Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder

Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens

Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens

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Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens

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Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens (Matte Black) Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 5400mAh) Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card Premium Class 10 UHS-I Arco Video Dr. Bag 30 Panasonic AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens

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  • Large 4/3-type MOS Sensor
  • 14-140mm Lumix HD Zoom Lens
  • Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
  • Uses Still & Cinema Lenses
  • 1080i/p, 720p
  • HD-SDI, HDMI Output, Dual XLR Input
  • Internal ND Filter Wheel
  • 2x Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • 2x 32GB SDHC Cards
  • Camcorder Bag
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  • 1Description

The AG-AF100A Starter Kit with 14-140mm Lens is a B&H Kit that lets you shoot professional-looking video right out of the box. With its large sensor, interchangeable lens mount, and professional controls--not to mention its ability to create gorgeous high-definition images--the AG-AF100 is a revolutionary product that's taking the production community by storm.

Among so many praiseworthy attributes, a key one is its ability to utilize nearly any photo or cinema lens, past or present. But for the full autofocus functionality and silent operation needed for many types of video production, the included Lumix 14-140mm HD lens promises to be a workhorse. Designed specifically for the Micro Four Thirds system, it offers full communication with the AF100 and takes advantage of the camera's various picture tracking features. At the same time, its 10x zoom uses 4 aspherical and 2 ED lenses to create superb images in a lightweight and affordable package.

Along with the camera and lens, this kit comes with an extra rechargeable lithium-ion battery, two 32GB SDHC memory cards for capturing hours of video, and a soft, top-loading camcorder bag to keep your precious cargo safe and dry.

  • Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder

    The Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder features a 4/3-inch MOS image sensor and Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens mount for capturing video with shallow depth-of-field and a wider field-of-view than more traditional, smaller format camcorders. The AF100A can record Full HD 1920x1080 resolution video at 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p, as well as 60p/50p using the AVCHD PS Mode. In addition to the aesthetic merits of a large sensor, interchangeable lens system, the AF100A offers many of the features that professional videographers expect from the camcorder form factor, such as built-in ND filters and XLR audio inputs.

    In addition, variable frame rate recording can capture between 12 and 60 frames per second in the 1080/30p/24p format. Panasonic's PS, PH, HA and HE recording modes offer variable bit rates from approximately 6 to 25 Mbps, and an uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit signal can be output via HD-SDI. Other professional features include six built-in customizable scene files, timecode, timecode sync, a 3.45" LCD display. Finally, dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots support relay recording with automatic clip spanning for up to 12 hours of continuous recording time.

    Full HD Video Recording
    The AF100A can record up to Full HD 1920x1080 resolution video at 60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p frame rates, along with 50p/60p using the AVCHD PS Mode. The PS Mode complies with the AVCHD ver. 2.0 (AVCHD Progressive) standard (average approx. 25Mbps, maximum 28Mbps) for recording, playing and outputting Full HD progressive images via HDMI.
    HD-SDI Output for Uncompressed 4:2:2 10-Bit
    In addition to the on-board recorder, the camera's HD-SDI connection can output uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit for external recording and monitoring.

