Panasonic AJ-PG50 Memory Card Recorder
Panasonic AJ-PG50 Memory Card Recorder supports the AVC-ULTRA codec family, featuring the AVC-Intra200 codec, which rivals the outstanding quality of uncompressed images, the AVC-LongG codec, which lets you choose from a variety of bit rates, and AVC-Proxy for high-quality proxy video. It is compact and lightweight, equipped with microP2 and P2 card slots, operates on a battery pack, and comes with a high-resolution QHD LCD monitor.
The Panasonic AJ-PG50 is provided with a variety of interfaces such as HDMI input/output, 3G-SDI input/output and others, so it connects to a wide range of video and audio devices for recording and playback of video and audio.
It also has a high-speed USB 3.0 (HOST) interface for transferring backup data to an external storage device and previewing externally stored files.*2 Network connection is possible by wired/wireless LAN*3 or 4G/LTE.*4. The Panasonic AJ-PG50 offers high speed and high quality and flexibly supports the most advanced AVC-ULTRA workflows
*1: Not all AVC-ULTRA formats are supported.
*2: The USB 3.0 standard has a maximum transfer rate of 5 Gbps. However, the actual transfer speed depends on the system configuration. Playback is based on disk drive performance, including spindle speed. Panasonic cannot guarantee smooth playback without dropped frames.
*3: For a wireless LAN connection, the AJ-WM30 Wireless Module is required.
*4: Requires a telecommunications device (USB type) available from various carriers.For detail, see “Connection confirmed 4G/LTE Modem”.
*5: Requires a telecommunications device available from both LiveU and TVU Networks. For detail, see “Confirmed LiveU/TVU Devices”.
AVC-ULTRA Includes High-Quality AVC-Intra200 Codec
The Panasonic AJ-PG50 supports the AVC-ULTRA codec family as standard. To meet the various needs from image production to streaming, the image quality and bit rate can be selected to match the application.
An intra-frame compression method that is highly suited to image production. In addition to the conventional AVC-Intra100/50 codec, the AJ-PG50 features the AVC-Intra200 codec with twice the bit rate (10 bit, 4:2:2 sampling, and a bit rate pf approximately 200 Mbps*1).
With superb images that approach uncompressed quality and 24 bit audio, it offers a level of quality that meets the needs of mastering and archiving.
This inter-frame compression method achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Three bit rates are available: AVC-LongG50/25/12 Mbps. AVC-LongG25 provides 10 bit/4:2:2 quality at a bit rate of approximately 25 Mbps (1080/59.94i).
Low-bit-rate, high-resolution, high-sound quality proxy video (Quick Time/H.264) can be recorded simultaneously with main video.*2 Ideal for data transfer over a network and for efficient offline editing.
*1: For 1080/59.94i.
*2: Proxy data cannot be recorded when certain settings are made for recording modes, such as the Loop Rec and Simultaneous Rec modes, and system modes. Proxy data is low-resolution video and audio data with time code, metadata, and other management data in a file format.
The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
HD/SD Multi Format/Multi Codec
In addition to 1080i, the Panasonic AJ-PG50 supports 1080p and 720p multi HD format and SD recording. 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switchable for convenient use in productions headed for global use. DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV recording is also supported.
Small, Lightweight and Battery Operated
The Panasonic AJ-PG50 main unit weighs just 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs) and is small enough to use with one hand. A powerful 5800-mAh battery pack (VW-VBD58 provided for approximately 170 minutes of continuous playback time) mounts to the main unit’s back. The Panasonic AJ-PG50 can also plug it into an ordinary AC outlet using the provided adaptor
4G/LTE Network Connectivity
The Panasonic AJ-PG50 can send data directly to a network server via FTP allowing broadcast stations to edit recorded data immediately at the editing desk. Low-rate, Full-HD AVC-G6 files are suitable for use in broadcasting news flashes.
High-Quality 24 bit Audio Recording
AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG codec support 24 bit/48 kHz four channels digital audio recording*.
*To play video clips recorded with 24 bit audio, use a 24 bit compatible P2 device or P2 viewer.
User Buttons/User Files
Functions can be freely allocated to the six user buttons. A user file containing the settings can be saved onto an SD/SDHC/SDXC card.