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Memory Card Camera-Recorder

Superior Recording Quality in Both HD and SD

Broadcasters and video professionals all around the world have already joined the P2 revolution. Now this advanced technology is available to even more professional videographers.

The AG-HPX502 Memory Card Camera-Recorder debuts as the newest 2/3" camcorder in the P2 HD Professional

Series, which includes the AG-HVX202 handheld and the

AJ-HPX2100 shoulder-mount units.

Featuring a 2/3-inch lens mount that accepts interchangeable lenses, HD/SD multi-format compatibility with 50/60-Hz selectability, and a variable frame rate function that allows cine-like picture quality, this new camera-recorder has everything professionals need to create high-quality video content.

Equipped with four P2 card slots, the AG-HPX502 allows extended HD recording time and delivers the high reliability, quick recording starts and IT benefits that distinguish P2 and revolutionize the recording and editing workflow.

The AG-HPX502 is an exceptional cost-efficient performer for applications that demand full-fledged HD production quality and the advantages of fast IT-based workflow.

P2 Memory Card Recording Brings the IT

Revolution to Video Production

Neither tape nor disc, the

P2 card is a semiconductor memory device that can hold large amounts of video and audio data.

The P2 card's advanced

AV technology bring the proven benefits of an IT workflow to broadcasting and video production. Memory card recorders have no drive mechanism, so maintenance costs are much lower.

And with their outstanding resistance to impact, vibration, temperature change, dust and other environmental conditions, they offer the high reliability you need in news acquisition and video recording. P2 also transfers data at higher speeds than optical discs or hard drives, so video production is quicker.

And P2 files can be transferred as they are – no digitizing required - to nonlinear editors and other network-connectable equipment. With all these advantages, it's no wonder many of the world's leading broadcast stations and video production professionals have already adopted P2. Panasonic P2 equipment has turned in goldmedal performances on the biggest stages - such as the

2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the 2006 Winter Olympic

Games in Torino. P2 will be on hand for the next Olympics too, as the official broadcasting equipment for the 2008 Games in Beijing.



Transfer speed

DVTape better better good

Optical Disc better good better

HDD good good excellent

P2 Card excellent excellent excellent

A P2HD Camera-Recorder That's Built for Professionals

• Supports all HD/SD recording formats at the price of an SD camera-recorder

• Advanced P2 technology provides fast, rugged performance plus IT connectivity

• 2/3-inch interchangeable lens system

• Variable frame rate function

Professional HD Quality

Progressive 3CCD and 2/3-inch Interchangeable Lens System for Full-Fledged HD Video Production

2/3-Inch Interchangeable Lens System

The 2/3-inch bayonet mount allows use of a wide assortment of broadcast and professional lenses from a number of companies*.

2/3-inch zoom lenses make it easier to capture the shallower depth of field often used in professional videos.

Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC)

Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function is a new feature in the AG-HPX502. This exclusive technology sets up a conversation between lens and camera which allows for a highly sophisticated algorithm to be deployed which will automatically compensate the registration error that is caused mainly by lens chromatic aberration, and minimize the circumjacent blur.

Full screen image (simulated**) CAC OFF (simulated**)

CAC ON (simulated**)

Progressive 3CCD

The AG-HPX502's 2/3-inch progressive 3CCD* has a larger light receiving area for higher sensitivity, and achieves an optimal balance among image quality, sensitivity and cost.

Interlace scanning frame image (simulated**) Progressive scanning frame image (simulated**)

The camera process scans at full 1080/60 (or 50) progressive frames a second. It is this initial capture that is the foundation for all of the formats that this camera generates. While the camera does not record 1080P/60(or 50), the signals start there and are either cross converted or down converted to the format being utilized that day.

* The effective image size of the CCD is equivalent to 2/3.2 inches.

A.P.T for Higher Image Quality

Advanced progressive technology (A.P.T) produces higher total image quality by linking the progressive 3CCD camera system with a high-performance digital signal processor (DSP). In A.P.T, an extremely accurate CCD alignment process is used to offset the pixels on the red and blue channels in both the Horizontal and

Vertical directions. This allows for additional resolution to be gained from areas of the green CCD which are non-photo-sensitive.

