Panasonic is developing the professional AG-UMR20 HD/4K Memory Card Portable Recorder and optional AG-UCK20 Compact Camera Head. Both are scheduled to go on sale in the Spring of 2017.
Panasonic has offered the AG-HMR10A HD Portable Recorder since 2009 to meet a wide range of professional needs in image production, education, government, and corporate applications. The AG-UMR20, which is being developed as a successor model, links with IP networks and combines with optional AG-UCK20 Compact Camera Head to form a 4K image production system in addition to high resolution HD images.
As a standalone recorder, the AG-UMR20 enables HD (1080 / 59.94p) acquisition from 3G-SDI input (with 23.98PsF compatibility). The AG-UMR20 features double SD memory card slots for SDXC memory cards, to allow extended, non-stop relay recording. A newly equipped LAN terminal allows IP connection for external remote control and network streaming. It is also capable of linking to Panasonic remote camera systems. In addition, a wide range of functions, including HDMI output and mic/line input, are equipped on this handy compact, lightweight (approximately 650g) recorder. The use of an optional AG-UCK20 Compact Camera Head also enables 4K (2160 / 29.97p) acquisition.*1
The AG-UCK20 Compact Camera Head features a wide-angle, high-powered 20x zoom, 16-axis independent color correction, 5-axis hybrid image stabilizer, infrared shooting, ND filter setting, and other functions that meet the quality requirements of image production. Camera remote operation from the AG-UMR20 is possible by connection with an optional, 20-meter cable. Also, in addition to handy rec start/stop and zoom operation using the camera remote terminal on the AG-UMR20 recorder, focusing and iris adjustment are also possible by fingertip control.
These new models were exhibited at the Inter BEE 2016 international broadcast equipment exhibition held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from November 16 to 18, 2016.
*1: 4K refers to 3840 × 2160 resolution. The maximum resolution in shooting mode via HDMI/SDI output is HD (1080 / 60i)
< Main Features >
Compact, lightweight, free-style shooting inherited from the 1st generation POVCAM.
Excellent network operation through IP remote and IP streaming.
High-quality 4K image production when used in combination with the optional Compact Camera Head.