    Note: 10-bit signal is generated by a smoothing process. It is not a native 10 bit signal.
    Built-in Optical ND Filters
    The AF100A features built-in optical neutral density filters, in 2 stops, 4 stops and 6 stops. ND filters are essential for working in brightly lit environments, especially when pairing the large sensor with a fast lens for shallow depth-of-field.
    Professional Audio Recording Features
    Two XLR audio inputs are built-in, and both inputs are line/mic selectable with phantom power. They also offer high-quality pre-amps, full manual audio level control and the ability to disable all Audio Gain. The camera's PH mode records Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM/2ch and uncompressed 48 KHz 16-bit audio. The AF100A also features a built-in stereo microphone.
    Variable Frame Rate Recording
    20 variable frame rates from 12 to 60 frames per second enable fast-motion and slow-motion recordings. Up to 60P or 50p (dependent on 60 or 50Hz mode) is compressed as 1080/24p/30/25p.
    Two Memory Card Slots
    Using two SDXC memory cards, the AG-AF100 can record and store up to 12 hours in PH mode or 48 hours in HE mode. Relay recording with automatic clip spanning enables a maximum continuous recording time of up to 12 hours. Class 4 or higher SD/SDHC/SDXC cards are required for recording in PH or HA mode, but for other recording modes Class 2 or higher is sufficient. Video clips can also be copied from one card to the other for an easy back-up.
    Dynamic Range Stretch Function
    The DRS function recognizes the average brightness of highlight and shadow areas and automatically adjusts settings for a wider dynamic range with minimal blown highlights and blocked shadows.
    SMPTE Timecode and Timecode Synch
    The built-in SMPTE timecode generator lets you select Drop Frame/Non-Drop Frame and Free Run/Rec Run modes and preset. User bits are also provided. Connecting two cameras with a TC preset in/out connector allows the slave camera to synchronize with the master camera. Note: After synchronization, each camera's timecode runs separately and is not guaranteed to match precisely.
    Customizable Scene Files
    Six built-in, customizable Scene Files can be utilized for matching distinctive looks between multiple cameras or on different shooting days. Built-in gamma curves including HD Norm, HD Low and High, Cine-like D, Cine-like V and B.Stretch. Four selectable color matrices including Norm 1 and Norm 2, Fluorescent and Cinelike. Other controls include Color Phase and Saturation as well as Pedestal and Detail image control.
    Manual Focus Assist and AF
    The AF100A is equipped with an HD focus assist function. The focus bar indicates the focus level and the focus-in-red (peaking) display highlights the hard edges of in-focus objects. These features can be extremely helpful when making manual focus adjustments. Auto focus is also available when using compatible Lumix lenses, and AF features include face detection and area auto focus.
    LCD Monitor and Electronic Viewfinder
    The AF100A features a 3.45" 16:9 LCD display with approximately 920K dot resolution for monitoring, playback and adjusting menu settings. There is also an electronic viewfinder with approximately 1,226K resolution.
    Monitoring Features
    Monitoring features include two sets of zebra display markers, Waveform and Vectorscope accurate monitoring of Broadcast Safe Levels. In addition, Spotmeter "marker" provides instant feedback on key exposure values.
    Additional Features
    • Manual and preset white balance choices
    • Preset black balance options
    • Syncro-scan shutter and Slow shutter mode
    • Pre-record and an intervalometer function for up to 24 hours
    • Aspect ratio markings (16:9, 2.35, 1.85, 14:9 and 4:3)
    • Programmable user buttons
    • ATW Lock and Shot Mark
    • Smart Battery interface (recording times of up to 4 hours with a 5400mA battery)
    • Metadata allows users to assign clip names
    • Down-converted standard definition composite output
    • Professional color bars and 1000Hz tone
    • Standard Panasonic communication protocol for remote control
    • Wireless infrared remote controller
    UPC: 885170093201
  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens (Matte Black)

    A truly versatile all-in-one zoom, the matte black Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens from Panasonic is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 28-280mm equivalent focal length range. POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) benefits this expansive wide-to-tele zoom range by compensating for camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. The lens construction incorporates three aspherical elements and a pair of extra-low dispersion elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions for greater image sharpness and clarity. Multi-coatings have also been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity in harsh lighting conditions.

    Complementing the imaging capabilities, this lens also features a stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus performance that benefits both stills and movie shooting. An inner focusing design maintains the overall lens length during operation and also quickens focusing speeds.

    Designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this lens provides a 28-280mm equivalent focal length range to cover wide-angle to telephoto perspectives.
    Three aspherical elements and two extra-low dispersion elements combine to minimize aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and sharpness.
    Multi-coated elements help to suppress lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy.
    POWER O.I.S. compensates for camera shake in order to realize sharper photos and videos when shooting handheld.
    Stepping motor provides smooth and near-silent autofocus that pairs with an inner focusing design for quick performance. The AF system is also compatible with Lumix cameras' high-speed contrast-detection systems for focusing speeds up to 240 fps.
    Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
    Durable metal lens mount offers a secure connection between the camera and lens.
    UPC: 885170251670
  • Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 5400mAh)

    The Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack is a 7.2V, 5400mAh battery for select Panasonic camcorders. It can also be used with many other cameras via an optional Panasonic VW-VH04 Battery Pack Holder.

