Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Camcorder with AG-CVF10 Color Viewfinder

Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Camcorder with AG-CVF10 Color Viewfinder

Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Camcorder with AG-CVF10 Color Viewfinder

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Product Highlights

  • 2/3-Type MOS Sensor
  • 3.45" Color LCD Viewfinder
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Switchable for Worldwide Use
  • Future Ready AVC-ULTRA Recording
  • Future Ready LiveU for Video Uplink
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Panasonic AG-HPX600 overview

  • 1Description

The Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Camcorder with the AG-CVF10 Color Viewfinder is a compact, lightweight, high-sensitivity P2 HD camcorder with good expandability and a future-proof design to meet needs in a wide range of uses, from image production to broadcasting. It is a 2/3-type shoulder-type camcorder that can accommodate a variety of interchangeable lenses (sold separately). Its compact body provides ease of mobility with a low weight of approximately 6.2 lb (2.8 kg) for the main unit. The MOS sensor of this camcorder can attain a high F12 sensitivity (at 59.94 Hz) and low noise with its standard (59 dB) S/N ratio. The camcorder comes equipped with multi HD / SD codecs, including AVC-Intra100/50. In addition to these basic specifications, a wide range of functions are available, such as networking functions, and a VFR ( Variable Frame Rate) This enables low-cost system support for diverse applications. The camera comes with the AG-CVF10 Color HD Viewfinder 3.45” (8.76 cm) with approximately 920,000-dot resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. When opened, it serves as an LCD monitor.

