Panasonic HVX200 P2 Camera + Cartoni Fluid Head Tripod


cnet describes it as:
"Superb HD video; a raft of frame-rate choices; supports solid-state P2 media as well as tape; terrific, relatively wide-angle lens."

Owner Notes:

Rent the Panasonic HVX200 P2 Camera and the Cartoni F101 Tripod System together and save $15 per day.

Kit Includes:
(1) Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 Camera
(1) 16GB Panasonic AJ-P2C016RG P2 Card
(1) 8GB Panasonic AJ-P2C008HG P2 Card
(3) CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
(1) AG-B15 AC Adapter and Battery Charger
(1) Component Video Cable
(3) RCA to BNC Adapter Ends
(1) Remote Control
(1) Shoulder Strap
(1) Porta Brace CS-DV3R Camera Case
(1) F100 Focus Fluid Head
(1) A302 Aluminum Tripod Legs
(1) P730 Mid-Level Spreader
(1) B464 Telescoping Pan Arm
(1) A500 Camera Mounting Plate
(1) B410 Soft Carrying Case for Tripod

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Panasonic HVX200 P2 Camera
The Panasonic AG-HVX200A is a P2-based camera that answers the demands of nearly any professional videographer. With its compact and feature-rich frame, the camera will never disappoint. The unit is compatible with DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25 and consumer DV recording standards. B&H listing: http://bit.ly/panasonichvx

Specs:
Signal System: NTSC (1080/60i, 30p, 24p | 720/60p, 30p, 24p | 480/60i, 30p, 24p)
Image Device: 3-CCD, 1/3"
Lens: Leica Dicomar 13x Zoom 4.2-55mm f/1.6 (35mm Still Film Equivalence 32.5-423 mm)
82 mm Filter Diameter
Minimum Illumination: 3 lux
Built-in Filters: 1/8 ND, 1/64 ND
LCD Monitor: 3.5"
Shutter Speed Range 1/12 to 1/2000 sec
Gain Selection: 0-18 dB Range
Maximum Recording Time: 128 min with 32GB P2 Card (256 min with 2) / 60 min with Mini DV Cassette
Tape Format: MiniDV
Audio Signal Format 16 bit/48kHz Four Channels
Input and Output Connectors: FireWire: 4-Pin (x1)
Component Video: Special D Connector (x1 Output)
S-Video: 4-Pin (x1 Input, Output )
Composite Video: RCA (x1 Input, Output)
Audio: XLR (x2 Input)
Audio: RCA (x2 Input, Output)
Headphone: Stereo Mini (x 1)
USB: Type 2 (x1)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.7 x 7.1 x 15.2" (16.9 x 18 x 39 cm)
Weight: 5.2 lb (2.4 kg)

Flash Memory Recording Storage
P2 is a recording medium for professional systems. Since P2 cards use no drive mechanisms, they provide superior resistance to impact, vibration and temperature changes. A 16GB card will record 16 minutes of the 1920x1080 video at 100 Mbps, 44 minutes of 720p 24 fps video or over an hour of standard definition DVCPRO25 or consumer DV video.

Superior Quality Lens
The 13x zoom lens system features an 82-mm diameter filter along with 15 lens elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical lenses. The Leica Dicomar lens incorporates advanced Leica optical technology. The use of low-dispersion glass reduces color aberration and increases resolution, while a multi-coating process minimizes flare and ghosting. This results in sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered images with delicate nuances and exceptional shading.

Optical Image Stabilizer
Panasonic's advanced Optical Image Stabilizer dramatically reduces the blurring caused by hand-shake. Optical processing with an automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear and sharp images.

Super Sensitive CCDs
The advanced 1/3" progressive CCD combines with a newly developed 14-bit digital signal processor (DSP) in combination with a very sophisticated offset spatial technology achieves a balance of high resolution and high S/N ratio that rivals HD broadcasting cameras.

DVCPRO HD Codec
Using the DVCPRO HD codec recording system, the AG-HVX200A records HD video with outstanding image and audio quality onto a P2 card in MXF file format. This codec, thanks to a low compression ratio at a video bit rate of 100 Mbps (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p) and the easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, is suitable for recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts other than motion blur. The 4:2:2 sampling rate minimizes jaggies at chroma edges and is advantageous in image and compositing. Sound quality is excellent too, thanks to DVCPRO HD's uncompressed 16-bit, 4-channel digital audio recording capability.

