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First Look: New Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder, Packed with Professional Features

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Panasonic announces the HC-X1000, a consumer-level 4K camcorder that incorporates a host of professional features that belies its consumer classification. Intended to be a bridge for users entering 4K production, but who still need to deliver HD video, the camera allows you to record in 4K, UHD, or Full HD 1080p in a variety of frame rates and codecs. The camera features a single 1/2.3" sensor design that is always shooting at 4K, and internally scales down the video when recording at 1920 x 1080. This creates HD video from true 4K, without line-skipping or resorting to cropping the sensor, for sharp HD video that maintains the same frame size and perspective as the 4K image.

If you wish to record 4K, the camera offers the option to record Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) at a true 24 fps using the MP4 codec and LPCM audio. It also records UHD (3840 x 2160) in MP4 at 59.94, 29.97, and 23.98 (23.976) fps, with Full HD recording available using the MP4, MOV, or AVCHD Progressive codec. When recording in the MOV codec, there is an option to select from inter-frame compression or an all-intra-frame compression. Using the all-intra-frame codec ensures that each frame will be compressed individually, and is not dependent on information from any adjacent frames. The advantage of intra-frame compression is that it requires less computing power to play back/edit your video; the tradeoff is the larger file size it generates compared to inter-frame compression. 

With two SDXC media card slots, the HC-X1000 is able to record in 4K/UHD/HD using relay recording for virtually unlimited recording time, or simultaneous recording for creating an instant backup. When recording Full HD in the camera, you can access what Panasonic refers to as “Background Recording,” which allows you to record continuously on a card in Slot Two, while at the same time starting and stopping the recording to Slot One. You can have one card that contains your selects, while the other card continues to roll in case you missed some of the action, or cut too soon.  

The professional features built into the camera are impressive, including ND filters, zebra pattern, histogram display, and focus assist functions such as peaking. The 20x optical zoom lens features two different O.I.S. systems, and three independent manual adjustment rings―one each for zoom, focus, and iris. Two XLR audio inputs with either manual or automatic level adjustments provide professional inputs and control. Manual adjustments are made via dials set into the side of the camera so you can adjust the levels during the shot without having to pull up a menu function. The dials are inset, making it less likely to accidently change the settings. The built-in autofocus is fast and accurate, and Wi-Fi/NFC communications allow you to control it from your smartphone or tablet.

With the HC-X1000, Panasonic has merged a consumer camcorder with a professional camera that, in many ways, is more than the sum of its parts. Oh, and don’t forget―it shoots 4K.

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Hi Teklom -

If you have pricing questions regarding the Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder,  please contact us via e-mail if you have additional questions:  AskBH@BandH.com

I purchased my camera 4k HCX 1000 on 15th January 2015 and the problem I am facing is regarding low light and tell me if there is low light version of this camera and what i should do

Hi Sahil -

As with most HD and especially 4K shooting, adequate lighting is paramount.  You will want to use supplemental on-camera , off -camera lighting, reflectors, etc. to improve exposure when shooting in low, ambient or challenging  light environments.

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Do we know the color/bitrate on this camera yet?

I see a prior comment...4:2:0 at 8 bit.

Hi Esther -

The output is 4:2:0 at 8-bit.

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Hi Esther -

The output is 4:2:0 at 8-bit.

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i have one question about this camera i am going to make movie  i live in America so here is my question did i am able to make flim and how is the quality should be when its going to play on big screen like 70mm screen how is the colour quality and picture quality and what setting should be i talked to my director he looking the camera who have 4K or 4K resulation is that possible to give me the answer about this camera... 

Thank you

Mohammed Rahman

Hi Rahman -

A camera of this capability could be used to create feature films on a shoe-string budget.  With proper shooting technique, excellent audio, and strict attention to composition and lighting the possibilities for big screen viewing are endless.

Please follow this link: Panasonic HC-X1000.  All features, specifications, pricing and availability details will be found there.

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Does this camera have got Audio Level enhancer facilitiy ? If during a live shoot, the audio level is found low, then can we enhance the audio level ?

Hi Aloke -

This camera offers audio gain adjustment on both XLR audio input channels.

Please follow this link: Panasonic HC-X1000.  All features, specifications, pricing and availability details will be found there.

