Panasonic AJD455

AJ-D455 DVCPRO Studio Edit Recorder VCR DVCPRO and DV

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Panasonic AJD455

Panasonic AJ-D455 DVCPRO Studio Edit Recorder VCR DVCPRO and DV
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The Panasonic AJ-D455 is a studio player recorder edit VTR with many standard and optional features. The deck is perfect as a player recorder for many nonlinear edit computers. It also can be used as part of a linear edit configuration. Another feature allows the deck to be used to play back and record in the consumer DV format. You will find that the AJ-D455 wears many hats in the world of professional digital video editing.

Panasonic AJ-D455 Description:

The AJ-D455 is a studio player recorder edit VTR with many standard and optional features. The deck is perfect as a player recorder for many nonlinear edit computers. It also can be used as part of a linear edit configuration. Another feature allows the deck to be used to play back and record in the consumer DV format. You will find that the AJ-D455 wears many hats in the world of professional digital video editing.

Panasonic AJ-D455 Key Features:

DVCPRO and DV Recording As Well As Playback

Now you wont have to use your consumer camcorder to play back your consumer DV tapes. The AJ-D455 will play and record in the consumer format as well as the professional DVCPRO format. Digital recording assures superb picture quality before and after the edit.

Uncompressed Digital Output as an Option

The AJ-D455 lets you take your digital video and edit on most nonlinear platforms. With the optional SDI board AJ-YA455P, the deck will take in and spit out uncompressed 601-type digital video known as Serial Digital Interface. More commonly, NLE systems require Firewire type video. The optional board AJ-YAD455P gives the user 6-pin Firewire in and out. (Firewire is always both directions.)

Linear Editing with RS-422

The AJ-D455 studio deck has a 9-pin RS-422 connector built into the machine. When connected to a linear edit controller, the deck will work in a frame accurate edit environment. (The deck will not edit while in DV record mode.)

Digital Slow Motion Feature

The AJ-D455 has digital still motion and digital slow motion playback. The machine will playback the video at 0.43 times normal speed, both forward and backward with an external controller having slow motion capabilities.

High Speed Search in Full Color

When an external controller is used, the AJ-D455 provides forward and reverse search at 16, 32, or 60 times normal speeds. The images will remain in color and the audio will be understandable to make searching for a scene as quick as possible.

Analog Component and REF Input and Output

The AJ-D455 has full analog ins and outs, without any upgrade or options required. Many high-end editing systems accept 3-BNC component input for high quality input (and output). Additionally, the deck also includes Y/C (S-video) and composite video input and output. Finally, the deck also gives the user a reference signal (in and out) often required when integrating into linear edit or live switching environments.

Panasonic AJ-D455 Features:

Digital component recording at a data rate of 25 Mbps (DVCPRO and DV) 5.75 MHz Y bandwidth

55 dB signal/noise ratio (typical)

Up to 184 min. recording time with L cassette in DVCPRO mode

Up to 276 min. recording time with DV cassette AY-DV276MQ

Playback capability of MiniDV (with adapter), DV and DVCAM TM cassettes

M cassettes can be used without adaptor (recording times of 12 to 66 min.)

Built-in EBU/SMPTE time code generator/reader (VITC/user bits)

Digital slow motion (-0.43 to 0.43x normal speed)

+/-60x shuttle speed, +/-100x rewind speed +Assemble and insert editing capability (DVCPRO mode only)

Flying erasing head for video and audio insert editing

On screen display shows machine set-up and operation status

Channel condition display enables easy supervision of error rate

Optional SDI interface according to SMPTE259M

Optional IEEE1394 interface for direct connection to NLE systems CONNECTIONS


SDI in/out (optional)

IEEE1394 in/out (optional)

Analogue YUV signals in/out (BNC)

Analogue composite signal in/out (BNC)

Y/C signal in/out (4-pin)

Digital audio AES/EBU in/out (BNC)

Analogue audio in/out (XLR)

Audio monitor (RCA)

Reference signal (BNC)

Time code (BNC)

RS-422A machine control (9-pin)

RS-232C interface (25-pin)

Encoder remote control (15-pin)

Standard Accessories:

MiniDV cassette adaptor

AC cable

User s manual


Power requirements: 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption: 95 W

Dimensions (WxHxD): 424 x 175 x 415 mm / 16.7" x 6.9" x 16.3"

Weight: 14.3 kg / 31.5 lb

Box Contents

    1 Panasonic AJ-D455 Studio Edit Recorder with MiniDV cassette adaptor, AC cable and Userís manual.

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