Panasonic will show a lighter and greener shoulder mounted P2 HD camcorder, the AJ-HPX3100, at IBC ahead of an official launch in October.

The compact 3100 offers a number of improvements over its predecessor including a 3.9kg reduction in weight and a lower centre of gravity.

It will also consume roughly 23% less power than other conventional 2/3 inch 3 CCD camcorders.

The camcorder supports multi-format HD capability as well as SD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV recording.

The AVC-Intra 100 codec records high-quality images using 10 bit/4:2:2 sampling and also supports high-quality 24 bit audio recording whilst in AVC-Intra mode.

The camera also offers a Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) function to compensate variations in the lens and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) which suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights.

Wireless metadata input capability and a new video encoder board capable of proxy recording for Final Cut Pro editing system are also included.