P2 Deck

Product Code: AJ-HPD2500E

P2 HD Recorder/Player with AVC-Intra/DVCPRO HD/50/25 and AVCHD

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The AJ-HPD2500 P2 HD recorder/player offers full 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO/50/HD recording and playback with extensive production features, versatile connectivity and optional AVCHD transcoding.*

The rack-mountable recorder features multi-format 1080/720 recording, cuts editing, live video up-conversion, 24p time code input, audio/video and IT connectivity - with audio/video feature enhancements tailored for truck and facility operation. 

Designed for use in mobile truck, broadcast studio and production facilities, the HPD2500 is equipped with six P2 card slots, a 4.3" LCD display and an editing control panel. The recorder mounts easily into existing infrastructures of sports trucks and broadcast studios. The recorder's interface offers a full range of A/V IOs (HD-SDI, composite, SD-SDI out) to support a variety of applications from line and studio recording to editing, transmitting and archiving to synchronizing dailies. With its eSATA, USB and Giga-bit Ethernet (GigE) connections, the HPD2500 can serve as bridge between file-based systems and existing baseband video workflows. And now with optional AVCHD compatibility*, users can transcode content to AVCHD for distribution, storage and playback using low-cost SD memory cards. 

It supports 1080p, 1080i, 720p HD formats and frame rates including 1080/24p (30p/25p) native recording and 1080/24PsF input/output (in HD-SDI mode), as well as 480i and 576i (DVPRO50/25, DV). Additional features include digital AES/EBU audio (8-ch), two-channel XLR monitor outputs, enhanced thumbnail display functions, and a remote encoder.

* Transcodes recordings to AVCHD with the AJ-YCX250G option card installed (available for purchase separately).


  • Up/down/cross conversion functions and real time up-conversion of live video inputs
  • Full-frame rate playback from external disk drives (via eSata)
  • Expanded I/O interfaces: HD-SDI input/output, analog component/composite and audio, high-speed eSATA and USB2.0, Giga-bit Ethernet (GigE), plus compatible AES Digital audio inputs/outs
  • Solid-state recording features such as clip exchange, multiple clip selection, undo/redo last action, auto record, loop record, and text memo
  • New clip thumbnail display functions including one-clip remote playback, thumbnail display during playback (edit while watching an external monitor), fixed display mode that allows you to observe a thumbnail when on-air
  • 50Hz/60Hz switchable
  • RS422 remote control, RS-232C and encoder remote controls
  • Larger 4.3-inch LCD monitor displays both source and record windows, waveform monitor and vectorscope
  • Jog and shuttle dial with up to 100X forward/reverse speed, audio faders, assignable user files
  • SD card slot
  • 4U-size body fits into a 19" rack
  • Optional AJ-YCX250G AVCHD option card sold separately*
  • 5-year warranty (1-year regular, plus 4 years extended upon product registration)
  • Supports VDCP commands via RS-422 to supply a clip list to a controller
  • Recognizes a newly-inserted P2 card during playback