2/3-Type Interchangeable Lens System
The 2/3-type bayonet mount interchangeable lens system lets you choose from a variety of 2/3-type zoom lenses (sold separately) for broadcasting and other professional uses from third-party manufacturers. Select the lens type and performance level that meet your needs.
High-Sensitivity F12 MOS Sensor
The AG-HPX600's 2/3-type MOS sensor offers a high level of F12 sensitivity (@ 59.94 Hz) and low noise with an S/N ratio of 59 dB (standard). High-speed scanning minimizes skewing distortion.
High-Quality Image Processing and Versatile Image Settings
  • CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation): When using a CAC compatible lens, the small amount of circumjacent chromatic aberration (circumjacent blur) that is not corrected by the lens is compensated by this process.
  • DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch): Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to achieve a visually wide dynamic range.
  • Advanced Flash Band Compensation (FBC): The camcorder features high-precision flash band detection and compensation.
  • Gamma: Select from 7-mode (HD NORM/LOW/SD NORM/HIGH/B. PRESS/CINE-LIKE D/CINE-LIKE V) gamma curves
  • Digital Image Settings: H Detail, V Detail, Detail Coring, Skin Tone Detail, Chroma Level, Chroma Phase, Color Temperature, Master Pedestal, Knee (LOW/MID/HIGH), Matrix (NORM1/NORM2/FLUO/CINE-LIKE).
Professional Shooting Functions
  • Scan Reverse function for use with a cinema lens adapter
  • Digital zoom functions for 2x and 4x close-ups
  • Variable shutter speed from 1/12 sec to 1/2,000 sec plus Synchro Scan function
  • Four-position optical neutral density filter wheel (CLEAR, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 ND)
Standard-Equipped, High-Quality AVC-Intra Codecs
This advanced system maintains intra-frame compression based on the new MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 moving picture compression technology. It records in AVC-Intra100 mode (1920 x 1080, 10 bit, 4:2:2) for images with full-pixel HD and full sampling, and AVC-Intra50 mode (1440 x 1080, 10 bit, 4:2:0) for high-quality images at a low bit rate for low-cost operation. The AG-HPX600 also supports 720p mode.
HD/SD Multi-Format and Multi-Codec Recording
  • AVC Intra100/50: 1080/60i, 24pN, 30pN, 720/60p, 24pN, 30pN (24p = 23.98p, 30p = 29.97p, 60p = 59.94p and 60i = 59.94i)
  • DVCPRO HD: 1080/60i, 24p, 24pA, 30p, 720/60p, 24p, 30p (24p = 23.98p, 30p = 29.97p, 60p = 59.94p and 60i = 59.94i)
  • DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO/DV: 480/60i, 30p, 24p, 24pA (24p = 23.98p, 30p = 29.97p, 60p = 59.94p and 60i = 59.94i)
  • 50 Hz Mode: 1080/50i, 25p, 25pN, 720/50p, 25p, 25pN, 576/50i, 25p
48 kHz/16-Bit, 4-Channel Digital Audio
The camcorder can record full 48 kHz/16-bit digital audio on all 4 channels. You can freely select the audio source for each channel, choosing from mic-in, line-in, and wireless receiver.
P2 Card -Speed, Reliability, and Environmental Performance
  • Broadcast-Use P2 card: Offers high reliability to withstand impacts, vibrations, and temperature changes
  • Quick Start: Lets you stand by with the power off, then start shooting immediately with no need for cueing
  • Safety: Automatically records onto blank card sections and protects against accidental data overwriting
  • Re-Use: High durability and reliability allows years of repeated use
  • Instant Playback: Files can be played or transferred as soon as the thumbnail images are displayed
  • Instant Editing: No need for digitizing. P2 cards can be directly mounted on a PC for instant editing with a nonlinear editor and high-speed data transfer to a network server.
Versatile File-Based Recording Functions
  • Double Slot System: Two P2 card slots allow continuous recording, card select (recording slot selection), and hot-swap recording (replacing a card during recording)
  • One-Clip Rec Mode: Records up to 99 consecutive cuts as a single clip
  • Loop Rec: Repeatedly re-records while maintaining a recording of the most recent, predetermined period. This function cannot be used during optional VFR (Variable Frame Rate) recording
  • Pre-Rec: Continuously stores footage prior to pressing Rec Start for recovery if desired. This function cannot be used during optional VFR recording
  • Interval Rec: Automatically records intermittently based on a set interval and recording time. This function cannot be used during optional VFR recording
  • One-Shot Rec: A frame-shot recording function useful for producing animations
  • (Note: This function cannot be used during optional VFR recording.)
  • Text Memo: Up to 100 memos can be posted onto a clip as bookmarks
  • Note: Text memo cannot be used in loop rec, interval rec, or one-shot rec.
  • Shot Marker: Used to mark clips as OK, NG, etc. Shot Marker cannot be used in loop rec, interval rec, or one-shot rec
  • Metadata: Data with information such as operator's name, shooting location, and text memos can be added via an SD memory card (sold separately).
Low-Weight 2/3-Type Shoulder-Type
The camcorder has a 6.2 lb (2.8 kg) main unit. This compact body provides superb mobility. It is also designed with excellent forward visibility.
Low Power Consumption
Power consumption for the main unit is only 18 W. The camcorder consumes only 22 W even with the optional AG-YDX600G Video Encoder Board and optional AG-YA600G HD/SD SDI Input Board mounted (sold separately).
The user interface consists of an LCD and a variety of switches. A large number of functions, including scene file settings, audio level settings, audio IN/OUT selection, time code settings, and the MON/HDMI output video settings are easy to recognize and can be set with only a few steps each.
Versatile Shooting Assist Functions
