Panasonic Launches Professional Camcorder Supports Better Live Image Capture, Here Are The Specifications

Electronics MANUFACTURER, Panasonic launches the HC-X2 and HC-X20 4K camcorders for the professional market with 1.0-type (1.0-inch) sensors, which offer full features and performance to help professionals, but keep a good balance of weight for ease of videography news, interviews. , and events.

The camcorder is equipped with expansion capabilities to anticipate the handheld camcorder market, with an integrated lens that can be adapted to any conditions quickly, without having to be replaced by digital SLR cameras and smartphones.

The HC-X2/X20 offers optical performance that won’t miss any subject with features such as 20x optical zoom, 24.5mm wide angle for UHD and FHD, 4K high-precision AF with new and higher-precision face detection, 5-Axis HYBRID OIS+, high brightness LCD, and more.

For video recording, the camcorder supports 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recording and the latest high-efficiency HEVC codec. This camcorder is also equipped with various recording formats for the best choice including super slow motion up to 120/100 fps FHD and VFR 4K (2 to 60 fps) which allows a wide range of video expression.

In addition, there are various features such as simultaneous display on the LCD monitor and EVF, Triple Manual Rings, 2-Channel XLR audio input terminals, ND filters, dual SD card slots, unlimited shooting, Wi-Fi, and more to meet various needs. in the field of professional video production.

For the high-end model, the HC-X2 is equipped with HLG Gamma Mode and 13-stop V-log for use in the production of 4K HDR video content, which is expected to become a trend in the future. The HC-X2 also supports direct connection to Ethernet terminals and simultaneous SDI/HDMI output and is equipped with HD live streaming capabilities and supports multiple streaming protocols.

Head of AV Product Marketing PT Panasonic Gobel Indonesia Agung Ariefiandi said, “The HC-X2 and HC-X20 Camcorders are LUMIX’s steps to continue to evolve following technological developments and strive to meet current consumer desires through various high-quality technological innovations. This is done to make people get the best experience in their life according to Panasonic’s current tagline Live Your Best.

“We want loyal LUMIX users to feel the comfort and convenience that comes from the sophistication of the features of the HC-X2 and HC-X20 Camcorders, even this camcorder is very suitable for use at gatherings and medium-scale news streaming activities, which can be used to build professional workflows. , and as a camcorder for interviews or small-scale independent events,” said Agung.

Agung explained, the camcorder’s integrated lens offers an incredible 20x optical zoom and ranges from a wide angle of 24.5mm* to a telephoto of 490mm. The i-ZOOM feature can reach 24x at 4K resolution, and 32x at FHD. The 4-Drive Lens System drives all four lens groups independently, achieving 20x optical zoom and a compact body size.

Superior focusing speed, stability, and tracking performance for 4K and Full-HD are achieved thanks to Face Detection AF/AE, along with focus lens drive. Face Detection AF/AE provides precise focusing and adequate exposure of the subject. In addition, subject tracking with color recognition can be activated by simply touching the LCD panel allowing for more precise tracking.

For UHD and FHD modes, in addition to OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Electronic Image Stabilization operates to detect and correct handshakes in 5 axes, including preventing blur when recording handhelds. This provides strong correction in unstable conditions, such as low-angle and high-angle shooting.

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The Ball OIS system reduces friction on the drive side, achieving complex corrections for even small amplitude handshakes. The process produces beautiful images with handshake suppression even at high optical zooms of up to 20x.

On the other hand, the 1.0-type MOS Sensor (1.0 inch) (approx. 15.03 megapixels) is capable of recording at UHD (3840 x 2160) without cropping and offers a moderate depth of field and an excellent balance of image quality. and sensitivity. File formats can be selected from the easy-to-use MOV (QuickTime), MP4, and AVCHD.

The camcorder supports a variety of bit rates and formats to meet professional needs, and is capable of internal UHD recording up to 29.98p/25p and FHD up to 59.94p/50p in 4:2:2 10-bit high quality. When set for 10-bit recording, the camcorder can produce HDMI 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit output, enabling high-quality image capture with an external recorder.

“The new HEVC recording is also very efficient (LongGOP/10-bit 4:2:0/MOV) because it is capable of recording UHD 59.94p/50p at a high bit rate of 200 Mbps, in addition to MOV, MP4, and AVCHD file formats,” explained Agung. .

The HC-X2 is equipped with the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) shooting mode, one of the standards related to HDR. In addition, it supports V-Log, which is also available on Panasonic VARICAM cinema cameras and LUMIX mirrorless cameras, providing 13 stops of latitude. When combined with a V-log compatible camera, color gradation provides a uniform image in post-production.

The Super Slow Motion function records HD images at a high speed of 120 fps (59.94 Hz)/100 fps (50 Hz) to provide a slow motion effect. The HC-X2/X20 is also equipped with a 4K(UHD)VFR (variable frame rate) recording function which allows changing the frame rate from 2 to 60/50 fps. This allows users to produce creative and expressive videos using techniques such as overcranking for slow motion effects and undercranking for fast motion effects.

In the HC-X2 series, there is Ethernet for more stable live streaming, and the HC-X20 can also be connected to a wired LAN using a USB Ethernet adapter (sold separately).

“FHD streaming compatible with RTSP/RTP/RTMP/RTMPS allows direct connection and live streaming of concerts, sporting events, latest news, etc. directly to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, etc. It is also possible to record while streaming,” added Agung.

The HC X-2 is equipped with a 3.5-inch LCD Monitor which has a high resolution of about 2,760k dots, double that of the previous model, and provides excellent visibility even in bright sunlight with twice the brightness compared to the previous model. previously. The electrostatic touchpad also improves operability when selecting menus.

“Due to the 2,360K-dot tiltable viewfinder along with the LCD output, the recorded image can also be confirmed in the LCD monitor when viewing it on the EVF, thereby increasing work efficiency,” concluded Agung. (RO/OL-7)

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