The AJ-PG50 field recorder is the first standalone recorder to support the AVC-ULTRA codec. It an ideal solution for backup recording; monitoring; previewing; file copying as well as providing a legacy solution so owners with older Panasonic P2 HD cameras can leverage the newer AVC-ULTRA codecs through outboard recording to the PG50.
Users can select the AVC-ULTRA image quality and bit rate to match their application. For instance; AVC-Intra 100/50 is optimal for top-level image production; while AVC-LongG achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Three AVC-LongG bit rates are available -- AVC-LongG50/25/12; with AVC-LongG25 providing 10 bit 4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 25 Mbps. The PG50's high-resolution AVC-Proxy* encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats; enabling fast; efficient offline editing at bit rates from 6 Mbps down to 800kbps. In addition to 1080/59.94i; the PG50 supports 59.94p and 720p multi HD format and SD recording and is 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switchable for convenient use in international productions. The recorder also offers legacy recording in DVCPRO HD; DVCPRO50; DVCPRO and DV.
Its standard LAN (Ethernet) port allows network connection via a wired LAN. When installed with the optional AJ-WM30 Wireless Module; the PG50 gains wireless LAN connectivity; enabling access to a variety of functions (proxy preview; camera remote; file transfer; playlist editing) from a network-connected PC/Mac; tablet device or smart phone**; affording a cost-effective IT solution. It can send data directly to a network server via FTP allowing broadcast stations to edit recorded data immediately. The PG50 is also capable of proxy image streaming via a wired LAN; wireless LAN; or 4G/LTE network***. Two streaming modes (SHQ; and full HD AVC-G6) are available.