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Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder

Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder


Product Added : April 2nd, 2013
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Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder


Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder

A professional AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder that features solid state DV as well as HD recording capabilities, making it ideal for customers who desire both formats. The HMC80 with its high-resolution 3-megapixel imager offers multiple AVCCAM recording formats and enhanced professional functions for stable, shoulder-mount shooting.The HMC80 uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 high profile encoding which provides a doubling of bandwidth efficiency and improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression based formats (e.g. HDV) so recordings look clean and crisp, even during fast motion, without image degradation or dropouts. The camera offers useful solid-state recording functions including pre-record, interval recording, shot marker and metadata capture. Additional features include waveform monitor display, focus assists such as focus bar display and enlarged display, auto focus with face detection, white balance, mode display, zebra display, color bars, tally lamps, slow smooth zoom

  • Records stunning 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD video with high sensitivity
  • Four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes: HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps) and the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps)
  • Supports the following HD formats in PH mode at 60Hz: 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24pN, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24pN; in HA, HG and HE modes, it records in 1080/60i
  • Records 480/60i, 480/30p, 480/24p in standard definition DV directly onto SD cards in the AVI Type 2 file format and offers squeeze, letter box and side crop options
  • User-assignable manual focus ring functions (Focus/Iris/Zoom) for added control; time code/UB recording; time/date stamp; and two wired remote control terminals (for zoom, focus, iris, REC start/stop controls)

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  1. 26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ENG camera work in a digital post production environment, May 7, 2011
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    HMMWV “God, Country, Corps” (santa clara, CA USA) –
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    2 years ago I bought my first AVCHD format camera when I could see that adobe premiere pro cs5 would support it and infact use the cuda cores on the graphics card to speed up video rendering (it blazes through post edits now in less time than the shot takes)

    I bought the canon VX10 – this little tiny handheld camera – must have weighed 1.5 lbs at most. It had its fair share of limitations like the total lack of a hotshoe or even a deadshoe to mount all my old DV video gear from my canon GL-1. It used this s-hotshoe or sub/small hotshoe as I like to call it with about 10 pins that do everything from audio to lighting and flash. Great idea, would have liked to keep the full size shoe though.

    The canon lens left a bit to be desired, but with 64 gb of ram on board it could shoot at max resolution for 6 hours, longer than the battery could operate it.

    I bought alot of expensive canon accessories to make up for my now obsolete accessories, but the one thing I could not fix was the lack of an XLR input for mics. I use mostly sennheiser professional camera mounted RF mics with a belt transmitter and lavaliere mic or a stick mic transmitter combo. Those were gone now down to a mini 3.5 mm stereo jack for external mic in, and controlling the levels was a chore.

    Hapily this year Panasonic came out with their professional 3-ccd (10MP) AG-HMC80 camera that sits on your shoulder, uses your right hand through the strap to move the zoom and start/stop switch and has both a screen viewfinder as well as an eyecup viewfinder, along with a full array of manual buttons, including 3 user defined buttons you can choose from a selection of 14 or so features available with just a tap. The center user button has a bump in the middle so you can find it with your left hand while looking through the viewfinder. I choose button 1 to be high gain video (which does not introduce noise), middle button to switch focus to manual (with a 10x zoom and a focus meter bar), and I rotate different features in the right most (3rd) user defined button.

    The audio section is the best i’ve seen with both front mic, aux in mic, and XLR mics in the rear, with 48V phantom power available (and switches for both mics on/off) – an audio monitor port for standard 3.5mm headphones, and even RCA level audio outputs. In the configuration you can crank in 10dB of attenuation, and there are adjustments for each channel on the side panel. I’ll add photos and a video of the camera when I get a second one to do it – right now I just have the REAR panel with the XLR in’s showing.

    The top AVCHD rate is equal to the canon HF 10 – about 25 MB/s into a 32 GB card, however the panasonic can only hold one card. The canon could only hold one card too, but it had 32 GB of internal ram for 64 GB total (that’s 6 hours or 6 tapes folks!). With one sd chip holding 3 hours I don’t find the need to have 2 or even 4 comming out now. Plus there is rumored to be a 64GB sdhc class 10 comming for us digital shooters.

    Watch the photos section on the camera as I take more photos and explain how the buttons all come together to work. My final addition to this review will be with a second camera. I may use my HF 10 and a/b the two so you can see the difference in video. It’s slight, but the panasonic has the better video picture.

    I did make a small change to my panasonic by removing their 2nd deadshoe bracket for a microphone and replaced it with a 2 deadshoe bracked for 2 mic receivers. The HMC80 has cable management clips all over the side of it so that your XLR cables from wireless receivers will stay close to the camera body and not snag on things as you carry it around — that’s a professional touch.

    FINALLY – the stability you gain with the right hand on the lens, the left hand on the viewfinder, and the camera on your shoulder makes for a solid system. Short of a $50,000 ENG camera this has all the features I would want for at a price I can afford. It deserves serious consideration in selecting an avchd cam as the tiny little ones just do not have the stability that the shoulder mounted cams do. I can zoom in digitally + 12x optical for 120X zoom which isn’t 400x, but at 400x you can’t make out the detail anyways. I had my HF 10 set to stop at 10x + 4x digital because beyond that was noise. The 120x I get here is all usable up to the last little bit which is a little noisy.

    I have more AG-HMC80 cams on order for work because of their features and quality, so I will be able to study their lifetime longevity. And on that note, if you register within 30 days of purchase (electronically or phone) your warantee goes to 3 years. That’s almost unheard of in a commercial camcorder.

    The AG-HMC80 is much more than a prosumer camcorder – it’s a 3-ccd professional camcorder and has all the features you would expect (see my still photos as they come…

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  2. 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not 30 pounds, June 28, 2012
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    I am replacing my workhorse Panasonic HVX200…she’s going into a well deserved “backup” role, after about 6 years of steady work without a hiccup. Recently she’s shown her age and the zoom servo is dying (and too many freelancers dropping her). I looked at this Ag-HVC80 and I’m buying it today for mainly event coverage. The sound inputs/outputs are what made me decide specifically on this model…and at $2k. Main reason I’m writing this review is to say the specs on Amazon say it’s 30 pounds! I am a big guy, but even 30 pounds is going to get pretty heavy quickly when lugging it around. And only a couple of my tripods could even carry that weight without splaying! So looked at the Panasonic site and downloaded the manual It’s less than 8 pounds…closer to 7. So don’t get scared about the weight description!

    Will up date this review when I get the new Pany and give you my views on it compared to HVX200 and the AF100.

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  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    camcorder, January 2, 2013
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    This had more things on it then was expected and had worked just great and does a fabulous job. Couldn’t be more pleased

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