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Power Source:  AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz 65W (full option)
Operating Temperature:  5°C to 40°C
Operating Humidity:  10 % to 80 % (no condensation)
Keeping Temperature:  - 20°C to 50°C
Weight:  13 kg (28.66 lbs)
Dimensions (W x H x D):  424.0mm x 175.2mm x 414.7mm  excluding feet, connector and jog dial.
Recording Media:  P2 card, SD/SDHC Memory Card (AVCHD Recording*1)
Recording Audio Signal:  48kHz/16bits/8CH (AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/DVCPRO HD)
48kHz/16bits/4CH (DVCPRO 50)
48kHz/16bits/2CH/4CH switchable (DVCPRO/DV)
Video Specification (Digital Video )- Sampling Frequency:  AVC-Intra 100/DVCPRO HD
(59.94 Hz): Y:74.1758 MHz, PB/PR:37.0879 MHz
(50 Hz): Y:74.2500 MHz, PB/PR:37.1250 MHz
DVCPRO 50: Y:13.5 MHz, PB/PR:6.75 MHz
DVCPRO: Y:13.5 MHz, PB/PR:3.375 MHz
Video Specification (Digital Video) - Quantizing:  AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits
Video Specification (Digital Video) Compression Format:  AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 370M)
DVCPRO 50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression (SMPTE 314M)
DV: DV Compression (IEC61834-2)
Color Sampling:  AVC-Intra100: Y:PB:PR = 4:2:2
Resolution:  AVC-Intra 100:
1920 x 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i)
1280 x 720 (720/59.94p, 720/50p)
AVC-Intra 50:
1440 x 1080 (1080/59.94i, 1080/50i)
960 x 720 (720/59.94p, 720/50p)
Analog Composite Input:  BNC × 1 (loop-through x 1), 75 Ω auto (Video In), 1.0 V[P-P] (75 Ω)
Reference Input:  Black Burst/HD 3 value SYNC, BNC x 1 (loop-through x 1), 75 Ω auto
SDI (HD/SD) Input:  BNC x 1, (HD SDI Input/SD SDI Input switchable)
HD Serial Digital - Input:  SMPTE 292M/296M/299M standard
SD Serial Digital - Input:  SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A standard
ITU-R BT.656-4 standard
SD Analog Composite Output:  BNC x 1 (Super On/Off)
SDI (HD/SD) Output:  BNC x 2, (HD SDI Output/SD SDI Output switchable)
HD Serial Digital - Output:  SMPTE 292M/296M/299M standard
SD Serial Digital - Output:  SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A standard
ITU-R BT.656-4 standard
SD SDI MON Output-1:  BNC×1, SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A standard
ITU-R BT. 656-4 (576/50i) standard
Output Gain:  - ∞ to + 3 dB or - ∞ to + 6 dB (Menu switchable)
Chroma Output Gain:  - ∞ to + 3 dB
Chroma Phase:  ± 30°
Setup Level:  ± 10%
Sink Phase:  ± 15 µs
SC Phase:  ± 180°
Digital Audio - Sampling Frequency:  48 kHz (sync video)
Digital Audio - Quantizing:  16 bits
Digital Audio - Frequency Response:  20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1.0 dB (reference level)
Digital Audio - Dynamic Range:  More than 85 dB (1 kHz, emphasis off, "A" weighted)
Digital Audio - Distortion:  Less than 0.1% (1 kHz, emphasis off, reference level)
Digital Audio - Cross Talk:  Less than - 80 dB (1 kHz, between 2 channels)
Digital Audio - Headroom:  20/18/12 dB switchable
Digital Audio - De-emphasis:  T1=50 µsec, T2=15 µsec (On/Off auto)
Analog Input:  XLR x 2 (CH1/CH2), 600 Ω/high-impedance switchable, +4/0/- 3/- 20 dBu switchable
Digital Input:  BNC x 4 (CH1/2, CH3/4, CH5/6, CH7/8), AES/EBU format SMPTE 276M
SDI Input:  BNC x 1 (HD SDI Input/SD SDI Input switchable)
HD Serial Digital: SMPTE 292M/296M/299M standard
SD Serial Digital: SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A standard
ITU-R BT. 656-4 (576/50i) standard
Analog Output:  XLR x 2, low-impedance, +4/0/- 3/- 20 dBu switchable
BNC x 4 (CH1/2, CH3/4, CH5/6, CH7/8), AES/EBU format SMPTE 276M
SDI Output:  BNC x 2 (HD SDI Output/SD SDI Output switchable)
HD Serial Digital: SMPTE 292M/296M/299M standard
SD Serial Digital: SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A standard
ITU-R BT. 656-4 (576/50i) standard
SD SDI MON Output-2:  BNC×1, SMPTE 259M-C/272M-A standard
ITU-R BT. 656-4 (576/50i) standard
Monitor Ontput:  XLR x 2 (CH1/CH2), low-impedance, +4/0/- 3/- 20 dBu switchable
Headphones:  Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm diameter), 8 Ω, variable level
Time Code Input:  BNC × 1, 0.5 V[P-P] to 8.0 V[P-P], 10 kΩ
Time Code Output:  BNC × 1, 2.0 V[P-P] ± 0.5 V[P-P], low impedance
RS-232C Input/Output:  D-sub 9pin, RS-232C Interface x 1
RS-422A Input/Output:  D-sub 9pin, RS-422A Interface x 1
Parallel:  D-sub 25pin x 1
Encoder remote:  D-sub 15pin x 1
USB2.0:  Host x 1, Device x 1
LAN:  1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T x 1
eSATA:  eSATA 3Gbit port x 1
Footnotes:  *1: When using the AJ-YCX250G AVCHD codec board. Only possible when simultaneously recording P2HD and AVCHD. Recording only AVCHD is not possible.
*2: To record and play back AVCHD is only possible when an AJ-YCX250G AVCHD codec board (optional) is installed.
*3: All of the times apply when single clips are recorded continuously one after the other on the P2 card. Depending on the number of the clips to be recorded, the recordable time may be shorter than the times given.
*Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Where to Buy

  • A2Z Technologies Ltd.


    29 Sale St
    Freemans Bay


  • DVT

    400B Great North Road
    Grey Lynn

    Ph 09 525 0788
    Fax 09 579 6029
    Email sales@dvt.co.nz


  • Protel

    76 Paul Matthews Rd. Albany
    Phone: +64 9 414 0477
    Fax: +64 9 414 3117
    Email: akld@protel.co.nz
    Freephone: 0800 PROTEL

    15 Walter Street
    Phone: +64 4 801 9494
    Fax: +64 4 384 2112
    Email: wgtn@protel.co.nz
    Freephone: 0800 PROTEL

  • Rubber Monkey

    Level 1
    80 Adelaide Road
    Wellington 6021
    Ph: (04) 385 8405

  • Gencom Technology


    7 Airborne Rd
    Email: info@gencom.com