  • Focus Assist: Press the Focus Assist button to expand the center section of the viewfinder screen for easier focusing
  • Scene Files: Select any of the six preset files from the menu according to the shooting situation. The settings can also be stored onto an SD card.
  • Gain: There is a 3-position gain selector with a maximum gain value of +18 dB
  • User Buttons: Functions can be freely allocated to the three User buttons
  • Shockless White Balance: A smooth transition occurs when switching White Balance modes. This is effective, for example, when moving from outdoors to indoors.
  • WFM: Simplified waveform and vectorscope display
  • Zebra: Select any 2 levels from among 50 to 109%, in 1% steps
  • Mode Check: Displays a list of the camera settings
  • Y-GET: Measures brightness at center and displays numerical data
  • Auto White Balance with an auto tracking white function
  • User files can be saved to an SD card and shared with other cameras
  • Audio input level adjustment (front) can be switched on / off, and can be allocated to desired channels
Camera Remote System Compatibility
10-Pin Remote Terminal: Camera remote operation is enabled with the optional AG-EC4G Extension Remote Control Unit or AJ-RC10G Remote Control Unit (not included). Only the functions that are supported by the camcorder can be controlled. Camera Studio System: The optional camera extension system (AG-CA300G Camera Adaptor and AG-BS300 Base Station) (not included) support low-cost studio integration.
  • SDI Out (IN): It outputs SDI with embedded audio. Backup recording operation can be interlinked with the Rec Start / Stop controls of an SDI input-equipped Panasonic recorder, such as the AG-HPD24 (sold separately). Adding the optional AG-YA600G HD/SD SDI Input Board (not included) makes it possible to switch SDI input with this terminal, for line recording.
  • HDMI Out: This terminal allows digital A/V output to a wide range of devices with both professional and consumer specifications
  • MON Out: This terminal outputs separate from the SDI out terminal. It can also be set to output HD SDI, down-converted SD SDI, or VBS
  • Aspect Conversion: The aspect ratio can be selected to Side Crop, Letter Box, or Squeeze mode when down-converting and outputting from SDI out / MON out terminals
Other Interfaces
  • TC In/Out: A built-in SMPTE time code generator/reader. IN/OUT selectable by menu settings
  • GENLOCK In: For synchronized recording with a multi-camera system
  • USB 2.0: Equipped with both Host (for connecting to an HDD) and Device (for connecting to a PC/Mac) terminals
  • UniSlot compatible wireless receiver slot (2 channels)
  • XLR audio input: 2-channel mic/line inputs supporting 48V phantom power supply.
  • Audio output terminals (pin jacks), 2 channels
  • Multiple battery support, including Anton Bauer
High-Resolution Proxy Video Support with the AG-YDX600G Video Encoder Board (sold separately)
The camcorder records proxy files onto SD/SDHC memory cards or onto P2 cards with this option. It supports high-quality video (QuickTime/H.264) and audio formats at a low BIT rate. High-quality proxy files can be used for breaking news and other scenarios that would benefit from proxy workflows. Moreover, it streamlines the production workflow by allowing the editor to review the content details during offline editing. Proxy data cannot be recorded when using the Loop rec or Interval rec function. Proxy data is low-resolution video and audio data with time code, metadata, and other management data in a file format.
Streaming with a Wireless or Wired LAN with the AJ-SFU601G Upgrade Software Key and AJ-WM30 Wirele
These options enable the use of a wireless or wired (Ethernet) LAN. Proxy files can be streamed or viewed via a standard web browser on a PC, Mac, tablet, or smart phone. The AG-YDX600G Video Encoder Board (sold separately) is required to use proxy video. While viewing the streamed files, metadata can be added to the P2 files. Using a PC/Mac also enables a cloud-based workflow by uploading and sharing video data via a network.
Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Option for Cinema Production Use
VFR and 24 PSF Output with the optional AG SFU602G Production Package Upgrade Software Key (sold separately) In 720p mode, the frame rate can be set in the range of 1 fps-60 fps, and in 1080p mode it can be set to 1 fps-30 fps. This allows the use of under cranking and over cranking to create fast-motion and slow-motion effects. Either 24p/30p Native mode or over 60p mode can be selected for recording. In addition, the 24 PSF format can be output from SDI out for uncompressed data recording.
AVC-ULTRA Upgrade Service
The camcorder can be upgraded to support the AVC-ULTRA family of codec's to meet the variety of image production demands. The USB host interface can also be upgraded to the USB 3.0 high-speed transfer version at the same time. Note: Not all AVC-ULTRA formats will be supported. The upgrade will require the replacement of a circuit board inside the camera recorder. The service will include charges for the new circuit board, the software upgrade, and labor. 3
microP2 Card Compatibility Upgrade
The P2 card has evolved into the microP2 card (32 GB / 64 GB), a new solid state recording media for broadcast use. While achieving the same compact size as the SD Memory Card and a dramatic reduction in cost, the new microP2 card also offers high-speed data transfer and high reliability. 4
In the Box
Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Camcorder with AG-CVF10 Color Viewfinder
  • AG-CVF10 Color Viewfinder
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Mount Cap (Attached to the Main Body)
  • CD-ROM
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Panasonic AG-HPX600 specs

