Dallas, TX area videographer Kenneth Boyd recently wrapped up a busy college graduation pro-duction season that he fielded with the Panasonic AG-UX180 4K camcorder, the main camera of his company, I-DEE Production.
Since taking delivery of the UX180 early this year, Boyd has used the camcorder on wide-ranging assignments including producing interviews and promos throughout a two-day conference for London-based company Juliet Media; covering a Sports International football camp with high school athletic coaches; shooting promotions for Outlaw Bootcamp, a local exercise facility; and documenting dozens of theatrical and academic events at K-12 and college-level schools.
Boyd said he conducted a competitive evaluation of camera options, and chose the UX180 based on its low-light performance, 20X optical zoom lens, 4K /HD acquisition and low-cost SDXC me-dia.
“I shoot with the UX180 day in, day out, and its lightweight just doesn’t wear you out,” Boyd said. “I love the lens length, the convenience of the split audio channels, the ability to change the color inside the camera and, especially, being able to bring up the menu screen for adjustments even while recording.”
Boyd said he shoots in 4K or 1080p (often deploying the UX180 as the “A” camera on multi-cam shoots) depending on the assignment, and edits on a variety of NLE platforms—Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC and DaVinci Resolve.
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About the AG-UX180
The UX180 offers a host of features for the high image quality and advanced functionality re-quired in video production, such as a newly-designed Leica Dicomar 4K compact lens with a wide 24mm angle (the industry’s widest for an integrated lens camcorder), Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.), Intelligent Auto Focus (AF), and relay and simultaneous recording with a dual SD memory card slot. Other premium assets include a high-powered 20x optical zoom, 4K/24p, UHD/60p and FHD/60p multi-format recording, FHD super-slow motion 120fps recording, infrared shooting in darkness (0 lux) and 3G-SDI/HDMI output. The camcorder incorporates a 1.0-type (effective size) MOS sensor, and supports versatile and easy-to-use MOV (QuickTime), MP4 and AVCHD file formats.
For more information about Panasonic professional video products, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast or contact Panasonic at 877-803-8492.
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company
Panasonic Media Entertainment Company specializes in creating technology solutions for the en-tertainment, integrated resorts, sports, and professional AV markets including house of worship, education, broadcast and cinema. The company’s customized systems and technologies incorpo-rate high-performance projectors and professional displays; large screen LED video displays; broadcast, cinema and pro video equipment; professional audio systems, and energy-saving lighting equipment. A division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Media Enter-tainment Company is based in Newark, NJ, with offices in Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Orlan-do, FL; and Coppell, TX.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation, and leverages its strengths in immersive entertainment, sustainable energy, automated supply chains and connected mobility to provide integrated solutions for B2B customers. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at www.PanasonicMovesUs.com.