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Panasonic: AG ROP App, for Remote Control of Professional Handheld AG-DVX200 4K Camera Recorder from an iPad, is Now Available at No Cost

The following video presents AG-DVX200 – Key Features:

The AG-DVX200 4K camcorder is inundated with a variety of high quality and intelligent features to ensure versatility and stunning image reproduction. Not only does this fixed lens 4K camcorder use shallow depth of field, it also employs a log curve which uses 12 dynamic stops to ensure accurate editing. Grading images using V-Log (Originally used for the VariCam 35, also found in the Lumix GH4) ensures that colour contrasts are expertly highlighted and that the graded images are vivid and sharp. The AG-DVX200 also combats a common issue for 4K camcorders – file size. Usually, images produced by a 4K camcorder will be extremely large. However, by using 4:2:0 8bit recording, the DVX200 produces smaller file sizes which are also easy to edit in post-production.

Panasonic’s AG ROP (Remote Operation Panel) app, which allows remote control*1 of the professional AG-DVX200 4K camera recorder from an iPad, is now available for downloading, FREE of charge, from the Apple App Store.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Releases a Remote Operation Panel App for iPad Use, to Improve Handheld AG-DVX200 4K Camera Recorder Operation.

For Easy Control of Professional Picture Quality Adjustment, REC Start/Stop, and Lens Remote from an iPad.*1

Osaka (January 18, 2016)

AG ROP (Remote Operation Panel) app

AG ROP (Remote Operation Panel) app

Panasonic is pleased to announce that the AG ROP (Remote Operation Panel) app, which allows remote control*1 of the professional AG-DVX200 4K camera recorder from an iPad, will be available for downloading, free of charge, from the Apple App Store starting on January 18, 2016.

Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K

Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K

The AG-DVX200 is a 4/3-type large-format 4K/60p*2 camera recorder with integrated zoom lens that was released in September 2015. Its 4/3-type large-format sensor captures stunning images with a shallow focus and attractive Bokeh effect. It also features a wide dynamic range made possible by 12-stop V-Log L processing inherited from the new Varicam Series. The AG-DVX200 records 4K (4096 x 2160)/24p, 4K (UHD:3840 x 2160)/60p, FHD (1920 x 1080)/60p images at a maximum of 120 fps (frames per second) onto a memory card.*3

The new AG ROP app enables wireless remote control of the AG-DVX200’s picture quality adjustment, zoom, focus, and REC start/stop from an iPad. This allows easy touch control with an existing iPad, to further expand the mobility of the AG-DVX200 with crane and jib use compatibility.

AG ROP control screen

AG ROP control screen

*1: Installation of a wireless module (AJ-WM30 (sold separately) or ASUS USB-N53 (sold separately)) is required. The firmware in the camera recorder may need to be updated to the newest version. With iPad, iOS7.1, iOS8.1, iOS9 are supported. iPhone is not supported.
*2: The actual frequency rate is 59.94 Hz. At 60p, the resolution is UHD (3840 x 2160).
*3: An SD card with a capacity of UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) is required to shoot videos with a bit rate of 100 Mbps or higher. An SDXC card with a capacity of 64 GB or more and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) is required to shoot UHD 2160/59.94p/50.00p videos with a bit rate of 150 Mbps or higher.

• For detailed information on the AG-DVX200 (including firmware updates), see the following site.
http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/products/ag-dvx200/

AG ROP App Features:

Wireless Remote Control*1 of Picture Quality Adjustment, Zoom, Focus, and REC Start/Stop from an iPad

Attach the AJ-WM30 Wireless Module or ASUS USB-N53 to the AG-DVX200 and install the free “AG ROP” app for iPad to enable wireless control of the AG-DVX200 from the iPad.

The AG ROP app for iPad is available free of charge from the Apple App Store. It enables wireless remote control of the AG-DVX200*2 memory card camera recorder. The control screen of the AG ROP app displays large numerals and provides upper and lower touch keys for easy understanding and use. In addition to a multitude of control functions, such as camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop and menu setting, the AG ROP app allows control of the AG-DVX200’s internal lens for remote operation of the i.ZOOM, zoom and focus. This provides extra versatility when, for example, the AG-DVX200 is set up on a crane.

AG ROP thumbnail view (*3)

AG ROP thumbnail view (*3)

It also displays a thumbnail view and a preview view, so clips*3 recorded in dual codec recording mode onto the AG-DVX200’s memory card can be displayed as thumbnails and previewed on an iPad. The AG ROP app lets the user check the image while recording.

AG ROP preview view (*3)

AG ROP preview view (*3)

• Controllable Functions
i.ZOOM/ZOOM/FOCUS, KNEE (ON/OFF), TCG (TC/UB display and setting), REC CHK, REC S/S, SHUTTER (OFF/FIX/SS), GAIN, WB (PRST/A/B/AWB/ABB), M.PED, IRIS (AUTO/MANUAL), PAINTING GAIN (R/B), Menu display and setting, USER Button, Switching CAM/BAR Output image, and Character output ON/OFF

• Other Functions
CAM. INFO (display camera recorder info), THUMB (display and playback of camera clip), Remaining media/battery display, LOCK (disable operation on AG ROP app), and WARNING indicator

*1: iOS 7.1, iOS 8.1, and iOS 9 are supported.
*2: Installation of a wireless module (AJ-WM30 (sold separately) or ASUS USB-N53 (sold separately)) is required. The firmware in the camera recorder may need to be updated to the newest version.
*3: Only sub-recording (8 Mbps) of dual codec recording is supported. Other data is not displayed in the thumbnail view.

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The following video presents AG-DVX200 – A Day in life:

Experience image quality like never before with the AG-DVX200 4K Camcorder. Immerse yourself in the world on screen; captivate your senses with every detail. Join Panasonic as we continue to make strides in the progression of Broadcast technology. This is the first official footage shot with the new Panasonic AG-DVX200, one of the newest additions to our ever expanding range of 4K broadcast equipment. The footage was shot using two AG-DVX200 engineering samples. During the development of this piece the FZ-Y1CH 4K Toughpad (the world’s first PC equipped, 20” 4K resolution tablet with HDMI 2.0 input) was used to monitor the footage in crisp 4K image quality.

Recording format/mode: UHD (3840 x 2160) 29.97p / MOV (100Mbps, SD card recording) and VFR120p on FHD (1920 x 1080) 29.97p / MOV (50Mbps, SD card recording)

V-Log L (Beta version) was used over full length.
(Grading tool : DaVinci Resolve)


You can buy the Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorder from B&H:

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