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AJ-HD1400: Small Package, Big Output.

The Panasonic AJ-HD-1400 is an invaluable solution for HD production. The AJ-HD-1400 records at 100 Mbps with 4:2:2 color sampling and intra-frame compression in multiple U.S. and worldwide Formats.    The Multi-format HD/SD system records in 1080/59.94p, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. The AJ-HD-1400 provides a new D-Sub 15-pin encoder remote control terminal. (component 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. This gives the AJ-HD-1400 data transmission capabilities that rival many studio recorders – something you wouldn’t expect in such a compact, affordable unit.          Operating on either AC or DC (12 V), the versatile AJ-HD-1400 is a great desktop or rack-mounted VTR for studio or EFP field use.    The recorder features HD-SDI digital input/output and IEEE 1394 input/output, a built-in up/down converter, and its compact design makes it a great space-saver for desktop use and/or in-studio editing.    The AJ-HD1400’s RS-422 9-pin remote interface allows assemble/insert editing similar to a studio recorder. Control from an external editing controller allows to the frame editing precision (with HD-SDI connection and using TC mode). This interface also makes the AJ-HD-1400 a good choice for high-end production in non-compression, nonlinear editing systems.    With Eight whopping Channels of Digital Audio, the AJ-HD-1400 offers superb 16-bit linear PCM sound quality, with eight embedded channels. The AJ-HD1400 uses HD-SDI for independent input/output and editing of all eight channels.    The AJ-HD-1400 is a Multi-format HD/SD system; it also converts from a VariCam 50p-recording (over 60p) source with native 720p/50 or PAL output.    The new Gamma Conversion function for Use with the AJ-HDC27H Varicam Cinema Production System, some of the functions offered in the earlier AJ-GBX27G HD Gamma Corrector are now built right into the AJ-HD1400, making it a simple, low-cost solution for producing cinema or film-like Video. There are two modes (TELECINE 5, TELECINE 6) for converting source materials recorded using the F.REC mode and gamma curve into video images with a film-like tone. There’s also a CINEON mode for converting data into a gamma curve suitable for film recording.    For those who don’t have capture cards this is the perfect solution, the AJ-HD-1400 can transfer DVCPRO compression data without quality loss to a PC or Mac based nonlinear editing system, for low-cost desktop HD editing, with the IEEE 1394 interface.    As an added bonus feature, you can preview your HD content from your timeline in Final Cut Pro, in real time, to an External SD or HD monitor via Firewire, SDI or HD-SDI through the AJ-HD-1400. A Great feature!    SD output is also possible. HD sources can be down- converted and output as either DVCPRO 50 or DV data. You can also...

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Panasonic HVX-200, Still Going Strong

Bridging the gap between standard definition, tape-based DV cameras and high-end HD solid-state cameras, the Panasonic AG-HVX200 was groundbreaking at the time of its introduction, and continues to be the perfect solution to filmmakers and videographers who desire a low cost, high quality HD camcorder. Quickly replacing some of the best DV camcorders such as the DVX-100b which boasted 24p frame rates, the HVX200 added to its versatility by recording multiple formats such as standard DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50 and DVCPRO HD, at a variety of frame rates. Standard def frame rates include: 480/60i, 480/24p, 480pA, 480/30p and high definition rates like: 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/24pA, 1080/30p, 720p/12, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32, 36, 48, and 60fps. Moving Picture has helped countless clients find success with the HVX200 due to its ability to adapt into any shooting scenario. Perfect for reality television, or shoe-string documentary work, the HVX200 can produce stunning images, customized cinematic looks and budget-friendly time-lapse. Add a Redrock 35mm lens adaptor and the HVX200 becomes a very economical way to achieve film-like depth and beauty. The perfect primary camera for a DV shoot, or secondary camera for a high-end HD job, the HVX200 takes standard Panasonic DV batteries, fits all DV tripods and accessories, and can shoot to either DV tape (SD only) or solid-state P2 cards of any capacity. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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HD Workhorse: The Panasonic HDX-900

The Panasonic AJ-HDX900 (2/3” 3-CCD, 16:9, 1080i/720p, DVCPRO HD) has quickly become THE requested HD rental camera for digital cinematography, cable and television production in any format, sports and events, globetrotting documentarians and feature crews. The full size ENG-style body is a workhorse of the HD world, keeping the traditional physical appearance and button placement of the camera’s predecessors. Compatibility with all manufacturers 2/3” lenses for ENG, EFP and digital cinema production, the HDX900 is also a favorite for commercial and filmmakers who desire the look of standard 35mm lenses via pro35 adaptor. The HDX900 further blends the gap between the film and video world by offering a variety of recording options including 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 23.98pA and 720 at 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p. The inclusion of three CineGamma modes to replicate the film look, and 4:2:2 color sampling make this camera the “Guy Friday” of HD cinematography. For those nervous about the emergence of solid state and hard drive based recording systems, the HDX900 records its HD data to standard DVCPRO cassette tapes. No slowdown to download cards and drives and no need to format your original! Moving Picture also can provide HD compatible accessories and monitors, but with a switchable HDSDI/SDI/Composite video out, you can integrate this high-end camera into your current shooting package with little additional cost. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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