VariCam Functions
The AG-HVX200A inherits many of the functions of the popular VariCam which enhanced the production of movies and television programs. It has variable frame rate features that respond to fast and slow action. Its true 24p/30p progressive video, cine-like gamma curves, and cine-like color matrix capture images and scenes with much the same look and feel as footage from a film camera. All controls and system interfaces are designed to meet professional needs.

8 Gamma Modes
Drawing on technology developed for the iconic VariCam, Panasonic has equipped the AG-HVX200A with advanced gamma functions that address eight different shooting scenarios. Included are the Cine-Like Gamma, which gives recordings the characteristic warm tone of film recordings, and a cooler, harder-edge News Gamma that's designed especially for news gathering.

Professional Camera Functions
It has a cam-driven manual zoom ring, focus ring and aperture dial. It retains a FireWire connection (IEEE 1394) and USB PC interface. The camera also has 2 XLR audio inputs with the Phantom Power option.

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The Cartoni F101 Tripod System
The ideal solution for supporting camera payloads up to 22 lbs (10 kg), especially when on the go. The convenient and highly functional soft carrying case makes the system easy to transport. Combined with the A302 ultra light tripod and a mid-level spreader for quick and easy setup and break down, the is a sleek performer for all your needs. B&H listing: http://bit.ly/cartoni

Maximum Height: 61.8" (157.0 cm)
Minimum Height: 35.8" (91.0 cm)
Folded Length: 40.5" (103.0 cm)
Weight: 10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting: 100 mm

Payload Capacity
This tripod system is built to be used with cameras weighing between 2.2 and 22 lbs (1-10 kg), making it a versatile solution for most cameras.

FOCUS 100 Fluid Head
The Focus head is ideal for almost all cameras, with its lightweight and extremely compact frame. The head boasts a continuously variable fluid damping system and continuously variable counterbalance. The Focus comes standard with a quick release sliding plate, level, and adjustable pan arm.

Mid-Level Spreader
The mid-level spreader provides greatly enhanced stability regardless of terrain.

Soft Carrying Case
The provided soft carrying case has both hand and shoulder straps, making the tripod system a comfortable over-the-shoulder solution when on the go

Condition: Like New
Replacement value: $7,800.00

$75.00

per day

$225.00

per week

$75.00

per weekend


Rent the Panasonic HVX200 P2 Camera and the Cartoni F101 Tripod System together and save $15 per day.

Kit Includes:
(1) Panasonic AG-HVX200A P2 Camera
(1) 16GB Panasonic AJ-P2C016RG P2 Card
(1) 8GB Panasonic AJ-P2C008HG P2 Card
(3) CGA-D54 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
(1) AG-B15 AC Adapter and Battery Charger
(1) Component Video Cable
(3) RCA to BNC Adapter Ends
(1) Remote Control
(1) Shoulder Strap
(1) Porta Brace CS-DV3R Camera Case
(1) F100 Focus Fluid Head
(1) A302 Aluminum Tripod Legs
(1) P730 Mid-Level Spreader
(1) B464 Telescoping Pan Arm
(1) A500 Camera Mounting Plate
(1) B410 Soft Carrying Case for Tripod

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Panasonic HVX200 P2 Camera
The Panasonic AG-HVX200A is a P2-based camera that answers the demands of nearly any professional videographer. With its compact and feature-rich frame, the camera will never disappoint. The unit is compatible with DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25 and consumer DV recording standards. B&H listing: http://bit.ly/panasonichvx

Specs:
Signal System: NTSC (1080/60i, 30p, 24p | 720/60p, 30p, 24p | 480/60i, 30p, 24p)
Image Device: 3-CCD, 1/3"
Lens: Leica Dicomar 13x Zoom 4.2-55mm f/1.6 (35mm Still Film Equivalence 32.5-423 mm)
82 mm Filter Diameter
Minimum Illumination: 3 lux
Built-in Filters: 1/8 ND, 1/64 ND
LCD Monitor: 3.5"
Shutter Speed Range 1/12 to 1/2000 sec
Gain Selection: 0-18 dB Range
Maximum Recording Time: 128 min with 32GB P2 Card (256 min with 2) / 60 min with Mini DV Cassette
Tape Format: MiniDV
Audio Signal Format 16 bit/48kHz Four Channels
Input and Output Connectors: FireWire: 4-Pin (x1)
Component Video: Special D Connector (x1 Output)
S-Video: 4-Pin (x1 Input, Output )
Composite Video: RCA (x1 Input, Output)
Audio: XLR (x2 Input)
Audio: RCA (x2 Input, Output)
Headphone: Stereo Mini (x 1)
USB: Type 2 (x1)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 6.7 x 7.1 x 15.2" (16.9 x 18 x 39 cm)
Weight: 5.2 lb (2.4 kg)