The R, G and B color signals from the 3 CCDs are then sent through a 14-bit A/D converter. Next, a 19-bit DSP performs a highly precise calculation* on the signals to generate 1080/60P (50P) video signals. The signals are then converted into HD or SD format and recorded. By using these progressive video signals, with their excellent vertical resolution, as source signals, a high level of image quality is achieved that would be difficult to obtain by interpolating from interlace scans.

* Called an advanced offset spatial process.

A.P.T (Advanced Progressive Technology)

Progressive CCD

CCD Aquisition







(19-bit inner


Advanced Offset Spacial Process

1080/60P (50P) Signal Process




** “Simulated” images were produced in order to describe the function. It is not a screen capture of an actual image. It differs from an actual image in that the effect of the function has been emphasized for easier understanding.

HD/SD Multi-Format Capabilities

Supporting 32 HD/SD video recording formats, the AG-HPX502 meets professional needs in news acquisition and in the production of TV programming, independent films and other demanding video content. Its versatility allows this content to be distributed worldwide. For 1080i/720p HD recording, the AG-HPX502 uses the

DVCPRO HD codec, with its proven track record in higher end production applications. For SD recording, the AG-HPX502's multicodec capabilities let you select from DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV video quality.

Extended Recording with Four Slots for

16-GB P2 Cards

The AG-HPX502 has four P2 cards slots so you can record continuously onto all four in sequence. Using four of the new 16-GB

P2 cards (available soon), you can record up to 64 minutes of HD recording (1080/60i or 720/60p, 4 cards x 16 minutes = 64) or 128 minutes of SD (DVCPRO 50) recording (4 cards x 32 minutes = 128).

48-kHz/16-bit, 4-Channel Digital Audio

The AG-HPX502 can record full 48-kHz/16-bit digital audio on all four channels. You can freely select the audio source for each channel, choosing from mic-in and line-in. In addition you can control the audio level on each of these channels independently.

Video format and codec supported by AG-HPX502

Rec. Time* 3 Recording Video Format * 1


1080/24p (over 60i)



1080/24pA (over 60i)

1080/30p (over 60i)


720/24p (over 60p)

720/30p (over 60p)

720/24pN (Native)* 2



720/30pN (Native)* 2


1080/25p (over 50i)






720/25p (over 50p)

720/25pN (Native)* 2


480/24p (over 60i)

480/24pA (over 60i)

480/30p (over 60i)


576/25p (over 50i)

64 min.

160 min.

128 min.

64 min.

128 min.



128 min. (DVCPRO 50)

256 min. (DVCPRO/DV)

*1: 24p=23.98p, 30p=29.97p, 60p=59.94p and 60i=59.94i

*2: In the Native mode, AG-HPX502 record only active frames.

*3: using four 16GB P2 cards. (1/4 with a single card)

Recording time varies depending on the video format, codec, and recording setting.

Shooting Performance

A Host of Features and Functions, Including a Variable Frame Rate Function for Cine-Like Video Production

Variable Frame Rate

In 720p mode,* the frame rate can be set from the conventional

24p/30p to any of 11 steps between 12p and 60p (or 50p).

Like the VariCam, the AG-HPX502 allows undercranking and overcranking common in film cameras, to create fast-motion and slow-motion effects.

* In 1080 and 480 modes, the frame rate is fixed at 24p/30p (25p in the 50-Hz mode).

• Higher-rate shooting produces a slow-motion effect.

This is especially effective for high-action scenes like car chases or crashes, or for scenes to create dramatic impact.

• Lower-rate shooting creates a fast-motion effect.

This technique can be combined with a Slow Shutter

Speed to emphasize movements, such as flowing water or fast-moving clouds.

