NAB 2013: Panasonic unveiled its third-generation VariCam HD camera in Las Vegas.
The manufacturer also showed off a new 31-inch LCD production monitor with 4K resolution for 4K/2K/HD productions at the US trade show.
And the recently announced AJ-PX5000G (pictured) and AJ-PD500, the company’s first P2 HD camcorder and recorder with native AVC-Ultra recording and built-in microP2 card slots were both on display for the first time.
The latest iteration of its VariCam incorporates its AVC-Ultra family of video codecs. The camcorder uses three 1920 x 1080p wide dynamic range MOS imagers for native 1080/50p recording/operation.
Panasonic said the camera’s 2/3 type B4 lens mount enables use of native format prime lenses and servo zooms, “eliminating the expensive and cumbersome workarounds required when using such optics on larger formats”.
It will shoot up to 120fps in 1080p (in AVC-Intra Class100) and will be available “early next year” for an as yet unannounced price.
The BT-4LH310 monitor is a 31-inch 4096 x 2160 resolution LCD panel includes HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and HDMI inputs with 28V DC operation for field use.
The price has yet to be announced but it will be available in the autumn.
The 2/3 type, 2.2M 3-MOS AJ-PX5000G camcorder features 720p and 1080p/i recording. Panasonic described it as the first P2 camcorder to shoot full-resolution, 10-bit 1080/60p.
It will be available in autumn for €25,000 (£21,300).
The AJ-PD500 P2 deck has a suggested price of under €13,000 (£11,000).