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Half Rack P2 HD Recorder

Model: AJ-PD500
  • Native 1080/24PsF input/output
  • 3G-SDI for 1080/60 input/output
  • HD-SDI input allows recording of full resolution, 10-bit quality content from wide range of Panasonic and non-Panasonic cameras as well as ability to back up data onto external hard disk drives
  • HDMI output enables transmission of uncompressed digital data to an array of consumer playback devices
  • High-quality 24-bit audio recorded in AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG is supported
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AJ-PD500 is the first P2 HD recorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording, built-in microP2 card slots, and the ability to record in full-resolution, 10-bit 1080/60p (in AVC-Intra100). With Its range of format choices (including AVC-LongG and AVC-Proxy as standard, and AVC-Intra200 and AVCHD playback as options), variety of professional I/Os and multi-control JOG/SHTL/Menu dial operation, the PD500 is ideal for house of worship, production, post-production, long-form documentaries, live event systems, satellite facilities, reality television, news trucks, and as a redundant playback/record device in news facilities.

Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA offers master-quality and/or low-bit-rate 10-bit, 4:2:2 recording in full raster HD to meet a variety of user needs from mastering to transmission. Addressing the need for high-speed file exchange, its high-resolution AVC-Proxy encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing, at bit-rates from 3.5 megabits down to 800 kilobits per second. The AVC-Proxy files and network function make it possible to configure a workflow for previewing images, editing metadata, and manipulating/sharing content over networks.

The PD500 offers a choice of AVC-LongG quality levels, including AVC-LongG50 and AVC-LongG25. Designed for applications where file size is critical, these 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampled codecs record in a much smaller file size, saving storage cost and transfer times over MPEG-2 while maintaining equal or better video quality. In the near future, lower bitrate AVC-LongG12* will be made available.

The PD500 offers optional AVC-Intra200 recording, which at twice the bit rate per frame of AVC-Intra100 is visually lossless, delivering master quality codec in an affordable, file-based camera. The AVC-Intra200 option will yield a cost-effective approach to network-level program acquisition, film-outs and higher levels of color correction In addition to AVC-LongG and AVC-Intra100/50, PD500 offers standard recording in DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.

  • Native 1080/24PsF input/output
  • 3G-SDI for 1080/60 input/output
  • HD-SDI input allows recording of full resolution, 10-bit quality content from wide range of Panasonic and non-Panasonic cameras as well as ability to back up data onto external hard disk drives
  • HDMI output enables transmission of uncompressed digital data to an array of consumer playback devices
  • High-quality 24-bit audio recorded in AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG is supported
  • Plays HD/SD content automatically and is internationally operable in 50/60Hz
  • A Gbit Ethernet LAN terminal, FTP client function and FTP/Samba server function for file transfers over LAN/internet
  • An HTTP server function can also be accessed from web browser to provide following solutions, Proxy preview, metadata editing and playlist editing
  • 3.5", 16:9 LCD screen, manage clip files and metadata
  • RS-422A control, thereby allowing it to be controlled as video source by nonlinear editing systems and color correction systems
  • Equipped with headphone jack and speaker, timecode in/out and reference sync input
  • 12V battery DC/AC operation and light and easy to transport at 8 pounds