Flash Memory Recording Storage
P2 is a recording medium for professional systems. Since P2 cards use no drive mechanisms, they provide superior resistance to impact, vibration and temperature changes. A 16GB card will record 16 minutes of the 1920x1080 video at 100 Mbps, 44 minutes of 720p 24 fps video or over an hour of standard definition DVCPRO25 or consumer DV video.

Superior Quality Lens
The 13x zoom lens system features an 82-mm diameter filter along with 15 lens elements in 11 groups, including three aspherical lenses. The Leica Dicomar lens incorporates advanced Leica optical technology. The use of low-dispersion glass reduces color aberration and increases resolution, while a multi-coating process minimizes flare and ghosting. This results in sharp, crisp, beautifully rendered images with delicate nuances and exceptional shading.

Optical Image Stabilizer
Panasonic's advanced Optical Image Stabilizer dramatically reduces the blurring caused by hand-shake. Optical processing with an automatic correction function helps assure consistently clear and sharp images.

Super Sensitive CCDs
The advanced 1/3" progressive CCD combines with a newly developed 14-bit digital signal processor (DSP) in combination with a very sophisticated offset spatial technology achieves a balance of high resolution and high S/N ratio that rivals HD broadcasting cameras.

DVCPRO HD Codec
Using the DVCPRO HD codec recording system, the AG-HVX200A records HD video with outstanding image and audio quality onto a P2 card in MXF file format. This codec, thanks to a low compression ratio at a video bit rate of 100 Mbps (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p) and the easy-to-edit intraframe compression system, is suitable for recording fast-moving subjects with no motion artifacts other than motion blur. The 4:2:2 sampling rate minimizes jaggies at chroma edges and is advantageous in image and compositing. Sound quality is excellent too, thanks to DVCPRO HD's uncompressed 16-bit, 4-channel digital audio recording capability.

VariCam Functions
The AG-HVX200A inherits many of the functions of the popular VariCam which enhanced the production of movies and television programs. It has variable frame rate features that respond to fast and slow action. Its true 24p/30p progressive video, cine-like gamma curves, and cine-like color matrix capture images and scenes with much the same look and feel as footage from a film camera. All controls and system interfaces are designed to meet professional needs.

8 Gamma Modes
Drawing on technology developed for the iconic VariCam, Panasonic has equipped the AG-HVX200A with advanced gamma functions that address eight different shooting scenarios. Included are the Cine-Like Gamma, which gives recordings the characteristic warm tone of film recordings, and a cooler, harder-edge News Gamma that's designed especially for news gathering.

Professional Camera Functions
It has a cam-driven manual zoom ring, focus ring and aperture dial. It retains a FireWire connection (IEEE 1394) and USB PC interface. The camera also has 2 XLR audio inputs with the Phantom Power option.

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The Cartoni F101 Tripod System
The ideal solution for supporting camera payloads up to 22 lbs (10 kg), especially when on the go. The convenient and highly functional soft carrying case makes the system easy to transport. Combined with the A302 ultra light tripod and a mid-level spreader for quick and easy setup and break down, the is a sleek performer for all your needs. B&H listing: http://bit.ly/cartoni

Maximum Height: 61.8" (157.0 cm)
Minimum Height: 35.8" (91.0 cm)
Folded Length: 40.5" (103.0 cm)
Weight: 10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting: 100 mm

Payload Capacity
This tripod system is built to be used with cameras weighing between 2.2 and 22 lbs (1-10 kg), making it a versatile solution for most cameras.

FOCUS 100 Fluid Head
The Focus head is ideal for almost all cameras, with its lightweight and extremely compact frame. The head boasts a continuously variable fluid damping system and continuously variable counterbalance. The Focus comes standard with a quick release sliding plate, level, and adjustable pan arm.

Mid-Level Spreader
The mid-level spreader provides greatly enhanced stability regardless of terrain.

Soft Carrying Case
The provided soft carrying case has both hand and shoulder straps, making the tripod system a comfortable over-the-shoulder solution when on the go

Condition: Like New
Replacement value: $7,800.00

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