Large Sensor Video Camera: Panasonic show off AG-AF100/AG-AF101
Recorded at IBC 2010, this interview with Jan Crittenden, Product Line Business Manager, Panasonic Broadcast, USA, reveals what we can expect with the impending release of the Panasonic AG-AF100 (USA), AG-AF101 (Europe).
The camera has generated a tremendous amount of interest, as it represents the combination of DSLR technology with conventional video technology.
DSLRs redefined the tooset available to affordable filmmakers - the Panasonic AG-AF100/101 looks set to do the same again.
The AF100 incorporates a 4/3-inch, 16:9 MOS imager. The camcorder records 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) in AVCHD’s highest-quality PH mode (maximum 24Mbps). RTthe camcorder is 60Hz and 50Hz switchable.
The AF100 maximizes the potential of its high-resolution imager with built-in ND filtering and dramatically reduced video aliasing. Standard professional interfaces include HD-SDI out, HDMI, time code recording, built-in stereo microphone and USB 2.0. The AF100 features two XLR inputs with +48V Phantom Power capability, 48-kHz/16-bit two-channel digital audio recording and supports LPCM/Dolby-AC3.
With two SD slots, the AF100 can record up to 12 hours on two 64GB SDXC cards in PH mode
The AG-AF100 will be available by the end of 2010. Panasonic will support the AF100 with a three-year limited warranty (one year plus two extra years upon registration).