Table of Frame Rate and Speed Effect

60Hz Mode


Frame Rate

12 fps

18 fps

20 fps

22 fps

24 fps

26 fps

30 fps

32 fps

36 fps

48 fps

60 fps

Speed Effect in

24p base

Speed Effect in

30p base

200% Faster

133% Faster

120% Faster

109% Faster

250% Faster

167% Faster

150% Faster

136% Faster

100% Standard

125% Faster

92% Slower 115% Faster

80% Slower

75% Slower

100% Standard

94% Slower

66% Slower

50% Slower

40% Slower

66% Slower

62% Slower

50% Slower

50Hz Mode


Frame Rate

12 fps

18 fps

20 fps

23 fps

25 fps

27 fps

30 fps

32 fps

37 fps

48 fps

50 fps

Speed Effect in

25p base

208% Faster

138% Faster

125% Faster

108% Faster

100% Standard

92% Slower

83% Slower

78% Slower

67% Slower

52% Slower

50% Slower

Native and Over-60p (50p) Modes

•720p Native Mode: The AG-HPX502 records images at the frame rate set in the camera. Using the AG-HPX502 to play back the recording at the normal rate, you can preview the speed effect right on the spot, without using a frame rate converter. Native mode also extends the recording time.

•720p over 60p (or 50p) Mode: The unit can output a DVCPRO HD stream from the IEEE 1394 connector as it records. This lets you produce a backup copy using a connected external hard disk recorder, such as the Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCPRO HD recorder or the Focus Enhancements FireStore FS-100.

Cine-Like Gamma (Eight-Mode Gamma)

Drawing on technologies developed for the VariCam, Panasonic has equipped the AG-HPX502 with advanced gamma functions that address eight different shooting scenarios and expand your creative abilities. Included are Cine-Like Gamma, which gives recordings the characteristic warm tone of film recordings, and a News Gamma that's designed especially for news gathering.

Video Gamma Image Cine-Like Gamma Image

AG-HPX502 Gamma Modes

NEWS: Minimizes washout to faithfully capture all visual information especially in the highlights






Suitable for HD recording

Works to flatten out high-contrast scenes

Normal setting for SD

Provides additional contrast and color gradation



Provides more contrast and richer blacks to low-contrast scenes

Shifts the Cine-Like mode to prioritize dynamic range

Shifts the Cine-Like mode to prioritize contrast

1080/480 24p Advance Mode

When recording in 1080/24p or 480/24p at 60 Hz, the AG-HPX502 lets you select 24pA (Advance) mode. In this mode, it performs 60i conversion using 2:3:3:2 pulldown, which maintains higher image quality than ordinary 24p (2:3 pulldown) in nonlinear editing*. In 30p and 25p recording (at 50 Hz), the AG-HPX502 uses 2:2 pulldown.

* For compatibility details, visit

Slow, Synchro and High-Speed Shutter

Used with the variable frame rate function, this allows you to create a blurring effect or crystal-clear stop-motion of sports action.

The AG-HPX502 also features a synchro scan function for capturing screen shots from a computer monitor.

Scene File Dial

Set this dial for a set of shooting conditions, and later you can instantly retrieve the settings when needed. Six preset files are provided, and you can change any of the six file names and their settings as desired. You can also transfer the setting files to an SD

Memory Card for loading into another AG-HPX502 so the cameras will match.

Shooting Assist Functions

• Three User Buttons: Assign a function to each, and then you can select those chosen functions with pushbutton ease.

• Focus Assist: Facilitates focusing using a very effective histogram display.

• Eight chromatic aberration correction(CAC) files (fixed) and four shading correction files support a variety of interchangeable lenses.

• Color temperature can be adjusted after the white balance is set.

• Rec Review function for easy checking of recorded results

• 4-position optical neutral density filter wheel

P2 Recording Function

Four Slots for Quick Recording on Reliable P2 Memory Cards

P2 Cards: High Capacity,

Fast Transfer and Superior Reliability

Developed for cost effective production applications, the P2 card consists of four SD cards packaged together along with an LSI that works to stripe the cards as a 0 Raid Array. Together these parts form a single compact unit that weighs only about 0.099 lbs (45 grams). This ultra-reliable card has four times the capacity and four times the transfer speed of a single SD card.

In addition to the high resistance to impact, vibration and temperature change that semiconductor memory is known for, the

P2 card also offers outstanding reliability. Unlike tapes and discs, it has no rotating or contact parts. It's built to withstand repeated recording and initialization over many years of use. The P2 card connector is specifically designed to stand up to the repeated insertion and removal involved in professional use.

