Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder

Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM Camcorder Kit with Porta Brace Rain Slicker

Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM Camcorder Kit with Porta Brace Rain Slicker

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Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM Camcorder Kit with Porta Brace Rain Slicker

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Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder Porta Brace Rain Slicker for Panasonic AG-AC160 and AG-AC130 Camcorders Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM Camcorder Kit with Porta Brace Rain Slicker

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  • 1/3" 2.2 MP 3MOS Sensor
  • 1080/30p/24p and 720/60p Recording
  • 22x Zoom Lens (28-616mm Equivalent)
  • Turbo Speed One-Push Auto Focus
  • Dual SD / SDHC / SDXC Card Slots
  • Waterproof 1000 Denier Cordura Fabric
  • Pop-Out Vinyl Window for LCD Monitor
  • Detachable Visor and Triple Zip Bottom
  • Preserves Access to Key Interfaces
  • Neoprene Seal Around Viewfinder
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The Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM Camcorder Kit with Porta Brace Rain Slicker is a B&H kit, which pairs the AG-AC130A camcorder with a Porta Brace rain slicker. The rain slicker is tailor-made for the AG-AC130A and provides the camera with protection from inclement weather. Please reference the links below for more detailed information regarding the items in this kit.

Note: The Porta Brace Rain Slicker for Panasonic AG-AC160 Camcorder is compatible with both the AG-AC160 and the AG-AC130.

  • Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder

    The Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder is an upgraded version of the AG-AC130. The upgrade consists of expanded focus assist functionality and a "turbo speed" one-push auto focus function.

    With expanded focus assist you can zoom in on an image to check focus; and one-push auto focus affords the option of very quickly attaining focus in circumstances requiring on-the-go focusing.

    As for other features, the AG-AC130A is a high-definition workhorse of a professional handheld camcorder. With an integrated 22x zoom lens and a 1/3-type 3MOS three-element imager, the camera captures AVCHD video to two SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots as 1080p30, 1080i60, filmic 1080p24, and 720p60.

    Panasonic's professional-level PH implementation of AVCHD is the top-quality choice at a max rate of 24 Mb/s; several other data rates will conserve card space as you capture hours of HD video. For projects that require standard-def capture, the AC130A has you covered with DV recording, which can then be output via its 6-pin IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port.

    The camera offers a bevy of professional-level features, including dual XLRs with phantom power, SMPTE time-code generation, gamma settings for seven different scenarios, and manual control rings for iris, zoom, and focus. To monitor the status of all settings, and to perform critical focusing functions, the AVCCAM camcorder features both a high-quality 3.45" LCD screen and a full-color LCoS 0.45" viewfinder with 1,226,000 dots (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) of resolution.

    (Current owners of the AC130 can simply have the upgrades added to their cameras. The additions would include a hardware modification and are offered for a total of $300 at a Panasonic Authorized Service Center.)

