Data Sheet, PDF
AG-HPX250
P2 Handheld Memory Card Camera Recorder
(AG-HPX250P, AG-HPX250EJ, AG-HPX250EN)
Shoulder-Type Performance and Functions
in a Professional Handheld Camera Recorder
The high-performance AG-HPX250 P2 handheld fills out the P2HD Series by incorporating the newest technologies throughout —
in the lens, camera and recorder sections. The newly developed 22x zoom lens covers a wide shooting range, from wide-angle to
telephoto, and features three manual rings for precise control. Imaging is optimized by the high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/3-type
2.2-megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) 3MOS image sensor. And the AG-HPX250 is the first handheld model to
support AVC-Intra codecs. This combination produces a level of performance that rivals many full-size shoulder-type camera
recorders, and adds the high-quality acquisition of Full-HD (1920 x 1080) and 10 bit, 4:2:2 full sample, broadcast-level images.
Image expression is also boosted by the Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function, and system expansion for broadcasting and other
production applications is provided by multi-camera synchronizing. The stylish design of the AG-HPX250 adds further to both
mobility and operating ease, and opens a new stage for news gathering and image acquisition.
28 mm to 616 mm, 22x Zoom Lens
1
2.2-Megapixel U.L.T. Image Sensors
1920 × 1080 10 bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra Codec
Full HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels) & 10 bit 4:2:2 Full Sampling Recording
22x Panasonic Lens — Zooming in on New Levels of Image Expression
Packed with Panasonic Optical Technology
Optical Image Stabilizer, Digital Zoom, and ND Filter
The high-performance zoom lens was developed specifically for
professional HD video production. While inheriting the wide-angle
capabilities of the DVX and HVX Series, it adds the same level of
operating ease as you'd expect from an interchangeable lens model for
broadcasting and other professional uses. Combining 18 lens elements in
12 groups, this advanced lens unit further adds a UHR (Ultra High
Refractive) glass element, a low dispersion element and aspherical
lenses. This newest optical technology can provide high resolution.
In addition, it is combined with a unique Panasonic digital signal
processing technology called Chromatic Aberration Compensation
(CAC) to minimize color bleeding in the surrounding image and achieve
rich expression with finely rendered nuances and excellent shading.
Zooming from 28mm to 616mm (35mm equivalent), this 22x zoom lens
covers a wide field of view, from wide-angle to telephoto, without a
conversion lens.
• Hand-shake correction with the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS).
• Digital Zoom function.* It can be assigned to an user button and close
up to 2x, 5x, and 10x. In combination with the optical zoom, this
function provides a telephoto capability up to 220x.
• Four-position (OFF, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density
filter wheel.
Wide 28 mm
Tele 616 mm (22x)
* The digital zoom cannot be used while operating the Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) or Scan Reverse
functions. If either function is operated while digital zooming, the zoom will be automatically turned off.
Also, Flash Band Compensation (FBC) will not operate while digital zooming.
Focus Ring
Zoom Ring
Iris Ring
22x optical zoom x
10x digital zoom (220x)
Three Manual Rings — Zoom, Focus and Iris
The lens unit is provided with three rings — a mechanical (cam-driven)
zoom ring, a focus ring, and an iris ring. You can operate them manually
almost like an interchangeable lens including rugged operation of
zoom ring.
High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise U.L.T. Image Sensor
because the exposure timing differs for each line, when an external flash
is used, it tends to produce images where the brightness is divided
between the top and bottom of the image. This is called the flash band
effect. The AG-HPX250 is equipped with highly accurate flash band
detection and compensation software. By generating pairs of frames
containing flash bands, and frames in which a flash extends from the
previous frame to the entire screen, and then using the compensation
process to adjust the level, the flash band effect of MOS-based imagers
is eliminated.
MOS
Image Sensor
U.L.T. image sensor
High-Sensitivity F10*, 2.2-Megapixel, Low-Noise U.L.T. Image
Sensor and Optimized Signal Processing Circuit
The AG-HPX250 features the Ultra Luminance Technology (U.L.T.)
1/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3MOS image sensor that is incorporated in our
shoulder-type P2HD camera recorders. This advanced image sensor is set
to maximize the performance of the lens and signal processing circuit
under standard shooting conditions. Progressive Advanced Processing
(PAP) technology, which is driven by 3D adaptive processing, has also
been further refined to enable high-sensitivity F10*, low-noise shooting
in dimly lit places.
Output
Image
After
Compensation
1
1
Flash Band
Compensation
Flash
2
3
Time Flow
Process
2
3
*AG-HPX250 sensitivity is selectable, F10 is PAP Filter Type1 and F7 is PAP Filter Type2 in 59.94Hz mode.
In 50Hz mode, F11 is PAP Filter Type1 and F8 is PAP Filter Type2. The default setting is PAP Filter Type2.
