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April 01, 2005

Panasonic AG-HVX200: Prepare to Drool

Aghvx200

Unveiling at NAB 2005, the AG-HVX200 is the professional video industry's most anticipated technology breakthrough. This revolutionary, hand-held P2 camcorder provides 1080i and 720p recording with the production proven image quality of 100 Mbps DVCPRO HD. The AG-HVX200 records on a P2 card in 1080 in 60i, 30p and 24p; in720 in 60p, 30p and 24p; in 480 in 60i, 30p, and 24p either in DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO.

I just knew we'd be seeing some fancy diskless HD cameras, and here it is. This is, essentially, the motherload. 1080 at 24p. Translation: 1080 lines of resolution, recorded at 24 frames/sec (film rate), "p" for progressive frame. Progressive frame means recording the entire image in every frame like film does, instead of "i" for interlaced, which is how our lowly analog TVs work. Far out of my budget, but I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of films made with this camera. HD for Indies and Gizmodo have more.

UPDATE:
More details on Panasonic P2 camera on this Creative Cow Forum and updated Panasonic info indicating more about the AG-HVX2000:

-16:9
-3 1/3" CCD chips
-CineGamma
-FireWire port
-CineSwitch
-1080i60, 1080p24, 1080p30, 720p60, 720p24, 720p30, 480i60, 480p24, 480p30p
-DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25, DV
-P2

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Comments

Anyone know when this is going to be released?...I have been waiting-not willing to buy Sony or JVCs cameras expecting Panasonic to get it right. Sounds amazing.

Posted by: greg | Apr 25, 2005 8:39:22 AM

Can you only record HD onto the p2 drives?

Posted by: Bryan Willmert | May 24, 2005 10:58:15 AM

Does anyone if hvx is able to shoot 24p in mini dv format?

Posted by: salvo | Sep 3, 2005 8:51:01 PM

Have you guys seen the new full HD Sony HDD handycams?
Really nice and not that expensive!

Posted by: Business Phones | Mar 18, 2008 1:50:24 AM

Hi there,
Great job. But not enought info. Where can i read more?

Thank you
Charlie

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