3D-READY AG-HPD24 P2 PORTABLE
DECK WITH NATIVE 24P RECORDING
Panasonic has introduced the
solid-state AG-HPD24 P2 deck with powerful features including 3D
synchronized record/playback*1; native 24P recording with
variable frame rates; a super-fast USB 3.0 interface; and
24-bit, four-channel audio recording in AVC-Intra 100/50.
Featuring AVC-Intra 100/50 record/playback, the HPD24 makes
10-bit, 4:2:2 master-quality video affordable and portable. This
ultra-reliable, dedicated deck allows users to playback and
review P2 cards on its 8.9 cm (3.5 inches), 16:9 LCD screen;
manage clip files and metadata; record full resolution, 10-bit
quality content from a wide range of Panasonic and non-Panasonic
cameras via its HD-SDI input; and backup data onto hard disk
drives. With two P2 card slots and battery operation, the
HPD24’s rugged, half-rack design holds up to the demands of
field production, yet it is small and light at 2 kg (4.4 pounds)
for easy transport.
Supporting the burgeoning 3D production industry, two HPD24
units can be synchronized for master-quality, full resolution
isolated left/right channel 3D recording, either from cameras
mounted on a 3D rig (such as Panasonic’s AK-HC1800 multipurpose
cameras) or the company’s AG-3DA1 integrated dual-lens 3D camera
recorder. Two HPD24s can likewise be synchronized for full
HD-SDI 3D or 3D HDMI playback.
The versatile HPD24 adds native 24p 1080/720 recording,
1080/24PsF input/output, 24p pull-down removal as well as
real-time record/playback of variable frame rates (in 1080/24p
over 60i, 720/24p over 60p) for work with special effects like
over- and under-cranking. The HPD24 supports a wider range of
high definition and standard definition recording formats
including 1080 60i/50i/25p/24p, 720 60p/50p/24p and 480/60i,
576/50i in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. The unit plays back HD/SD
content automatically (no need to change settings) and is
internationally operable in 50Hz or 60Hz.
The HPD24’s “SuperSpeed” USB 3.0 host interface permits
significantly super-fast transfer rates. This allows users to
easily transfer content to low-cost, fast hard disk drives or
solid-state drives for a fast and safe deliverable to clients.
When attached to a computer, the USB device*2 mode allows the
HPD24 to become a two-card P2 drive. In addition, users can
connect a hard drive to the HPD24, allowing the preview of
non-real-time P2 content. This functionality allows for the
confirmation of content copied to a drive, and for the reviewing
of previous-shot content on a drive.
Its HDMI output enables the transmission of uncompressed digital
data to an array of consumer playback devices (video projectors,
digital televisions). The deck also offers an RS-422 control,
thereby allowing it to be controlled as a video source by
nonlinear editing systems and colour correction systems. The
HPD24 also includes audio I/Os, headphone jack, timecode in/out
and a reference synch input.
When using two 64GB P2 cards in the HPD24’s two card slots, the
unit can record for approx. 128 minutes in AVC-Intra 100 or
DVCPRO HD, approx. 256 minutes in AVC-Intra 50 or DVCPRO50, or
approx. 512 minutes in DVCPRO / DV.