Panasonic has begun shipping the AG-HPG10, a P2 solid-state HD/SD video viewer/recorder.
Dubbed the P2 Gear, the 1.1lb, battery-operated AG-HPG10 supports a P2 workflow in the field as well as within video production facilities. Features include P2 card playback; transfer and recording; uncompressed HD-SDI transfer; clip file and metadata management; and data backup onto USB 2.0- and IEEE 1394-equipped hard drives.
The AG-HPG10 has a 3.5in 4:3 LCD monitor and a two-slot P2 memory card drive. It offers playback in multiple formats, including 1080i (24p, 24pA, 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i), 720p (24p, 24pN, 25p, 25pN, 30p, 30pN, 50p, 60p), 576i (25p, 50i) and 480i (24p, 24pA, 30p, 60i). It supports downconversion from HD (1080 or 720) to SD (480) and crossconversion (720 to 1080) for HD transmission.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.