    Directly Compatible Cameras
    UPC: 037988255740
  • 2 x Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card Premium Class 10 UHS-I

    The 32GB SDHC Memory Card Premium Class 10 UHS-I from Transcend features a maximum read speed of 60 MB/s and a maximum write speed of 25 MB/s, with minimum transfer rates of 10 MB/s. It's compatible with devices that have SDHC and SDXC slots. This Class 10 UHS-I card offers easy plug-and-play operation, as well as built-in ECC to detect and fix transfer errors. It's backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

    UPC: 760557825012
  • Arco Video Dr. Bag 30

    The Video Doctor Bag 30 from Arco is designed to carry and protect video cameras and rigs up to 21" long, as well as additional equipment and accessories. Ideal for the videographer on-the-go, the bag features a hard outer shell lined with water-resistant fabric, interior padding, and weather-sealed YKK zippers to help protect your gear from shocks, moisture, and dust. In addition, the bag is supported by a metal frame to ensure that the bag won't lose its shape or collapse when open. The top-loading bag has an extra-wide opening that makes it easy to access your gear, and removable padded dividers with touch-fastener strips that let you custom-configure the interior to suit a wide-range of cameras and accessories. The interior padded bucket is completely removable for quick and easy access to your gear.

    On the inside of the bag, integrated tie-down straps are provided to secure your gear and prevent it from shifting during transport. A combination of tear-resistant ripstop nylon and a soft polyester nylon lining helps prevent scratches and other damage to your gear. To accommodate additional accessories, the bag exterior features a large zippered pocket and a pair of touch-fastener pockets. The bag is carried using a top handle, side pull handles, or an included shoulder strap. Additionally, it can be used with an optional trolley system using the built-in trolley strap on the bottom of the bag.

