Panasonic AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder En Route to Space Station Onboard the Final NASA Space Shuttle Mission

AG-3DA1 3D Camcorder to Document International Space Station in 3D

SECAUCUS, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 8, 2011 — Opening up a new dimension for 3D, Panasonic’s AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D camcorder is headed to space to document the International Space Station on the final mission of the NASA Space Shuttle. This is the ultimate flight of the shuttle Atlantis, its 33rd flight, and the 135th mission of the Space Shuttle Program.

Panasonic has provided NASA with AG-3DA1 3D camcorders, BT-3DL2550 25.5” 3D LCD monitors and ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers that have documented the training and preparation leading up to the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.

During the shuttle mission, NASA astronauts plan to use the lightweight 3DA1 to document the International Space Station in 3D. While at the International Space Station, the astronauts intend to conduct a number of scientific missions that they plan to capture with the 3DA1.

“Panasonic is delighted that the 3DA1 3D camcorder is playing a vital role in documenting this momentous NASA mission,” said John Baisley, Executive Vice President, Panasonic Solutions Company. “Human spaceflight is about the discovery of new things and places. The amazing 3D images that the 3DA1 produces may allow a new and unique view of the exploration of space for many applications.

“Panasonic looks forward to sharing the compelling 3D footage from the Space Station with consumer and professional audiences worldwide to showcase the truly immersive experience that 3D can deliver.”

For more information about the final space shuttle mission, visit www.nasa.gov.

About the AG-3DA1

The AG-3DA1 is the world's first professional, fully-integrated Full HD 3D camcorder that records to SD Card media. The AG-3DA1 will democratize 3D production by giving professional videographers a more affordable, flexible, reliable and easier-to-use tool for capturing immersive content as well as providing a training tool for educators. At less than 6.6 pounds, the AG-3DA1 is equipped with dual lenses and two full 1920 x 1080 2.07 megapixel 3-MOS imagers to record 1080/60i, 50i, 30p, 25p and 24p (native) and 720/60p and 50p in AVCHD. It can record for up to 180 minutes on dual 32GB SD cards in Panasonic's professional AVCHD PH mode, and offers professional interfaces including dual HD-SDI out, HDMI (3D compatible), two XLR connectors, built-in stereo microphone and twin-lens camera remotes. For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

About Panasonic Solutions Company

Panasonic Solutions Company empowers people whose jobs depend on reliable technology. The company 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 and 3D 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).

All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic Solutions Company’s full line of products can be obtained by calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com/broadcast.



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