Panasonic has introduced a new handheld camcorder – the first in a series set to combine advanced connectivity with high end image production for broadcast and streaming applications.
The Panasonic AG-CX350 camcorder is the first camcorder in the industry to provide NDI | HX connectivity. Spearheading a new Series, this model ensures smooth video transmission and camera control over IP for live events and web distribution. The AG-CX350 has the capability to be built in to larger systems, working alongside Panasonic PTZ cameras equipped with NDI | HX and the Panasonic Live Production Centre (AV-HLC100).
“The AG-CX350 is one of the most exciting camcorders of its type that I have seen,” said Mathew Alexander – Product Marketing Manager, Broadcast & Professional Video, Panasonic Australia. “The video industry is continually evolving with rapid changes in recent years, and the AG-CX350 has been designed to appeal to a broad audience, as the first in a series of cameras that has tremendous potential. Live Streaming functions and NDI / HX Connect are included, and being only 1.9kg it is very lightweight for travel. The camera’s flexibility means that it will be equally at home filming short documentaries and student films or when streaming corporate events or webcasts.”
The camera features a wide-angle of 24.5mm, with a high powered optical 20x zoom lens and a new high-definition, high sensitivity 1.0-type 4K MOS sensor to enable 10-bit image quality and 4K (UHD) or FHD resolution recording at up to 50/60p, on to SDXC card. It also features a HLG gamma mode to support HDR image production.
Featuring a high brightness, high definition LCD, the camera provides SDI/HDMI parallel outputs for enhanced operation and usability. Weighing just 1.9kg it has the added benefits of compact size and low power consumption.
A new, high-efficiency HEVC codec (LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0/MOV) enables smooth playback and editing with a notebook PC or MacBook.
In addition, the camera supports a streaming function for Facebook and YouTube live with compatible RTSP and RTMP protocols. The camera will also support the MXF P2 file format futureproofing it for potential broadcasting applications, enabling AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG.