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Panasonic AJ-PG50 Portable P2 Memory Card Recorder


  • AVC-ULTRA field recorder for backup recording; monitoring; previewing; file copying and to utilize AVC-ULTRA codecs in older P2 HD cameras.

The AJ-PG50 field recorder is the first standalone recorder to support the AVC-ULTRA codec. It an ideal solution for backup recording; monitoring; previewing; file copying as well as providing a legacy solution so owners with older Panasonic P2 HD cameras can leverage the newer AVC-ULTRA codecs through outboard recording to the PG50.

Users can select the AVC-ULTRA image quality and bit rate to match their application. For instance; AVC-Intra 100/50 is optimal for top-level image production; while AVC-LongG achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Three AVC-LongG bit rates are available -- AVC-LongG50/25/12; with AVC-LongG25 providing 10 bit 4:2:2 quality at bit rates of approximately 25 Mbps. The PG50's high-resolution AVC-Proxy* encodes in parallel with higher bandwidth production formats; enabling fast; efficient offline editing at bit rates from 6 Mbps down to 800kbps. In addition to 1080/59.94i; the PG50 supports 59.94p and 720p multi HD format and SD recording and is 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switchable for convenient use in international productions. The recorder also offers legacy recording in DVCPRO HD; DVCPRO50; DVCPRO and DV.

Its standard LAN (Ethernet) port allows network connection via a wired LAN. When installed with the optional AJ-WM30 Wireless Module; the PG50 gains wireless LAN connectivity; enabling access to a variety of functions (proxy preview; camera remote; file transfer; playlist editing) from a network-connected PC/Mac; tablet device or smart phone**; affording a cost-effective IT solution. It can send data directly to a network server via FTP allowing broadcast stations to edit recorded data immediately. The PG50 is also capable of proxy image streaming via a wired LAN; wireless LAN; or 4G/LTE network***. Two streaming modes (SHQ; and full HD AVC-G6) are available.

Other key features:

  • Equipped with two microP2 card slots; one standard P2 card slot and one SD card slot.
  • Recording functions include simultaneous recording on two microP2 cards; dual codec recording; hot-swap recording for uninterrupted recording between two microP2 cards; and more.
  • Playback functions include auto playback; playback position selection; repeat playback and down-conversion from HD to SD.
  • Offers a variety of input/outputs; including HDMI and 3G SDI; and offers a high-speed USB 3.0 (HOST) interface for transferring backup data to an external storage device and previewing externally stored files.
  • Equipped with two XLR audio inputs; and recording up to four channels of 48kHz; 24-bit audio in AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG
  • A high-resolution QHD LCD 3.5 monitor; so thumbnail images can be displayed; allowing instant playback; deletion or copying of selected clips. Full-screen image display enables use of the PG50 as a recording or preview monitor. Wave form; vectorscope and 4:3 marker can be displayed too.
  • Often-used functions can be allocated to six user buttons; and a user file containing the settings can be saved to an SD card.
  • Main unit weighs just 2.4 pounds; and is small enough to use with one hand.
  • A powerful 5800-mAh battery pack; providing approximately 170 minutes of continuous playback time; mounts to the main unit's back.
  • Plugs into an ordinary AC outlet using a provided adaptor.


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