Clip Thumbnail and Metadata Functions
The P2 cam records each recording as a clip (file) and automatically
attaches a thumbnail image and file information to it. To preview a
clip on the LCD monitor or to check clip data, simply choose the
clip you want from the list of thumbnails. It also supports metadata
input using a software keyboard.
Hot-Swap Recording and Other Versatile Functions
•Hot-swap recording: Thanks to the two card slots, you can
hot-swap P2 cards for continuous non-stop recording. With
multiple cards you can record for hours without interruption.
•Pre-rec: While in standby mode, you can continuously store, and
subsequently record, up to 3 seconds in HD (7 seconds in SD).
This will help to get your shot every time.
•Last clip delete: Only the most recently recorded clip is deleted
with this one-touch function, adding practical convenience to
everyday operation. It can be assigned as a User button function
•Rec check: You can check the end of the most recently recorded
clip with one-touch ease.
Shot Marker and Text Memo
A shot mark, which allows convenient OK and NG marking, can be
added to each clip during or after recording. When a P2 card with
marked clips is inserted in a PC,* it's possible to have only the
marked clips displayed. The AG-HPX170 also has a text memo
function. When recording or previewing a clip, press the Text Memo
button at any of up to 100 locations and a blank text memo label is
*This function requires P2 viewer or P2CMS software for Windows PC or Mac computers, which
P2 users can download for free. Visit https://eww.pavc.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/ and click "P2
Support and Download."
Versatile Recording Modes Handle Various Situations
•Loop recording: Using two P2 cards and setting the AG-HPX170
for consecutive overwriting, you can repeatedly re-record during a
particular recurring time slot, always maintaining a recording of the
most recent period. Unlike video tape, P2 cards need no rewinding.
They minimize wasted time and allow seamless, continuous
recording. This makes them especially useful for unattended
•One-shot rec: Convenient for producing animation, this mode
records for a set time (from 1 frame to 1 second) each time you
press the Start button.
•Interval rec: Recording one frame at a time at set intervals (from
2 frames to 10 min), this mode is
useful for monitoring and special
•Time stamp: The date and time
can be stamped onto recorded
images. Commonly used for
4-Channel Uncompressed PCM Audio
You can record 4 channels of uncompressed, high-quality, 16-bit
digital audio. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone, the
AG-HPX170 is equipped with two XLR audio input terminals with
48-V phantom power for professional use. Both input 1 and input
2 can be switched between line and mic levels. A switch lets you
select built-in mic, input 1, or input 2 for the audio input of both
channel-1 and channel-2. Large dials make it easy to manually
adjust the levels.
SMPTE Time-Code Generator/Reader
The built-in SMPTE time-code generator/reader lets you select the
Drop Frame/Non-Drop Frame and Free Run/Rec Run modes, preset
and regenerate, User bits are also provided.