    New Upgrades over the AG-AC130
    The AG-AC130A is an upgraded version of the AG-AC130. The upgrade consists of expanded focus assist functionality and a "turbo speed" one-push auto focus function. With expanded focus assist you can zoom in on an image to check focus; and one-push auto focus affords the option of very quickly attaining focus in circumstances requiring on-the-go focusing
    Panasonic Optical Technology
    The high-performance 22x zoom lens was designed specifically for professional HD video production. Sharing the wide-angle capability found in the DVX and HMC series, the lens offers some additional telephoto capability for a 28-616mm (35mm equivalent) zoom range. The lens combines 18 elements in 12 groups and adds an ultra-high refractive (UHR) glass element, a low-dispersion element, and aspheric elements – technologies that combine to raise the resolution. This 22x zoom lens covers a wide field of view, from wide-angle to telephoto, without a conversion lens
    Manual Control Rings
    Three manual rings – mechanical (cam-driven) zoom, focus, and iris – allow you to operate as if you've got an interchangeable-lens camcorder, for fine, tactile control over the parameters of the captured image
    Optical Image Stabilization
    To compensate for any shaking of the operator's hand, the AC130A features an optical image stabilizer (OIS)
    High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise 3MOS Image Sensor
    The 1/3-type 2.2 Mp 3MOS sensor features the same Ultra Luminance Technology (ULT) that's incorporated in Panasonic's shoulder-mount P2 HD broadcast camcorders. This sensor maximizes the performance of the lens and the signal processing circuit in standard conditions
    Digital Zoom
    This can be assigned to a user button for digital zooms of 2x, 5x, and 10x. In combination with the optical zoom, this function provides a telephoto capability up to 220x
    ND Filter
    The AC130A features a four-position (OFF, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel
    18-Bit Digital Signal Processor
    The AC130A's high-performance 18-bit DSP handles rendering processes such as gamma and detail-enhancement functions with uncommon precision
    Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
    The DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights in scenes that involve wildly varying contrast levels (such as indoor vs. outdoor elements in the same frame). DRS estimates a gamma curve and knee slope to match the contrast of each pixel and applies them in real time, producing excellent gradation for each shade and minimizing blocked shadows and blown highlights
    Seven-Mode Gamma for Rich Gradation
    Drawing upon the technology of the high-end VariCam line, the AC130A features gamma functions for seven shooting scenarios, including two cinema modes: HD NORM (for standard HD recording), LOW (flattens out a high-contrast scene); SD NORM (for standard SD recording); HIGH (softens contrast and expands the tone of dark parts, making an image brighter); B.PRESS (sharpens the contrast compared to LOW); CINE-LIKE D (prioritizes dynamic range); and CINE-LIKE V (prioritizes contrast)
    Three-Position Gain Selection
    There is a 3-position gain selector, with L, M and H settings. To each setting you can assign a gain value of 0, +3, +6, +9, +12 and +18 dB. There is also a Super Gain of +24 dB and +30 dB, accessible via a user button only
    Other Camera Image Settings
    Three values (A/B/Preset) of white balance are selectable with an auto-tracking white function. The preset can be set to 3200K, 5600K, and VARIABLE, which ranges between P2.4K and P9.9K. As with gamma, matrix setting includes a Cine-Like mode. H & V detail levels are adjustable, as are detail coring and skin-tone detail. That's not all: chroma level, chroma phase, color temperature, and master pedestal are all adjustable as well. The camera offers four settings for knee point: Auto, Low, Mid, and High
    Focus Assist Function
    A convenient Focus Assist button expands the center of the LCD screen, allowing you to check for correct focus quickly & easily. A Focus Bar that indicates the focus level can be displayed on the LCD, and the focus-in-red display shows the focus area. These two display functions help you to focus quickly and accurately. A face-detection function is also provided, and area auto focus and area auto iris are possible
    High-Quality, Multi-Format Professional AVCHD PH Mode
    The AC130A uses the AVCHD recording format and also supports the high-image-quality PH mode. AVCHD complies with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile motion-picture compression technology. Boasting a compression efficiency that is more than twice that of the MPEG-2 system (such as HDV), this advanced video file format delivers superb image quality and low data rates. The PH mode was developed for AVCCAM by Panasonic exclusively for high-quality professional video production. This mode boasts a maximum AVCHD bit rate of 24 Mb/s (average: 21 Mb/s) and records 1920 x 1080 Full-HD images. The AVCHD PH mode is also compatible with multiple HD formats, such as 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98p and 720/59.94p
    DV Recording Mode
    The camera records SD video as a DV-format file (AVI Type 2) for added flexibility. Standard DV output (FireWire/IEEE 1394) lets you ingest files to a PC or Mac
    Double-Slot SD Card System