    Key Features
    • Fits video cameras and rigs up to 21" long
    • Hard exterior shell with water-resistant polyester fabric and weather-sealed zippers
    • Wide-opening for easy access to gear, with an additional touch-fastener loop provided to keep the bag open
    • Camera compartment is completely removable
    • Removable interior dividers with touch fastener strips for customized storage
    • Interior ripstop and soft nylon lining
    • Tie-down straps to secure camera and other gear and prevent shifting during transport
    • Carried using top handle, side pull handles, or included shoulder strap
    • Exterior pockets for additional accessories
    • Interlocking zippers let you add an optional security lock
    • Full-length bottom trolley strap for convenient transport
    Sturdy Shell
    The hard exterior shell protects equipment from damage due to impact during transport. The bag is constructed with a metal frame so that it retains its shape and won't collapse when open.
    Water Resistant
    The bag is covered with a durable water-resistant fabric that shields equipment and accessories from precipitation.
    Zipped, Dry, and Secure
    A weather-sealed YKK zipper prevents moisture from seeping into the bag. The slider bodies of the zippers interlock so that a padlock can be added for extra security for your gear and valuables. Light-colored pull handles are easy to see in dim light or at night.
    Stays Open, Closes Tightly
    The top sets of touch connect strips on the side of the bag keep the flaps open for easy access to your gear. The bottom strips hold the flaps down when in transit.
    Bottom Trolley Sleeve
    The sleeve on the bottom of the bag attaches to a trolley system for ease and security during transport.
    Multiple Carrying Options
    The bag is designed with multiple carrying options including side pull handles, overlapping padded carry handles, and metal D-rings for shoulder strap hooks. A shoulder strap with a removable no-slip shoulder pad is included with the bag.
    Removable Bucket
    The interior padded bucket is completely removable for quick and easy access to your gear. Nylon handles are integrated into the design for lifting the bucket independently of the bag. The light gray color makes it easy to locate and identify accessories, lenses, and other items. A soft tricot material won't scratch your gear or accessories.
    Removable and Adjustable Dividers
    One padded large dividers and two padded small dividers with touch-connect strips are included for configuring the bag exactly to your needs.
    Tie-Down Straps
    The bucket features tie-down straps for the security of your camera and other items during transport.
    Inside and Outside Pockets
    The bag is designed with roomy interior and exterior pockets to organize gear and accessories. Two gusseted accordion pockets on the front of the bag expand to fit a wide variety of accessories.
    Protective Interior Lining
    The bag's interior combines tear-resistant ripstop nylon and a soft polyester nylon lining to protect contents from scratches or other damage.
    UPC: 847628586239
In the Box
  • AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder
  • Battery
  • AC Adaptor/Battery Charger
  • AC Power Supply Cable/DC Cable
  • Wireless Remote Control and Battery
  • Eye Cup
  • Microphone Holder
  • Microphone Holder Screws
  • Microphone Holder Adaptor
  • Cable Clamper
  • Screws for Cable Clamp
  • Manuals
  • CD-ROM
  • Bodycap
  • Detachable Handle
  • Detachable Grip
  • 2 x Input 1/2 Terminal Cover
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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  • 1Description
  • Panasonic AG-AF100A Digital Cinema Camcorder
    Sensor Type 4/3" MOS
    Sensor Size Valid image range: approx. 17.8 x 10 mm
    Color Filter Primary color filter
    Effective Pixels Approx. 12,400,000 pixels (single panel, 16:9)
    Gain Video Cam mode: -6 dB to 18 dB (in 3 dB steps)
    Film Cam mode: ISO 200 to 3200
    Normal Sensitivity f/8.0 normal (2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflex, 1080 59.94i)
    Horizontal Resolution 800 TV lines (at center standard)
    Color Temperature ATW, ATW LOCK, preset 3200K, preset 5600K, preset VAR, Ach, Bch
    Shutter Speed Preset (59.94 Hz)
    60i/p mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
    30p mode: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
    24p mode: 1/24, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
    Preset (50 Hz)
    50i/p mode: 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
    25p mode: 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
    Syncro Scan in Video Cam mode (59.94 Hz)
    60i/p mode: 1/60 ~ 1/250.6
    30p mode: 1/30 ~ 1/250.6
    24p mode: 1/24 ~ 1/250.6
    Syncro Scan in Video Cam mode (50 Hz)
    50i/p mode: 1/50 ~ 1/250
    25p mode: 1/25 ~ 1/250
    Syncro Scan in Film Cam mode
    10 to 180 to 360 d (in 0.5 d steps)
    Slow Shutter (59.94 Hz)
    60i/p mode: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
    30p mode: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15
    24p mode: 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12
    Slow Shutter (50 Hz)
    50i/p mode: 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25
    25p mode: 1/2, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12
    Recording Media SD memory cards: up to 512MB, 1 GB, 2 GB (FAT12, FAT16)
    SDHC memory cards: 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12GB, 16 GB and 32 GB (FAT32)
