2/3 3-CCD 16:9 P2 HD VariCam Camcorder

U.S. List Price: $39,950.00
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Panasonic P2 HD VariCam Series – Advancing the VariCam Legacy
Recognized globally as the industry's premier digital cinematography camera, Panasonic's VariCam® HD Cinema Camera has established itself as an indispensable acquisition tool delivering the distinct, prized look of film. The P2 HD VariCam series advances the art of high-end digital cinematography, combining the exceptional reliability and fast workflow of solid-state technology with master-quality, 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording; and the creativity of variable frame rates and shutter speeds to produce beautiful images for movies, documentaries and sports.

High Image Quality, Ultimate Flexibility, Tapeless Workflow
The VariCam 2700 offers intuitive operation with single-step variable frame rates ranging from 1 fps to 60 fps (in 720p mode), advanced gamma settings, and essential interfaces including three HD-SDI outputs. Utilizing three 1-megapixel 2/3-inch native HD resolution CCDs, the VariCam 2700 records independent-frame 1080 and 720 images in AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 50 as well as in industry-standard DVCPRO HD. The solid-state HPX2700 offers you an ever-ready workhorse camera for a variety of professional HD shooting applications at a surprisingly affordable price.

The VariCam 2700 provides the reliability and fast workflow needed in today's demanding production environments. P2 HD provides immediate access to recorded video for on-set viewing and the benefits of metadata to more easily manage your content.

With five 64 GB P2 cards installed, the VariCam 2700 can record up to 400 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 1080/24p, 800 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 at 720/24p and 320 minutes in other other AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD formats.

• 720p / 1080p switchable
• AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD codecs
• AVC-Intra 100 provides master-quality, 4:2:2, 10-bit recording
• Offers choice of progressive/interlace HD video formats including 720 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p / 50p / 59.94p, as well as 1080 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p / 50i / 59.94i
• Variable frames (1 to 60fps) and 1080 23.98/24psf HD-SDI output (when in 1080 mode)
• AVC-Intra compatibility with leading NLEs, including Apple Final Cut Pro 6, Autodesk, Avid Media Composer Family Version 3.0, Avid NewsCutter Family version 7.0 and Quantel
• 5-year limited warranty (1-year regular, plus 4 years extended upon registration)
• Scan reverse allows for anamorphic lens adapter use (to create a 2.35:1 aspect image for wide-screen cinematic shooting) or for use with an HD lens adaptor for 35mm lenses
• Dynamic Range Stretch to automatically suppress blocked shadows and blown highlights
• Chromatic Aberration Correction compensates for the inherent color deficiencies found in some lenses
• Advanced gamma settings including Film-Rec
• 14-Bit Digital Processing with 12-Axis Color Correction
• High F10 sensitivity at 2,000 lx, Minimum illumination of 0.021 lx (at 1 fps VFR and +30-dB gain-up)
• Electronic shutter that offers seven shutter speeds up to a maximum 1/2000 second (plus a Half mode) and unique angle settings (similar to a film camera)
• Proxy data recording available (with the optional AJ-YAX800G board)
• Newly-designed grip handle with five threaded holes for mounting accessories and a 3-point locking viewfinder mount for precise adjustment (color viewfinder compatible)
• 48-kHz/16-bit, four-channel digital audio recording
• Multiple system Interfaces, including three HD-SDI Outputs, USB 2.0 and down-converted SD video output and IEEE 1394 output (DVCPRO HD codec recording only)
• A new color viewfinder, model AJ-CVF100, designed for both P2 HD VariCam camcorders is planned for release in early 2009.

