Press Releases For : April 13, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY AUTODESK AND HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ADD TO PANASONIC’S P2 HD MOMENTUM

** Industry-leading Companies to Provide P2 HD Compatible Products and Production Tools **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Autodesk and Hitachi Kokusai Electric are the newest professional video product suppliers to announce their support for Panasonic’s solid-state P2 HD technology. Both companies indicated their intention to support P2 HD and unveiled P2 HD-compatible implementations of their products here at NAB 2008. more…

PANASONIC EXPANDS LEADERSHIP IN SOLID-STATE HIGH DEFINITION PRODUCTION WITH SIX NEW ADDITIONS TO P2 HD LINE-UP

Panasonic VariCam 3700 AJ-HPX3700** At NAB 2008, Company Debuts Two Solid-State, Master-Quality, 10-Bit 4:2:2 P2 HD VariCams and New P2 HD Handhelds **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – At NAB 2008, Panasonic Broadcast reinforced its leadership in solid-state high definition video production with another doubling of card memory capacity, and new key additions to its line of P2 HD solid-state products. Foremost among these announcements is long anticipated introduction of two new advanced P2 HD VariCamâ„¢ camcorders. The fully solid-state VariCam 3700 and VariCam 2700 build upon the unrivaled legacy of the VariCam HD Cinema Camera, globally recognized as the industry’s premier digital cinematography acquisition tool widely used to create major films, documentaries, television shows, and national commercials. more…

WOUNDED MARINE CAREERS FOUNDATION TRAINS WOUNDED WAR VETERANS FOR NEW CAREERS IN MEDIA

** Wounded Veterans Train with Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD Camcorders in this First-of-its-Kind Career Training Program **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – With wounded Marines returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, many without alternative career options, the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation aims to provide these veterans with new, marketable skills for careers in media following their rehabilitation. When it opened the doors of its career training center for injured Marines and Navy corpsmen earlier this year, the foundation equipped its students with a different kind of learning tool – Panasonic AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorders. more…

ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS DOCUMENTS 1,150 MILES OF IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE WITH PANASONIC P2 HD SOLID-STATE AG-HVX200 CAMERAS

iditaroddiscovery_-photocourtesyoforiginalproductions.jpg** Six-Part Series to Air on Discovery Channel Later this Year **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Award-winning television production company Original Productions (Burbank, CA) recently documented the exhilarating and grueling 1,150-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with 21 AG-HVX200 P2 HD handheld camcorders. A six-part series profiling the exploits of eight mushers (including the race winner Lance Mackey) will air on the Discovery Channel in the fourth quarter of this year. more…

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES LARGE-SCALE PURCHASE OF P2 HD EQUIPMENT BY GRAY TELEVISION FOR NEWSGATHERING

** A Total of 21 Gray Television Stations to be Equipped with P2 HD Systems **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) — Panasonic Broadcast announced today that Gray Television, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has made a substantial investment in P2 HD equipment to address the newsgathering requirements of 21 of its member stations. The purchases include AG-HPX500 and AG-HVX200 P2 HD camcorders, AJ-HPM110 P2 Mobile and AG-HPG10 P2 Gear recorders, and AJ-PCD20 P2 card drives. more…

PANASONIC UNVEILS BT-LH1760, PREMIUM QUALITY 17� LCD HD PRODUCTION MONITOR

bt-lh1760-angle.jpg** CRT-Like Performance with Advanced IPS Panel and 120 Hz Double Speed Drive **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Here at NAB, Panasonic introduces the BT-LH1760 17â€? LCD production monitor that utilizes a 120 Hz double speed drive and an advanced IPS panel to provide unsurpassed performance quality in a high definition, professional LCD display. Equipped with a new vectorscope function as well as built-in waveform monitor, the new LH1760 delivers value added features with exceptional color reproduction, motion handling, and latency characteristics formerly found only in CRT monitors. more…

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES AVAILABITY OF AW-HE100, A HIGH QUALITY INTEGRATED PAN/TILT/ZOOM HD/SD CAMERA

he100_ceiling_front.jpg**All-in-One HD/SD Camera System offers Easy Integration and Precision Control **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Here at NAB, Panasonic announced that it has begun shipments of its new AW-HE100 multi-format HD/SD camera. Featuring an integrated pan-tilt-zoom (ptz) mechanism with a ergonomic design, the all-in-one HE100 combines outstanding image quality, super smooth pan/tilt/zoom operation and flexible system configuration. more…

PANASONIC INTRODUCES NEW P2 DRIVE WITH PCI EXPRESS INTERFACE

aj-pcd35-p2drive-slant.jpgLAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Panasonic announced here at NAB the AJ-PCD35, a new five-slot P2 solid-state memory drive with an ExpressCard interface that will dramatically increase simultaneous access to P2 content on ExpressCard-equipped notebook or desktop computers. Until this announcement, P2 ExpressCard interface access was limited to a single card at a time using a third-party adapter.

Offering the benefits of solid-state P2 technology, the PCD35 P2 memory card drive provides professionals with a faster, more convenient file transfer workflow with the latest generation of ExpressCard computers. The external P2 memory drive can transfer data from up to five P2 cards, making content immediately available to nonlinear editing systems and servers. more…

PANASONIC SHIPS COMPACT AK-HC1800N 2/3� 2.2-MEGAPIXEL MULTI-PURPOSE HD CAMERA

hc1800-withlens.jpgLAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Panasonic announced the availability of its premium quality compact AK-HC1800N HD multi-purpose camera. Designed with the latest advancements in advanced image processing technology and control, the HC1800N delivers the highest quality full HD video possible in a versatile convertible camera.

The 2/3â€? 2.2-megapixel 3-CCD HC1800N is a superior solution for high-end production in a variety of applications. The camera’s native 1920×1080 resolution is reinforced by an advanced single-channel transfer system and spatial offset processing features that reduce aliasing and provides superior resolution. The full 2/3“camera offers extraordinary low light sensitivity (F10 at 2000 lx), an infinitesimal smear level of -130dB and a modulation factor of more than 45%, so images are impressively crisp, accurate and noise-free. more…

PANASONIC OFFERS UNPRECEDENTED HD RECORDING CAPACITY WITH 64GB P2 SOLID-STATE MEMORY CARD

64gb-p2-card.jpgLAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Here at NAB, Panasonic introduced a 64GB P2 solid-state memory card, model AJ-P2C064, for its line of P2 HD/P2 solid-state camcorders, recorder/players and drives, providing users with unprecedented high definition recording capacity.

In a little more than a year, Panasonic has quadrupled the storage capacity of its solid-state memory recording system, delivering on its promise to increase capacity exponentially. The new 64GB P2 card provides twice the storage capacity of the 32GB card released this past November, and quadruples the capacity of the 16GB P2 card which was announced only last year (at NAB 2007). more…

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