HDX400 Available for Rent? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders
All AG-HPX and AJ-PX Series camcorders and P2 / P2HD hardware.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 11th, 2005, 04:06 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 24
HDX400 Available for Rent?

Apparently the HDX400 became available in Feb. 2005, but as of NAB 2005 Panasonic said there were no purchases. I understand that the HVX200 could bite into some of the demand for the HDX400 but I can't believe that no one is buying it. Has anyone heard different?

Will
Will Kennedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Malvern UK
Posts: 1,931
Interesting, but possibly a bit early to tell what will happen. One thing is for certain. The 400's market is in a completely different league to the 200. The 200 will not steal any thunder from the 400.

Possibly one reason why the 400 hasn't sold is because P2 price/storage is at a premium in SD let along in HD. Some news stations have bought into P2 with the 800. I'm not sure what the financial incentive is to buy the 400, or what market it is aimed at..
Simon Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 11th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #3
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
The 400 isn't a P2 camera, it's a DVCPRO-HD tape camera. It's basically a 1080i version of the VariCam.
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2005, 03:22 AM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Malvern UK
Posts: 1,931
My bad. Ooops.
Simon Wyndham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #5
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 24
Right. I understand the enthusiasm about P2 media and an affordable HD100 capable HVX200 in the fall. But for right now I'd rather rent a direct to tape 2/3 inch 'traditional' full body camera for a feature this summer. With a SD out for monitoring and a HD-SDI out for transfer to NLE, it seems to present a full HD solution which mimics my current DV workflow. And at $40k to own, I've been assuming that the rental cost would be 2/3rds of the cost of a Varicam. But finding one is turning out to be more trouble than expected.
Will Kennedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Springfield, MO, USA
Posts: 389
Check Birns and Sawyer in LA.

They rent the whole line of Panasonic cameras. from the DVX up, but then again just thinking they rent cameras that mimic film since they also rent film cameras.

I think the 400 is not 24fps.
Gary McClurg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 12th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #7
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
It isn't -- it's 1080/60i only.
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2005, 07:32 AM   #8
Panasonic Broadcast
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Secaucus, NJ 07094
Posts: 271
Hi,

Not sure who you spoke to at NAB but there have been purchases of the HVX400. Unfortuantely for you, those have been to private companies that are using them for in-house productions.

Probably be a few more months before the rental companies latch on to it, but because it is not a 24P camera I would look to the more traditional video rental places like a Bexel, Wexler, Plus 8 or VER.

Hope this helps,

Jan
__________________
Jan Crittenden Livingston
Panasonic Solutions Company, Product Manager for 3D and Handheld Cameras
Jan Crittenden Livingston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #9
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 24
Interesting, thanks Jan
Will Kennedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #10
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 13
I spoke with Steve Tobenkin at Birns and Sawyer. He said that they have a couple HDX400s on hand that they'd be willing to put into rental rotation if there was sufficient interest. If so, he asked that people email him at stobenkin@birnsandsawyer.com

-- Anton
Anton Dembowski is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:12 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network