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Panasonic Ships AJ-SD965 DVCPRO50 Studio VTRXL cassette extends 50Mbps record time to 2 hours (December 08, 2004)
Panasonic's AJ-SD965 VTR
The AJ-SD965 utilizes the newly-developed DVCPRO XL cassette, which allows two hours of recording in 4:2:2, 50Mbps DVCPRO50 with four-channel 48-kHz, 16-bit digital audio, and for added flexibility, records for four hours in 4:1:1, 25Mbps DVCPRO with two-channel digital audio.
Selectable between 525/625 operation, the AJ-SD965 addresses a broad range of applications in television and video production. The AJ-SD965 teams with Panasonics AJ-SDX900 dual-mode DVCPRO Cinema 24p/30p/60i camcorder to provide a high-quality yet affordable acquisition/recording/editing system spanning all production segments.
The compact 4RU-size VTR features seamless playback of DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DVCAM and DV format recordings (cassette adaptor required for mini-DV format cassette playback). An optional IEEE 1394 digital interface board (AJ-YAD955G) is available to easily integrate 50Mbps digital component video into PC or MAC-based nonlinear editing systems.
With its illuminated jog/shuttle search dial, the AJ-SD965 performs high-precision +/- 0 frame-accurate editing with extensive capabilities including auto, assemble, insert and manual editing, as well as preview, review and trim capabilities. The VTR also offers UMID data recording/playback, which allows ancillary data to be integrated into the serial digital data stream.
The AJ-SD965 offers an extremely fast and gentle tape handling mechanism, with tape cassette load-in time of three seconds and servo lock time of less than 1/4 second. Audio functionality includes independent four-channel audio control, audio volume control, digital audio monitoring during jog, audio jog for DV and DVCAM tapes, and audio cue from DVCPRO/DVCPRO50 tapes. The unit offers variable slow motion playback of clean, noiseless images at -0.43X to +0.43X, +0.5X, and +0.75X in both DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO.
The VTR accepts extra-large (XL), large (L) and medium (M) DVCPRO tape sizes.
Its built-in, front-panel 3.5 monitor and tiltable front control panel add convenience in recording and for on-air broadcasting. The panels high-resolution LCD screen allows the user to monitor images and facilitates setting functions while viewing on-screen menus, and its tiltable design makes the control panel and monitor much easier to view and use.
The low-power AJ-SD965 is equipped with standard SDI and AES/EBU inputs/outputs, as well as standard analog video outputs, analog audio inputs/outputs, and RS-422A and RS-232C remote terminals. Analog video input is available with the optional AJ-YA931G (525) or AJ-YA932G (625) boards. The 39-pound VTR fits into standard 19 racks for easy installation in studios, news vans and mobile production vehicles.
The AJ-SD965 is available at a suggested list price of $22,000.
For more information on Panasonics complete DVCPRO product lineup, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.
About Panasonic Broadcast
Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Co. is a leading supplier of broadcast, professional video and presentation products and systems. Panasonic Broadcast is a unit company of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, the principal North America subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC), one of the world's leading producers of electronic and electric products for consumer, business and industrial use.
For more information on Panasonic Broadcast products, access the companys web site at www.panasonic.com/broadcast.
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