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Panasonic introduces P2 Mobile recorder/player
Panasonic has introduced the AJ-HPM200, a solid-state P2 HD mobile recorder/player that features new editing, recording and AV/IT connection functions as well as multiformat compatibility including optional AVCHD support.
The HPM200 offers all the features found in its predecessor, the AJ-HPM110, and adds new functionality including enhanced cuts editing with separate source and record windows; full-frame rate playback from external disk drives; AVCHD compatibility (with the AJ-YCX250G option card); upconversion of live video inputs in real time; FTP and GigE interfaces for expanded network connectivity; and 24p time code input for production applications, including use as a source for a traditional dailies process.
With DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra standard, as well as optional AVCHD compatibility and expanded input/output connections, the HPM200 P2 Mobile can be used with virtually any camera. It offers 10-bit, independent-frame, 4:2:2 quality recording in a variety of HD formats and frame rates, including 1080p (native), 1080i and 720p, and also records in SD DVCPRO50/25 and DV.
The HPM200’s AVCHD compatibility offers more options for content management, backup recording and distribution. Users can play back AVCHD content on an SD card using the unit’s SD card slot, convert P2 content to AVCHD for low-bit rate distribution over the network, convert AVCHD to P2 to edit in a P2 project or record P2 and AVCHD simultaneously for backup or distribution.
SD cards with AVCHD content can be inserted into and played back on a growing number of consumer playback devices with SD card slots, including Blu-ray players, select plasma displays, game consoles and more.