    Not only can you record continuously on two SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (up to 64 GB), relay recording lets you seamlessly record images onto two memory cards consecutively for added data security, and simultaneous recording records the same images onto two different memory cards to increase reliability when recording. The slot to be used can be switched during normal recording, and clips can also be copied between the 2 slots 1
    SMPTE Time-Code Recording and Synchro
    The built-in SMPTE time-code generator lets you select the 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 (video out) connector allows the slave camera to synchronize with the master camera
    Other Recording Modes
    Pre-Rec continuously stores in standby mode up to 3 seconds of HD video, and this pre-record cache is only recorded to the P2 card once you press Record. This helps you get the shot every time, even if you "miss" the crucial moment by a couple seconds. Interval Rec gives you automatic intermittent recording based on a set interval and recording time (1 sec, 10 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min) only in 1080/24p. Rec Check checks the beginning and end of the last recorded clip. If you don't like it, Last Clip Delete enables one-button delete of that last clip. Scenes can be marked with up to 100 Index flags per clip (AVCHD mode only). Time Stamp appends the date and time onto recorded images, which is a crucial feature for evidential images
    Area Focusing and Area Iris Functions
    Using the function knob (cursor key), you can select a desired area in the frame and set it as a target zone for focusing, iris adjustment, and YGET (brightness measurement). This increases shot-composing flexibility. In addition to the above three modes, there are two other modes: simultaneous focusing/iris adjustment and simultaneous focusing/YGET
    Scene File / User File
    The AC130A features a Scene dial that allows you to choose an appropriate matrix of settings instantaneously. You can modify the six preset files if you'd like, one set of which can be stored internally in the camcorder. Four more sets can be stored on an SD memory card. As for user files (camera setting values), one file can be stored internally, and four more sets can be stored on an SD card
    Simplified Waveform & Vectorscope
    The AC130A has waveform and vectorscope display functions for analyzing a captured video signal on the LCD
    Three User Buttons
    A total of three user buttons can be set to trigger any selection of 16 different camera functions: INH, FACE DETECT, WFM, EVF DTL, D.ZOOM, DRS, S.GAIN, ATW, ATW LOCK, SHOT MARK, INDEX, LAST CLIP, BACKLIGHT, SPOTLIGHT, BLACKFADE, and last but not least, WHITEFADE
    High-Quality Color Viewfinder and LCD
    The AC130A's color EVF uses a 0.45", approximately 1,226,000 dot-equivalent (852 x 480 x 3 [RGB]) LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) display panel. It delivers bright, detailed, high-resolution images and a high response speed. The AC130A's LCD monitor has a 3.45", approximately 921,000-dot (1920 x 480) high-resolution panel. Various markers and grids can be displayed on the monitor/viewfinder, and with Mode Check, a list of the camera's settings can also displayed on the viewfinder and monitor
    Stylish Design Boosts Mobility
    Even with the high-powered zoom lens, the integrated camera and recorder sections are compact and stylish. Shifting the handle grip and LCD position forward (toward the lens) compared to the design of previous generations has improved the weight balance and visibility for handheld shooting, enabling a comfortably wide view. The magnesium-alloy die-cast chassis also excels in ruggedness and durability
    Low-Angle Shots and Interviews
    The upper part of the handle grip contains both the Rec Start/Stop button and a lens zoom speed control (three speeds). This design assures easy shooting even at low angles. The LCD monitor's mirror mode is convenient for shooting interviews that need to be monitored by one of the subjects of the shot
    XLR Input for Pro-Quality Audio
    In addition to the internal high-performance stereo microphone, the AC130A comes equipped with two-channel XLR audio input terminals with a 48V phantom power supply. The internal microphone, external microphone, or line input can be selected for each channel. Large, easy-to-use level dials are also provided
    HDMI Digital HD Output Terminal
    The AC130A is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for digital transfer of high-quality HD video and audio signals
    Down-Converted SD Video Output
    The AC130A has an internal down-converter so it can output SD (480/576) signals from VIDEO OUT or HDMI (progressive only). The 16:9/4:3 aspect conversion mode can be selected from three types (side crop, letterbox, squeeze)
    Workflow Versatility
    The Panasonic AVCCAM family enables tapeless recording, which means faster-than-real-time transfers to Windows & Mac computers for nonlinear editing – whether via a USB 2.0 connection or by offloading SD/SDHC/SDXC cards via a card reader. This allows for a speedy workflow and no time-consuming digitizing. For DV editing, simply connect the camcorder to a computer via the IEEE 1394-compliant (FireWire) 6-pin output terminal
    Select any two zebra levels from 50% to 105% (in 5% steps)
    USB 2.0
    The type mini-B USB port allows for connection to a PC in device mode
    Remote Terminal
    Enables remote operation of iris, focus, Rec Start/Stop and index functions
    Color Bar
    Outputs a color bar signal and test tone
    Tally Lamps
    Tally lamps are provided on the front and rear of the AC130A
    UPC: 885170095786
  • Porta Brace Rain Slicker for Panasonic AG-AC160 and AG-AC130 Camcorders

