4K Studio Camera

AK-UC4000

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

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Key features

4.4K Sensor Camera with 2/3 type B4
UHD 12G SDI output (x2) and TICO via SDI output (x1)* *Output from the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit
Supports high-speed 2x, 3x or 4x output in HD mode* *Output from the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit
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.

GAME, SET AND MATCH: PANASONIC SUPPORTS THE ROLAND-GARROS TOURNAMENT WITH AK-UC4000 STUDIO CAMERAS

AK-UCU600 - CAMERA CONTROL UNIT (CCU)

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.

READY FOR MOIP?

  • 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.

AK-HRP1000/AK-HRP1005 REMOTE OPERATION PANEL

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

Specifications:

  • Available two types of Remote Operation Panel as 1/4-type rack size AK-HRP1000 and 1/5-type rack size
    AK-HRP1005
  • 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


 

AK-HVF100 LCD COLOUR VIEWFINDER

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

Specifications:

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

AK-HBU500 BUILD-UP UNIT

  • 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

AK-MSU1000 MASTER SETUP UNIT

  • 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)

EXTERNAL UHD/HD WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

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

Viewfinder

AK-HVF100

Light weight and high resolution (9-type IPS LCD 1920*1080, 1,100 TV lines) viewfinder with built-in mechanical lift versatile assist functions

Viewfinder

AJ-CVF25GJ

The AJ-CVF25GJ color viewfinder is newly developed 8.76 cm (3.45 inches) color LCD with approximately 2,760,000-dot resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, which enables to adjust focus easily. In addition to a normal viewfinder type of usage, the AJ-CVF25GJ serves as an LCD monitor to shoot when opening its eyepiece. The AJ-CVF25GJ can also be opened sideway and used as side panel LCD monitor. The AJ-CVF25GJ is almost the same weight and size of the conventional HD viewfinder and supports Panasonic broadcasting and professional camera recorders and studio handy cameras

Studio Camera Accessories

AJ-CVF70GJ

Full HD OLED Color Viewfinder

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Remote Unit / Controller

AK-HRP1000

1/4-type rack size remote operation panel which supports PoE+ and IP control

Remote Unit / Controller

AK-MSU1000

Master Setup Unit (MSU) - Maximum of 20 CCU can be connected and controlled from an AK-MSU100 Plus Versatile Assist Functions Transmission Camera System to Be Configured at Low Cost

Remote Unit / Controller

AK-UCU600

With the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit (CCU), uncompressed longdistance transmission of 4K/HD video signals via optical fiber is supported. The AK-HRP1000GJ/1005GJ Remote Operation Panels (ROP) are equipped with a color LCD display that provides excellent visibility and functions for quick response. This system achieves high-quality video and excellent operability. In cases where power is supplied by the CCU, it is possible to transmit at a long distance of up to approx. 2,000 m between the camera and the CCU. The distance can be extended up to 10,000 m by providing a local power supply at the camera head and using general-purpose single mode optical fiber. Between the CCU and the ROP, in addition to a dedicated serial line, IP connection via LAN cable is also supported.

Studio Camera Accessories

AK-HRP1010

The AK-HRP1010GJ is supporting studio camera systems, remote camera and Varicam series in the future.

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Microphones & Holders

AJ-MC700P

Stereo Microphone Kit

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Mount Adaptor

AK-HBU500

Build-up Unit - Supports Large and ENG/EFP lens adaptor

Mount Adaptor

SHAN-TM700

Quick Release Tripod Adaptor Plate

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Cables

AJ-C10050G

RC10 50m extension cable - (50 meters / 164 feet)

Cables

AW-PS551

This AC adaptor is designed to be used with Multi-Purpose Cameras, and their peripherals. [For AW-RP120G, AK-HRP200G, AW-HS50]

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Studio Camera Accessories

AJ-CVF70GJ

Full HD OLED Color Viewfinder

Studio Camera Accessories

AK-HRP1010

The AK-HRP1010GJ is supporting studio camera systems, remote camera and Varicam series in the future.

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Studio Camera Accessories

AK-HRP1010

The AK-HRP1010GJ is supporting studio camera systems, remote camera and Varicam series in the future.

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