Gain Selector and ND Filter
The gain selector has three positions: L is fixed at 0 dB; and M and H
can be set to 0, +3, +6, +9, or +12 dB. +18dB can also be accessed
as a User button function. Three ND filters (1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64
ND) are built-in.
Three User Buttons
The AG-HPX170 allows 16 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
Rec check function
Black fade in/out
White fade in/out
Auto tracking white balance
ATW lock function
+18dB gain up
Digital zoom (x2/x5/x10)
Add a text memo
Add a shot mark
Switch audio level meters (Ch1 & 2/Ch3 & 4)
Delete a last clip
Frame rate up
Frame rate down
Scene File Dial
Set this dial for a set of shooting conditions instantly. Six preset files
are provided, and you can change any of the six file names and their
settings as desired.
You can also store and load the settings to an SD card.
Indoor shooting under fluorescent lights
Highlighting subjects at receptions, dinners etc.
Enhanced gradations of luminance in low light scenes
F5: CINE V
Cine-Like setting shifted to prioritize contrast
F6: CINE D
Cine-Like setting shifted to prioritize dynamic range
Support Functions for Greater Convenience
• White balance: Three values (A/B/Preset) of white balance
with the auto tracking white function.
• Mode check: Displays a list of the camera settings on the
viewfinder and LCD monitor.
• Zebra: Select any two levels from among 50% to 105%,
in 5% steps.
• Center marker: Provides an accurate numeric display of the
brightness at screen center.
Standard HD-SDI Output
An SDI (HD/SD) output terminal enables serial transfer of
uncompressed video and audio data. In addition to its use in
ordinary digital broadcasting environments, it also allows
synchronized recording with a Panasonic digital recorder (P2 HD/
USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 PC Interfaces
• The USB 2.0 interface lets you transfer P2 files to a Windows PC
for use with a nonlinear editing system.
• The IEEE 1394 (6-pin) port supports SBP2 (Serial Bus Protocol 2)
and allows direct connection to a Mac, making it easy to transfer
P2 files into nonlinear editing system. It also allows synchronized
recording with a DVCPRO HD VTR and file transfers to an external
hard disk drive.
*Neither operates with bus power.
*PCs must have the P2 driver installed in order to mount P2 cards. For editing, PCs must have
P2 compatible editing software installed. Read "Notes Regarding the Handling of P2 Files Using
a PC" on the back page.
*For information on compatible nonlinear editing systems, visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.
co.jp/pro-av/ and click "Nonlinear Compatibility Information." For the operating requirements
and other details of editing software, visit the web site of the relevant software manufacturer.
TC Set and User File Copy with Multi-Cameras
Connecting two AG-HPX170 cameras with an IEEE 1394 cable
allows the slave camera to synchronize with the master camera
which enables time-code-matched editing with multiple cameras for
"TC synchro editing".
The TC value of the camera-2 and 3 are matched to the camera-1
Other Professional Features and Interfaces
• Tally lamps: Provided on the unit's front and rear.
• Remote: Controls zoom, rec, focus and aperture.
• D-4 out: The analog component output lets you preview on an
ordinary HD/SD TV monitor.
• XLR audio input: 2-channel mic/line inputs supporting 48V
phantom power supply.