* The 3-Megapixel, 3MOS HMC80 Is the First AVCCAM Camera with
Both HD and SD Recording Capabilities *

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 11, 2010)
– Panasonic Solutions Company has announced the versatile AG-HMC80 professional AVCCAM HD shoulder-mount camcorder, the first in the company’s series of low-cost AVCHD camcorders to feature solid state DV as well as HD recording capabilities, making it ideal for customers who desire both formats.

Panasonic’s AVCCAM series brings the benefits of solid-state HD recording to budget-conscious professionals with a range of affordable camera and recorder products that record with inexpensive, widely-available SD/SDHC cards. The professional AVCCAM line includes the AG-HMC40 compact handheld, the popular AG-HMC150 handheld, the AG-HMR10 AVCCAM recorder and its optional AG-HCK10 camera head. AVCHD is supported by a wide range of editing options including Apple Final Cut Pro 7.0, Adobe Premier Pro CS4, EDIUS Pro 5.12 and EDIUS Neo 2. In addition, a free transcoder, available for download at, converts AVCHD files to DVCPRO HD P2 and downconverted DV files for use with most existing professional editing packages.

About Panasonic Solutions Company
Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. Panasonic Solutions delivers collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support solutions for customers in government, healthcare, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises. Products and services within the company’s portfolio include Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computing solutions, projectors, professional displays (including both plasma and LCD), and HD video acquisition and production solutions. As a result of its commitment to R&D, manufacturing and quality control, Panasonic is known for the reliability and longevity of its products. Panasonic Solutions Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC).

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