1/3" 3-CCD 24P/30P/60i DV Cinema Camera with CineSwitchTM Technology, CineGammaTM Software and IEEE 1394 Interface

U.S. List Price: $3,995.00
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• 16:9 Aspect Display Mode on EVF and LCD for distortion free Squeeze Mode or Anamorphic Display
• Higher resolution 235,000 pixel .44"" BW/color switchable electronic viewfinder (EVF) with superimposed audio metering
• Higher resolution 210,000 pixel flip-out 270 degree 3.5"" LCD display with superimposed audio metering
• Remote focus and iris control with optional VariZoom controller(s) and others
• LCD panel has a bit of a break-away beyond the 90 degree point
• Single Button Display Character Off for LCD and EVF
• What you see is what you get on LCD and EVF
• Scene files transfer over FireWire
• Time code transfers over Firewire
• 1/3"" 3-CCD Mini-DV camcorder with exclusive CineSwitch™ technology
• Rugged magnesium alloy diecast chassis
• Outstanding sensitivity of F11 @ 2000 lux
• Supports 480i/60 (NTSC), Cinema-style 480p/24fps, and 480p/30fps image capture
• Precision wide-angle Leica Dicomar lens with Servo/Manual Zoom (with stops & barrel markings)
• Auto/manual focus F1.6 with 72mm filter size and advanced optical image stabilization
• Conventional 4:3 aspect ratio and 16:9 letterbox image capture modes
• 16 x 9 anamorphic – letterbox and digital squeeze
• Conventional video gamma and CineGamma™ operational modes
• Seven gamma settings – L, M, H, CINE-LIKE, + CINE-LIKE D, CINE-LIKE V, Black Press
• Four knee settings – Auto, Low, Mid, High
• Four color matrix settings – Norm, Enriched, Fluor, Cine
• Three vertical detail level settings in progressive mode – Thin, Mid, Thick
• Up to +12dB gain in progressive mode
• 2-channel XLR audio inputs with phantom power supply (+48V) and manual audio levels
• S-Video, Video & Stereo Audio IN and OUT
• Standard IEEE 1394 FireWire interface (in/out) for transfer of digital video/audio to NLE platforms
• One Shot recording capability
• Unique pre-cleaning heads and auto head cleaning to maximize reliability
• Well balanced and highly portable: 4.4 pounds in full operating condition
• Longer-lasting 5400mA standard battery
• Slow Shutter – 24P – 1/6, 1/12, 30P – 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 60i – 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
• Edge enhancement for easy focusing – Peaking (switchable on/off) in LCD and EVF
• Auto focus assist in progressive mode
• Built-in SMPTE color bars in interlace and progressive modes
• Three user-programmable buttons are assignable to any one of 11 functions
• Color drop-down display mode for menu choices
• End Search Camera function – no longer necessary to go to VCR mode to search up to the end of the recording
• Menu change on Tape Protect to read Power Save
• MOD (Minimum Object Distance) – 0.6 meter
• Two zebra settings – 80-105%
• CineSwitch™ Scene File Dial is more protected from unintentional changes
• Slower middle zoom speed
• Color level, brightness and contrast adjustment – separate LCD and EVF settings
• More sensitive on-camera microphone
• Audio off tape or live E-E for delay free (echo free) monitoring (menu choice)
• Speaker position has moved to top of camera (was behind LCD)
• Heavy-duty tripod connection
• Black Sapphire color, Barrel Paint is textured to reduce fingerprints
• ROHS compliant manufacturing assuring environmentally correct parts and methodology