Flash Band Compensation
In contrast with the CCD image sensor, which accumulates still images
of single frames that are exposed with identical timing, the MOS image
sensor uses a rolling shutter system that sequentially scans each line of
pixels. This lowers power consumption and enables high-speed drive, but
MOS Output Imager
After Compensation Imager
2
The High-Quality DSP Matches Image Processing and Quality to match Each Shooting Situation
20 bit Digital Signal Processor
The AG-HPX250 incorporates a
high-performance 20 bit DSP that
handles image rendering processes
such as gamma and various detail
enhancement functions with
exceptional precision.
DSP Processor
HD NORM mode
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
In scenes with mixed contrast, such as when panning from indoors to
outdoors, the DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows
and blown highlights. A gamma curve and knee slope are estimated to
match the contrast of each pixel, and applied in real time. When dark,
bright, and intermediate shades are all contained in the same scene, this
produces excellent gradation for each shade and minimizes blocked
shadows and blown highlights.
* The DRS function does not operate in 1080/24p, 1080/25p or 1080/30p mode.
CINE-LIKE D mode
AG-HPX250 Gamma Modes
HD NORM: Suitable for standard HD recording.
LOW: Works to flatten out a high contrast scene.
SD NORM: Normal setting for SD.
HIGH: Expands the tone of dark parts and makes a brighter image.
The contrast softens.
B.PRESS: Makes the contrast sharper than LOW.
CINE-LIKE D: The Cine-Like mode shifted to prioritize dynamic range.
CINE-LIKE V:
The Cine-Like mode shifted to prioritize contrast.
Other Camera Image Settings
DRS OFF
DRS ON
7-Mode Gamma for Richer Gradation
Drawing on technologies developed for the VariCam, Panasonic has
equipped the AG-HPX250 with advanced gamma functions that address
seven different shooting scenarios, including two Cine-Like Gammas.
• Variable shutter speed from 1/6 to 1/2000 sec. plus
Synchro Scan function.
• Matrix setting including a Cine-Like mode
• Adjustable H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and
skin tone detail.
• Adjustable chroma level, chroma phase, color temp and
master pedestal.
• Knee point settings: Auto, Low, Mid and High.
Rapid Response with Agile Shooting Assist Functions
Focus Assist Functions
3-Position Gain Selector plus 30dB Super Gain Function
Press the Focus Assist button and the center section of the screen
expands in size, making it easier to determine if the focus is correct.
Also, the Focus Bar that visually indicates the focus level can be
displayed on the screen.
There is a 3-position gain selector, with L, M and H settings. To each
setting you can assign a gain value from 0, +3, +6, +9, +12, +15 and
+18 dB. There is also a Super Gain such as +24 dB and +30 dB.
Simplified Waveform and Vectorscope Display
The AG-HPX250 has Waveform and Vectorscope Display functions for the
captured video signal on the LCD monitor.
Focus Assist OFF
Focus Assist ON
Scene File / User File
Set Scene dial for an instant set of shooting conditions. Six preset files
are provided, and you can change any of the six file names and their
settings as desired. One set can be stored internally in the AG-HPX250,
and four sets on an SD Memory Card. One file with camera setting values
can also be stored internally, and four files on an SD Memory Card.
Scene File Description
F1: —
Standard settings
F2: FLUO.
Indoor shooting under fluorescent lights
F3: SPARK
Highlighting subjects at receptions, events etc.
F4: B-STR
Enhanced gradations of luminance in low light scenes
F5: CINE V
Cine-Like setting shifted to prioritize contrast*
F6: CINE D
Cine-Like setting shifted to prioritize dynamic range*
* Selecting a scene file does not change the video recording format. If you want to switch to 25p, 24p
and 30p, you must do so as a separate procedure.
3
Waveform
Vectorscope
Five User Buttons
There are a total of five User buttons: User Main, User 1 to 3 on the top
panel, and User 4 on the rear of the AG-HPX250. Based on user's
requirements, customized operation can be set by assigned 18 versatile
functions to these user buttons.
User button allotment function
SPOTLIGHT, BACKLIGHT, ATW, ATW LOCK, S.GAIN, D.ZOOM, Y GET, DRS,
TEXT MEMO, SLOT SEL, SHOT MARK, MAG A. LVL, LVL METER, PRE REC, WFM,
LAST CLIP, FBC, LCD B.L.
Exclusive P2HD High Image Quality: 10 bit, 4:2:2, AVC-Intra 100 Codec
Full-Pixel, Full-Sample AVC-Intra Recording
This is the first handheld camerarecorder to support the AVC-Intra
codecs of the P2HD Series for HD
recording of broadcast and movie
images. Featuring a high compression
ratio based on the new MPEG-4 AVC/
H.264 moving picture compression
technology, this advanced system
maintains intra-frame compression to
provide both high image quality and
AVC-Intra Codec LSI
excellent editing performance. It
offers recording and playback of both
AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 50 modes, and also supports DVCPRO HD
recording and playback.
