Panasonic has begun shipping the AJ-HDX900 2/3in DVCPRO HD camcorder, which includes the ability to transfer HD images via its IEEE 1394 digital output.
The AJ-HDX900 provides 4:2:2 sampling and intra-frame recording at 100Mb/s in 11 HD formats. The camera supports 1080 59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p/23.98pA and 720 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/ 23.98p (60Hz and 50Hz production).
The camcorder delivers 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion and uses a 12-axis color correction matrix assuring the ability to make fine color adjustments. The AJ-HDX900 includes three Cine-like gamma curve modes to replicate the film look and a newly-developed Dynamic Range Stretching (DRS) function that automatically provides a wider dynamic range and tweaks the camera for each specific shooting condition.
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