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    Power Consumption: 6.8 W (when viewfinder is used)
    7.2 W (when LCD monitor is used)
    9.8 W (max.)
    perating Temperature: 32°F to +104°F (0°C to +40°C)
    Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% (no condensation)
    Weight: 3.75 lb (1.7 kg)
    4.19 lb (1.9 kg) with battery and cassette
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 5-1/2" x 6-5/16" x 14-3/8" (139 x 160 x 364 mm)
    Pick-up Device: 1/3-inch interline transfer type CCD x 3 (progressive modes supported)
    Picture Elements: Total: 410,000 pixels Effective: 380,000 pixels (horizontal pixel shift system)
    Lens: Leica DICOMAR lens with optical image stabilizer, motorized/manual mode switching, 10x zoom F 1.6 (f = 4.5 to 45 mm) (35 mm equivalent: 32.5 to 325 mm)
    Filter Diameter: 72 mm
    Optical Color Separation: Prism system
    Optical Filter: ND Filters, 1/8ND, 1/64ND
    Shooting Mode: 60i (525i) interlaced fields Progressive mode (30P, 24P or 24P advance)
    Gain Selection: 60i mode: 0, +3, +6, +9, +12, +18 dB
    30P, 24P, 24P (ADV) mode: 0,+3,+6,+9,+12 dB
    (0dB fixed, when slow shutter mode )
    Preset Shutter Speeds: 60i mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500,
    1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
    30P mode: 1/30, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250,
    1/500,1/1000 sec.
    24P, 24P (ADV) mode: 1/24, 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250,
    1/500, 1/1000 Sec.
    Synchro Scan Shutter Speeds: 60i mode: 1/60.3 to 1/250.0 sec.
    30P mode: 1/30.1 to 1/250.0 sec.
    24P, 24P (ADV) mode: 1/24.1 to 1/250.0 sec.
    Slow Shutter Speeds: 60i mode: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 sec.
    30P mode: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15 sec.
    24P, 24P (ADV) mode: 1/6, 1/12 sec.
    Sensitivity: F11.0 at 2000 lux
    Minimum Luminance: 3 lux (F 1.6, 18 dB gain, 50 IRE video output)
    VTR: Tape Used: 6.35 mm wide metal tape (mini DV cassette)
    Recorded Audio Signals: PCM digital recording 16 bits: 48 kHz/2 channels, 12 bits: 32 kHz/4 channels
    Recording Tracks: Digital video, audio signals: helical track Time code: helical track (sub-code area)
    Tape Speed: SP mode: 18.812 mm/sec., LP mode: 12.555 mm/sec.
    Recording Time:
    SP mode: 60 minutes,
    LP mode: 90 minutes (when AY-DVM63 is used)
    FF/Rew Time: Approx. 140 sec. (when AY-DVM63 is used)
    VIDEO: Sampling Frequencies: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
    Quantizing: 8 bits
    Video Compression System: DCT + variable length code
    Error Correction: Reed-Solomon product code
    AUDIO: Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz/32 kHz
    Quantizing: 16 bits/12 bits
    Frequency Characteristics: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limits
    Video In/Out: RCA x 1, analog composite input/output, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω (input/output automatically switched)
    S-video In/Out: DIN 4pin x 1, Y/C separate signal input/output,
    Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75Ω (input/output automatically switched)
    AUDIO IN/OUT: RCA x 2 (CH1, CH2) Input: 316 mV, high impedance Output: 316 mV, 600Ω (input/output automatically switched)
    DV: 4-pin, digital input/output, IEEE 1394 standard
    MIC/LINE INPUT: XLR (3 pins) x 2 (CH1, CH2)
    LINE/MIC switching, high impedance
    LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: –50 dBu/–60 dBu (menu selection)
    DC Input: 7.9 V
    Phones: Stereo (3.5 mm diameter), 100Ω
    CAM REMOTE: Zoom S/S: Mini jack (2.5 mm diameter)
    Focus IRIS: Mini jack (3.5 mm diameter)
    ON-BOARD EQUIPMENT: LCD Monitor: 3.5-inch LCD color monitor, 210,000 pixels
    Viewfinder: 0.44-inch LCD color viewfinder, 235,000 pixels
    Internal Microphone: Stereo microphone
    Internal Speaker: 28mm round shape, volume or +
    AC Adapter: Power Source: 110/120/220/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption: 18 W
    Weight: 0.35 Ib (0.16 kg)
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 2-13/16" x 1-13/16" x 4-5/8" (70 x 44.5 x 116 mm)

    *The specifications given above were measured by playing back tapes recorded by the AG-DVX100B on standard VTRs.
    *Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.

    *Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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