•AVC-Intra 100: 1920 x 1080,* 10 bit, 4:2:2
High-quality images with full-pixel HD and full sampling are recorded at
the same bit rate as DVCPRO HD, bringing agile mobility to high-end
production.
•AVC-Intra 50: 1440 x 1080,* 10 bit, 4:2:0
Image quality is the same level as DVCPRO HD, but with the SD (DVCPRO
50) bit rate. You get twice the recording time of DVCPRO HD, and about
half the required data transmission time.
* These figures are for 1080i/p mode. The AG-HPX250 also supports 720p mode.
Multi-Format Recording with Native 24p/25p Support and More
•Native recording modes: In addition to 1080/59.94i with the AVC-Intra
codec, native recording is supported at 1080/23.98p or 1080/29.97p and
1080/25pN or 720/25pN. In 720p, native recording is possible for both
DVCPRO HD and AVC-Intra, making it possible to extend recording time
by 2 to 2.5 times in comparison with pull-down recording.
*Camera image output and playback image output are pulled-down 59.94 (50) frames.
•Pulldown record mode: This VariCam-compatible mode records*1 with
the DVCPRO HD codec. A 2:3 pulldown is applied to 23.98p, and a 2:2
pulldown is applied to 29.97p, to record 1080/59.94i or 720/59.94p and
1080/25p over 50i or 720/25p over 50p. The 23.98pA (2:3:3:2 advanced
pulldown) mode is also supported, allowing editing on applicable
nonlinear systems*2 with little image degradation.
•59.94Hz/50Hz selector: Supports worldwide HD/SD production.
•SD image acquisition: The DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO/DV multi-codec
enables 480/576 image acquisition, with aspect ratio conversion. Select
from Side Crop, Letter Box and Squeeze modes.
*1: Not compatible with the AVC-Intra codecs.
*2: See the following website for details on applicable systems. http://panasonic.biz/sav/p2comp
High Quality/16 bit, 4-Channel Digital Audio
The AG-HPX250 can record high quality/16 bit digital audio on all four
channels. You can freely select the audio source for each channel,
choosing from built-in mic, external mic and line-in. Level volume is also
supported on all four channels.
P2 Card Recording Boasts High Reliability and Easy Operation
Versatile MXF File-Based Recording
File-based recording onto memory cards enables high-speed starts,
recording starts with no need for cueing, and protection against
accidental data overwriting. The recorded data is organized into MXF
files. The files can be transferred to a nonlinear editor or over a network
without the need for digitizing.*
*PCs must be installed with the included P2 driver in order to mount P2 cards. For editing, PCs must be
installed with P2-compatible editing software available from various companies. Read "Notes Regarding
the Handling of P2 Files Using a PC" on the back page.
AG-HPX250 Recording Format & Recording Time
HD Format
Double Slot System with Two P2 Card Slots
In addition to allowing continuous recording onto two P2 cards, this
system offers the following functions.
• Card select: The recording slot can be switched in Standby mode.
• Hot-swap recording: The card in the standby slot can be exchanged
while the other card is being recorded on.
P2 Card Recording Offers High Reliability
and a Proven Record for Broadcasting
The P2 card was originally developed for broadcast use. In addition to its
large 64 GB* capacity, it strongly resists impacts, vibration and
temperature changes, and withstands repeated recording and
initialization cycles for extended recording use. The card connector
section is designed specifically for professional use, resulting in
extremely high durability for insertion and removal. The P2 card and
P2HD Series are widely used in
broadcast and movie production
studios and have a proven track
record for reliability, durability and
easy operation.
*Total card capacity includes space for data
management such as system data; therefore, the
actual usable area is less than the capacity indicated on the card.
1080/59.94i
1080/29.97p over 59.94i
1080/23.98p over 59.94i
1080/23.98pA over 59.94i
1080/29.97pN (Native)*1
1080/23.98pN (Native)*1
1080/50i
1080/25p (over 50i)
1080/25pN (Native)*1
720/59.94p
720/50p
720/29.97p over 59.94p*2
720/25p over 50p*3
720/23.98p over 59.94p*2
720/29.97pN (Native)*1
720/25pN (Native)*1
720/23.98pN (Native)*1
SD Format
480/59.94i
480/29.97p over 59.94i
480/23.98p over 59.94i
480/23.98pA over 59.94i
576/50i
576/25p (over 50i)
Pull
down
—
2-2
2-3
2-3-3-2
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
2-2
2-2
2-3
—
—
—
Pull
down
—
2-2
2-3
2-3-3-2
—
2-2
Codec & Recording Time (with two 64 GB P2 Card)
DVCPRO HD
AVC-Intra 100
AVC-Intra 50
Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
—
—
Approx. 128 min.
—
—
—
—
—
Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
—
Approx. 160 min. Approx. 320 min.
Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
Approx. 128 min.
—
—
—
Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
Approx. 128 min. Approx. 256 min.
—
—
Approx.128 min.
—
—
—
—
Approx. 256 min. Approx. 256 min. Approx. 512 min.
Approx. 320 min. Approx. 320 min. Approx. 640 min.
Codec & Recording Time (with two 64 GB P2 Card)
DVCPRO 50
DVCPRO
DV
Approx. 256 min. Approx. 512 min. Approx.512 min.
Approx. 256 min. Approx. 512 min. Approx. 512 min.
*1: Native modes record only the effective frames.
*2: When you select 24 FRAME/30 FRAME in VFR mode in DVCPRO HD 59.94p mode.
*3: When you select 25 FRAME in VFR mode in DVCPRO HD 50p mode.
4
Variable Frame Rate Function Enhances the Image Expression
Variable Frame Rate — Also Supported in 1080p Mode
The Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function was inherited from the Panasonic
VariCam, which is widely used for producing movies, TV series, and TV
commercials. It creates a wide range of film-camera-like images, such as
overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for quick-motion
effects.
Image Modes and Variable Frame Rates
1080/59.94i, 23.98p, 29.97p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/
28/30 fps (frames per second)
1080/50i, 25p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25 fps
720/59.94p, 23.98p, 29.97p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/
27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps
720/50p, 25p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/
26/27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 fps
Undercranking (lower-speed shooting)
• Normal cinematic shooting (at 24 fps, 25 fps or 30 fps) refers to the
same rate as used in film cameras. The AG-HPX250 can record in 24 fps.
Note that 25 fps and 30 fps are the standard frame rates used in the
production of TV commercials, music clips and video media.
• Overcranking (higher-speed shooting) produces a slow-motion effect.
This is especially effective for high-action scenes like car chases or
crashes, or to create a dramatic impact in a scene. For example, when a
scene is shot at 48 fps and played at 24 fps, a slow-motion effect of
1/2x is attained.
• Undercranking (lower-speed shooting) gives you a quick-motion
effect. This technique can be combined with a warp-speed effect to give
special emphasis to flowing water, fast-moving clouds, etc. For example,
when a scene is shot at 12 fps and played at 24 fps, a quick-motion
effect of 2x is attained.
Overcranking (higher-speed shooting)
Versatile Recording Functions Enabled by File-Based Recording
One-Clip Rec Mode
Whereas normal Rec mode produces a clip for each Rec start/stop cut,
One-Clip Rec mode records up to 99 consecutive cuts as a single clip,
which greatly improves the nonlinear editing work that follows. A text
memo is automatically attached when recording begins, making it easy to
find desired cuts within the clip.
REC START
REC START
REC START
REC START
…………max. 99
consecutive cuts
REC STOP
Clip Thumbnail Display and Clip Editing
Recorded clips are automatically allocated a thumbnail image and
metadata. This lets you display the thumbnail images on the LCD
monitor, delete clips, and confirm or edit metadata (using the built-in
Software Keyboard function).
• Last clip delete: The clip that was most recently recorded is deleted
with a single touch.
• Rec check: The beginning and ending of the clip that was most
recently recorded are checked with a single touch.
Shot Marker and Text Memo*1
• Shot marker: Clips can be marked during or after recording. When
mounted to a PC,*2 the user can display only the marked clips if desired.
• Text memo: This lets you post a memo on any scene of any clip, up to
100 memos in all, similar to a sticky note.
*1: Shot marker and text memo cannot be used in loop rec, interval rec, or one-shot rec.
*2: When using P2 viewer, a Windows PC viewing application that can be downloaded free of charge by
P2 users. See the following website for details.
http://panasonic.biz/sav/p2/index_j.html
5
REC STOP
REC STOP
Single Clip
TEXT MEMO 1
TEXT MEMO 2
TEXT MEMO 3
TEXT MEMO 4
Recording Modes That Meet a Wide Variety of Needs
• Loop rec: This repeatedly re-records a particular recurring time slot,
always maintaining a recording of the most recent period.
• Pre-rec*: While in standby mode, you can continuously store, and
subsequently record, up to 3 seconds in HD (7 seconds in SD). This will
help you to get the shot you want every time.
• Interval rec*: This gives you automatic intermittent recording based on
a set interval and recording time.
• One-shot rec*: This frame-shot recording function is useful for
producing animations.
• Time stamp: The date and time can be stamped onto recorded images.
Commonly used for evidential images.
* These functions cannot be used during Variable Frame Rate recording.
System Functions for Multi-Camera and Other Broadcast Applications
Multi-Camera Synchronizing with Genlock IN and TC IN/OUT
The AG-HPX250 is the first handheld camera recorder to support multicamera synchronizing. It features a built-in SMPTE time-code generator/
reader, TC input/output, and Genlock input, ideal for multi-camera live
relay and recording systems.
