Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Panasonic’s latest Camcorder ideal for full-fledged 4K video production


Prosumer camera fits the bill for high quality results

Dubai United Arab Emirates
Panasonic’s new 4K ultra-high definition Camcorder WXF990 has made an appearance at CABSAT 2016. Created to match the expectations of discerning customers, the new Camcorder offers best in class quality recordings in a compact package.
Panasonic is currently displaying the WXF990 during the event, from March 8th-10th 2016, at Dubai World Trade Centre in Za’abeel hall, stand no. ZA2-10.

The year 2016 marks the second year of Panasonic's consumer 4K camcorders. This model is combined with a wealth of advanced imaging technologies, such as the LEICA DICOMAR Lens, BSI Sensor and Crystal Engine 4K, to produce beautiful 4K images that boast four times the resolution of Full-HD. It is equipped with high-speed, high-precision auto focus technologies to capture sharp, crisp images because focusing is highly critical for 4K shooting.

In addition, by recording in 4K Photo mode, the user can obtain 8-megapixel still images of decisive moments that can't be captured even by the burst shooting of an SLR camera. These 4K technologies are concentrated into a body that is almost as compact and lightweight as Panasonic Full-HD consumer-grade camcorders.

Hitesh Ojha – Deputy General Manager – AV Department, PMMAF commented, “WXF990 is our high-end model packed with advanced functions to satisfy the needs of both professionals and high-amateurs. With the new tilt-able viewfinder, the camcorder makes it easier to capture subjects more precisely.”
“The camcorder comes with a new feature for cinema like effects that allows the use of shooting techniques which are seen in cinemas, such as Slow & Quick Video, Slow Zoom and Dolly Zoom. WXF990 is a compact 4K camcorder which gives a great deal of fun for creating cinema style videos” he added.

TheWXF990 showcases the newly added 4K cropping feature that cuts out Full-HD images from 4K footage using only the camcorder. It allows effects to be added to a recorded video, such as zooming, * panning, * tracking and stabilizing. The edited video is saved in Full-HD format.
* Only two times can be set: Approximately 20 seconds and approximately 40 seconds.

The WXF990 also boast the Wireless Multi Camera technology which is a new function evolved from Panasonic's original Wireless Twin Camera that enables picture-in-picture recording using a Wi-Fi-connected smartphone as a sub-camera. While Wireless Twin Camera links to only one smartphone, Wireless Multi Camera connects to as many as three smartphones and records up to two sub-window images instead of one. This lets the user shoot from a variety of angles and viewpoints to capture a level of emotional impact that simply isn't possible with a single camera. WXF990 offers both Wireless Multi Camera and Wireless Twin Camera technology.

All the new models feature Panasonic’s original Level Shot function, which detects and connects the tilting of captured images. These new camcorders also have the 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.+ (Optimal Image Stabilizer); which uses the 5-axis hand detection to prevent hand-shake blur, making it possible to capture crisp, clear images without blurring in almost every shooting situation.

The WXF990 will be available in UAE from April 2016 onwards.

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