    Sensor 2/3-type MOS
    Lens Mount 2/3-type bayonet type
    ND Filter 4 position (Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64ND)
    Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, & 18 dB (18 dB: User / User SW allocation) (When Shooting Mode is Normal on System Setup Menu, -3 dB setting is treated as 0 dB and 18 dB setting can not be active)
    Color Temperature Settings: ATW, ATW LOCK, Ach, Bch, Preset 3,200 K/Preset 5,600 K/VAR (2,400 to 9,900 K)
    Shutter Speed (Pre-set)System Mode 59.94 Hz:
    60i/60p Mode: 1/60 (OFF), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000 sec
    30p Mode: 1/30 (OFF), 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000 sec
    24p Mode: 1/24 (OFF), 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000 sec

    System Mode 50 Hz:
    50i/50p Mode: 1/50 (OFF), 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000 sec
    25p Mode: 1/25 (OFF), 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000 sec

    (Slow)System Mode 59.94 Hz:
    60i/60p Mode: 1/15, 1/30 sec
    30p Mode: 1/15 sec
    24p Mode: 1/12 sec

    System Mode 50 Hz:
    50i/50p Mode: 1/12.5, 1/25 sec
    25p Mode: 1/12.5 sec

    (Syncro Scan)System Mode = 59.94 Hz (Sync Scan Type = sec):
    60i/60p Mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 sec
    30p Mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 sec
    24p Mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 sec

    System Mode = 50 Hz (Sync Scan Type = sec):
    50i/50p Mode: 1/50.0 to 1/250.0 sec
    25p Mode: 1/25.0 to 1/250.0 sec
    Shutter Open Angle Scene File VFR OFF: 3 to 360°, 0.5° step select
    Scene File VFR ON (Frame Rate 12p or more): 3 to 360°, 0.5° step select (AG-SFU602 Upgrade Software Key is required.)
    Scene File VFR ON (Frame Rate Less than 12p): 3 to 22.5°, 0.5° step select 45°, 90°, 180°, 360° (AG-SFU602 Upgrade Software Key is required.)
    Frame Rates 59.94 Hz mode (AG-SFU602 Upgrade Software Key is required):
    1080: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30 (frames per second) 17 steps
    720: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/36/40/44/48/54/60 (frames per second) 25 steps
    50 Hz mode (AG-SFU602 Upgrade Software Key is required.):
    1080: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25(frames per second) 14 steps
    720: 1/2/4/6/9/12/15/18/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/30/32/34/37/42/45/48/50 (frames per second) 25 steps
    Sensitivity F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflect, 1080/59.94i) F13 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflect, 1080/50i)

    When Shooting Mode is Low Light on System Setup Menu

    Video S/N Ratio 59 dB (standard) in Low Light shooting mode
    Digital Zoom 2x, 4x
    Memory Card Recorder
    Recording Media P2 card
    System Formats 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF (AG-SFU602 Upgrade Software Key is required), 720/59.94p, 480/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
    Recording Video Signals 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/29.97pN, 1080/23.98p, 1080/23.98pA, 1080/23.98pN, 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 1080/25pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/29.97pN, 720/23.98p, 720/23.98pN, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/25pN, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p, 480/23.98pA, 576/50i, 576/25p
    Recording Formats AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO/DV formats switchable
    Playback Time with a 64 GB P2 Card: AVC-Intra100/DVCPRO HD approximately 64 min, AVC-Intra50/DVCPRO 50approximately 128 min, DVCPRO/DV approximately 256 min
    with a 32 GB P2 Card: AVC-Intra100/DVCPRO HD approximately 32 min, AVC-Intra50/DVCPRO 50 approximately 64 min, DVCPRO/DVapproximately 128 min
    with a 16 GB P2 Card: AVC-Intra100/DVCPRO HD approximately 16 min, AVC-Intra50/DVCPRO 50 approximately 32 min, DVCPRO/DV approximately 64 min

