OverviewThe AG-3DA1 is the world's first professional, fully-integrated Full HD 3D camcorder that records to SD card media. The AG-3DA1 will democratize 3D production by giving professional videographers a more affordable, flexible, reliable and easier-to-use tool for capturing immersive content as well as providing a training tool for educators.
At less than 6.6 pounds, the AG-3DA1 is equipped with dual lenses and two full 1920 x 1080 2.07 megapixel 3-MOS imagers to record 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p and 50p in AVCHD. It can record for up to 180 minutes on dual 32GB SD cards in Panasonic's professional AVCHD PH mode, and offers professional interfaces including dual HD-SDI out, HDMI (version 1.4), two XLR connectors, built-in stereo microphone and twin-lens camera remotes.
AG-3DA1's Major Specifications:
• Twin-lens Full HD 3D camcorder (made-to-order)
• Power Consumption: Under 19 W (main unit only)
• Weight: Under 6.6 pounds (3 kg) -- main unit only
• Recording Media: SDHC/SD Memory Card
This Full HD 3D camcorder will offer the following core benefits:
Easier to Use
Current 3D systems are large-scale setups in which two cameras are fitted to a rig in parallel, or vertically intersect across a half-mirror. Separate recorders are also required. In the AG-3DA1, the lenses, camera head, and a dual Memory Card recorder are integrated into a single, lightweight body. The camcorder also incorporates stereoscopic adjustment controls making it easier to use and operate.
The twin-lens system adopted in the camcorder's optical section allows the convergence point** to be adjusted. Functions for automatically correcting horizontal and vertical displacement are also provided. Conventional 3D camera systems require these adjustments to be made by means of a PC or an external video processor. This new camcorder, however, will automatically recalibrate without any need for external equipment, allowing immediate 3D image capture.
The solid-state memory file-based recording system offers greater flexibility to produce Full HD 3D videos in more challenging shooting environments. The AG-3DA1 is lighter weight and smaller than current 3D rigs, while providing the flexibility of handheld-style shooting. Setup and transportation is simplified, making it ideal for sports, documentary and filmmaking projects.
Solid-State Reliability and Workflow
Right and left Full HD video streams of the twin-lens 3D camcorder can be recorded as files on SDHC/SD Memory Cards, ensuring higher reliability than on other tape, optical disc, HDD or other mechanical-based recording systems. This solid-state, no-moving-parts design will help significantly reduce maintenance costs, and the AG-3DA1 will be better able to perform in extreme environments and be more resistant to temperature extremes, shock, and vibration.
And users will enjoy a fast, highly-productive file-based workflow, with instant, random access to recorded content; easy plug-in to both Mac and PC-based platforms; and longer recording capacity.
Using a standardized, fully integrated design, the AG-3DA1 is being offered at a much lower price than traditional 3D rigs. Transportation expenses for this handheld unit will be less and faster setup times reduce labor costs. Using standard, re-recordable SDHC/SD Memory Cards available already everywhere, media costs become almost insignificant.
In addition to a camcorder, Panasonic also announced the BT-3DL2550, a 25" professional-quality 3D Full HD LCD monitor for field use, and the AG-HMX100, a professional HD digital AV mixer for live 3D event production. Panasonic will offer professional production equipment to allow video professionals to efficiently create 3D content, so consumers can enjoy 3D video using Panasonic 3D home theater systems.
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Also for 3D production, Panasonic has introduced the BT-3DL2550, a 25.5-inch 3D LCD production monitor with full 1920 x 1200 resolution, which provides 3D display with true-to-life color in a durable, production-tough LCD panel package.
To learn more about the BT-3DL2550, click here
For more information on Panasonic's Full HD 3D Technology, click here.
|Power Supply:||DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)/ 7.9 V (when the AC adapter is used)|
|Power Consumption:||17 W (recording)|
|Operating Temperature:||0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)|
|Operating Humidity:||10 % to 80 % (No condensation)|
|Weight:||Approx. 2.4 kg (5.3 lb) (excluding battery)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||158 mm x 187 mm x 474 mm, excluding the projecting part (6-1/4 inches x 7-3/8 inches x 18-11/16 inches)|
|Pick-up Device:||1/4.1 type MOS solid-state image sensing device x 3 x 2|
|Picture Elements:||Effective picture elements: Approx. 2,070,000 pixels x 3 (16:9) x 2|
|Lens:||Motorized 5.6 x zoom, F1.8 (WIDE) to F2.4 (TELE) Focal Length (f=4.2 mm to 23.5 mm) (35 mm equivalent: 47.1 mm to 264 mm), 16:9|
|Optical Color Separation:||Prism system|
|Optical Axis Interval:||Approx. 60 mm|
|Minimum Shooting Distance:||Approx.1.2 m (47-1/4 inches) (all zoom range)|
|Gain Settings:||0 to +24 dB (variable in 1 dB steps)|
|Color Temperature Settings:||3200 K/5600 K preset, Ach, Bch|
|Shutter Speed [set to 59.9 Hz] - Preset:||60i, 60p mode: 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.30p mode: 1/30 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.60i, 60p mode: 1/60 sec., 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.24p mode: 1/24 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.|
|Shutter Speed [set to 59.9 Hz] - Synchro Scan:||60i, 60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.|
|Shutter Speed [set to 50 Hz]:||1080/60i*2, 1080/30p*2 (over 60i*2)(Preset)50i, 50p mode: 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.25p mode: 1/25 sec., 1/50 sec., 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.(Synchro Scan)50i, 50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.|
|[Recording]:||Recording Specification: AVCHDCompression Method: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264Recording Media*1: SD Memory Card: 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12 and FAT16)SDHC Memory Card: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB,32 GB (FAT32)Recording Format: AVCHD PH mode:[set to 59.9 Hz]:1080/24p*2 (native*3), 720/60p*21080/50i, 1080/25p (over 50i), 720/50p|
|Transmission Rate:||Approx. 21 Mbps (VBR/PH mode)|
|Recording Time:||Approx. 180 min. (rough indication) with a Panasonic SDHC 32 GB Memory Card is used|
|SD Memory Card slot:||2 slots (for left/right)|
|SD Memory Card:||Maximum number of clips to be recorded continuously: 200 clips (when formatting and recording continues without removing the card) Maximum number of clips to be played back: 200 clips (up to 200 clips can be displayed)|
|Thumbnail Display:||8 thumbnails/page|
|Editing Functions:||Delete, Protect|
|HDMI Output:||HDMI type A connector x 1, HDMI ver 1.4a Standard 3D compatible (not compatible with VIERA Link)2 channels (Linear PCM)|
|Set to 59.94 Hz:||1080/50i, 720/50p|
|[Audio System]:||Compression Method: Recording/playback: Dolby Digital/2 channels|
|XLR Input:||XLR 3-pin x 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2), High Impedance LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: 50 dBu/60 dBu (selectable in menu)|
|Compressed Bit-Rate:||PH mode: 384 kbps|
|Internal Microphone:||Stereo Microphone|
|Standard Accessories:||Screw spacer, CD-ROM (contents repair software)|
|Headphone output:||Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter) x 1|
|Built-in Speaker:||20 mm (round) x 1|
|Camera Remote:||Super mini jack (2.5 mm diameter) x 1 (CONV.)|
|LCD monitor:||81.3 mm (3.2 inches), approx. 921,000 pixels, 16:9, LCD color monitor|
|Viewfinder:||11.4 mm (0.45 inches), approx. 1,226,000 pixels, 16:9, LCD color viewfinder|
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