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Panasonic AJ-PG50 Memory Card Recorder

Panasonic AJ-PG50 Memory Card Recorder
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AVC-ULTRA field recorder for backup recording, monitoring, previewing, file copying and to utilize AVC-ULTRA codecs in older P2 HD cameras.
NZ $7,120.00
The AJ-PG50 field recorder is the first standalone recorder to support the AVC-ULTRA codec. It an ideal solution for backup recording, monitoring, previewing, file copying as well as providing a legacy solution so owners with older Panasonic P2 HD cameras can leverage the newer AVC-ULTRA codecs through outboard recording to the PG50. 

Users can select the AVC-ULTRA image quality and bit rate to match their application. For instance, AVC-Intra 100/50 is optimal for top-level image production, while AVC-LongG achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Three AVC-LongG bit rates are available -- AVC-LongG50/25/12, with AVC-LongG25 providing 10 bit 4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 25 Mbps. The PG50's high-resolution AVC-Proxy* encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats, enabling fast, efficient offline editing at bit rates from 6 Mbps down to 800kbps. In addition to 1080/59.94i, the PG50 supports 59.94p and 720p multi HD format and SD recording and is 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switchable for convenient use in international productions. The recorder also offers legacy recording in DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.

Its standard LAN (Ethernet) port allows network connection via a wired LAN. When installed with the optional AJ-WM30 Wireless Module, the PG50 gains wireless LAN connectivity, enabling access to a variety of functions (proxy preview, camera remote, file transfer, playlist editing) from a network-connected PC/Mac, tablet device or smart phone**, affording a cost-effective IT solution. It can send data directly to a network server via FTP allowing broadcast stations to edit recorded data immediately. The PG50 is also capable of proxy image streaming via a wired LAN, wireless LAN, or 4G/LTE network***. Two streaming modes (SHQ, and full HD AVC-G6) are available.

Other key features:
Equipped with two microP2 card slots, one standard P2 card slot and one SD card slot.
Recording functions include simultaneous recording on two microP2 cards, dual codec recording, hot-swap recording for uninterrupted recording between two microP2 cards, and more.
Playback functions include auto playback, playback position selection, repeat playback and down-conversion from HD to SD. 
Offers a variety of input/outputs, including HDMI and 3G SDI, and offers a high-speed USB 3.0 (HOST) interface for transferring backup data to an external storage device and previewing externally stored files. 
Equipped with two XLR audio inputs, and recording up to four channels of 48kHz, 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG
A high-resolution QHD LCD 3.5" monitor, so thumbnail images can be displayed, allowing instant playback, deletion or copying of selected clips. Full-screen image display enables use of the PG50 as a recording or preview monitor. Wave form, vectorscope and 4:3 marker can be displayed too.
Often-used functions can be allocated to six user buttons, and a user file containing the settings can be saved to an SD card. 
Main unit weighs just 2.4 pounds, and is small enough to use with one hand. 
A powerful 5800-mAh battery pack, providing approximately 170 minutes of continuous playback time, mounts to the main unit's back.
Plugs into an ordinary AC outlet using a provided adaptor. 
Power Supply:  DC 7.2 V (during battery use); DC 12 V (during AC Adaptor use)
Power Consumption:  21.4 W
Operating Temperature:  0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature:  -20 °C to 50 °C
Weight:  1.1 kg
Dimensions:  108 mm (W) x 85 mm (H) x 217 mm (D), (Excluding the foot parts and protrusions such as the cap)
Recording Media:  P2 memory cards, microP2 memory cards
Recording Formats:   
Proxy:  File Formats: MOV (QuickTime format); Video Compression Formats: H.264/AVC Baseline Profile, H.264/AVC High Profile; Proxy Audio: AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Audio Recording Signals:  AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: 48 kHz, 24 bit, 4 CH, 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4 CH
AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 48 kHz, 24 bit, 4 CH
AVC-LongG12: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4 CH
DVCPRO HD: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4 CH
DVCPRO 50: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4 CH
DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4 CH
Recording Times:   
Sampling Frequencies:  AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/DVCPRO HD:
(59.94 Hz) Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz
(50 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz
(1080/59.94p) Y: 148.3516 MHz, PB/PR: 74.1758 MHz
(1080/50p) Y: 148.5000 MHz, PB/PR: 74.2500 MHz
DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantization:  AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 10 bit
Video Compression Methods:  AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE ST 370)
Colour Sampling:  AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: Y:PB:PR = 4:2:2
Resolution:  AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12: 1920 x 1080 (1080/59.94p, 1080/50p)
AVC-Intra100/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12: 1920 x 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i), 1280 x 720 (720/59.94p, 720/50p)
AVC-Intra50: 1440 x 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i), 960 x 720 (720/59.94p, 720/50p)
Video Input:   
SDI Input:  BNC x 1
HDMI Input:  HDMI x 1 (HDMI TYPE A connector) (Viera Link not supported, HDCP supported)
Video Output:   
SDI Outputs (HD/SD selectable):  BNC x 1
HDMI Output*:  HDMI x 1 (HDMI Type A) (VIERA link not supported)
Sampling Frequency:  48 kHz (synchronized with video)
Audio Quantization:  16 bit (AVC-LongG12/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV), 16/24 bit selectable (AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50), 24 bit (AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25)
Headroom:  12/18/20 dB (selectable)
De-emphasis:  T1=50 µs, T2=15 µs (ON/OFF selectable)
Audio Input:   
Analogue Inputs (CH1, CH2):  XLR x 2
SDI Inputs:  BNC x 1
HDMI Inputs:  2 channels (linear PCM), 16 bit
Audio Output:   
SDI Outputs:  BNC x 1
Analogue Inputs (monitor (L/R)):  Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm dia.)
Headphone Output:  Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm dia.), variable level
HDMI Outputs:  2 channels (linear PCM), 16 bit
Internal Speaker:  Round x 1 (monaural)
Other Input/Output:   
Time Code Input:  BNC x 1, 0.5 V[p-p] to 8.0 V[p-p], 10 kΩ
LAN:  RJ-45 x1, 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
USB HOST:  USB 3.0 Host (Type A) x 1
USB Device:  USB 2.0 Device (Type B) x 1
Included Accessories:  Battery pack, AC adaptor/AC cable, Battery charger/AC cable
Footnotes:  *When "VIDEO" - "INPUT SEL" is set to "HDMI", video, audio, and other signals from the HDMI output connector will not be output.
The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Specifications are subject to change without notice

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