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What color sampling (4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4) and color depth (8, 10, 12 bit) for this model shoot 4k video?

Hi Xi -

The output is 4:2:0 at 8-bit.

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Is there a 4GB limit on recording size?

The HC-X1000 does not have a max clip length for recording.  The 4GB limit is something that one finds mostly in DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

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Please someone tells me what is the difference between Panasonic HC-X1000 and Panasonic HC-X1000E

We do not carry the E model. E models are often international PAL versions.

 Hello, This camera is full Frame?

The Panasonic HC-X1000 does not have a full-frame size sensor unfortunately. The size of the sensor in this camera is 1/2.3".

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I think this a best shooting camera for 4k video

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Following is a link to this camera on our website for you to regard.  There you will see other product details and pricing.  You may calculate your actual shipping options/order totals by adding the items you want to a shopping cart and entering a destination zip code or country.  You will then see a list of shipping options and Estimated Shipping Times to your location.    http://bhpho.to/1nwRfqI

Is it attached to Windows on????

Hello Chetanbrahmbhatt -

This camera is compatible with Windows OS and many software editing suites that are Windows compatible as well.

Sony Vegas Pro 13 professional video editing software supports nearly any video resolution up to 4096 x 4096, and features native timeline support for a wide range of popular SD, HD, 60p, and even several 4K codecs. Vegas runs exclusively on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, and can take advantage of OpenCL-enabled graphics cards (GPUs) for accelerated workflow, reduced render times, and the ability to playback high-resolution formats at full quality, in real-time. In addition, integrated proxy support means you can scale down video quality to accommodate the limitations of less powerful systems, such as laptops, for the sake of editing, while still finalizing in full quality. Interoperability with other NLEs means you can import project files (or XML versions) into Sony Vegas Pro 13 and retain most, if not all, of the edit decisions made in the third-party NLE. You can also export Vegas projects so they can be continued or completed in other editing or finishing software.

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Does the HDMI output 4k and if so at what specs? Didn't see anything on the spec page.

Hi Michael -

The HDMI outputs 4K video.

I am guessing and hoping it offers a 4:2:2 8-bit or 10-bit HDMI output like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera .  But it may just be 4:2:0 8-bit, like many other consumer camcorders.  Panasonic has not documented this yet.

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Is the 4k at 60fps?

Hi Mike -

Please follow this link: Panasonic HC-X1000.  All features, specifications, pricing and availability details will be found there.

4K
MP4
4096 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)
UltraHD
MP4
3840 x 2160p / 59.94 fps (150 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 59.94 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 25 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps (100 Mbps)

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Dear Sir Please reply As Early as Possible...

which Camera Is Best....Panasonic hc-x1000 or Sony Nx-100..Pleasereply Fast...

Hi Ghandi -

Two very different cameras.  You must decide if 4K is a priority for you.  if it is not, then I would strongly recommend the SONY camera.  It is a terrific value for an HD cam with a large 1" sensor and an excellent SONY G zoom lens.

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Please send me panasonic4k India prise& Deatails........

Pricing and camera details are listed here: 

Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder

That is a cell phone size sensor. Why not use the one inch sensor. With that one inch it would be a no brainer to buy but I would never spend that much money on a great camera with a cell phone sensor in it sorry.

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Hi Sunil -

Please follow this link: Panasonic HC-X1000.  All features, specifications, pricing and availability details will be found there.

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Plz send the avaiable address in india and prise

B&H is currently accepting pre-orders for the Panasonic HC-HX100, and can ship the camera to India.  You can find the current pricing for the camera on its page on our site by clicking the image of the HC-HX100 above.  Keep in mind that all transactions will be in USD.  If you add the item to your cart, on the right hand side of the page there is a shipping calculator.  Once you enter in the country of destination, the various shipping options, along with their respective costs and shipping times, will be revealed.

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B&H does ship internationally, and could ship the Panasonic HC-HX100 to India.  Shipping times would depend on the shipping method that you chose.  If you add the item to your cart, on the right hand side of the page there is a shipping calculator.  Once you enter in the country of destination, the various shipping options, along with their respective costs and shipping times, will be revealed.

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