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    Power Supply: DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
    Power Consumption: 38 W
    Operating Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to +104°F) Keeping Temperature: 20 °C to +60 °C (4 °F to +140 °F)
    Operating Humidity: 10% to 85 % (relative humidity)
    Operating Time: approx. 120 min. (when using DIONIC90 battery)
    Weight: approx. 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs, main unit only, excluding VF)
    Dimensions (W x H x D: 137 mm x 209 mm x 318 mm (5-7/16" x 8-1/4" x 12-9/16", excluding handle and option slot cover)
    CCD Elements: CCD x 3 (2/3 inch interline transfer type, 1,000,000 pixel)
    Video Format: RGB 3CCD
    Total Picture Elements: 1370 (H) x 744 (V)
    Effective Picture Elements: 1280 (H) x 720 (V)
    Optical Filters: CC: 3200 K, 4300 K, 5600 K, 1/2 ND ND: CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
    Quantizing: 14 bits
    Horizontal Drive Frequncy: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz) , 74.25 MHz (50 Hz, 60 Hz)
    Sampling Frequncy: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz) , 74.25 MHz (50 Hz, 60 Hz)
    Programmable Gain: 3 dB, 0 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, +9 dB, +12 dB, +15 dB, +18 dB, +21 dB, +24 dB, +27 dB, +30 dB
    Digital Signal Process: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz) , 74.25 MHz (50 Hz, 60 Hz)
    VFR: 1 to 60 fps (720/59.94p, 720/60p), 1 to 50 fps (720/50p)
    Shutter Speed: 1/50 (50 Hz) sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 (59.94 Hz) sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF 180 deg, 172.8 deg, 144 deg, 120 deg, 90 deg, 45 deg
    Syncro Scan Sutter: 1/61.7 sec. to 1/7200 sec. (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p)
    1/30.9 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p, 720/29.97p)
    1/24.7 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p (A) , 1080/24p, 720/23.98p)
    1/51.4 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i, 720/50p)
    1/25.7 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p, 720/50p)
    Lens Mount: 2/3 inch bayonet mount
    Optical System: F1.4 Prizm
    Sensitivity: F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflect, 1080/59.94i)
    Minimum Luminance: 1.24 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB) 0.021 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB, VFR=1 FRAME)
    Video S/N: 54 dB (standard)
    Registration: Less than 0.03 % (whole zone, without lens distortion)
    Memory Card Recorder Section: Recording Format: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD Format switchable
    Recording Video Signal:
    48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH (AVC-Intra/DVCPRO HD)
    48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH (AVC-Intra/DVCPRO HD)
    48.048 kHz/16 bits, 4CH (720/60p only)
    Recording Media: P2 card
    Recording Playback Time*: approx. 32 min. (when using 32GB P2card AJ-P2C032RG, AVC-Intra 100 codec, recording in 1080/59.94p or 720/59.94p)
    Digital Video: Sampling HD Frequncy: Y: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz) /74.25 MHz (50 Hz) , PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) /37.125 MHz (50 Hz)
    Quantizing: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits, DVCPRO HD: 8 bits
    Video Compression: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile, DVCPRO HD: DV-Bassed Comperssion (SMPTE370M)
    Digital Audio: Quantizing: 16 bits
    Frequncy Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.0 dB (reference level)
    Dynamic Range: More than 85 dB (1 kHz, AWTD)
    Distortion: Within 0.1 % (1 kHz, reference level)
    Headroom: 18 dB/20 dB selectable
    GENLOCK IN: BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, (switchable to VIDEO IN or Return Video)
    Monitor Out: BNC x1 (switchable to VBS/HD SDI) , VBS: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω,HD SDI: 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω (SMPTE292M/296M standards)
    HD SDI A OUT: BNC x 1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω (SMPTE292M/296M standards)
    HD SDI B OUT: BNC x 1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω (SMPTE292M/296M standards)
    TC In: BNC x 1, 0.5Vp-p to 8 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
    Audio IN: MIC : 60 dBu/50 dBu selectable , MIC+48 V: Phantom +48 V, 60 dBu/50 dBu selectable
    TC Out: BNC x 1, low-impedance, 2.0 Vp-p±0.5 Vp-p
    DVCPRO: 6 pin (Output), Transfer Speed: 400/200/100Mbps (selectable), Transfer Data: IEEE 1394-1995/1394a-2000, IEC61883-1,2, SPMTE396M standards, Control Command: AV/C Command Set standards
    MIC IN: XLR 5 pin x 1, 50 dBu/40 dBu selectable , Phantom +48 V (ON/OFF)
    Wireless In: 25 pin, D-SUB, 40 dBu
    Audio Out: XLR 5 pin x 1 (CH1/CH2) , 3 dBu/0 dBu/+4 dBu selectable , balanced, low-impedance
    PHONES OUT: Stereo Mini Jack x 2
    DC In: XLR 4 pin x 1, DC12 V (11 V to 17 V)
    DC Out: 4 pin, DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V) , Max.1.5A
    Lens: 12 pin
    EVF: 20 pin
    USB: (2.0) USB: 2.0, HOST: 4 pin Type-A , DEVICE: 4 pin Type-B
    RCU: 10 pin for AJ-RC10G
    Supplied Accessories: Shoulder strap, Front audio volume knob (with screw), software CD-ROM
    GPS: 6 pin for AJ-GPS910G
    LCD Monitor: 3.5 inches, LCD color monitor, 210,000 pixels
    *Time shown above is when you record a series of 1 shot to P2 card. Depending on numbers of shots you record, time will get shorter than the number shown above.
    *Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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