Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Panasonic offers portable P2 HD recorder
Panasonic has introduced the solid-state AG-HPG20 P2 Portable recorder/player with AVC-Intra recording capabilities that will be available early 2009.
Supporting the 10-bit AVC-Intra codec as well as formats ranging from DVCPRO HD to DV, the P2 Portable will serve as a master quality deck for file-based recording — bridging content to and from tape-based systems and HD-SDI infrastructures.
The recorder allows users to play back and review P2 cards on its 3.5in LCD screen, manage clip files and metadata, record content from a wide range of cameras via its HD-SDI input, and backup data onto hard disk drives. Featuring two P2 card slots, the P2 Portable’s design is small, and the device weighs 2.5lbs.
Recording and playback formats include 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/50p in the AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD 4:2:2, independent frame codecs; and 480/60i, 576/50i in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. The unit plays back content automatically, and supports up-, down- and crossconversion for HD or SD transmission.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.