P2 HD Solid-state Camcorders
Designed to capture feature films, television
episodics and commercials, the AJ-HPX3700 is Panasonic's new workhorse camera
producing uncompromising cinematic image quality with the exceptional
reliability and faster workflow of solid-state P2 HD.
Recognized worldwide as the industry's premier digital cinematography camera,
Panasonic's VariCam� HD Cinema Camera has established itself as an
indispensable acquisition tool delivering the distinct, prized look of film. As
the Flagship model of the new P2 HD VariCam series, the VariCam 3700 ushers in a
new solid-state era that features a master-quality codec, maximum image
performance, and film-style operability.
Full Raster HD Quality with AVC-Intra
100 and 4:4:4 Output
The VariCam 3700 raises the bar for cinematic image quality, offering a native
1920x1080 imager, including 10-bit, 4:2:2 full-raster recording (AVC-Intra 100),
as well as Dual link RGB 4:4:4 output with log response capability. The 2/3" 2.2
3-CCD camera records high resolution, independent frame HD images in AVC-Intra
100, for the highest level of quality; in AVC-Intra 50 for extended recording;
and industry-standard DVCPRO HD for added flexibility.
Exceptional Creativity and Enhanced
The VariCam 3700 features CineGamma? function, which gives images the prized
film-look legendary to the VariCam. Inheriting the impressive dynamic range,
color space and depth field of the original VariCam, the 3700 model adds several
new gamma settings and image-enhancing functions, including an enhanced Film-Rec
600% setting, which provides additional latitude. For greater flexibility, the
VariCam 3700 offers Dynamic Range Stretch (reduces blocked shadows and blown
highlights) and Chromatic Aberration Correction (compensates for color
deficiencies found in lens).
Offering variable frame rate recording in single frame increments from 1fps to
30fps, the VariCam 3700 makes techniques like overcranking and undercranking
simple. Because each frame is stored without any pulldown or duplication, slow
and fast motion footage can be played back immediately (no need for frame rate
conversion in post).
Enhanced Digital Cinema Workflow with
The VariCam 3700 brings a fast, proven, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO-HD nonlinear
workflow to your high-end cinema production. The solid-state P2 workflow
provides immediate access to recorded video and metadata (no need to digitize),
including the ability to view content on the spot as thumbnail clips on the
camera's LCD monitor for instant, on-set playback. Unlike tape, P2 cards are
reusable without loss of quality, eliminating the need for continuous tape
budgets and decks. With five 64GB P2 cards installed the VariCam 3700 can record
more than 6 hours of master-quality 1080/24p content.
With a 10-pound body, VariCam 3700 gives you the flexibility to transition
quickly from digital cinema applications to "run-and-gun" style EFP shooting,
while maintaining cinematic image quality.
With none of the moving parts used by tape or disc-based cameras, the VariCam
3700 is ultra reliable with resistant to shock, vibration, extreme environments
and weather conditions. The camera's solid-state design means no worrying about
overheating, condensation or freezing, only reliable performance when you need
it. The VariCam 3700 is also backed by a 5-year limited warranty (1-year
regular, plus 4 years extended upon registration).
- AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD
- AVC-Intra 100 provides master-quality,
4:2:2, 10-bit, full-raster, native 1920 x 1080 recording
- Native 1920x1080 imager
- Dual link RGB 4:4:4 output with log response
capability and simultaneous 4:2:2 HD record in camera
- Offers choice of progressive/interlace HD
video formats including native 1080 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/30.00p, as well
as 1080 50i and 1080 59.94i.
- Variable frames (1 to 30fps) and 23.98/24psf
output (via HD-SDI)
- AVC-Intra compatibility with leading NLEs,
including Apple Final Cut Pro 6, Autodesk, Avid Media Composer Family
Version 3.0, Avid NewsCutter Family version 7.0 and Quantel.
- 4:4:4 record compatibility, including
variable frame rate support with Codex, S-Two and Keisoku Giken
- 4:4:4 compatible with the Panasonic
AJ-HD3700B D-5 HD VTR with AJ-HDP2000 2K Processor.
- Scan reverse allows for anamorphic lens
adapter use (to create a 2.35:1 aspect image for wide-screen cinematic
shooting), or, use an HD lens adaptor for 35mm lenses.
- Advanced gamma settings including Film-Rec
and P10 Log (Cineon)
- 14-Bit Digital Processing with 12-Axis Color
- High F10 sensitivity at 2,000 lx, Minimum
illumination of 0.021 lx (at 1 fps VFR and +30-dB gain-up)
- Electronic shutter that offers seven shutter
speeds up to a maximum 1/2000 second (plus a Half mode) and unique angle
settings (similar to a film camera)
- Proxy data recording available (with the
optional AJ-YAX800G board)
- Five P2 card slots allow for over 6 hours of
1080/24p record time (with five 64GB P2 cards)
- Newly-designed grip handle with five
threaded holes for mounting accessories and a 3-point locking viewfinder
mount for precise adjustment (color viewfinder compatible)
- 48-kHz/16-bit, four-channel digital audio
- Multiple system Interfaces, including three
HD-SDI Outputs, USB 2.0 and down-converted SD video output