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posted Jun 7, 2013, 15:41

Panasonic’s New microP2 Cards – Faster, Flexible & Far Less Expensive

The new 32GB and 64GB microP2 cards, the world’s first UHS-II compliant memory cards, are dramatically smaller in size and cost compared to a P2 card. The double-layered UHS-II interface facilitates transfer speeds of 2.0 Gpbs (1.7 times faster than standard P2 media and 12X faster than ordinary SD media). The microP2 cards record the same formats and frame rates as a P2 card and are highly reliable The AJ-P2M064A 64GB and AJ-P2M032A 32 GB microP2 cards have SLPs of $380 and $250. The AJ-P2AD1 microP2 adapter has an SLP of $199, and the AJ-MPD1 microP2 two-slot drive has an SLP price of $350.

microP2 Adapter Rebate

Purchase a Panasonic AG-HPX250PJ, AG-HPX255PJ, AGHPX370PJ P2 HD Camcorder or an AGHPD24PJ P2 HD recorder between April 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013, along with one or two AJ-P2AD1 MicroP2 adapters and receive $398 on two adapters and a $199 on one adapter.

AW-RP120 Camera Controller Offers Versatile IP/Serial Connectivity & Advanced Memory Functions

The AW-RP120 full-size remote camera system controller, with the capability to control cameras via both IP and serial connections, supports the company’s expanding line-up of remote camera systems.

The RP120 offers innovative functionality including Group Presets for rapid, easy scene changes; Tracing Memories for storage and recall of complex operations; SD card memory storage; and direct panel control of gain, pedestal, and detail settings The RP120 delivers control of up to 100 Panasonic cameras via IP or five via RS-422 serial connections. Available at an SLP of $4995.

AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera System

The new AK-HC3800 studio camera system features three high-sensitivity 2/3 type 2.2-mega pixel IT CCD sensors and a next-generation, 38-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) with 16-bit A/D converter.

This compact, 8-pound camera incorporates features designed to improve video production quality and workflow. The new AK-HCU200 camera control unit (CCU), in combination with the new AK-HRP200G remote operation panel (ROP), delivers a cost-effective, high-grade uncompressed video and control via optical fiber A small, lightweight 7” LCD studio viewfinder, the AK-HVF70G, completes the basic system for high-quality studio and EFP image recording.

The AK-HC3800 and  AK-HCU200, AK-HRP200G and AK-HVF70G system components are available at SLPs of $30,500, $14,650, $2,455 and $6,995, respectively. The combined SLP of under $55,000 makes the HC3800 the most cost-effective studio camera in its class.

Free Graphics Software with HD/SD Switcher or AV Mixer Purchase

Panasonic is offering the popular ProPresenter 5.0 graphics/titling software free (a $399 value) to buyers of its pro HD/SD switchers and AV mixer until June 28, 2013. Eligible Panasonic switchers include the 5-input AW-HS50, 9+ input AV-HS410 smart switcher; 16+ input AV-HS450, as well as the AG-HMX100 A/V mixer. ProPresenter for the Mac or PC is a graphics and tilting application that helps video pros to create, organize, and use dynamic titles, backgrounds, and animated sequences for live production and presentation.

Save on Panasonic Production Monitors

From now until September 30, 2013 receive a Visa Debit Card with the purchase of either a  BTLH2170PJ  21.5” premium-performance production monitor (a $400 rebate), or the BTL-H1850PJ  18.5” versatile, production monitor (a $300 rebate).

Instant Rebates, Up to $400, on Panasonic Handheld Camcorders

From now until June 28th, 2013, you can receive a $400 instant rebate on the AG-HPX250 P2 HD camcorder and $300 rebates on the AG-AC160A and AG-AC130A AVCCAM camcorders from participating Panasonic resellers. Featuring a wide 22X HD zoom lens with three independent adjustable rings for zoom, focus and iris, all three camcorders are equipped with high-sensitivity, full-HD 2.2 megapixel 3-MOS imagers to capture native 1920 x 1080 resolution images. The HPX250 P2 HD camera can acquire stunning images in 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra quality.

$400 Rebate on AG-HPX255 P2 HD Camcorder

From now until September 30, 2013 receive a $400 Visa Debit Card with the purchase of the AG-HPX255 P2 HD handheld camcorder. The HPX255 offers all the features as its sister model, the HPX250, plus a remote terminal that makes it compatible with Panasonic’s AG-EC4 Paint Box remote controller. The EC4 can control the HPX255’s key functions, which allows the camera to be used in multi-camera shoots as well as a studio camera.