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Digital Cinema Camcorder | AG-AF100A


Item# AG-AF100A
Digital Cinema Camcorder with Micro 4/3 Imager and Full HD Progressive Recording"
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The AG-AF100A is a micro four thirds imager cinema camcorder featuring full-HD progressive recording; 24psf 10 bit* 4:2:2 camera output. It delivers the shallow depth of field and wider field of view of a large imager; with the flexibility and cost advantages of a handheld camcorder. Additionally; the AF100A is equipped with the popular expand focus assist function; which enlarges the center of the displayed image for greater ease in focusing; and a 2.39:1 (cinema scope size) safety zone marker. It is also equipped with the full range of cinematic controls including exposure; adjustable zebras; pedestal and detail; a vectorscope and waveform monitor; and much more. The AF100A can use a wide range of lenses; including Micro Four Thirds compatible DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) lenses; 35mm DSLR lenses and Cinema lenses with appropriate lens mount adapters.

The AF100A complies with the AVCHD ver. 2.0 (AVCHD Progressive) standard with a new PS mode (average approx. 25Mbps; maximum 28Mbps) for recording; playing and outputting Full-HD progressive (1080/59.94p; 1080/50p) images (via HDMI only). With its two-channel XLR audio input terminals; the AF100A also supports uncompressed 16 bit LPCM 2-channel audio recording in PS/PH modes.

In all; the AF100A offers more than 50 professional features that other models in its class do not offer:

  • Large 4/3 "Best-in-Class" MOS imager with fast image scanning and optical and low pass filters that eliminate aliasing and moiré while minimizing skew
  • Records in 1080 (60i; 50i; 30p; 25p and 24p native) and 720 (60p; 50p; 30p; 25p and 24p native; utilizing AVCCAM's highest-quality PH mode (maximum 24Mbps)
  • Built-in optical neutral density filters -- 2 stops; 4 stops and 6 stops. A tremendous time-saver; facilitating many more shots in a production day.
  • 20 Variable Frame Rates for fast-motion or slow-mo work. These are higher-resolution Variable Frame rates in1080P in 20 steps; from 12-60 frames. Variable frame rates in 24P; 30P and 25P in1080; up to 60P or 50p dependent on 60Hz or 50Hz mode.
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2; 8 Bit HD-SDI Output
  • NTSC/PAL Switchable for worldwide use
  • In-Camera microphone
  • Extended warranty options are available. Visit the Panasonic Asset Support System (PASS) website for more information.
  • Packaged with a copy of the highly-regarded AF100 Book by Barry Green
  • HD Video and Full Audio monitoring during record and playback with high-quality audio pre-amps at the input
  • Two professional XLR audio inputs; line/mic selectable with phantom power with full manual audio level control and the ability to disable all Audio Gain
  • Uncompressed 48KHz 16 Bit audio recording capability in PH mode
  • Small size and low weight allows it to be mounted it on sliders; camera stabilizers; small dollies; as well as to fit into small places
  • Six built-in; customizable Scene Files that can be utilized for instant; easy matching between multiple cameras
  • Built-in gamma curves including HD Norm; HD Low and High; Cine-like D; Cine-like V; B.Stretch
  • Four selectable color matrices including Norm 1 and Norm 2; Fluorescent and Cinelike
  • Color Phase and Saturation; Pedestal and Detail image control
  • Two card slots that support continuous (relay) recording. Relay recording means that with two 32GB SDHC cards you can record for 6 hours with automatic clip spanning across the two cards
  • HDMI output
  • SDXC Card compatibility -- with a 64GB SDXC card; you can record for 12 hours in PH Mode; and 48 hours in HG Mode
  • Timecode and timecode synchronizing for simple multiple-camera shoots via video out connection
  • Dynamic Range Stretch in all modes and frame rates
  • Focus assist that can be used while recording (color on peaking and focus bar)
  • Two sets of zebras settable for your style of shooting
  • Two manual black-and-white balance choices and preset White Balance at 3200 or 5600K
  • Waveform monitor and Vectorscope for more accurate monitoring of Broadcast Safe Levels
  • Spotmeter "marker" for instant feedback on key subject exposure value
  • Black and White Recording Mode
  • Syncro-scan shutter in Video Mode (1/24.0; dependent on frame rate; to 1/250; in Film Mode variable shutter angles from 1 to 360 degrees)
  • Pre-record and an intervalometer function for up to 24 hours
  • Different aspect ratio markings in the viewfinder/LCD -- 90% "safety zone" against the 16:9 for making sure your framing will be visible on all TVs; and 2.35; 1.85; 14:9; and 4:3
  • High quality AVCCAM PH mode; full production codec; I frames B frames and P frames; also has HA Mode and HE Mode (HA and HE modes are 1080i only)
  • Autofocus during record with the H-VS014140 Lumix Lenses; including face recognition technology
  • Marker ability to mark clips "good" or "no good"
  • Programmable User Buttons with options including delete last clip; Focus Assist; Rec Check; Capture; ATW Lock and Shot Mark
  • Smart Battery interface -- record times up to 4 hours with 5400mA battery
  • Metadata - assign user clip names to the clips that get shot
  • Downconverted standard definition composite output
  • Wireless infrared remote controller
  • Professional Color bars and 1000Hz tone for communicating levels to the edit suite
  • Remote iris/stop/start control interfaces; standard communication protocol as with all Panasonic professional camcorders
  • Standard accessories in the box include 5400mA Battery; AC Adapter and Charger
  • Operations Instructions on CD and Printed Quick Start Guide Manual
*The 10 bit signal is generated by a smoothing process: it is not a native 10 bit signal."

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