Panasonic announced at NAB2007 that its AJ-HDP2000 2K processor for the D-5 HD VTR will be available in August.
Designed for post-production and telecine systems, the processor provides a method of recording, editing and archiving full-size 2K and 4:4:4 HDTV images on the D-5 HD mastering videotape recording system.
The 2K processor will allow users to record full 12-bit 4:4:4 2K 2048 x 1080 resolution film image data, or 12-bit 4:4:4 sampled 1920 x 1080 HD images, onto Panasonic’s AJ-HD3700H, AJ-HD3700A or AJ-HD3700B D-5 HD VTRs for editing, archiving and distribution.
The AJ-HDP2000 processor uses JPEG2000 compression, the same compression scheme specified by the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) for cinema release, to convert film to digital data for subsequent processing in DI environments while maintaining its resolution.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.