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Item# AG-HMC80PJ
3MOS AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder with HD and SD Recording
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A professional AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder that features solid state DV as well as HD recording capabilities; making it ideal for customers who desire both formats. The HMC80 with its high-resolution 3-megapixel imager offers multiple AVCCAM recording formats and enhanced professional functions for stable; shoulder-mount shooting.

The HMC80 uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high profile encoding – which provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression based formats (e.g. HDV) – so recordings look clean and crisp; even during fast motion; without image degradation or dropouts. The camera offers useful solid-state recording functions including pre-record; interval recording; shot marker and metadata capture. Additional features include waveform monitor display; focus assists such as focus bar display and enlarged display; auto focus with face detection; white balance; mode display; zebra display; color bars; tally lamps; slow smooth zoom and soft landing; slow shutter and synchro-scan shutter functions; and three programmable user buttons. A wireless remote is also included.

It can also take 10.6-megapixel still images and store them as standard JPEGs on the solid state card. AVCHD recordings and stills can be directly played back from the SD card on a wide range of low-cost players including Panasonic Blu-ray players; laptop PCs and advanced game consoles.

Using just one 32GB SDHC memory card; a user can record three hours of full resolution 1920x1080 video and audio in PH mode; four hours at HA mode and 5.3 hours at HG mode. In the HE mode; the camera can record up to 12 hours of 1440 x 1080 HD content on a 32GB SDHC card. Up to 2 hours of DV content can be recorded on a single 32GB SDHC card.

• Records stunning 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD video with high sensitivity
• Four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes: HA mode (approx.17 Mbps); HG mode (approx.13 Mbps); the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) and the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps).
• Supports the following HD formats in PH mode at 60Hz: 1080/60i; 1080/30p; 1080/24pN; 720/60p; 720/30p; 720/24pN; in HA; HG and HE modes; it records in 1080/60i.
• Records 480/60i; 480/30p; 480/24p in standard definition DV directly onto SD cards in the AVI Type 2 file format and offers squeeze; letter box and side crop options.
• User-assignable manual focus ring functions (Focus/Iris/Zoom) for added control; time code/UB recording; time/date stamp; and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom; focus; iris; REC start/stop controls).
• Lens system captures super sharp images at up to 12X optical zoom and features a 40.8mm (35mm lens equivalent) wide-angle setting
• Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) for smooth stable shooting
• Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS); which helps compensate for wide variations in lighting
• Cine-Like Gamma mode that gives recordings a more film-like look.
• Standard HDMI output (AVCHD only); USB 2.0 (mini B-type devices); composite output (BNC x 1); analog component (BNC x 3); IEEE 1394 output (DV only); and a built-in stereo microphone as well as a 3.5 mm external mic-in jack
• Features two locking XLR inputs with switches for mic/line; and +48V Phantom Power capability.
• Extended warranty options are available. Visit the Panasonic Asset Support System (PASS) website for more information.
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