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					Panasonic AG-HMC71
Professional Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder

The AG-HMC71 series camcorder uses the AVCHD format and memory card media to offer high
reliability, superb mobility, and advanced IT functions at low cost to meet diverse needs in video
production.

Equipped with a 12x zoom lens and progressive 3CCD, this camcorder uses the AVCHD format
(H.264 compatible) to record up to 360 minutes* of high-quality High Definition (HD) video onto a low-
cost SD/SDHC card. Because the AG-HMC71 series solid-state recording system uses no tape or
moving parts, it starts operating immediately, provides silent operation and offers excellent reliability
against vibration, impacts and temperature changes. The powerful features ensure easy, powerful HD
recording. With Shoulder stability, a full size Zoom Rocker control and a Headphone output with
Volume control, the AG-HMC71 has professional features that help you shoot like a Pro. A recessed
trigger and zoom control on the oversized handle enable accurate framing even at low angles or when
using a tripod. Two XLR locking audio input terminals (phantom mic supported) and four BNC's for
component/composite video output equip the AG-HMC71 series for video recording and production
use.

AVCHD
The AG-HMC71 utilises the industry-standard H.264-based AVCHD video format to deliver crisp HD
images. AVCHD delivers twice the recording efficiency of older MPEG-2 codec technologies like
HDV, and it is supported by a growing number of nonlinear editing packages including Apple’s Final
Cut Pro® Version 6.0.1 and iMovie®, Grass Valley™ EDIUS® Version 4.5 & EDIUS® NEO
Software, Pinnacle Studio™ Plus 11, Nero® 7 Premium Reloaded, Ulead VideoStudio® 11 Plus, and
Ulead DVD MovieFactory™ 6 Plus and others.

The AG-HMC71 features three native 16:9 progressive ¼-inch CCDs to record or provide a live feed
of widescreen 1440 x 1080 HD resolution images of education, weddings, sports, concerts, or other
events. It can be used by law enforcement agencies for training or surveillance; by schools for video
production, live staging, and documentation; or by broadcasters and newspapers for Web journalism.

The camcorder is equipped with a 12X 38.5mm to 462mm (35mm film camera equivalent) Leica®
wide-angle zoom lens, one-push auto focus, and integrated Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) that
ensures stable images, which are most critical when displaying HD video. The camera also provides
excellent colour reproduction and inherits the exceptional colour rendition of Panasonic’s other
professional HD cameras.

The camcorder brings the benefits of solid-state recording to budget-conscious professionals. Like
digital still photography, recording onto an SD/SDHC card offers a fast and simple IT-compatible
workflow and ensures ultra-reliable performance because the AG-HMC71 uses no moving parts
(unlike tape or disc-based camcorders) in the recording process. The AG-HMC71 is resistant to
shock, vibration, temperature change, and extreme weather conditions, and because it is solid-state,
users have instant access to the recorded footage without the need to ingest or digitise.

In addition, SD and SDHC memory cards are inexpensive, widely available, and can be reused
repeatedly. Because AVCHD records video as digital data files, content can be transferred and stored
on affordable, high-capacity hard-disk drives (HDD) and optical storage media and transferred to new
ones as advanced technology is introduced in the future.

The AG-HMC71 provides professionals with continuous record time for long-form HD video
production. With just the touch of a button, users can choose to shoot in one of the camera’s three
recording modes: 6 Mbps, 9 Mbps, or 13 Mbps. Using the new 16-GB SDHC memory card, the AG-
HMC71 can record for up to 360 minutes at 6-Mbps quality and up to 160 minutes at 13 Mbps, the
camera’s highest quality mode.

*When recording in HE mode using a 16GB SDHC card.

Features:

       AVCHD Format for High Quality, Efficient HD Recording
       Records to Reliable SD/SDHC Card
       HDMI Output
       HD/SD Component video Output
       Professional Level Audio with XLR Line/Mic Input
       PC Connection via USB 2.0
       Shoulder Mount Design
       Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
       Leica Dicomar Lens with Wide-Angle and 12x Zoom Range
       High Precision Progressive Scan
       Professional Tuning for Superb Colour Reproduction
       Dimensions: 233mm x 233mm x 434mm (WxHxD)
       Weight: Approx 2.7 kg

Shoulder Mount Design
The AG-HMC71 series is compact and lightweight, yet features a large shoulder pad, hand grip and
viewfinder for the same kind of shoulder-mounted operation as a broadcast camera. The 3-point
system keeps shooting stable even when zooming and panning.

Large Viewfinder

The AG-HMC71 series viewfinder is as large as those offered on many broadcast cameras.
A slide mechanism lets you shift the viewfinder to the left or right for maximum comfort. You can also
use the viewfinder and LCD monitor at the same time.

Professional-Level Audio with XLR Line/Mic In
The AG-HMC71 series comesequipped with a built-in stereo
microphone and with XLR-type audio input terminals (2 channels,
mic/line switchable, +48V compatible) on the rear panel. You
can switch audio channels 1 and 2 separately to either line or front mic input, which is especially
useful when recording interviews or narration.

Pro-Type Analogue A/V Outputs

A host of outputs, including component HD/SD video output (BNC x 3), composite SD video output
(BNC), and audio output (RCA x 2 channels), let you connect to an external monitor for viewing, video
equipment for dubbing, and various other devices.

Other Professional Specifications

       Tally lamps on the front and rear
       Large-capacity (5800 mAh) battery pack optional
       Colour bar signal output

Accessories Available:

       VW-VBG260E-K Battery Pack
         7.2V 2640mAh (Standard Battery - 110 mins)
       VW-VBG6E-K Battery Pack
         7.2V 5400mAh (Extended Battery - 230 mins)
       VW-AD20EB-K
         AC Adapter
       VW-LDC102E-S
         DC Video Light
       VW-LF43
         43mm Filter Kit
       VW-T4314HE-K
         43mm 1.4x Tele Lens Adapter
       VW-W4307HE-K
         43mm 0.7x Wide Lens Adapter

				
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