Panasonic introduced several new products, including a 4K video camera, at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.
“4K may well be one of the hottest topics at this year’s NAB,” said Joe Facchini, Panasonic’s vice president, sales & product management, who introduced the 4K Vericam among other new products. “I believe our approach for delivering 4K, we want to establish a complete 4K workload,” and that includes moving the images from the camera to a Panasonic display in real time.”
Among the other Panasonic products introduced include the AG-HPX600 P2 HD camcorder with10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording and the lowest weight of a shoulder-mount unit, and a new series of memory cards called microP2 card, which have an SD card form factor, according to Panasonic. Both the HPX600 and the microP2 card, will support Panasonic’s newest video compression platform, AVC-ULTRA.
Weighing less than seven pounds and using low power, the HPX600 incorporates a new 2/3 type MOS sensor to produce HD and SD images, according to Facchini. The HPX600 is a “future-proof camera” and will provide inventive functionality and improved workflows, with options such as wireless metadata input, proxy recording and variable frame rates and AVC-ULTRA recording, he said.
Panasonic’s new series of 64GB and 32GB microP2 cards are expected to ensure high-speed transfer, high reliability and the writing assurance of all P2 frame rates, formats and codecs, The simultaneous introduction of a microP2 Card Adaptor means that microP2 cards will operate in current P2 hardware.
Other new products unveils included the PT-DZ21 3-chip DLP projector series, the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000 lumen projectors; the expansion of Panasonic’s high-end LCD production monitors with the BT-LH2170 21.5” and BT-LH1850 18.5” models; and upgrades to the AG-AF100 large sensor HD cinema camera, and the AG-HPX250 P2 HD and AG-AC160/AC130 AVCCAM HD handheld camcorders, as well as to the AJ-HPM200 and AJ-HPD2500 solid-state recorders.