Co., Ltd.
Designed for Easy Operation
The position, function, and shape of all switches, dials and terminals have been designed in response to feedback from video professionals to allow quick operation and prevent errors for greater reliability.
•The Audio Rec level adjustment features a push lock function.
•The Audio Input level adjustment (front) can be switched ON/OFF and allocated to desired channels.
•A 3-point locking viewfinder mount allows precise adjustment.


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