    The Porta Brace Rain Slicker for Panasonic AG-AC160 and AG-AC130 Camcorders is a cover that shields your valuable Panasonic camcorder from the rain. Made of a durable Cordura fabric with a waterproof lining, the rain slicker features a newly designed lens cover that allows for different lenses and follow focus mechanisms. Pop-out vinyl windows allow for LCD viewing from high or low angles. The cover has a detachable front visor and triple zip bottom. There's a neoprene seal that goes around your camera's viewfinder.

    Durable, 1000 Denier Cordura waterproof fabric
    3-ply Nylon and Fabuthane with soft tricot-backed protection
    Rain-Fly for extra coverage
    Newly designed lens cover that allows for different lenses and follow focus mechanisms
    Accommodates Radio Mic Mounting Bracket; Radio Mic Compartment folds down when not in use
    Pop-out vinyl windows for LCD viewing from high or low angles
    Allows battery access; works with Anton Bauer Battery Pack
    Detachable front visor, triple zip bottom
    Pop out hood for LCD screen
    Sleeve for handle access and low shots
    Easily attaches to a tripod
    Neoprene seal around viewfinder
    UPC: 877547017712
In the Box
  • AC Adapter/Battery Charger
  • AC Cord
  • DC Cord
  • CGA-E/625 7.2V 5800mAh Battery
  • Wireless Remote Controller with Battery
  • Microphone Holder
  • Eye Cup
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    • Panasonic AG-AC130A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder
      Image Device 3x 1/3-type progressive 2.2 MP CMOS
      Prism color separation
      Lens 22x optical zoom
      2x, 5x, 10x digital zoom
      3.9-86 mm (28-616 mm / 35 mm equivalent)
      18 elements in 12 groups
      Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) Approx. 3.3' (1 m)
      Filter Diameter 72 mm
      Horizontal Resolution Not specified by manufacturer
      Sensitivity Not specified by manufacturer
      Minimum Illumination 0.4 lux (f/1.6, gain +30 dB, shutter speed 1/30 second)
      Vertical Smear Not specified by manufacturer
      Signal System NTSC
      Built-in Filters ND filter: OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
      LCD Monitor 3.45" (87.63 mm) color LCD monitor with approx. 921K dots (16:9)
      Viewfinder 0.45" (11.43 mm) color LCoS monitor with approx. 1226K dots (16:9)
      Scan Matching Not specified by manufacturer
      Memory Card Slot 2x SD/SDHC/SDXC slots
      Shutter Speed 60i mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
      30p mode: 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
      24p mode: 1/24, 1/50, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 second
      Slow Shutter 60i mode: 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 second
      30p mode: 1/8, 1/15 second
      24p mode: 1/6, 1/12 second
      Synchro Scan Shutter 60i mode: 1/60.0 to 1/249.8 second
      30p mode: 1/30.0 to 1/249.8 second
      24p mode: 1/24.0 to 1/249.8 second
      Shutter Opening Angle 3-359.5° in 0.5° increments
      Frame Rates 24, 30, 60 fps
      Gain Selection 0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+15/+18/+24/+30 dB (+24 dB, +30 dB: USER button S.GAIN only)
      Recording Media SD memory card (FAT12, FAT16 formats supported): 512 MB, 1 GB, up to 2 GB
      SDHC memory card (FAT32 format supported): 4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
      SDXC memory card (exFAT format supported): 48 GB, 64 GB (up to 2 TB)
      Recording Formats AVCHD standard (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), DV standard (AVI Type2)
      Maximum Recording Time With 2x 64 GB SDXC cards: Approx. 12 hours in PH (highest-quality AVCHD); 48 hours in HE mode (lowest-quality AVCHD); 8.5 hours in DV mode
      Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
      Video Signals PH mode: 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/23.98pN, 720/59.94p, 720/29.97p, 720/23.98pN
      PM mode: 720/59.94p
      HA/HE mode: 1080/59.94i
      DV mode: 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p, 480/23.98p
      Sampling Frequency 4:2:0 (AVCHD)
      4:1:1 (DV)
      Quantization Not specified by manufacturer
      Video Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD)
      DV (DV)
      Video Bitrates PH mode: Approx. 21 Mb/s (VBR)
      PM mode: Approx. 8 Mb/s (VBR)
      HA mode: Approx. 17 Mb/s (VBR)
      HE mode: Approx. 6 Mb/s (VBR)
      Interval Recording 1 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min / 2 min interval, maximum 168 hours (1 week) recording (PH 1080/24p mode is fixed)
      Audio Signal Dolby Digital 2-channel (AVCHD)
      48 kHz/16-bit, Linear PCM 2-channel (DV)
      Audio Bitrates PH mode: 384 kb/s
      PM/HA/HE mode: 256 kb/s
      Speaker 1x 20 mm diameter
      Video Outputs HDMI: 1x HDMI Type A, VIERA Link not supported
      Composite Video: 1x Pin jack, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
      Audio I/O Input:
      2x XLR 3-pin (input 1, input 2)
      Line/Mic/+48V switchable
      Line: 0 dBu
      Mic: -40 dBu / -50 dBu / -60 dBu switching via menu
      Built-in Mic In supports stereo microphones