The AG-HPX502 records the A/V data for each recording as a file on the P2 card, which eliminates the need for digitizing. The files can be used directly in a nonlinear editing system or transferred over a network. The P2 card transfers data at a speed that discs simply cannot match, giving you faster, easier operation. The P2 card is convenient too - you can plug it directly into the card slot on a certain laptops.

Immediate Startup and Better Data Protection

When you press the Record button in standby mode, the AG-HPX502 instantly finds a blank area on the P2 card and begins recording. It can begin recording immediately even when you're using it to preview video. In normal use, there is no chance of accidentally overwriting a recording. Recordings will not be erased unless you intentionally delete a file or initialize the card.

Advanced Recording Functions Employing

Four Card Slots

In addition to continuous, multiple-card recording, the four P2 card slots of the AG-HPX502 also enable some useful new recording functions that are possible only with memory cards.

• Card selector: The recording slot can be switched instantly when the unit is in standby mode. Immediately after recording a clip, you can remove the P2 card and use it in editing or transmission. This lets you continue your recording work with much shorter downtime than when changing tapes or discs.

• Hot-swap-rec: You can replace a full memory card with a blank one while the P2 cam is recording onto a second card.

Successively swapping cards gives you virtually unlimited recording capability.

• Loop-rec: This function can be specified in length and the camera will continuously record over that area until you push the pause.

This allows for a longer record time than pre-record.

Other Versatile Recording Functions

• Pre-rec: While in standby mode, you can continuously store, and subsequently record, up to 3 seconds in HD (7 seconds in SD). In effect, this lets you record footage of the beginning of an event when the beginning is unpredictable, like a whale breaching the surface of the water or the unexpected arrival of a key person.

This can give you the confidence that you always have your shot.

• One-shot rec: Convenient for producing animation, this mode records for a set time (from 1 frame to 1 second) each time you press the Start button.

• Interval rec: Recording one frame at a time at set intervals (from 2 frames to 10 min), this mode is useful for monitoring and special ultra-undercranking effects.

Clip Thumbnail/Data Function

The P2 cam records each recording as a clip (file) and automatically attaches a thumbnail image and file information to it. To preview a clip on the LCD monitor or to check clip data, simply choose the clip you want from the list of thumbnails.

The thumbnail image and file information can also be displayed on a

PC (using P2 Viewer*) or nonlinear editing software.

* P2 Viewer software for Windows PCs can be downloaded, free of charge.

Shot Marker and Text Memo

A shot mark, which allows convenient OK and NG marking, can be added to each clip during or after recording. When a P2 card with marked clips is inserted in a PC*, it's possible to have only the marked clips displayed. The AG-HPX502 also has a text memo function. When recording or previewing a clip, press the Text Memo button at any of up to 100 locations and a blank text memo label is registered. On your PC*, you can then search for the label and write a memo into it.

* Must have P2 Viewer installed

P2 Viewer

SD Memory Card Slot

Plug an SD card into the slot provided, and you can save or load scene files and user-setting files. You can create a metadata upload file (produced with P2 Viewer) containing information such as the name of the camera operator, the name of the reporter, the recording location, and text memos on an SD Memory Card, and load it as clip metadata.

Clip Thumbnail Display

System and Interface

Comes Equipped with IEEE 1394, USB 2.0 and HD SDI Interfaces. Allows Remote Control with the AJ-RC10G.

IEEE 1394 Interface

The IEEE 1394-compliant DVCPRO (6-pin) output connector lets you output all HD/SD compression streams without decoding.*

This means you can connect and use a DVCPRO HD VTR (such as the AJ-HD1400) or Focus Enhancements FireStore FS-100 for degradation-free backup recording.

The IEEE 1394 interface also makes it easy to upload data to a

Mac-based or PC-based nonlinear editing system. The AG-HPX502 also provides a host mode that lets you copy P2 files to a hard drive without using a PC.

* Output is not possible in 720p native mode (24pN 30pN, 25pN).




