Professional Camera Recorder

Memory Card Recorder

  • AJ-PD500

AVC-ULTRA*1 Support for Everything from Mastering-Level Image Quality to Low-Bit-Rate Transmission, Together with Network Solutions and New Compact microP2 Cards. A Half-Rack Size Recorder for a High-Quality, Cost-Effective Workflow.

This P2HD recorder supports today's network-based workflow while interfacing with conventional broadcast systems. In addition to conventional P2 card slots, the AJ-PD500 offers microP2 card slots, which dramatically reduce media costs.
AVC-ULTRA*1 codecs let you choose the quality and bit rate that suit your application from AVC-Intra200, which produces images that approach the level of uncompressed master quality; the popular AVC-Intra100/50; AVC-LongG50/25, with low-bit-rate operation and Full-HD 1920 × 1080, 4:2:2, 10 bit image quality; and AVC-LongG12, with 8 bit, 4:2:0 images and extended recording time. Lower-rate AVC-Proxy recording enables previewing, metadata input, and playlist editing over a network. In addition to handling DVCPRO HD / DVCPRO50 / DVCPRO / DV codec recording, and AVCHD playback.*2
The 3U half-rack size unit houses a wide range of interfaces, including Gbit Ethernet LAN, USB 3.0 (HOST), parallel remote, and RS-422A, while easy use is assured by JOG/SHTL/MENU dial operation. AC/DC power operation enables versatility – from outdoor use to mounting in an OB van or studio installation – for a wide range of broadcast applications.

  • *1: AVC-ULTRA is the name of Panasonic's professional video codec family. The AJ-PD500 does not support all of the formats included in the AVC-ULTRA family.
  • *2: Requires the optional AJ-YCX500G AVCHD Codec Board.


Broadcast Reliability
Broadcast Functions
Easy Operation


Example of AJ-PD500 Workflow