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    I just talked to a rep now who just happend to walk by where I'm sitting after the show has closed, I have info on some new high end Panny gear.

    I spoke to the good gentalman for a few mintues and he filled me in on some excitign new gear from panny.
    I've just found the press releases here: http://panasonic-broadcast.com/index...E3DBF1F3CEFB2D

    The main new products are:
    AJ-HPX2100 . a 2/3" Big brother to the HVX, inluding most (all?) of the features of the HVX and more including AVC-intra.
    720/50p support in their AG-HD 1400 deck.
    AV-HS300 low cost HD/SD viedeo switcher.

    .zip of all the press releases here too: http://ibc.mikkowilson.com/amsterdam2006.zip


    Here's some key quotes about the HPX2100:

    Specifications:

    • 2/3” 1.0M pixels Progressive 3CCD
    • High sensitivity up to F10(2000lx)
    • 5 P2 card slots with hot swapping capability giving continuous shooting.
    • ND/CC Filter (two filter wheels)

    Rec. Formats:

    HD; DVCPROHD & AVC-Intra (H.264)

    DVCPRO HD :
      1080/60i, 50i, 25P(over 50i), 30P/24P/24PA(over 60i)
      720/60P, 50P, 25P(over 50P),30P/24P(over 60P)





    SD; DVCPRO50, DVCPRO & DV
      480/60i, 30P/24P/24PA(over 60i), 576/50i, 25P(over 50i)

    AVC-Intra (H.264) :
       1080/50i, 60i, 25PN/30PN/24PN
       720/50P, 60P, 25PN/30PN/ 24PN


    - Mikko
    Mikko Wilson
    Steadicam Owner / Operator - Juneau, Alaska, USA
    +1 (907) 321-8387 - mikkowilson@hotmail.com - www.mikkowilson.com


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    Cool -- thanks for finding that!

    Looks like Panasonic has a bunch of new press releases about new products.

    One is the HPX2100 -- curious, as I thought they were announcing an HPC2000. Looks like the HPC either got replaced or upgraded to an HPX. 2/3", 5 P2 slots, and 1080 @ 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i & 60i, and 720p @ 24, 25, 30, 50 and 60, in both DVCPRO-HD and also AVC-Intra! And, unlike the HDX900, it also does standard-def in DV, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50, in both NTSC and PAL, in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i, and 60i.
    Availability is 1Q 2007, with a suggested retail price of $29,990 Euros.

    They've also announced AVC-Intra, an intraframe-only codec based on H.264/AVC. They introduced two bitrates, 50 megabits and 100 megabits. At 50 megabits they say it's equivalent in quality to DVCPRO-HD but at half the bandwidth (or, put another way, the effective recording time on P2 cards is now doubled). But in the 100 megabits mode it's higher quality than DVCPRO-HD and records the full 1920x1080 raster.

    They also announced a "P2 Mobile", which they describe as a P2-based laptop-style field editor with six slots and an LCD screen, speakers & a jog-shuttle controller, with built-in upconvert/downconvert capabilities. Supports P2 in DVCPRO-HD and AVC-Intra as well as all the SD formats; MSRP = 12,000 Euros.

    Also announced the AV-HS300, a live HD/SD switcher, 7000 Euros.


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    Any idea Barry about where they would put this AVC-Intra codec? Meaning a new camera (replacing the 100b) or is it something to record on P2 on the HVX? Or will it settle into a higher end camera.

    Looking to move on from my DVX-100 and shooting long format stuff overseas. Will go 100b out of convience or llok for something coming down the pike...

    FD


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    AVC intra is for the high end cameras.

    So in the prosumer class its gonna be AVCHD


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    As MovieSwede says, there's two new formats coming out.

    AVC-HD is their answer to HDV. It's a long-GOP 4:2:0 format, but based on H.264/AVC instead of MPEG-2. I would expect any potential DVX replacement to be based on AVC-HD (but note: there has been no mention anywhere of the DVX being replaced).

    AVC-Intra is a new professional format, an intraframe-only version meant to provide DVCPRO-HD quality at lower bitrates, and even better quality at the same or higher bitrates.

    So I would expect that AVC-Intra is likely to appear on the big 2/3" cameras and above (like the aforementioned HPX2100) and AVC-HD would be on the consumer/prosumer lineup.

    AVC-Intra can be recorded to the P2 cards. AVC-HD is much lower bandwidth (18 megabits or even less, Sony's AVC-HD goes down to 5 megabits) so you could get up to 20x as much recording on a P2 card with AVC-HD (but obviously not at the same quality!) AVC-HD can be recorded straight to SD cards as well, which points to tiny HD cameras as a possibility.


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    Price of the new cam?


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    That would be a nice firmware upgrade! . . .



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    AVC-HD cannot be implemented in a firmware upgrade. It would require a hardware encoder chip, and that's not something you can download off the internet!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_Green
    AVC-HD cannot be implemented in a firmware upgrade. It would require a hardware encoder chip, and that's not something you can download off the internet!
    I'd still try!


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    Wish Panasonic came out with something new in the $4,000 range that is a competitor of the Canon A1.
    "You'd better cure all those personal problems that might be holding back something you want to say." -John Cassavetes


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