Panasonic AJ-HDX900 Camera Rental and Operator in Los Angeles

The exact equipment included in your Panasonic HDX900 rental is, of course, dependent on your needs. Simply contact Saturnalia Productions to discuss your production and/or email us your wish-list and we will email you a detailed quote, which itemizes every piece of your Panasonic HDX900 package. We can record to tape and/or to CF cards using an onoboard Nanoflash.

You will discover that our rates are among the lowest in Los Angeles, and that our gear is impeccably maintained since we use it on productions around the world.


Panasonic HDX900 Camera Operator in Los Angeles
Our staff Director of Photography / camera operator has sourced thousands of hours of footage using Panasonic AJ-HDX900 cameras.

His credits include:

  • Behind the Scenes (Star Wars: Episode III, CSI, Sex and the City 2, Spiderman 2)
  • Documentaries (HBO, Discovery, PBS)
  • Reality Series (CBS, Bravo, National Geographic, Discovery, MTV, HGTV, Esquire, Fox Sports)
  • Concerts (Guns N Roses, Jason Mraz, Beach Boys, Fishbone, Jonny Lang, Rufus Wainwright)
  • Sporting Events (Super Bowl, Fox, Fox Sports)

You can, of course, choose to simply have Saturnalia Productions provide you with Panasonic HDX900 camera rental. However, there are several advantages in also hiring our DP / camera operator regardless of whether the shoot is in Los Angeles or abroad:

  • A Panasonic AJ-HDX900 camera rental house cannot offer you bundled discounts since they cannot control the rates of one or several HDX900 cameramen.

  • He will prep your camera for free if it is a single unit. If it is a multi-cam, fiber back / MOLT fly-pack a prep day then a paid prep day may be in order.

  • You can be 100% confident that you are hiring a Panasonic HDX900 cameraman who is familiar with every nuance of the Panasonic AJ-HDX900 that you have rented. This experience can be the difference between an incredibly smooth production and a disaster in the field.
  • Our cameras are "chipped" with settings we have discovered produce the best images,due to years of shooting with these cameras in the field.

  • Our HDX-900s are regularly inspected and maintainted by Panasonic engineers.

  • Our HDX-900 DP / camera operator is extremely familiar with the Panasonic HDX900 workflow and can help you avoid technical pitfalls in the field which cost you headaches, money and wasted time in post-production.
  • In the event you are producing a low-budget documentary, our Panasonic HDX-900 DP / camera operator can also serve as soundman and gaffer. He has done so on numerous productions including for CBS, Disney, Warner Brothers, HGTV, and dozens of independent production companies.


Panasonic HDX900 Camera Specs
The Panasonic AJ-HDX900 camcorder records at 100 Mbps and 11 modes including 59.94i,50i, 29.97p, 25p and 23.98p at 1080 resolution. Features of the HDX900 camera include:

  • Records images using three 2/3" CCDs
  • A 14-bit A/D circuit and provides 4:2:2 color sampling
  • An IEEE 1394 allows an assistant editor or HDX900 camera operator to transfer footage digitally directly to a non-linear editing bay
  • An HD-SDI output allows a single cable a carry video, audio and time code
  • A built-in downconverter allowing SD accessories to be used
  • The ability to record 33 minutes of continuous footage
  • Scene files captured to a SD memory card can to used to match multiple HDX-900 cameras
  • Lightweight, ergonomic design makes the HDX900 an ideal, shoulder-mount camera to rent for a documentary production

Saturnalia Productions has used Panasonic AJ-HDX900 cameras to shoot dozens of live events including sports and concerts.


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