4K Studio Camera


High End System Camera Setting a New Standard in 4K/HD HDR Acquisition

Key features

4.4K Sensor Camera with 2/3 type B4 *Output from the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit.
UHD 12G-SDI output (x2) and TICO over SDI output (x1).*
Supports high-speed 2x, 3x or 4x output in HD mode*.
Future SMPTE 2110 MoIP Upgrade Path
Supports HDR(HLG) and ITU-R BT.2020.

The AK-UC4000 studio camera is yet another Panasonic innovation in broadcast technology. Users can operate the camera in both 4K and HD modes. In HD mode the AK-UC4000 produces HD images with high sensitivity and low noise. In addition to the functions appreciated in previous studio camera series such as DRS and CineGamma, the AK-UC4000 adds new features such as focus assist, flash band compensation, and skew reduction, which is realized through high-speed scan from the MOS sensor. There are additional functions to improve shooting experience including enhanced shock less gain (-6 dB to 36 dB), a user gamma function, black gamma correction according to the pedestal setting, multi-step DNR and easy matrix adjustment. AK-UC4000 Series achieves excellent image quality and operability.

When paired with the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit, the UC4000 is capable of 4K image production and uncompressed long-distance transmission. The AK-HRP1000 and HRP1005 Remote Operation Panels are equipped with a color LCD to provide visibility of the display for smooth control. The camera and camera control unit can be connected for approximately 2,000-meter long-distance transmission of video signals when power is supplied from the camera control unit. The remote operation panel and the camera can be connected using a dedicated cable.

The AK-HVF100 230mm LCD color view finder is equipped with a large display and diverse functions. The focus assist functions include Focus Bar (indicates focus level), Focus-in-Red (uses color to indicate areas in focus), Expand (magnifies central portion), and Square (shows focus status of screen as a whole).

Overall, the AK-UC4000 and AW-UCU600 system offers superior cost performance with respect to both operability and ease of use.



The CCU supports not only UHD and HD simultaneous output, but also enables high-speed output*1 up to 240p in HD mode to be performed simultaneously with standard (1x) output, while still having a compact size.

  • Contains a dual UHD 12G-SDI system, and supports 3G-SDI quad link with quadrant or two-sample interleave.
  • Optical fiber transmission of uncompressed video signals over a distance of approx. 2,000 m between camera and CCU*2.
  • The compact, lightweight unit measures 2U in height and is rack-mountable.
  • Supports IP streaming (100 Base-T).
  • SD memory card can be used for saving user files and updating firmware versions.
  • Dual uncompressed12G-SDI output.
  • Supports TICO*3 over SDI (4K over 3G-SDI) output (4K signal
    can be transferred by a conventional 3G-SDI cable).
  • Supports 1080p/i and 720p. In addition to standard output, high-speed output*1 at 2x, 3x or 4x can be selected according to the specifications of the server.
  • Supports HDR/SDR simultaneous output and HDR BT.2020/BT.709 simultaneous output.
  • 12G-SDI output and TICO*3 over SDI (4K over 3G-SDI) output are compatible with the AK-UC3000*4.


  • Expand the capability of your studio camera with the AK-NP600G
    MoIP Option Board for AK-UCU600
  • Enables MoIP connectivity to AK-UC3000/AK-UC4000 studio
    camera systems compliant with SMPTE2110



*1: When in HD Hi-Speed mode. Requires a firmware upgrade scheduled for release in the fall of 2018.
*2: When power is supplied from CCU.
*3: A codec developed by intoPIX. Stands for “Tiny Codec”
*4: Requires a firmware upgrade scheduled for release in the fall of 2018.

As part of a program run by the Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM), Panasonic's IP/12G/3G Interface Kit AK-NP600G has received JT-NM tested badge for the international media transmission standard SMPTE ST 2110 and the control/management standards AMWA NMOS IS-04,05, both of which are shown in the EBU Pyramid’s technological requirements.


These two types of operation panel are both capable of supporting IP control.


  • Available two types of Remote Operation Panel as 1/4-type rack size AK-HRP1000 and 1/5-type rack size
  • Easy recognition and visible color LCD Panel allows GUI operation
  • Variable Master Gain at assignable User Knob
  • Assignable knob in addition to Color Temperature and Master Flare
  • Rotary encoder knobs for smooth and absolute/relative adjustments
  • MSU data transfer function
  • PoE (Power over Ethernet) supported
  • Can be used for mixed studio and remote control of Panasonic convertible cameras
    and PTZ cameras via IP connection (up to 99 units)
  • Equipped with a joystick control lever allows Iris/Pedestal operation
  • Scene File function provided
  • Equipped with an SD Memory Card slot for saving user files and updating firmware version



Light weight and high resolution (9-type IPS LCD 1920*1080p,
1,100 TV lines, brightness 400cd/m², contrast 700:1)
viewfinder with built-in mechanical lift assist functions


  • Focus assist functions
  • External HD-SDI and 12V 4-pin XLR input
  • Four assignable function switches
  • Contrast, brightness and peaking are adjustable


  • Large and ENG/EFP lens adaptor
  • Camera can be mounted fast and smoothly
  • One cable solution
  • Power Output: DC12V/7.5A and DC12V/1.5A
  • 3 User buttons
  • 3 Cursor memories/button


  • Large scale 7-type color LCD Touch Panel
  • Master control of precise camera settings for the entire camera system
  • Serial & IP control (6x serial and up to 99 cameras by IP)
  • Camera/CCU Information Output (1080i)
  • HD SDI Input (Monitoring, 1080i)


4K Wireless RF solution incorporates their award wining Camera Control System and DTC's 4K transmitter, all in one compact, easy to manage unit the AEON-CC

Specifications table

Power SupplyDC 12 V (when using an external power supply) AC 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz (when connecting to an AK-UCU600PJ/AK-UCU600EJ/AK-UCU600PSJ/AK-UCU600ESJ)
Power Consumption119 W (maximum for the camera only, when connecting to an external 12 V) 360 W (when connecting to an AKUCU600PJ/ AK-UCU600EJ/AK-UCU600PSJ/AK-UCU600ESJ)
Operating Temperature-10 °C to 45 °C (14°F to 113°F) (Preheating required under a temperature 0 °C (32 °F) or below)
Storage Temperature-20 °C to 60 °C (-4°F to 140°F)
Operating Humidity85% or less (relative humidity)
WeightApprox. 4.5 kg (9.90 lb) (body only)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Body only 151 mm x 267 mm x 371.5 mm (5-31/32 inches x 10-17/32 inches x 14-21/32 inches) (excluding protrusions)
Pickup Device11.14 million pixels, MOS x 1

Accessories & Software

Showing 2 of 2

Showing 3 of 3

Showing 1 of 1

Showing 2 of 2

Showing 2 of 2

Showing 2 of 2

Related resources

Showing 4 of 50