Panasonic debuts portable P2 HD memory card player, recorder

Panasonic has introduced the AG-HPG10, a rugged, portable player/viewer for P2 HD content.

The unit also offers back-up recording of HD and SD content for applications ranging from broadcast production to independent filmmaking.

Designed to provide reliable, in-the-field performance, the 2lb solid-state memory card unit has a heavy-duty, shock resistant body, and is equipped with controls, a flip-up, 3.5in 4:3 LCD monitor and speakers for video and thumbnail clip viewing, selecting or deleting footage, or shot marking.

The AG-HPG10 includes a two-slot P2 card reader and offers instant access to recorded content with 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). A USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 host connector allows copying of P2 content onto supported external storage drives.

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