"Goodman’s Guide" to Panasonic's AJ-HDX900 DVCPRO HD Camera Now Available
Panasonic announced the immediate availability of a comprehensive field guide to the many features and functionality of its AJ-HDX900 2/3"" multi-format DVCPRO HD camcorder. "Goodman’s Guide to the Panasonic AJ-HDX900" is an easy-to-use manual written from an operator’s perspective by veteran cinematographer Robert Goodman.
The Guide is designed to help operators of the HDX900 camera quickly master its four modes of operation and the unique workflows that it offers. Like all of the Goodman's Guides in the series, the new HDX900 manual helps users maximize camera performance and make their productions more efficient and higher quality, saving them time and money.
The 252-page manual details the unique feature sets and menu options of the HDX900 camera, complete with full color still images captured with the camera, color-coded icons for easy subject identification, and fold-out menu trees that explain all of the operational settings and options in detail. All images are also included on the CD ROM that is packaged with the Guide.
In addition to specific postproduction workflow options for working with the HDX900 camera, other highly detailed sections in the manual include: "What’s That?", Camera Controls, Imaging, Recording Options, Lenses, Monitoring, and Audio Controls. The Guide also discusses new technologies available in the HDX900 such as dynamic range stretch, built-in down conversion and the RC10 remote control unit.
One "Goodman’s Guide to the Panasonic AJ-HDX900" is offered free of charge to all current and future HDX900 customers. To obtain a manual, a HDX900 customer can simply fill out the registration form available here (under the "Support & Resources" section).
Additional manuals are available at a suggested list price of $125, inclusive of the CD-ROM.