Panasonic "AG-HMC70 series" - Use the One-push Auto Focus -

P2 Asset Support System (PASS) Newsletter
This is distributed to the registrants of PASS.
June 26, 2008 / Issue 6


Special Topic: Well received AG-HMC70 series
Topics: 2008 Beijing Games mark the first Olympics fully produced and distributed in Full HD

-Get to know the assist function -
*Use AG-HMC70 series "Manual focus" and "One-push Auto focus"

It can be difficult to focus on high contrast subjects in a timely manner with manual focus.
In these cases:
Press "PUSH AUTO" button to activate "One-push Auto" function.

This activates the Auto focus while using Manual focus mode.

Since launching in April, the AG-HMC70 series has been well accepted because of the stability of its shoulder-mount style and large viewfinder that can be used to create stable and high quality HD recording in the field shooting.
One Point advice
*Edit "AVCHD" files.

Introduction of editing advice for AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) clips.

For Microsoft Windows, use Canopus/EDIUS pro4.

It is possible to load data directly, however we advise to convert the files to Canopus HQ so that playback is smoother and easy to handle.

Convert the data to Canopus HQ using the Canopus AVCHD converter.
Refer to Canopus/Edius pro4 official website;

*Other method: Use AVCHD-
transcoder to convert to P2 data (DVCPROHD codec).

For Apple Macintosh, use Apple/FinalCutPro
Convert the AVCHD data to Apple InterMediate Codec.
The convert speed is faster and the data volume is smaller than the ProRes422 codec.
Refer to Apple/Apple Intermediate Codec official website;

- We are there to support you in Beijing. -
*Technical support in Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

During the games period (August 8th (FRI) to 24th (SUN) 17days) we will offer technical support
in the International Broadcasting Center (IBC).
If you are planning to bring Panasonic equipment, please inform us through the following website in advance.
(In cases when repairs are done, the repair cost will be charged later through the Panasonic sales company in your country/region.)

-BOB choose to use P2HD- *First Olympics in history with full HD production and distribution

Beijing Olympic Broadcasting has officially chosen to use P2HD for official video equipment
for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. DVCPRO-HD is the official recording format for this event.
All international video delivered from IBC to the rights holding broadcasters around the world
will be produced and distributed in 1080/50i full high-definition (HD) format.
Panasonic's 250 recorders, 100 camcorders, and 1,500 monitors will be tirelessly used during the event.
Link to "Panasonic Olympic Special website"; *The game slogan
"Bei Jing Huan Ying Nin (“Welcome to Beijing” in Chinese)"

*For any inquiry about third-party products, please contact the manufacturer.

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