Panasonic delivers AG-HPX500 2/3in shoulder-mount P2 HD camcorder

June 19, 2007

Panasonic has begun delivering the AG-HPX500 shoulder-mount P2 HD camcorder, an affordable HD/SD unit offering numerous high-end features, including 2/3in progressive imagers, a tapeless, IT workflow, interchangeable lens, variable frame rates and extended recording capability.

The HPX500 P2 HD camcorder delivers full production-quality recording with three 2/3in CCDs, DVCPRO HD 4:2:2 image quality, independent frame encoding, interchangeable lenses, variable frame rates, four independent audio channels and solid-state recording.

The multiformat camera can record in 32 HD and SD formats, including 1080i and 720p in full bandwidth DVCPRO HD. The HPX500 employs 14-bit A/D conversion, and its digital signal processor (DSP) employs 19-bit internal processing. It also offers 50/60Hz selectability for international use and a power consumption of only 22W.

For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

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