      2x pin jack (channel 1 / channel 2), 316mV, 600 ohm output
      1x 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini jack for headphones
      Via HDMI: 2-channel (linear PCM) & 5.1-channel (Dolby Digital)
      Other I/O Connections Time Code Preset In/Out: Via Composite Video Out dual-purpose (In: 1V [p-p] to 4V [p-p], 10 k-ohm; Out: Low-impedance, 2.0±0.5V [p-p])
      Camera Remote: 1x 2.5 mm diameter super mini jack (zoom, shutter speed); 1x 3.5 mm diameter mini jack (focus, iris)
      Index Remote: 1x 2.5 mm diameter super mini jack
      IEEE 1394: 1x 6-pin, digital output only
      USB 2.0 (Device): 1x Type Mini B, 4-pin USB 2.0
      Power Requirements 7.2V DC via battery
      7.3V DC via AC adapter
      Power Consumption 11.6W when recording
      Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
      Operating Humidity 10-80% (no condensation)
      Dimensions (WxHxD) 7 x 7.69 x 17.25" (18 x 19.5 x 43.8 cm) excluding protrusions
      Weight Approx. 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) excluding battery and accessories
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.6 x 15.0 x 12.5"
    • Porta Brace Rain Slicker for Panasonic AG-AC160 and AG-AC130 Camcorders
      Material 1000 Denuir Cordura waterproof fabric
      3-ply Nylon and Fabuthane with soft tricot-backed protection
      Accommodates Panasonic AG-AC160 and AG-AC130A camcorders
      Weight 0.75 lb (0.34 kg)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 11.1 x 3.1"

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