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Old October 19th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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New Panasonic POVCAM

A new toy for the NANO:

Learn about Panasonic's AG-HCK10G

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Old October 19th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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Just played with one last week at Panasonic.

Essentially the HMC40 separated between head and deck, with a few added features.

I think the camera has some tremendous potential and of course the Nano or FlashXDR can take it to greater heights.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #3
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Hi Ned,
They haven't released the full specs, but for what they show it have all the functions that the SONY HXR-MC1P lacks. The camera head is almost double size.
I was thinking to order a SONY HXR-MC1P, but..
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Old October 19th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #4
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H.264 AVCHD (read borderline for pro work). Tiny chips.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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Looks like the camera mates to the recorder with a special cable and the recorder has the SDI out. Is it a live SDI out or playback only?
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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Special 20-pin.

Closed system.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #7
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That's what I thought. You'd have to buy the camera AND recorder together. I'd still like to know if the HD-SDI out is full raster and live.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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Brochure can be found with Google:

Panasonic AG-HCK10G

2nd hit (PDF).
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #9
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As I understand it, you don't need to buy the recorder.
The camera head have DSI, so you can plug it to de NANO.
And with a 20m cable you can set the camera quite far away.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:20 PM   #10
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Brochure can be found with Google:

Panasonic AG-HCK10G

2nd hit (PDF).
No way to download it here.rafael

Now is coming.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #11
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Google will give different results outside the U.S. I hate that when I travel and get online.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:33 PM   #12
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Mistake of mine.
The camera needs to be powered and controlled from the recorder.
This put the unit close to the 5K..ufffffff
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Old October 20th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #13
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Bummer. I was looking for another significant use for the Nanoflash. I do a lot of sports videography and wanted to try mounting such a camera on a player.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #14
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I don't really get the Panasonic POVCAM. The camera head is about the same size as the small 3 chip AVCHD camcorder they make (HD9???), then you have to add an additional controller/recorder that makes the system even bigger and heavier. It would be too big for any of the fighter aircraft cockpit shots that I've done with the much smaller HXR-MC1. To be honest I'm still amazed at how good the Sony single chip camera is. Just because the Panasonic has 3 chips it doesn't mean it produces a better picture. I would love to see some raw footage from the POVCAM as it always useful to have different options for mini-cam work.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #15
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Hi Allister,
Is not only the 3 chips vs 1.
- is Progressive (p25/30/50/60)
- picture stabilizer
- gamma curves
- real white balance
- zebras
- camera control at 20 meters.
IMHO offers much more pro features than the SONY.
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