Panasonic AJ-PD500 AVC-ULTRA P2 Recorder
The Panasonic AJ-PD500 AVC-ULTRA P2 Recorder is an HD-SDI and SD-SDI recording system with slots for two P2 and two MicroP2 memory cards. It can record in a number of AVC-ULTRA codecs at up 1080p60 resolution, with 4:2:2 chroma sub-sampling and 10-bit color. It is a flexible recorder that can be deployed in a number of production contexts These may include house of worship, production, post-production, long-form documentaries, live event systems, satellite facilities, reality television, news trucks, or to serve as a redundant playback and recording device in news facilities.
Among the AVC-ULTRA codecs the AJ-PD500 supports are AVC-Intra100 and Intra50, which are I-frame only codecs that are designed to provide "master quality" recordings with minimal quality loss due to compression and are ideal when extensive color correction or other post-production manipulations is anticipate down the road. For more efficient compression while still minimizing visible quality loss, the recorder offers AVC-LongG50 and AVC-LongG25, which use inter-frame compression similar to AVCHD but offering 4:2:2 and 10-bit color. In addition, a future upgrade from Panasonic will allow the AJ-PD500 to record in AVC-Intra200 for an ever high level of "master" quality recording as well as AVC-LongG12 and AVC-LongG6 for extended recording times where quality is less of a concern or where the footage will not be exposed to much color correction or other forms of generational quality loss.
• AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG Recording
• Two P2 and Two MicroP2 Slots
• Recording from SD/HD-SDI Video Sources
• Records up to 1080p60 4:2:2 10-Bit