Panasonic has announced the availability of the portable AJ-HD1400 DVCPRO HD VTR recorder that plays all of the most popular HD broadcast formats.
Unveiled at NAB2006, the AJ-HD1400 offers IEEE 1394 input/output and provides comprehensive editing functions.
The new VTR records at 100Mb/s with 4:2:2 image sampling and intra-frame compression in multiple HD formats including 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p, and plays back in 20 HD and SD formats, including both NTSC (480i) and PAL (576i) tapes. It incorporates a built-in up/down/cross converter, so users can play back DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV tapes, and output an upconverted HD signal.
Equipped with IEEE 1394 input/output, the AJ-HD1400 can transfer DVCPRO video codec data without quality loss to a PC-based, nonlinear editing system.
For more information, visit: www.panasonic.com/broadcast.