NAB 2008: New Panasonic P2 VariCam 3700 And VariCam 2700

Posted: Apr 14 2008, 1:10am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:23am CDT, in News | Portable Devices


NAB 2008: New Panasonic P2 VariCam 3700 and VariCam 2700
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Panasonic announces at the NAB 2008 new P2 HD solid state camcorders.

Headlining the announcement are the new fully solid-state VariCam 3700 and VariCam 2700 build upon the 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.
These next-generation P2 HD VariCam camcorders, VariCam 3700 (model AJ-HPX3700) and VariCam 2700 (model AJ-HPX2700), represent a synergistic pairing of Panasonic’s popular solid-state recording technology and unique VariCam features and capabilities. These new 2/3” Native HD resolution models greatly advance digital filmmaking with features including master-quality, full-resolution 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC-Intra 100 recording; variable frame rates in one-frame increments; HD-SDI output of 23.98PsF/24PsF; and a multi-gamma function including Film-Rec for the prized VariCam look closely matching the color and response of film stocks.

The new flagship model of the P2 HD VariCam line, the VariCam 3700 offers full native 1920x1080-pixel acquisition and independent frame recording with 10-bit/4:2:2 sampling. The HPX3700 2/3” 2.2 megapixel 3-CCD camera also offers a 4:4:4 RGB dual-link live output to deliver pristine images ideal for composition of visual effects even while recording. Tailor-made for feature films, television episodic and commercial production, the VariCam 3700 records in full-raster 1920x1080 resolution in AVC-intra 100, and records in AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD as well. Its variable frame rate function has a range from 1fps to 30 fps in 1-frame increments, and it is equipped with three HD-SDI outputs (dual-link plus monitor).

The VariCam 3700 is backed by Panasonic’s five-year limited warranty and will be available fall 2008.

A fully solid-state implementation of the highly-regarded DVCPRO HD VariCam, the VariCam 2700 offers 2/3” native HD resolution 3-CCDs and produces cinema-quality, independent frame, 1080 and 720 images with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling in AVC-Intra 100. The camera also supports recording in a more bandwidth efficient AVC-Intra 50 compression as well as the ubiquitous DVCPRO HD. Designed for sports, documentaries, independent films and other projects where versatility is essential, the VariCam 2700 offers intuitive operation with advanced gamma setting, variable frame rates (from 1 fps to 60 fps in 720p mode), as well as two separate HD-SDI outputs.
The VariCam 2700 is also backed by the industry’s leading five-year limited warranty and will be available fall 2008.
More details on the Panasonic Broadcast site.

The NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all mediums. More details on the NAB 2008 site.

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