Panasonic Ships Popular AG-HVX200 Solid-State P2 HD Camcorder with Free 16GB P2 Card in the Box
Posted Dec 12, 2007

Panasonic announced today that, starting this month, it will be shipping new AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorders with a free 16GB P2 card (model AJ-P2C016RG).

Customers who buy a new HVX200 from an authorized U.S. Panasonic reseller will receive one 16GB P2 card (a $900 value) and a copy of The HVX Book by Barry Green included inside the box at the time of purchase.

On a single 16GB P2 card, professionals can record for 16 minutes in DVCPRO HD, 40 minutes in DVCPRO HD in native 720/24p, 32 minutes in DVCPRO50 and 64 minutes in DVCPRO. With the HVX200, which has two P2 card slots, users can double record times.

The ultra-versatile HVX200 records in 1080i and 720p in production-proven 100 Mbps DVCPRO HD quality, with the ability to capture images in 21 record modes. The DVCPRO HD format offers users cost-effective, intra-frame compression, where each frame stands on its own for editing, and its full 4:2:2 color sampling allows the image to hold up under color correction. The camera records video on a P2 card as IT-friendly MXF files in 1080/60i, 30p and 24p; in 720/60p, 30p and 24p; in 50Mbps DVCPRO50 and in 25Mbps DVCPRO or DV. The HVX200 can capture fast or slow action in 720p at various frame rates--the first time this function is available in a hand-held camera. The shooting frame rate in 720p native mode can be set for any of 11 steps between 12fps and 60fps including 24fps and 30fps.

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