G/L
G/L
G/L
TC IN/OUT
The TC value of the camera-2 and 3 are matched to the camera-1
SDI
G/L
SDI
SDI
Other Interfaces
• USB 2.0 HOST: This allows files to be copied between an external HDD
and a P2 card *1, and lets you view the thumbnails of P2 files saved onto
the HDD.
• USB 2.0 DEVICE: Uploads P2 card files to a PC/Mac.
• DVCPRO/DV (IEEE 1394): Enables backup recording and dubbing by
inputting or outputting a DV stream, including DVCPRO HD.*2
• Camera Remote: Controls focus, iris, zoom and REC start/stop.
• XLR audio input: 2-channel mic/line inputs supporting 48V phantom
power supply.
*1: AG-HPX250EJ does not support to copy the files onto a P2 card via USB 2.0.
*2: Excluding 720p native mode. Does not support AVC-Intra input/output. Also does not output loop rec,
interval rec or one-shot rec content. AG-HPX250EJ does not support input.
Switcher/AV Mixer
Multi-Camera Recording System
Digital A/V Output with SDI and HDMI
• SDI OUT (HD/SD): Allows camera-through output during HD/SD
recording, or outputs high-quality 10 bit, 4:2:2 images for playback of
AVC-Intra 100 footage. Includes embedded audio, and supports Rec S/S
linked backup recording with a Panasonic recorder equipped with HD SDI
input. When outputting SD SDI down-converted from an HD source, the
Aspect Ratio Conversion mode can also be selected.
• HDMI OUT: This is a next-generation interface for HD video and audio.
It allows digital A/V output from a wide range of devices with both
professional and consumer specifications.
• VIDEO OUT: SD composite output. HD playback is down-converted.
Advanced Design and Versatile Specifications Facilitate Interviews and Production Work
High Resolution and High Brightness Color Viewfinder and LCD
The AG-HPX250's color EVF uses a 11.43 mm (0.45 inches),
approximately 1,226,000 dot-equivalent (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) LCOS
(liquid crystal on silicon) display panel. It delivers bright, detailed, highresolution images and a high response speed. The AG-HPX250's LCD
monitor has a 87.63 mm (3.45 inches), approximately 921,000-dot (1920
x 480) high-resolution panel.
New, Stylish Design Boosts Mobility
Even with its high-powered zoom lens, the integrated camera and
recorder sections are compact and stylish. Shifting the handle grip and
LCD position forward (toward the lens) has improved the weight balance
and visibility for handheld shooting, enabling a comfortably wide view.
The magnesium alloy die cast chassis also excels in both ruggedness and
durability.
Low-Angle Shots and Interviews
• The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop
button and a lens zoom speed control (three speed revels). This design
assures easy shooting even at low angles.
• The LCD monitor mirror mode is convenient when shooting interviews.
LCOS Color EVF
Color LCD Monitor
Other Functions
• White Balance Selector: Two values (A/B) memory and
one value preset.
• ATW (Automatic Tracing White balance) function.
• Mode check: Displays a list of the camera settings on the viewfinder
and LCD monitor.
• Zebra: Select any two levels from among 50% to 109%, in 1% steps.
• Y-GET: Measures brightness at the screen center and displays precise
numerical data.
• Tally lamps: Provided on the unit's front and rear.
6
P2HD Interview and Recording Workflows Using the AG-HPX250
USB 2.0 (HOST)
HDD
P2 Viewer
P2 CMS
USB 2.0 (DEVICE)
IEEE 1394 (AVC)
P2 Viewer Note PC/
P2 CMS Mac
AG-HPX250
AG-HPX250
NLE
USB 2.0
P2 card
AG-PCD2G
With a Portable HDD or Notebook PC
Linking with DVCPRO (HD/50M/25M) and DV Devices
Files recorded by the AG-HPX250 can be copied using only a portable
HDD. Or, a notebook PC* can be used for viewing the results and
editing metadata and text memos.
The AG-HPX250's DVCPRO/DV terminal (IEEE 1394 interface) links to
conventional DVCPRO/DV codec-based systems.
* A Windows PC or Mac with P2 Viewer viewing software (available free of charge) installed.
* For details, see the rear cover page (Notes Regarding the Handling of P2 Files Using a PC).
Interview Workflow —
Maximizing Mobility and Speed
Files can be copied at high speed
from a P2 card to the removable SSD
of the AG-MSU10 Mobile Storage
Unit.* Or, the P2 card can be
mounted to a PC via the P2 drive,
which is equipped with USB 3.0
(2.0), PCI Express, and IEEE 1394
interfaces.
P2 card
(Blank)
AG-HPX250
Field Recording Workflow for
TV Program Production
P2 drive
7
USB 3.0
PCI Express
IEEE 1394/USB 2.0
LCD Monitor
USB 3.0
HD SDI
AG-HPX250
News Workflow — Interviews,
Flash Reports, and Data
Transmission
* The optional AJ-YCX250G AVCHD Codec Board is
required for AVCHD file conversion and output.