IEEE 1394

File transfer




File transfer



(stand-alone power supply)

Compatibility with Nonlinear Editing Systems

DVCPRO HD P2 files recorded by the AG-HPX502 can be used in nonlinear editing systems made by a variety of manufacturers, making it possible for you to produce HD content in native DVCPRO

HD. And because the AG-HPX502 uses the same recording format as the AG-HVX202 or the AJ-HPX2100, the AG-HPX502 is compatible with nonlinear editing systems that support our other

P2HD cameras.

*The latest compatibility test report with NLEs is shown at (P2 compatibility table)

HD SDI/SD Down-Conversion Output

The AG-HPX502 comes equipped with two BNC video line outputs for flexible monitoring or line recording use.

• SDI OUT: Switchable between HD-SDI or SD-SDI (down conversion). HD-SDI output simultaneously backs up recordings to an external digital VTR (such as the AJ-HD1400) in sync with Rec start/stop.

• VIDEO OUT: Outputs down-converted SD video (composite).





SD Monitor



USB 2.0 Interface

The AG-HPX502 comes equipped with a USB 2.0 interface. Connect the AG-HPX502 to a Windows PC, and you can upload files from a

P2 card to the PC for nonlinear editing, or to a network server.



NLE (Windows PC)

Remote Control Unit

Another standard feature is a 10-pin RCU terminal for connecting the optional AJ-RC10G Remote Control Unit.

The AJ-RC10G comes with a 10-pin multi-cable that can connect to the AG-HPX502's down-conversion video OUT terminal for monitoring at the RCU. The AJ-RC10G provides control of the

AG-HPX502's camera and recorder functions.


Multi-Camera-Compatible TC-IN/TC-OUT


The AG-HPX502 has a built-in SMPTE time code generator/reader.

The TC-IN/TC-OUT terminals are independent, so throughconnection is possible. The AG-HPX502 supports TC synchronous recording using multiple cameras.

Other System Functions and Options

• Analog component (Y/Pb/Pr) output

• DC power supply for the BT-LH80W 7.9" LCD monitor

• Color bar (full color) and standard audio signal

(1-kHz test tone) output

• Multiple battery support, including Anton Bauer batteries

Designed for Easy Operation

The position, function, and shape of all switches, dials and terminals have been designed in response to feedback from video professionals to allow quick operation and prevent errors for greater reliability.

• The Audio Rec level adjustment features a push lock function.

• The Audio Input level adjustment (front) can be switched ON/OFF and allocated to desired channels.

• The viewfinder mount allows easy and precise adjustment.

10-pin Cable (10m/50m)

Camera Image

Remote Control


Remote Control Unit


SD Monitor

* The AJ-RC10G can control only functions supported by the AG-HPX502. It cannot control unsupported keys or dials.

Workflow with P2HD

News Acquisition and Recording

You can configure a basic P2HD recording system by simply connecting the

AG-HPX502 to a laptop. It connects to a

Windows PC via USB 2.0 or to a Mac via

IEEE 1394. Insert a P2 card in the

AG-HPX502's slot, and you can use the PC to preview video clips on the card, copy files, and perform simple editing. Or, you can plug the P2 card directly into the slot on your laptop. For a higher-performance system, combine the AG-HPX502 with the

AJ-HPM100 Mobile Recorder. This system lets you perform a variety of operations, such as flexible previews with jog and dial control, playlist editing, file writing, and HD-

SDI/Analog/IEEE 1394 streaming output.

The AJ-PCS060G P2 store brings new convenience to many applications. It provides high-speed copying of video clips from a P2 card to its internal hard drive, and initializes the P2 card for immediate re-use.

The P2 store connects and mounts easily to a non-linear editor via USB 2.0.

Editing and Production

The AJ-PCD20 P2 drive lets you use P2 cards in nonlinear editing systems manufactured by other companies. Simply connect the AJ-PCD20 to the system via

IEEE 1394 or USB 2.0. With the P2 card there's no need for digitizing, so there's no time wasted.

The AG-HPX502 also adapts to conventional tape-based HD editing systems. Its HD-SDI/SDI output allows line recording or copying using any of a variety of HD/SD digital VTRs.

