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UHD and high-speed systems cameras

The new AK-UC3000 4K live camera system, and the HD AK-HC5000, which outputs 1080p at up to 240fps, are now shipping. The cameras were previewed by Panasonic at IBC last year.

The single MOS sensor AK-UC3000 outputs an Ultra HD signal at up to 50p, delivers improved HD picture quality, and uses a B4 mount to accommodate 2/3-inch lenses. It also boasts high sensitivity (F10/2000lx), low noise (S/N 60dB+), high resolution (1800 TV lines/UHD) and a wide dynamic range of 600 per cent (-6dB~36dB).

The AK-HC5000 is Panasonic’s flagship studio model, offering high-speed output up 1080/240p, and incorporates new 2/3-inch, 2.2M, 3-CMOS sensors, with high sensitivity (F11/2000lx), low noise (S/N 60dB+), and resolution measured at
1100 TV lines.

The two models share many functions, including advanced focus assist, shockless gain (-3~36dB), a user gamma setting, black gamma correction tracking pedestal, multi-step Digital Noise Reduction, reduced skew and Dynamic Range Stretch. The HC5000’s flash band compensation corrects for the banding effect that flash guns have on most MOS-based sensors.

A new camera control unit, the AK-UCU500, provides power over 2000m using hybrid fibre, and outputs simultaneous UHD and HD signals. Two new remote operation panels, the AK-HRP1000 and AK-HRP1005, both with colour LCD readout displays, provide IP controls. A new 9-inch HD LCD viewfinder (AK-HVF100) is also available.