AJ-PCD30
AJ-PCD35
AG-PCD20
P2 card
(Blank)
HDD
HDD
AG-HPD24
NLE
P2 card
(Recorded)
The AG-HPX250's file-based format
allows full use of IT infrastructures
for instantaneous response and
operation.
The AJ-HPM200 Memory Card
Portable Recorder/Player supports
everything from on-location news
production to on-air broadcasting,
network transmission, and copying
to an HDD.
USB 2.0*
eSATA
NLE
P2 card
(Recorded)
* The optional AG-MBX10G Removable Interface Box
is required to connect the SSD to a nonlinear editor
via USB 2.0 or eSATA.
Combination with the AG-HPD24 P2
deck provides a variety of functions,
including backup recording, viewing,
metadata editing, and high-speed
copying to an external HDD.
SSD
AG-MSU10
P2 drive
Internet
HD SDI
P2/AVCHD*
File
NLE/Server
AJ-HPM200
P2 card
(Recorded)
USB 3.0
PCI Express
IEEE 1394/USB 2.0
FPU
P2 card
(Blank)
AG-HPX250
AJ-PCD30
AJ-PCD35
AG-PCD20
USB 2.0
e-SATA
HDD
HDD
Optional Accessories and P2HD Series Equipment
AG-MC200G
XLR Microphone
•Sensitivity: –40 dB ±3.5 dB
(0 dB=1V/Pa, 1 kHz)
•Maximum input level: 127 dB
(1000 Hz, distortion within 1%)
•S/N: more than 69 dB
CGA-D54/CGA-D54s
Battery Pack
(5,400 mAh)
As of August, 2011
AJ-PCD2G
Memory Card Drive
“P2 drive”
USB-Bus-powered 1-Slot P2 drive
ideal for mobile application.
AJ-PCD30
NEW
Memory Card Drive
“P2 drive”
3-slot drive with USB 3.0 interface for
high-speed 1.5 Gbps data transfer.
AG-B25
AC Adaptor Kit*1
AJ-PCD35*3
Memory Card Drive
“P2 drive”
High-speed PCI Express interface.
AJ-P2E064XG
AJ-P2E032XG
AJ-P2E016XG
AJ-PCD20
Memory Card Drive
“P2 drive”
Memory Card (P2 card E series)
USB2.0 and IEEE 1394b interface.
SD/SDHC Memory Card
AG-MSU10
Mobile Storage Unit
“P2 MSU”
Fast copying from P2 cards to a
removable solid-state drive*4.
It simplifies backing-up P2 content in
the field.
BT-LH910G
228.6 mm (9 inches)
HD/SD LCD monitor
AG-HPG20
Memory Card Portable Recorder
“P2 portable”
AVC-Intra supported. SDI-Input
available.
P2 Viewer 3.6
AG-HPD24
Supports P2 HD. This Windows PC
utility makes it easy to view and copy
P2 files and edit Metadata.*2
Equipped with USB 3.0 and RS-422A
interfaces, this compact 2-slot P2 deck
supports 3D recording.
P2 CMS 1.4
AJ-HPM200
Easy to Ingest and Manage P2
Content. The newest version is
compatible with Mac OS X 10.6
“Snow Leopard”.*2
Advanced P2 mobile with versatile
functions such as networking, AVCHD
compatibility (option) and eSATA
interface.
Viewing Software
(download free)
Content Management Software
(download free)
NEW
Memory Card Portable Recorder
“P2 portable deck”
Memory Card Recorder/Player
“P2 mobile”
*1: It can be used as a battery charger only. It cannot be used as a AC adaptor for AG-HPX250. *2: For P2 Viewer or P2 CMS download and operating requirement information, visit WEB site
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/index.html *3: Before using P2 card E series, you must install the latest version of the software in the AJ-PCD35. For the latest version information, please go to the P2 support
page from the Panasonic WEB site https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ *4: Use a commercially available removable SSD that is recommended by Panasonic. In addition to the removable SSD interface box
that comes with the AG-MSU10 as a standard accessory, an additional AG-MBX10 can be purchased as an option. Do not use a hard disk drive instead of an SSD. For compatible SSD information, please refer to
the following WEB site: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/sales_o/p2/ag-msu10/
8
AG-HPX250 Details
9
AG-HPX250 Specifications
General Specification
Supply Voltage:
Power Consumption:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
As of August, 2011
Digital Video Specification
DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
DC 7.9 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
15.0 W (when the LCD monitor is used)
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
10% to 80% (no condensation)
Approx. 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
excluding battery and accessories
180 mm x 195 mm x 438 mm
(7 inches x 7-11/16 inches x 17-1/4 inches)
excluding battery, accessories and protrusions
Camera Section
Pickup Devices:
1/3-type progressive, 2.2-megapixel, 3MOS sensor
Effective Pixels:
1920 (H)×1080 (V)
Lens:
Optical image stabilizer lens, 22x motorized zoom,
F1.6 – 3.2 (f=3.9 mm – 86 mm),
35 mm conversion: 28 mm – 616 mm (16:9)
Filter Diameter:
72 mm
Optical System:
Prism color separation
ND filter:
OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum Shooting Distance: Approx. 1 m
Hood:
Large-sized lens hood with wide angle of view
Gain Settings:
0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 dB,
(+24 dB, +30 dB: USER SW allocation only)
Shutter Speed Settings: • 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
• 30p mode: 1/30 (OFF), 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
• 24p mode: 1/24 (OFF),1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
• 50i/50p mode: 1/50 (OFF),1/60, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
• 25p mode: 1/25 (OFF),1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.