P2 HD and Tape

Integrated Production

The AG-HPX502 integrates smoothly into systems with DVCPRO HD VTRs like the

VariCam. Because the recording codec in the AG-HPX502 is the same one used for both tape and card, it lets you convert, with no degradation, between media – from card to tape and from tape to nonlinear editor – via the IEEE 1394 interface.





USB 2.0

P2 card


P2 card


P2 card


P2 card


P2 card

Windows PC

P2 store


IEEE 1394



P2 card

P2 drive

AJ-PCD20 digital HD VTR

P2 drive





P2 store


USB 2.0

NLE/Windows PC

IEEE 1394b




IEEE 1394

P2 card



IEEE 1394

IEEE 1394



Tape system editors



Studio VTR


AJ-HDX900 etc.

P2HD Equipment



Memory Card (P2 card)


Portable Hard Disk Unit

(P2 store)


Memory Card Drive

(P2 drive)


Memory Card Camera-

Recorder (P2 handheld)


Memory Card

Portable Recorder

(P2 mobile)

Optional Accessories


2" EVF

16:9/4:3 switchable


1.5" EVF for 4:3


Soft Carrying Case

*Not available in some areas.


Hard Carrying Case

*Not available in some areas.


Rain Cover

*Not available in some areas.


RCU (Remote Control

Unit) with 10m remote control cable


Remote Control cable


* The AJ-RC10G can control only functions supported by the AG-HPX502. It cannot control unsupported keys or dials.

FireStore FS-100

Portable DTE Recorder

(FOCUS Enhancements,


KJ10ex4.5B IRSD PS12

KJ16ex7.7B IRSD PS12

KJ21ex7.6B IRSD PS12

KJ16ex7.7B KRSD PS12





*Recommend to use the lens which is correspondent to

Chromatic Aberration

Compensation (CAC) function.

*Some lenses are not available in some areas.




26" Wide

HD/SD LCD monitor


17" Wide

HD/SD LCD monitor


Dionic Battery


Microphone Kit


Tripod Adapter

SD memory card


8.4" HD/SD LCD monitor


7.9" Wide

HD/SD LCD monitor


VF Cable

(Viewfinder Cable,

DC Cable)




•Phantom +48V

2/3" HD Lens


•AG-VF11 (1.5", Supplied)

•AJ-VF15B (Option)

•AJ-VF20WB (Option)


Ultra Light

Shoulder Strap



Tripod Adapter


Hard Carrying Case *


Soft Carrying Case *


Rain Cover *

Standard Accessories

* Not available in some areas.



VF Cable

(Viewfinder Cable, DC Cable)


7.9" LCD Monitor

*Mounting bracket is required to mount on a Camera-Recorder.


Gold Mount Plate

Anton/Bauer Battery System

DC Cable (XLR)

AC Adapter

IEEE 1394 cable

Fire Store FS-100

Portable DTE Recorder

SD Memory Card

10-pin Remote Cable

(with 10m/max 50m)


Remote Control Unit




Supply Voltage: DC12V (11V to 17V)

Power Consumption: Approx. 23W (when 1.5"CRT viewfinder, 3.5" LCD monitor used)

Operating Temperature: 0°C to +40°C

Keeping Temperature: –20°C to +60°C

Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% (no condensation)

Weight: Approx. 3.8k

g excluding battery and accessories

Dimensions (WxHxD): 140 x 261 x 318 mm excluding handle and prominent parts


Pick-up Device: 3CCD (2/3-inch interline transfer type and progressive modes supported)

Lens Mount: 2/3" bayonet type

Optical Color Separation: Prism system

ND Filter: 4 position (Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)

Gain Selection: 60i/60p/50i/50p mode: 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+18 dB

30p/24p/24pA/25p mode: 0/+3/+6/+12dB

[Slow Shutter Mode, Gain fix (0dB)]

Shutter Speed (Preset): 60i/60p mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec.

30p mode: 1/30(OFF), 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec.

24p/24pA mode: 1/24(OFF), 1/50, 1/60,1/120,1/250,1/500,1/1000 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 sec.

