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Panasonic cuts price on camcorder

Now included for free with the purchase of an AJ-SDC615 DVCPro camcorder, the Magic Bullet Suite delivers DV compression correction to remove artifacts .

Panasonic Broadcast has lowered the list price of its AJ-SDC615 16:9/4:3 2/3in DVCPRO camcorder to $9995 and will now include its Magic Bullet Suite software for creating 24p motion effects as a standard feature.

The AJ-SDC615 boasts high-sensitivity 520,000 pixel, 2/3in 3-CCDs and a built-in IEEE 1394 interface for in-field direct transfer of digital component video to a laptop nonlinear editing system. Switchable between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios, the 11lb camcorder delivers 750 lines of resolution, a high 63dB signal-to-noise ratio, a high sensitivity of F13 at 2000 lux, and low-light shooting down to 0.1 lux (at +48dB) with minimal smear.

The AJ-SDC615 is equipped with a Digital Super Gain function, allowing noise-free gain in various capture rates, such as 30P, 15P and 6P (adding 6dB, 12dB and 20dB of gain, respectively).

Magic Bullet Suite software provides the tools to transform a video look to the softer, more organic look of film. It also includes 18 After Effects plug-ins that deliver a complete production pipeline for processing digital video footage for output to DVD, TV or film. For more information, visit

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