Slow Shutter:
• 60i/60p mode: 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.
• 30p mode: 1/7.5 sec., 1/15 sec.
• 24p mode: 1/6 sec., 1/12 sec.
• 50i/50p mode: 1/12.5 sec., 1/25 sec.
• 25P mode: 1/6.25 sec., 1/12.5 sec.
Synchro Shutter:
• 60i/60p mode: 1/60.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
• 30p mode: 1/30.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
• 24p mode: 1/24.0 sec. to 1/249.8 sec.
• 50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
• 25p mode: 1/25.0 sec. to 1/250.0 sec.
Shutter Opening Angle: 3 degrees to 359.5 degrees in 0.5 degree increments
Frame Rates:
• 59.94 Hz mode:
1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/
27/28/30 fps (frames per second) 17 step
720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/
27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 fps, 25 step
• 50 Hz mode:
1080p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25 fps
(frames per second) 14 step
720p: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/
26/27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 fps, 25 step
Sensitivity:
• 59.94 Hz mode: (at 2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection)
F7 (1080/59.94i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE2)
F10 (1080/59.94i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE1)
• 50 Hz mode: (at 2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection)
F8 (1080/50i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE2)
F11 (1080/50i, P.A.P FILTER: TYPE1)
Minimum Illumination:
0.2 lx (F1.6, Gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 sec.,
P.A.P FILTER: TYPE1)
Digital Zoom:
×2, ×5, ×10
Memory Card Recorder Section
Recording Media:
P2 card
Recording Formats:
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD/
DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats switchable
1
Recording/Playback Time* :AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: approx. 64 min
with a 64 GB P2 card
AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50:
approx. 128 min
DVCPRO/DV:
approx. 256 min
with a 32 GB P2 card
AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: approx. 32 min
AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50:
approx. 64 min
DVCPRO/DV:
approx. 128 min
with a 16 GB P2 card
AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD: approx. 16 min
AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO50:
approx. 32 min
DVCPRO/DV:
approx. 64 min
Recorded Video Signals:
Sampling Frequency:
Quantizing:
Video Compression:
1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97pN,
1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98pA, 1080/23.98pN,
720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98p,
720/23.98pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p,
480/23.98pA, 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 1080/25pN,
720/50p, 720/25p, 720/25pN, 576/50i, 576/25p
AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD:
Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)
Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)
DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits
DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bits
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO50/DVCPRO:
DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV Compression (IEC 61834-2)
Digital Audio Specification
Recording Audio Signal:
AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD:
48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH
DVCPRO50: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH
DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz/16 bits, 2CH/4CH switchable
Video Input/Output
GENLOCK IN:
VIDEO OUT:
SDI OUT:
HDMI OUT:
BNC × 1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
Pin jack × 1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω
BNC × 1, 0.8 V [p-p], 75Ω, HD/SD switching via menu,
10 bit 4:2:2 via camera through out
HDMI TypeA
Audio Input/Output
Built-In MIC IN:
AUDIO IN:
AUDIO OUT:
Headphone:
Supports stereo microphones
XLR 3 pin × 2 (INPUT 1, INPUT 2)
LINE/MIC/+48 V switchable,
LINE: 0 dBu,
MIC: –40 dBu/–50d Bu/–60 dBu switching via menu
Pin jack × 2 (CH1/CH2), Output: 316 mV, 600 Ω
ø3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 1
Other Input/Output
TC IN/OUT:
Camera Remote:
IEEE 1394*2:
USB 2.0 (DEVICE)*2:
USB 2.0 (HOST)*2:
BNC× 1,
IN: 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
OUT: low impedance, 2.0±0.5 V [p-p]
2.5 mm diameter, Super mini jack × 1 (ZOOM, S/S)
3.5 mm diameter Mini jack × 1 (FOCUS, IRIS)
6 pin, digital input/output (compliant with IEEE 1394)
Type-miniB, 4 pin USB (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
Type-A, 4 pin USB (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
Monitor, EVF and Seaker
LCD Monitor:
EVF:
Internal Speaker:
87.63 mm (3.45 inches) color LCD monitor
with approx. 921,000 dots (16:9)
11.43 mm (0.45 inches) color LCD monitor
with approx. 1,226,000 dots (16:9)
20 mm diameter × 1
Included Accessories
AC adaptor Battery charger, AC cord, DC cord, 5400 mAh battery pack,
Wireless remote controller with button-type battery, Microphone holder,
Eye cup, Shoulder strap, P2 card driver software install CD-ROM
*1: The Recording/playback times listed left can be continuously recorded as one clip. The number of
recording clips will reduce the left figures somewhat.
