Panasonic AG-AC160P Camcorder

Panasonic AG-AC160P Camcorder
Product Specifications
DESCRIPTION
Features:
  • Memory Card Camera Recorder
  • 22x Zoom Lens
  • 1/3-type 2.2 MP U.L.T. MOS image sensor
  • 3.45 inch LCD
  • 0.45 inch EVF
  • 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology) MOS image sensor and professional AVCHD PH mode ensure high-quality Full-HD 1920 x 1080 recording
  • Features a DV (SD)* recording mode, further expanding its operability (*DV files are recorded onto an SD Memory Card)
  • AG-AC160 comes with advanced functions like high-quality LPCM recording, HD slow/quick-motion recording**, HD SDI output compatibility, and a switchable 59.94Hz/50Hz mode (**Playback in 1080/60p mode not possible. 720p VFR not supported. Class 6 or higher SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card required for VFR recording)
  • Supports a wide range of needs, from professional uses to image production and news gathering
  • Optical Technology:
  • zoom lens was developed specifically for professional HD video production
  • While inheriting the wide-angle capabilities of the DVX and HMC Series, it adds the same level of operating ease as you'd expect from an interchangeable lens model for broadcasting and other professional uses
  • Combining 18 lens elements in 12 groups, this advanced lens unit further adds a UHR (Ultra High Refractive) glass element, a low dispersion element and aspherical lenses
  • Zooming from 28mm to 616mm (35mm equivalent), this 22x zoom lens covers a wide field of view, from wide-angle to telephoto, without a conversion lens
  • Three Manual Rings - Zoom, Focus, Iris:
  • The lens unit is provided with three rings - a mechanical (cam-driven) zoom ring, a focus ring, and an iris ring
  • The positive operating feel of these rings gives you manual control similar to an interchangeable lens
  • Optical Image Stabilizer, Digital Zoom, and ND Filter:
  • Hand-shake correction with the Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
  • Digital Zoom function: It can be assigned to an user button and close up to 2x, 5x, and 10x. In combination with the optical zoom, this function provides a telephoto capability up to 220x
  • Four-position (OFF, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel
  • High-Sensitivity, 2.2-Megapixel, Low-Noise U.L.T. Image Sensor and Optimized Signal Processing Circuit:
  • AG-AC160 features the same Ultra Luminance Technology (U.L.T.) 1/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3MOS image sensor that is incorporated in the shoulder-type P2HD camera recorders
  • Advanced image sensor is set to maximize the performance of the lens and signal processing circuit under standard shooting condition
  • 18 bit Digital Signal Processor:
  • Incorporates a high-performance 18 bit DSP that handles image rendering processes such as gamma and various detail enhancement functions with exceptional precision
  • Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS):
  • In scenes with mixed contrast, such as when panning from indoors to outdoors, the DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights
  • A gamma curve and knee slope are estimated to match the contrast of each pixel, and applied in real time
  • When dark, bright, and intermediate shades are all contained in the same scene, this produces excellent gradation for each shade and minimizes blocked shadows and blown highlights
  • 3-Position Gain Selector plus 24 dB / 30 dB Super Gain:
  • There is a 3-position gain selector, with L, M and H settings
  • To each setting you can assign a gain value from 0, +3, +6, +9,+12 and +18 dB
  • There is also a Super Gain such as +24 dB and +30 dB* (*+24 dB and +30 dB can be assigned to an user button only)
  • 7-Mode Gamma for Richer Gradation:
  • Advanced gamma functions that address seven different shooting scenarios, including two Cine-Like Gammas
  • Other Camera Image Settings:
  • Matrix setting including a Cine-Like mode
  • Adjustable H detail level, V detail level, detail coring and skin tone detail
  • Adjustable chroma level, chroma phase, color temp and master pedestal
  • Knee point settings: Auto, Low, Mid and High.
