VITEC announces the availability of the Focus FS-P250 Proxy Recorder for Panasonic AG-HPX250/255 AVC-Intra Cameras

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New Focus camera-mount H.264 recorder streamlines production process with streaming and support for cloud-based proxy workflows.

PARIS, August 30, 2012 – VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video solutions, today announced the availability of the Focus FS-P250 Proxy Recorder. The Focus FS-P250 Proxy Recorder records H.264 proxy clips in parallel with the high-resolution clips of the Panasonic AG-HPX250/255 P2 HD handheld camcorders. While users can both instantly view streamed clips and input custom metadata from the Focus FS-P250 web interface.

While recording proxy clips, the Focus FS-P250 also captures matching timecode and camera-based metadata from the Panasonic AG-HPX250/255 cameras. The user may select various resolutions and bit rates for proxy recording depending on workflow and application. The web interface can be accessed from either a PC or mobile device using the optional Panasonic AJ-WM30 Wireless Module.

“Our customers have been eager to utilize the new proxy modes and wireless metadata entry found in the AJ-HPX3100 P2 camcorder, and they have also been asking for a way to enable these features in our more affordable, lighter weight cameras such as the AG-HPX250/255,” said Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of Professional AV Business Unit of Panasonic. “Thanks to our partnership with Vitec, this will be possible, including live streaming of the proxy video over WiFi. With the FS-P250, our AG-HPX250/255 customers will be able to take immediate advantage of emerging production tools utilizing wireless technologies and the cloud.”

“VITEC is honored to be a long time solutions partner with Panasonic,” said Mark D’Addio, VP of Business Development for VITEC. “The Focus FS-P250 is a perfect companion recorder for the AG-HPX250 camera as it enables collaborative cloud-based workflows for AVC-Intra mobile acquisition.”

Highlights of VITEC’s Focus FS-P250

  • HD-SDI / SD-SDI input with loop through
  • Small, portable, battery powered design
  • Record .MOV proxy clips onto a standard SD card
  • Use proxy clips for instant sharing and production workflows
  • Wireless web interface for streaming and metadata input
  • Includes a desktop application that synchronizes  proxy clips to P2 clips and aggregates metadata with the AG-HPX250/255 P2 clips

Pricing and Availability
Focus FS-P250 will be available in September 2012 for a MSRP of €1.195. For more information, please contact your local Panasonic dealer or contact us via email.

Since 1988, VITEC has been a worldwide leading provider of powerful digital video products supporting end-to-end media solutions for Broadcast, Corporate, Education, Government, Industrial, Medical, and Military. By integrating world famous brands including Optibase, Focus, Proxsys, Stradis, Extensor, and Sylon, VITEC now controls the complete video chain with professional-grade products for acquisition, encoding, management, and delivery. All company/product names herein may be (registered) trademarks of their respective owners.