    Time shown is when you record a series of 1 shot onto P2 card. Depending on numbers of shots you record, time will get shorter than the number shown.

    Digital Video Recorder
    Video Signals (Recorded) AVC-Intra100/DVCPRO HD: Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50 Hz)
    DVCPRO 50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
    DVCPRO: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
    Quantizing AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: 10 bit
    Video Compression AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
    DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 370M)
    DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 314M)
    DV: DV Compression (IEC 61834-2)
    Audio Signal (Recorded)AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4-channel
    DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO 50: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 4-channel
    DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz, 16 bit, 2-channel/4-channel switchable
    Headroom: dB/18 dB switching via menu
    Video Input / Output SDI Out/In (OP):1 x BNC, HD SDI: 0.8 Vpp, 75 Ω SD SDI: 0.8 Vpp, 75 Ω {Mounting the optional AG-YA600G HD/SD SDI Input Board makes this system SDI Input.(SDI Out/In switching via menu)}
    Monitor Out 1 x BNC, HD SDI/SD SDI/VBS (Analog Composite) can be switched on SmartUI, HD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω / SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω, VBS: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
    HDMI Output 1 x HDMI (HDMI Type A terminal) Viera Link not supported
    Audio Input/Output Audio In: 2 x XLR (3-pin) LINE/MIC switchable, high impedance, LINE: 0 dBu, MIC: -50 / -60 dBu (switching via menu) MIC +48 V ON/OFF (switchable)
    Mic In: 1 x XLR (3-pin), +MIC/+48 V switchable, -40 / -50 / -60 dBu (switching via menu)
    Wireless In: 25-pin, D-SUB, -40 dBu 2-channel support
    Audio Out:2 x Pin jack (CH1/CH2), Output: 316 mV, 600Ω

    Phones Out: 1 x ø3.5 mm stereo mini jack
    Speaker: 1 x 0.7 " (20 mm) diameter
    Input/Output GENLOCK In: 1 x BNC, 1 Vpp, 75 Ω
    TC In/Out: IN: 1 x BNC, 0.5 Vpp to 8 Vpp, 10 kΩ, OUT: 1 x BNC, 2.0 V ±0.5 Vpp, low impedance (IN/OUT switching via menu)
    DC In: 1 x XLR, 4 pin, 12 VDC (11 to 17 VDC)
    DC Out: 4-pin, DC 12 V (11 to 17 VDC), maximum 1.5 A
    Remote: 10-pin
    Lens: 12-pin
    VF: 20-pin
    LAN: 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
    USB 2.0 (Host): Type-A, 4-pin USB version 2.0 Standard
    USB 2.0 (Device): Type-B, 4-pin USB version 2.0 Standard
    USB 2.0 (Host): Type-A, 4-pin USB version 2.0 Standard for Wireless Module AJ-WM30 (When Upgrade Software Key AG-SFU601 is installed, the network function of cable LAN and wireless LAN becomes effective)
    Supply Voltage 12 VDC (11 to 17 VDC)
    Power Consumption 18 W (main unit only)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
    Operating Humidity 10 to 85% (no condensation)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.065 x 10.5 x 13.78 " (144 x 267 x 350 mm) excluding the prominent parts
    Weight Approximately 6.2 lb (2.8 kg) excluding battery and accessories
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.1 x 19.0 x 11.4"

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