2/3" 3-CCD 16:9 1080i/720p DVCPRO HD® Camcorder with CineGammaTM Software and IEEE 1394 Interface

U.S. List Price: $33,910.00
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This full 2/3" DVCPRO HD camcorder records pristine 100Mbps HD images in any of 11 video formats, encompassing 60Hz and 50Hz production. The versatile, cost-effective camera provides higher-quality 4:2:2 intra-frame recording that holds up through layers of special effects, graphic overlays and constant editing and processing. Collaboration and content exchange are essential in sports production, cable shows and reality TV — and nothing maintains the original image integrity and sound quality like DVCPRO HD. With 1080i, 720p, 24p and 25p capabilities, the AJ-HDX900 is perfect for long-form HD programming and an invaluable tool for digital cinematography, cable and television production in any format, sports and events, for globetrotting documentarians and feature crews, and for the rental companies that serve them.

• Full-size 2/3" CCD block provides superb low-light performance and compatibility with all manufacturers 2/3" lenses for ENG, EFP and digital cinema production
• Multi-format recording system that supports 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 23.98pA and 720 at 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
• 14-bit A/D DSP circuits that provide optimum picture quality, color reproduction and luminance gradation
• Superior 4:2:2 color sampling and independent frame compression
• Records for 33 minutes on a DVCPRO medium-size cassette with 48kHz/16-bit digital audio on all four channels
• Three CineGamma™ modes to replicate the look and feel of film
• Built-in IEEE 1394 digital output helps lower the cost of HD production by allowing you to directly transfer HD video to nonlinear editing systems or other VTRs
• Standard HD SDI output is included for monitoring and line recording
• Built-in downconverter produces a SD output, allowing the use of low-cost SDI accessories
• Outstanding low-light shooting down to 0.032 lux (at+62 dB gain)
• Compatible with a wide range 2/3" quality lenses and accessories
• Two 4-position optical filters (ND: clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64; CC: Cross, 3200K, 4300k and 6300K)
• Electronic shutter (1/100 to 1/2000 sec.) with synchro scan shutter (1/60.3 to 1/249.8 sec.)
• Teams with Panasonic's new AJ-HD1400 compact DVCPRO HD VTR to form at high-performance, mobile acquisition-through-editing system

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    Power Supply: DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
    Power Consumption: 36 W
    Operating Humidity: 10 % to 85 %
    Operating Temperature: -32°F to 104°F (0°C to +40°C)
    Continuous Rec Time: About 120 min. with Anton/Bauer Dionic 80
    Weight: About 9.9 bs (4.5 kg)
    About 16.7 lbs (7.6 kg) in full-operation
    CCD Elements: 2/3"h HD Progressive CCD
    Picture Elements: Total: 1370 (H) x 744 (V), Effective: 1280 (H) x 720(V)
    Optical System: F 1.4 prism system
    Optical Filters: CC: Cross, 3200K, 4300K, 6300K
    ND: CLEAR, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND
    Sampling Frequency: 74.1758MHz (59.94Hz), 74.25MHz (50Hz)
    Programmable Gain: -3/0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+21/+24/+27/+30 dB
    Super Gain: +30/+36 dB
    Syncro Scan Shutter: 1/25.2 to 1/209.5 sec. (25p)
    Digital Super Gain: +6/+10/+12/+15/+20 dB
    Line Mix Gain: +6 dB (On/Off)
    Shutter Speed: 1/1000, 1/2000 sec. and HALF
    Sensitivity: F10.0 at 2000 Lux, 89.9% reflect
    Minimum Illumination: 0.032 Lux at +36 dB +20 dB +6 dB Gain
    Video S/N: 54 dB (typical)
    Horizontal Resolution: 700 TV lines at centre
    Registration Error: Less than 0.03 % (whole zone, without lens distortion)
    Lens Mount: 2/3" Bayonet type
    VTR Section: Recording Format: DVCPRO HD-LP
    Tape: 6.35 mm wide metal tape (DVCPRO HD M cassette)
    Tape Speed: 67.640 mm/s (59.94Hz), 67.708 mm/s (50Hz)
    Max Rec Time: Approx. 33 min (using AJ-HP33EMG)
    FF/REW Time: About 1.5 min. (using AJ-HP33EMG)
    VIDEO: Sampling Frequency:
    Y: 74.1758 MHz (59.94Hz), 74.25MHz (50Hz)
    PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94Hz), 37.125 MHz (50Hz)
    Quantization: 8 bits
    Compression Method: DCT and Variable-length Coding
    Compression Ratio: 1/6.3 (1080-50i/1080-25p), 1/6.7 (others)
    Error Correction: Reed Solomon Product Code
    Bit Rate: 100 Mbps
    Band Width: Y: 20MHz, PB/PR: 10MHz
    AUDIO: Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz (sync. with video)
    Quantization: 16 bits
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1.0 dB (reference level)
    Dynamic Range: More than 85 dB (1kHz, AWTD)
    Distortion: Within 0.1% (1 kHz, reference level)
    Wow & Flutter: Below measurable limit
    Head Room: 20 dB (AJ-HDX900P), 18 dB (AJ-HDX900E)
    MIC IN: XLR-5pin x 1, Stereo, -40/-50 dBu, Phantom +48 V
    Audio IN: XLR-3pin x 2 (CH1/CH2),
    LINE/MIC/MIC+48 V switchable
    LINE: -3/0/+4 dBu, MIC: -60/-50 dBu,
    MIC+48V: -60/-50 dBu,
    Wireless In: 25pin D-sub, -40 dBu
    GENLOCK IN: BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
    Timecode In: BNC x 1, 0.5 to 7.0 Vp-p, high impedance
    VIDEO OUT: BNC x 1, HD-SDI/SD-SDI/Compsite switchable
    HD-SDI/SD-SDI: 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω
    Composite: 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
    Timecode Out: BNC x 1, 2.0 Vp-p,low impedance
    Monitor Out: HD-SDI: 0.8Vp-p, 75Ω, HD-Y: 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
    Receiver: UniSlotR Wireless Receiver
    Audio Out: XLR-5pin x 1, CH1/CH2, -3/0/+4 dBu
    Phones: Stereo mini jack x 2
    Lens: 12-pin x 1
    Remote: 10-pin x 1, for AJ-RC10G
    DC In: XLR-4pin, DC11V to 17 V
    DC Out: DC Out: 4-pin x 1, DC11V to 17 V, max. 1.5 A
    EVF: 20-pin x 1 (59.94Hz/50Hz switchable)
    DVCPRO: 6-pin x 1, IEEE 1394 standard digital Interface
    GPS: 6-pin x 1, for AJ-GPS900G

    DVCPRO HD-LP tapes recorded with the AJ-HDX900 cannot be played on a conventional DVCPRO HD VTR (AJ-HD150/AJ-HD130DC).
    *UniSlotR is a trademark of Ikegami Tsusinki Co., Ltd.


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