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Old April 12th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #1
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Hvx-200a/202a

Hi guys I've just come back from panasonic training session and this is what I got told by the reps.
The HVX-200A/202A will be released at NAB and will include AVC-Intra as recording option.

This will be a real competitor against the EX-1 as the recording time will be upped to almost doubled than regular DVC-Pro HD recordings.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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Only if it has 1920 x 1080 chips!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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It's starting to heat up!

This along with the EX3 show some promise.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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What's the difference between the 200a and 202a?

Edit: Nevermind, the 202a is the European model..
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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #5
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Hvx200a & Hpx170

See: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...=131800&page=3
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Old April 12th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #6
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links down? has dvxuser been overloaded..?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #7
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Only if it has 1920 x 1080 chips!
We would be lucky if it had native 720p chips.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #8
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Here it is:

The April 14, 2008 issue of "TV Technology" magazine contains a Panasonic P2 HD insert. The HVX200 is listed as the HVX200A. The description is: "This remarkable camcorder features all the fabulous features and benefits of the HVX200, plus improved progressive 3-CCD imagers and a DSP that increases sensitivity, while lowering noise and smear. A new 13X zoom lens provides a wide 30mm viewing angle ..."

The insert also shows the AG-HPX170 Fully Solid State, 1/3" 3-CCD Handheld Camcorder. The description is: "This smaller, more powerful, go anywhere DVCPRO HD camcorder offers a wide angle Leica Dicomar lens, two P2 slots for continuous recording, HD-SDI and IEEE 1394 interfaces, NTSC/PAL switchable, a time/date stamp function, and more variable frame rates than prior P2 HD handhelds. It comes with our 5-year limited warranty."
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #9
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HVX-200A Brochure

For those interested : http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=131890

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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #10
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NAB is less than 24 hours away so in short order we'll find out what's real or not however, I've seen what is purported to be a PDF brochure on the 200A and there's no mention of AVC-Intra (not surprising because there's no room in the HVX for the board) and there's also a list of things they *didn't* do to the HVX - such as no upgraded LCD/viewfinder.

If the brochure is real - and the proof will come out tomorrow - then many will be disappointed with the "A" version. Better, to be sure than the original but not the makeover we had all hoped for.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #11
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Well said Robert. I'm attending the Panasonic NAB press conference today here in Las Vegas; we'll all know what is what within the next few hours.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #12
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Well, looks like the AG-HPX170 is real.

"Looks like a new HVX. Weighs only 4.2 pounds -- MUCH lighter! Wider-angle lens, 3.9mm to 51mm. 1080P-capable camcorder, new advanced 1/3" 16:9 CCDs, high-performance DSP, 14-bit processing. 20 HD & SD formats, 16:9 and 4:3, time-date stamp function for legal deposition. 20 variable frame rates. Two P2 slots. Available in the fall, covered by 5-year warranty. HD-SDI output." Barry Green
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #13
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Confirmed.

Live report from Barry Green: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=131940
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