Sunday, April 10, 2011

Panasonic at NAB

Panasonic Announces 3D and HD camcorders
Panasonic also had a press conference, and they announced their 2nd generation 3D camcorder (take that Sony!) the AG-3DP1 a 3D twin-lens P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, full 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra recording. Availability is listed as fall, and there's no price quoted.
Panasonic AG-3DP1

Less than a year ago, Panasonic simplified and lowered the cost-of-entry to high-quality 3D production with the AG-3DA1, the industry’s first fully-integrated, 3D camcorder,” said Joseph Facchini, Vice President of Sales and Product Management, PSC. “Now, the shoulder-mount AG-3DP1 offers a larger imager, 10-bit color depth, AVC-Intra recording to P2 media, and EFP-style shooting to expand the universe of affordable 3D production for live events, sports, documentaries and independent films.”

Unfortunately, they haven't yet posted any good pictures of the camera! [Added! -Ed]


3D In Space
Meanwhile, they announced that NASA will take their original 3D camcorder, the AG-3DA1, into space with the June 28th launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station: PANASONIC AG-3DA1 FULL HD 3D CAMCORDERS PLANNED FOR FIRST FLIGHT TO SPACE ONBOARD THE NASA SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION

Traditional HD Camcorders
Panasonic AG-AC130

 Panasonic also announced two more traditional AVCHD camcorders, the AG-AC160 and AG-AC130 which will be available this Fall at suggested list prices of less than $5,500 and $4,000: PANASONIC ANNOUNCES NEW AVCCAM HD HANDHELD CAMCORDERSWITH FULL HD IMAGER AND 21X ZOOM LENS

They also announced the P2 HPX250. - No pics of those either!

Panasonic HPX250

For Final Cut Users
Finally, for Final Cut users, Panasonic announced a QuickTime plug-in that eliminates the need to convert AVCHD files to ProRES422 files before editing in Final Cut Pro. The AVCCAM Importer will be available this summer as a free download from the Panasonic web site. PANASONIC ANNOUNCES AVCCAM IMPORTER SOFTWARE ACCELERATING AND STREAMLINING IMPORT OF AVCHD FILES INTO FINAL CUT PRO

Panasonic NAB Information

[UPDATE 2:00 PM - Added pictures and link to Panasonic NAB website]

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