Solid- State Reliability The powerful new tapeless AG-HMC150 series joins the Panasonic line of professional HD camcorders. This new AVCCAM camcorder features highly-acclaimed functions for the popular AG-DVX100 Series of DV-tape based camcorders to tapeless HD recording. Using the cost-saving AVCHD format to record onto SDHC or SD Memory Card media, the AG-HMC150 series produces exceptional images and responds to creative production needs.
All of these features help to conserve the environment. Panasonic is a leader in creating and promoting the advantages of memory- card recording, both in its AVCCAM camcorders and P2 HD broadcast and professional systems, through a program called the AVCCAM 3-Year Warranty Repair Program.
This results in sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered images with delicate nuances and exceptional shading. *HD camcorders with integrated lens and 1/3-inch CCD, as of July 2008 (according to a Panasonic survey) Image of an angle of view equivalent to 32.5 mm...
Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) Panasonic’s advanced OIS dramatically reduces the blurring caused by hand-held camera work. Optical processing with an automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear, sharp images. Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) In scenes with mixed contrast, such as when panning from indoors to outdoors, the DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights.
High-Quality AVCHD Recording, Plus the Professional PH Mode Boosts the Quality of HD Images AVCHD Format for High- Quality, Efficient HD Recording Panasonic AVCCAM camcorders use the AVCHD format for tapeless recording with high image quality and low bit rates. This format complies with the latest H.264 motion image...
Memory Card is required for PH and HA mode recording. Use a Class 2 or higher SDHC or SD Memory Card for other modes. (Panasonic SDHC Memory Cards are recommended.) Professional PH Mode — High-End Standard for the AVCHD Format The AG-HMC150 series features the image-enhancing PH mode that Panasonic developed exclusively for AVCCAM camcorders.
Assist Functions and Interfaces for Professional Recording Compact, Lightweight and Perfectly Balanced The super-compact AG-HMC150 series weighs only 3.7 pounds 1.7 kg. It combines small size and light weight with an ideal balance — the center of gravity is in the hand grip –- to bring exceptional comfort and maneuverability to handheld recording.
Three User Buttons The AG-HMC150 series allows 11 functions (listed below) to be assigned to the User buttons. The three buttons are arranged in a group for easy use. Assigned functions can be accessed at the touch of a button. Assignable Functions Spotlight: Automatic aperture correction for scenes with spotlights...
* Correct operation should be possible with a nonlinear editor that has been confirmed for compatibility with a Panasonic HDC-SD9 camcorder, for data recorded using the same HA, HG, and HE recording modes as on consumer AVCHD equipment. Collaboration to confirm compatibility with the new PH mode is now under way with Adobe, Apple, GrassValley, and other partner companies.
Options VW-VBG260 Battery Pack • 7.2V 2,640mAh (Supplied with the AG-HMC150 series) VW-VBG6 Battery Pack • 7.2V 5,800mAh AG-MC200G XLR microphone •Sensitivity: •40 •3.5 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa, 1kHz) •Maximum Input level: 127 dB (1000Hz, Distortion within 1%) •S/N: More than 69 dB AG-SDV016G AG-SDV032G SDHC memory card...