*2: AG-HPX250EJ does not support input via IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
10
Please refer to the latest Non-linear Compatibilty Information,
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/
P2 Support, Downlord and Service Information, etc. at the following Panasonic web site.
Notes Regarding the Handling of P2 Files Using a PC
Mounting and Transferring Files
The PC must be installed with the included P2 driver in order to recognize, copy and transfer P2 files. This driver is also necessary when using the PC card slot and when handling P2 files
stored on a hard-disk device, such as the P2 store. The included P2 driver is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Mac OSX. For other operating requirements, refer
to the P2 installation manual. The P2 driver and the P2 installation manual can be downloaded free from the following Panasonic website. Visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ and
click "P2 Support and Download."
Preview and Nonlinear Editing
To preview (play) P2 files on a PC, it is necessary to install the P2 Viewer software (downloadable for free, for Windows only) or P2 CMS content management software (downloadable for free, for both
Windows and Mac), both from Panasonic, or P2-compatible editing software available from other companies (for details, visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/sales_o/p2/partners.html).
Note that each software places specific requirements on the operating environment, and the operating environment must meet additional requirements to play and edit HD content on Windows PCs
and Macs. For P2 Viewer or P2 CMS download and operating requirement information, visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/. For operating requirements and details of other P2 editing
software, visit the website of the relevant software manufacturer.
*P2HD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD” and “DVCPRO 50” logo are registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation. SD Logo is a trademark. SDHC logo marks are a registered trademark.
Panasonic Corporation
Business Solutions Business Group
2-15 Matsuba-cho, Kadoma, Osaka 571-8503
Japan
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/
SP-HPX250PE1
[Countries and Regions]
Argentina
+54 1 308 1610
Australia
+61 2 9986 7400
Bahrain
+973 252292
Belgium
+32 (0) 2 481 04 57
Brazil
+55 11 3889 4035
Canada
+1 905 624 5010
China
+86 10 6515 8828
Hong Kong
+852 2313 0888
Czech Republic +420 236 032 552/511
Denmark
+45 43 20 08 57
Egypt
+20 2 23938151
Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia
+358 (9) 521 52 53
France
+33 (0) 1 55 93 66 67
Germany, Austria+49 (0)611 235 0
Greece
+30 210 96 92 300
Hungary
+36 (1) 382 60 60
India
+91 120 247 1000
Indonesia
+62 21 385 9449
Iran
(Vida)
+98 21 2271463
(Panasonic Office)+98 2188791102
Italy
+39 02 6788 367
Jordan
+962 6 5859801
Kazakhstan
+7 727 298 0891
Korea
+82 2 2106 6641
Kuwait
+96 522431385
Lebanon
+96 11665557
Malaysia +60 3 7809 7888
Mexico
+52 55 5488 1000
Netherlands
+31 73 64 02 577
New Zealand
+64 9 272 0100
Norway
+47 67 91 78 00
Pakistan
+92 5370320 (SNT)
Palestine
+972 2 2988750
Panama
+507 229 2955
Peru
+51 1 614 0000
Philippines
+63 2 633 6163
Poland
+48 (22) 338 1100
Portugal
+351 21 425 77 04
Puerto Rico
+1 787 750 4300
Romania
+40 21 211 4855
Russia & CIS
+7 495 6654205
Saudi Arabia
+96 626444072
Singapore
+65 6270 0110
Slovak Republic +421 (0) 2 52 92 14 23
Slovenia, Albania, Bulgaria, Serbia,
Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Montenegro
+36 (1) 382 60 60
South Africa
+27 11 3131622
Spain
+34 (93) 425 93 00
Sweden
+46 (8) 680 26 41
Switzerland
+41 (0) 41 259 96 32
Syria
+963 11 2318422/4
Taiwan
+886 2 2227 6214
Thailand
+66 2 731 8888
Turkey
+90 216 578 3700
U.A.E. (for All Middle East)
+971 4 8862142
Ukraine +380 44 4903437
U.K.
+44(0)1344 70 69 13
U.S.A.
+1 877 803 8492
Vietnam
+848 38370280
Factories of Business Solutions Business Group have
received ISO14001:2004-the Environmental Management
System certification. (Except for 3rd party’s peripherals.)
25K201108ZP-1 Printed in Japan
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising