Panasonic AG-HPX250. Panasonic’s leading hand held camera features 100mbps recording to P2 cards, full 4:2:2 resolution and a stonkingly good 22 x Zoom Lens.
- P2 offers extreme reliability as a solid state recording format.
- Has cache recording – never miss a moment with this function.
- Files recorded to 10bit files – great for heavy post production and/or grading.
£130 + vat per day
Discounts Available on longer term hires
The first handheld professional camcorder to record the AVC-Intra 100 Mb/s (10-bit 4:2:2) codec to a pair of P2 cards , the Panasonic AG-HPX250 allows you to record either simultaneously (for creating an instant back-up) or sequentially.
Featuring an integrated 22x zoom lens and a 2.2 Mp 1/3″-type 3MOS imager, it also records several flavours of DVCPRO (including DVCPRO HD) as well as DV. A variety of frame rates are possible in DVCPRO modes, for native slow- and fast-motion effects.
For video that will later endure heavy processing such as he addition of effects, the intra-frame compression options of the Panasonic AG-HPX250 are crucial. The AVC-Intra 100 codec is a perfect choice for any projects that involve tasks such as greenscreen shooting.
The HPX250 is the perfect choice as the second camcorder on an independent feature production, or as the go-to model for a freelance videographer who does a variety of jobs, from SD to HD – and with support for PAL/NTSC signal systems, it will cross oceans without missing a beat. Its compact size makes it hard to leave at home.