  • White balance: Three values (A/B/Preset) of white balance with an auto tracking white function
  • The Preset can be set to 3200K, 5600K and VARIABLE which ranges between P2.4K and P9.9K
  • High Quality, Multi-Format Professional AVCHD PH Mode:
  • Uses the AVCHD recording format and also supports the high-image-quality PH mode
  • AVCHD complies with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile, the latest motion picture compression technology
  • A compression efficiency that is more than twice that of the MPEG-2 system (such as HDV), this advanced video file format delivers superb image quality and low data rates
  • The PH mode was developed for AVCCAM by Panasonic exclusively for high-quality professional video production
  • This mode boasts a maximum AVCHD bit rate of 24 Mbps (average: 21 Mbps) and records 1920 x 1080 Full-HD images
  • AVCHD PH mode is also compatible with multiple HD formats, such as 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p and 720/59.94p
  • LPCM Recording for High-Quality Sound:
  • AG-AC160 supports uncompressed 16 bit LPCM 2-channel digital audio recording with PH mode for high-quality sound
  • Other modes and the AG-AC130 employ Dolby Digital 2-channel audio recording
  • 59.94Hz/50Hz Switchable:
  • AG-AC160 lets you select 59.94 Hz or 50 Hz to support video production systems used around the world
  • DV Recording Mode Supported:
  • Records SD video into a DV-format file* (AVI Type 2) for added flexibility
  • Standard DV output (IEEE 1394) lets you ingest files to a PC or Mac
  • *DV-format file made by AG-HMC80 series is not fully compatible with AC160. Please use the same model of camera recorder which is used to play back the DV-format file
  • Dual Slots Enable Relay and Simultaneous Recording:
  • Dual memory card slots are featured
  • Relay recording* lets you seamlessly record images onto two memory cards consecutively, and simultaneous recording** records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliability when recording
  • The slot to be used can be switched during normal recording, and clips can also be copied between the 2 slots
  • *The AVCHD's maximum consecutive recording length is 12 hours. This cannot be extended even by using the relay function
  • **: Simultaneous recording cannot be combined with relay recording, VFR recording or interval recording. Also, Rec Check and Last Clip Delete will not operate during simultaneous recording
  • SMPTE Time-Code Recording and Synchro Function:
  • The built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets you select the Drop Frame/Non-Drop Frame and Free Run/Rec Run modes and preset
  • User bits are also provided. Connecting two cameras with a TC preset in/out (video out) connector allows the slave camera to synchronize with the master camera*
  • *After synchronization, each camera's time-code runs separately and not be guaranteed to match precisely
  • SDXC/SDHC Memory Card Supported:
  • The SDXC Memory Card is a large-capacity data storage device
  • The memory card features a high capacity of up to 64 GB
  • The AG-AC160 can also use SDHC and SD Memory Cards
  • The high-performance, highly reliable professional SDHC Memory Card is ideal for recording with a Panasonic AVCCAM
  • Variable Frame Rate - Full-HD (1080p) VFR Recording*:
  • Variable Frame Rate (VFR) function was inherited from the Panasonic VariCam, which is widely used for producing movies, TV series and TV commercials
  • It creates a wide range of film-cameralike images, such as overcranking for slow-motion and undercranking for quick-motion effects
  • The AG-AC160's VFR function* supports Full-HD (1920 x 1080) progressive mode
  • *When recording at 2fps, the gain value is locked at 0dB and the camera is set to manual focus mode
  • Normal cinematic shooting (at 24 fps, 25 fps or 30 fps): Refers to the same rate as used in film cameras. AG-AC160 can record at 24 fps. Note that 25 fps and 30 fps are the standard frame rates used in producing TV commercials, music clips and video media
  • Overcranking (higher-speed shooting): Produces a slow-motion effect. This is especially effective for high-action scenes like car chases or crashes, or to create a dramatic impact in a scene
  • Undercranking (lower-speed shooting): Gives you a quick-motion effect. This technique can be combined with a warp-speed effect to give special emphasis to flowing water, fast-moving clouds, etc. For example, when a scene is shot at 12 fps and played at 24 fps, a quick-motion effect of 2x is attained
  • Versatile Solid-State Recording Functions:
  • Interval Rec: Records one frame at a time in set intervals (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min). Only in 1080/24p and 25p mode. Audio recording not possible (AVCHD mode only)
  • Pre-rec: While in standby mode, the camera recorder can continuously store, and subsequently record, up to approximately 3 seconds. This helps to ensure that you always get the shot you want
  • Shot mark: Allows convenient OK or NG marking, and can be added to each clip during or after recording
  • Index: Scenes can be marked with up to 100 index flags per clip (AVCHD mode only)
  • Rec check: You can check the end of the most recently recorded clip with one-touch ease
  • Last clip delete: Only the most recently recorded clip is deleted with one-touch ease
  • Time stamp: The date and time can be stamped onto recorded images. Commonly used for recording evidentiary depositions and procedures

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