Shutter Speed (Variable): 60i mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8

24p/24pA mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8

50i/50p mode: 1/50.0 to 1/249.8 25p mode: 1/25.0 to 1/249.8

Shutter Speed (Slow): 60i/60p mode: 1/15, 1/30 30p mode: 1/15

24p/24pA mode: 1/12 (720p mode only)

50i/50p mode: 1/12, 1/25 25p mode: 1/12

Variable Frame Rate : 60 Hz mode: 12/18/20/22/24/26/30/32/36/48/60 fps (frame/sec)

50 Hz mode: 12/18/20/23/25/27/30/32/37/48/50 fps (frame/sec)

Sensitivity: F10 (Typical) at 2000 lx

Video P2 HD General

Sampling Frequency: Y: 74.25MHz Pb/Pr: 37.125Mhz

Quantizing: 8 bits

Compression: Compression ratio 1/6.7, DCT + variable length code

Recording Bit Rate: 100Mbps

Audio P2 HD General

Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz

Quantizing: 16 bit/4CH

Head Room: 20 dB

Memory Card Recorder

Recording Format:

Recording Time* 1 :



Audio Recording Format: PCM digital recording 48 kHz /16 bits

4ch (DVCPRO HD / DVCPRO 50),

2ch/4ch selectable (DVCPRO / DV)

8 minutes with one AJ-P2C008HG (DVCPRO HD, 4CH)

16 minutes with one AJ-P2C016RG (DVCPRO HD, 4CH)

P2 Card Slot:

SD Card Slot:

Recording File:

File System:

4 Slot (4G, 8G, 16G Card)

SD Format standard (MMC not used)

1 Slot (Camera setup, Reading/Writing)

MXF File


Input/Output Signal

Gen Lock:

Component Out:

Video Out:

SDI Out:

TC In:

TC Out:

IEEE 1394:

DC In:

DC Out:




USB 2.0 (Device):

BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75


D4 terminal (Component) , Y: 1.0Vp-p, 75

, Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p, 75

BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75

BNC x 1, 0.8Vp-p, 75


SD:SMPTE259M-C/272M-A/ITU-R.BT656-4 Standard)

BNC x 1, 0.5 to 8Vp-p, 10K

BNC x 1, Low impedance, 2.0 ±0.5V p-p

6 pin, Digital In/Out, based on IEEE 1394 Standard

XLR x 1, 4-pin, DC12V (DC11.0 to 17.0V)

4-pin, DC12V (DC11.0 to 17.0V), max 1.5 A.

10 pin

12 pin

20 pin

Type-B, 4-pin (USB ver2.0)

Audio lnput



Line Out:


Internal Speaker:

XLR x 2 (FRONT1, FRONT2), High impedance, +48V compatible

MIC: –40/–50/–60 dBu (Switch on Menu)

XLR x 2 (REAR1, REAR2), High impedance,

LINE/MIC/+48V switchable

LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: –50/–60 dBu (Switch on Menu)

Pin Jack x 2 (CH1/CH2), Out: 600

, 316mV

Stereo Mini jack (3.5mm diameter)

28mm round shape x 1

Monitor, Speaker and Other packages

LCD Monitor: 3.5", LCD color Monitor, 210,000 pixels, 4:3

Supplied Accessories: 1.5", CRT B/W Viewfinder (4:3 CRT, NTSC/PAL switchable),

Component Video Cable, Shoulder strap,

P2 card software driver (CD-ROM )

* Product image and the specifications are subject to change without notice.

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

Systems Business Group

2-15 Matsuba-cho, Kadoma, Osaka 571-8503


Phone +81 6 6905 4650 Fax +81 6 6908 5969

[Countries and Regions]




New Zealand

Saudi Arabia


+61 2 9986 7400

+62 21 385 9449

+60 3 5549 5422 (PSE)

+60 3 5546 7000 (PM)

+64 9 272 0100

+966 1 465 0709

+65 6270 0110


Factories of Systems Business Group have received

ISO14001:2004-the Environmental Management

System certification.

10K704ZM-1 Printed in Japan


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