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Advanced P2HD
Boosts Reliability and
Gets Your Finger
to the Record Button Faster
Production Quality DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO,
and Multi-Codec Recording
The AG-HPX170 records HD video with outstanding image and
audio quality onto a P2 card with the DVCPRO HD codec. This
codec, thanks to a low compression ratio at a video bit rate of
approximately 100 Mbps (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p) and the
easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, is suitable for
recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts other than
motion blur. The 4:2:2 sampling rate minimizes jaggies at chroma
edges. Sound quality is excellent too, thanks to uncompressed
16-bit, 4-channel digital audio recording capability.
The AG-HPX170 can record in 1080/24p, 1080/60i or 720/60p HD,
and it's compatible with the SD (480i) format. The multi-codec system
allows you to record in DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV.
Recording Video Format *
1080/30p (over 60i)
1080/24p (over 60i)
1080/24pA (over 60i)
720/30p (over 60p)
720/24p (over 60p)
720/30pN (Native) *
720/24pN (Native) *
480/30p (over 60i)
480/24p (over 60i)
480/24pA (over 60i)
*1: 24p=23.98p, 30p=29.97p, 60p=59.94p and 60i = 59.94i
*2: In the Native mode, AG-HPX170 records only active frames.
Large-Capacity P2 Cards — Compact, Speedy and Reliable
The P2 card offers a large capacity of up to 64GB*
light weight package. Its rugged design withstands even harsh
professional use. It is highly resistant to temperature fluctuations,
dust, impact and vibrations, and is free of the problems that are
common in tapes, such as condensation, head clogging and
dropouts. The P2 card promises solid reliability and excellent mobility
under the often difficult conditions of field recording. Because data is
automatically recorded in blank card spaces, there is no need for
cueing and the risk of accidentally overwriting valuable data is
eliminated. The newly released, low-cost E series*
AJ-P2E032XG/AJ-P2E064XG) provides a new level of lower cost
recording capability for those customers budgetary concerns.
*1: Total card capacity includes space for data management, such as system data; therefore,
actual usable area is less than the capacity indicated on the card.
*2: When using the P2 card E Series, software updates are necessary for certain P2 devices. For
details, visit the Panasonic website at
Immediate Startup and Better Data Protection
When you press the Record button in standby mode, the
AG-HPX170 instantly finds a blank area on the P2 card and begins
recording. It can begin recording immediately even when you're
using it to preview video. In normal use, there is no chance of
accidentally overwriting a recording. Recordings will not be erased
unless you intentionally delete a file or initialize the card.
Recording Time when using two
P2 Cards
64 minutes
128 minutes
128 minutes
256 minutes
160 minutes
320 minutes
128 minutes
256 minutes
256 minutes
512 minutes
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