    SDXC memory cards: 48 GB, 64 GB (exFAT)
    Note: Class 4 is supported in PH and HA modes, and Class 6 is supported at VFR recording and in PS mode.
    Recording Format AVCHD ver.2.0 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/AVCHD Progressive)
    Recording Modes PS mode (59.94 Hz): 1080/59.94p,
    PH mode (59.94 Hz): 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98p
    HA/HE mode (59.94 Hz): 1080/59.94i
    PS mode (50 Hz): 1080/50p,
    PH mode (50 Hz): 1080/50i, 1080/25p, 720/50p, 720/25p,
    HA/HE mode (50 Hz): 1080/50i
    Transmission Rate PS mode: approx. 25 Mbps (VBR)
    PH mode: approx. 21 Mbps (VBR)
    HA mode: approx. 17 Mbps (VBR)
    HE mode: approx. 6 Mbps (VBR)
    Recording Time Approx. 12 hours (PH mode 1920x1080 or 1280x720 with two 64GB SDXC memory cards)
    Interval Recording Off/1 sec. /10 sec. /30 sec. /1 min. /2 min.
    Note: recording mode is fixed to PH 1080/24p (59.94 Hz) and PH 1080/25p (50 Hz) and the maximum shooting time is 24 hours.
    VFR Recording 1080/24p, 30p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 54, 60 frames per second
    1080/25p: 12, 15, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 42, 45, 48, 50 frames per second
    Audio Recording PS/PH mode formats: Dolby Digital/2ch, linear PCM digital/2ch
    Audio Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz
    Encoding: 16 bit
    Dolby Digital Bit Rate: 384 kbps (PS/PH mode), 256 kbps (HA/HE mode)
    HD/SD-SDI Connector: BNC x1 (0.8 V [p-p], 75Ω)
    59.94 Hz formats: 1080/60i, 1080/24PsF, 720/60p, 480/60i
    50 Hz formats: 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50i
    HDMI Connector: HDMI TypeA terminal x1 (VIERA Link not supported)
    59.94 Hz formats: 1080/60p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60p
    50 Hz formats: 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/50p
    Video Connector: RCA pin jack x1 (1.0 V [p-p], 75Ω)
    59.94 Hz formats: 480/60i [50 Hz] 576/50i
    Audio Input Connector: XLR x2 (3 pin, line/mic selectable, high impedance)
    Line: 0 dBu
    Mic: -50/-60 dBu (menu selectable)
    Audio Output Connector: RCA pin jack x2 (Ch1/Ch2, 316 mV, 600 Ω)
    Embedded SDI audio: 2ch (linear PCM)
    Embedded HDMI audio: 2ch (linear PCM), 5.1ch (Dolby Digital)
    Headphone: 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack (x1)
    Speaker: 20 mm round x1
    Remote Camera Remote: 2.5 mm Super mini jack (S/S), 3.5 mm mini jack (focus, iris)
    Index Remote: 2.5 mm Super mini jack
    Timecode Input: 1.0 V to 4.0 V [p-p], 10 KΩ
    Output: 2.0 V ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
    Note: the TC interface is also used for video output
    USB Connector: USB mini B (compliant with USB ver. 2.0)
    Card reader function (no copyright protection support)
    Monitor Type: LCD (color)
    Size: 3.45" (diagonal)
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Resolution: approx. 920,000 dots
    Viewfinder Type: LCD (color)
    Size: 0.45" (diagonal)
    Aspect ratio: 16:9
    Resolution: approx. 1,226,000 dots
    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds system
    Built-in ND Filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    Power Supply DC 7.2 V (when the battery is used)
    DC 7.3 V (when the AC adaptor is used)
    Power Consumption 12.4 W (when recording)
    Operating Temperature 32 ~ 104° F (0 ~ 40° C)
    Operating Humidity 10 ~ 80% (no condensation)
    Dimensions 6.4 x 7.7 x 11.4" (163.4 x 195 x 290.4 mm)
    Note: including the handle and grip
    Weight Approx. 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
    Note: excluding the handle, grip, battery and other accessories
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.0 x 15.0 x 13.0"
  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens (Matte Black)
    Focal Length 14 - 140mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 28 - 280 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View 75° - 8.8°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
    Magnification 0.25x
    Elements/Groups 14/12
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 58 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.64 x 2.95" (67 x 75 mm)
    Weight 9.35 oz (265 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.9 x 4.1 x 4.0"
  • Panasonic VW-VBG6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 5400mAh)
    Voltage 7.2 V
    Capacity 5400 mAh
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 3.7 x 2.6"
  • 2 x Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card Premium Class 10 UHS-I
    Card Type SDHC
    Storage Capacity 32 GB
    Speed Class 10
    UHS Speed Class U1
    Speed (X-rating) 400x
    Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
    Data Transfer Read Speed 60 MB/s Maximum
    Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Insertion/Removal Cycles 10,000
    Operating Temperature -25 to 85°F/ -31 to 29°C
    Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Error Correction Yes
    Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
    Wireless Capability None
    File System FAT32
    RoHS Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 4.0 x 0.01"
  • Arco Video Dr. Bag 30
    Exterior Dimensions 23 x 12 x 10.75" (58.4 x 30.5 x 27.3 cm)
    Interior Dimensions 21 x 8.5 x 8" (53.3 x 21.6 x 20.3 cm)
    Weight 7.8 lb (3.55 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 16.0 x 11.5"

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