Press Releases For : April 13, 2008

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…

PANASONIC DEBUTS AG-HPX170, A NEW FULLY SOLID-STATE P2 HD HANDHELD CAMCORDER

ag-hpx170-in-hand.jpg** Records in 20 HD and SD Formats, Offers Benefits of a Tapeless Workflow **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Panasonic unveiled here at NAB the AG-HPX170, a fully solid-state P2 HD handheld camcorder. A full production quality tool, the solid-state handheld camcorder enables high definition and standard definition recording, the widest zoom lens in its class, and a HD-SDI interface for connection to baseband production and distribution infrastructure, all in a lightweight 4.2-pound body. more…

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES SOLID-STATE AG-HMC150 PROFESSIONAL AVCHD 1080 HANDHELD CAMCORDER

ag-hmc150-angle.jpg** Next Generation, Affordable HD Handheld Offers SD Card Recording, Three 1/3�CCDs, Enhanced Quality Recording Mode, 1080 and 720 with 24p **

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 13, 2008) – Here at NAB 2008, Panasonic added a powerful, new camcorder to its AVCCAM professional line – the handheld AG-HMC150. Building on the phenomenal success of the highly popular DV tape based, standard definition AG-DVX100 camcorder, the affordable HMC150 blends professional 1080 and 720 HD production capabilities and enhanced quality recording (at average 21 Mbps/ Max 24Mbps) with the simplicity and familiarity of SD card, digital still camera workflow. more…

PANASONIC EXPECTS TO SUPPLY LARGEST-EVER EQUIPMENT BUNDLE IN SUPPORT OF BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES

Las Vegas, NV (April 13, 2008) – Panasonic, the leading brand by which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is best known, will deliver the largest-ever supply of digital electrical technologies as a TOP* sponsor for The Games of the 29th Olympiad to be held in Beijing, China in August 2008. The company will also expand its marketing activities globally.

Beijing 2008 will be the first time in history that the Olympic international broadcasting signal will be produced entirely in the High Definition (HD) format (1080/50i), making Beijing the “First HD Olympic Games.” As the TOP sponsor for the Olympic Games in the category of Video and Audio Equipment, Panasonic, through cooperation with The International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), and The Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (BOB), is providing a full line-up of HD equipment for the operation of The Games, seeking to contribute to the realization of a true “HD Olympic Games” and to share the passion of the Olympic Games throughout the world. more…

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