Thursday, February 19, 2009

Panasonics's 10-bit 4:2:2 camera

Panasonic unveiled the world’s first "affordable" professional camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2, individual frame recording and native 2.2 megapixel imagers.

The AG-HPX301E imager incorporates advanced 1/3” 2.2-megapixel 3-MOS technology to acquire full native resolution HD images. Superseding the compromise of 8-bit, long GOP, 4:2:0 recording, the HPX301E provides master-quality, 10bit, 4:2:2 individual frame capture using AVC-Intra 100 and 50 codecs and let you record in a choice of HD video formats. Moreover, it records also in SD frequencies in interlinear and progressive mode. The camera also supports 1080/23.98PsF output (via HD-SDI) for use in high-end movie production.

The HPX301E will be available in March at a suggested list price of 9.500 euros.

See the press release.

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