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WEVA NEWS MINUTE: Panasonic's Tiny & Tapeless 1080i AG-HSC1U
April 29, 2007

Las Vegas, NV - Panasonic PROLINE is billing their new AG-HSC1U as "the world's smallest 3-chip AVCHD format camcorder with professional features." Available now and weighing only 1.1 lbs., this 1/4" 3-CCD 16:9 (1080i) model records onto an SDHC memory card and comes with an HDMI Interface and 40GB SD Store Drive. It provides tapeless, HD quality in the palm of your hand.

Click Here to watch as Panasonic’s Steve Golub, demos the HSC1U ($2,099), including its tough, shock-resistant body, to WEVA NEWS MINUTE producers Bruce Himmelblau and Sue Lawson at NAB 2007 (allow for QuickTime download). And - watch as Steve reveals a prototype of an affordable shoulder-supported model that will feature new solid state technology. See how memory cards and solid state design are changing the future of professional wedding and event recording...today!

The HSC1U’s low-light sensitivity is rated as “under 6 lux.” It's 12x Leica Dicomar Lens System has an Optical Image Stabilizer for shooting both video and stills. Also included is a 3-inch widescreen (16:9) LCD monitor and 5.1 surround sound five-microphone system. The camcorder can capture 2.1 megapixel 16:9 still pictures even during video recording.

The AG-HSC1U comes standard with a portable 40GB media storage unit for off-loading your footage from the 4GB SDHC memory card. The 40GB hard disk drive can hold the contents of ten 4GB SDHC memory cards and has a built-in rechargeable battery.

Panasonic AG-HSC1U key features include:

•12X Leica Dicomar Lens with smooth, slow zoom & built-in lens cap.

•F1.8 - 2.8 f=4mm - 48mm, (35mm equivalent 38.5 - 462mm), Filter diameter size: 43 mm.

•No tape mechanism, heads, guides, pinch rollers or dropouts for trouble-free performance.

•Faster record startup. (only 1.7 seconds from the time the monitor is opened).

•Fast, accurate Auto Focus with no hunting (manual focus as well).

•No noise from a tape or disc transport to get into the on-board microphone.

•Super directivity Zoom Mic function; 2-channel external Mic input (3.5mm phone jack).

•Uses the latest compression scheme (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

•Five program AE modes in manual mode, Fades to Black or White with Audio Fade.

•Three modes of Audio: Auto / Manual / Manual + AGC audio levels.

•Directional keys make it easy to navigate the On-Screen Menu (center button is enter key).

•Color reproduction optimized for professional use with natural and accurate colors.

•Graphite gray body color suppresses reflections.

For more information, visit www.Panasonic.com. Go hands-on with Panasonic camcorders and other exciting new SD/HD products and accessories for wedding and event video professionals at the WEVA 17th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo, August 13-16 2007. WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, produced exclusively for professional videographers, are a service of Wedding & Event Videographers Association International. "There's a lot of blogs, but there's only one WEVA NEWS MINUTE and it's only on WEVA.com."

About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

WEVA International is the largest professional videographers association and our industry's leading provider of education that's on the cutting-edge. WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers worldwide through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees, and through new media including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

Join WEVA now to access valuable WEVA membership benefits that can help you succeed in your business, including weekday job opportunities through ImageSpan's CurbStream, plus low-cost Visa/MasterCard Merchant Status, Equipment Insurance, E&O Insurance, the new Equipment Financing Program, WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air podcasts, and more.

Membership also provides opportunities for professional videographer (MPV) accreditation, and system-training at WEVA EXPO 2007 our industry’s largest annual convention and trade show upcoming in August 2007. For more information contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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