Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ P2HD Camera Recorder
Featuring Outstanding 4K/HDR Picture Quality and Advanced Networking Functions, The Shoulder Camera-Recorder for Production, Broadcasting, Distribution
Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ camera recorder responds to the emerging needs of the broadcasting industry, such as 4K/HDR high quality, streaming and remote production, while retaining the broadcast-standard B4 lens mount and shoulder-mount design.
Equipped with a large 11.14 M-pixel image sensor that provides a 4K high horizontal resolution of 2000 TV lines and HDR (V-log/HLG) gamma. A light workflow can be achieved with HEVC codec that records 4K 10 bits with high efficiency and the high-speed transfer express P2 card. Furthermore, innovative network solutions are provided with the 4K/SRT-compatible direct streaming function and NDI|HX-compatible 1 IP connection function.
Also compatible with AVC-ULTRA Codec 2 recording of the P2HD Series, and smoothly links to current HD broadcasting systems. It provides advanced support in various applications such as broadcasting or recording sports events and in the production of documentaries.
High-Quality 4K & HDR Shooting
- Large Sensor and Optical Magnifying System Achieve High-Quality 4K/HDR Shooting
- 0.005 lx of Minimum Illumination, High-Sensitivity DS Gain
- HLG/V-Log Gamma Compatible with HDR
- High-Definition Touch Panel LCD with an HD720p Display Capability
- High Picture Quality with Shooting Assist Functions
Large Sensor and Optical Magnifying System Achieve High-Quality 4K/HDR Shooting
Pamasonic AJ-CX4000GJ has the Panasonic original optical magnifying system, same as Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K studio camera having good reputation for its image quality. Panasonic’s unique magnified optical lens enables a large sensor to be mounted on a 2/3-type lens mount camera. AJ-CX4000GJ chooses the image sensor, which secures a pixel size of 4.3 microns to obtain a wide dynamic range and has Dual Native ISO technology to achieve low noise even in dim lighting. This system achieves the following operability and high image quality of the 2/3-type lens and 4K/HDR shooting.
- 2/3-type lens mount secures a deep depth of field.
- 11.14 M-pixel oversampling obtains a horizontal resolution of 2,000 TV lines or more.
- 4K achieves high sensitivity F10 (59.94 Hz)/F11 (50 Hz) in High Sens mode.
- HDR shooting is supported with HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).
- A color filter achieves color reproduction that approaches the 3-chip type.
0.005 lx of Minimum Illumination, High-Sensitivity DS Gain
High sensitivity is achieved with DS gain. Combined with master gain, this enables a maximum +76 dB, for ultrahigh sensitive recording at minimum subject illumination of 0.005 lx.
HLG*1/V-Log*2 Gamma Compatible with HDR
Equipped with V-Log Gamma2, which has been inherited from Cinema VariCam, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)1 that allows you to record HDR (High Dynamic Range) images compatible with BT.2000 and BT.2020. It also features the following assist functions.
HDR/SDR (V-Log/V-709) parallel output: Equipped with two SDI outputs, and can simultaneously output HDR (HLG) images and SDR images (or V-Log and V-709*2).
VF/LCD HDR display switch: It is possible to switch the displays of HDR/SDR (or V-Log/V-709*2) while shooting by assigning it to the USER button.
dB/ISO display switch: It is possible to switch the dB /ISO of the sensitivity display while shooting V-Log.*2
Nine mode gamma: Select from HD/SD/FILMLIKE 1/FILMLIKE 2/FILMLIKE 3/FILM-REC/VIDEO-REC/HLG/V-Log*2.
High-Definition Touch Panel LCD with an HD720p Display Capability
The standard 3.5-type color LCD with approximately 2.76 M pixels allows for high-definition color monitoring. In addition, the touch panel makes it easy to operate the menu.
High Picture Quality with Shooting Assist Functions
2.4-Type Black-and-White Organic EL Display: It offers high brightness and clearly shows the status information even in outdoor environment, such as the timecode and audio input level.
Two Optical Filters: ND and CC, have four positions each.
Chromatic Aberration Compensation: The small amount of circumjacent chromatic aberration is compensated.
Dynamic Range Stretcher: Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to achieve a visually wide dynamic range.
Advanced FBC: High-precision flash band compensation.
Digital Zoom: 2x/3x/4x digital zoom boost.
Focus Assist: “Expand”, “Peaking” and “Focus Square.”
Shockless AWB: A smooth transition occurs when switching white balance. It is also equipped with an auto tracking white function.
WFM/Vectorscope: Simplified display on LCD and VF.
High-Brightness Zebra Display: The zebra pattern can be displayed in white-out areas of the viewfinder image.
Y-GET: Measures brightness at center and displays numerical data.
Lens Files: Stores settings for interchangeable lenses.
Setup Files: It makes color setting easier for multiple cameras.
4K HEVC and P2HD Recording
- HEVC Codec for High-Image-Quality 10-bit 4K/60p Recording at Low Bit Rates
- P2 MXF File Formats Supported with Proxy and Shot Mark
- Equipped with expressP2 and microP2 Card Slots
- Clip Metadata Functions
- High-Quality 24-bit Four Channel Audio Recording
- 12G-SDI OUT Compatible with 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2 Output
HEVC Codec for High-Image-Quality 10-bit 4K/60p Recording at Low Bit Rates
Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ is capable of recording in various formats at different compression rates.
It can record 4K (UHD) 60p/50p videos in high-image-quality 10-bit on an SD memory card. Using the high-efficiency HEVC codec (H.265, LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0, MOV), free software, such as the VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player, provides smooth playback on a notebook PC or MacBook.
The AJ-CX4000GJ records MOV files that are highly compatible and easy to use. This file format supports long file names with up to 20 characters, allowing recorded video clips to be easily managed.
P2 MXF File Formats Supported with Proxy and Shot Mark
Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ supports the MXF P2 file format for broadcasting. Main recording with AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG codec and sub (proxy) recording with AVC-Proxy G6 codec can be recorded simultaneously. Despite the low bit rate of 12 Mbps or 6 Mbps, the proxy data has the same angle of view and resolution as the main recording, enabling highly immediate breaking news. The sub-recording gamma setting can be set to V-709 if the main recording is set to V-log, and to SDR when the main recording is set to SDR, allowing recording with and without grading in parallel. It also supports the Shot Mark function, which enables thumbnail display, playback, and upload of only the marked clips, just like a P2HD camera recorder for broadcasting
Equipped with expressP2 and microP2 Card1 Slots
The AJ-CX4000GJ is provided with an expressP2 card slot to accept high-reliability broadcast-application storage media. This enables recording of large data as well as high-speed offloading. In addition, there are two microP2 1/SDXC memory card slots to achieve low running costs2.
Using two microP2 cards1, unlimited relay recording 3 is possible. Simultaneous recording enhance recording reliability. Also provided are pre-REC, internal REC and metadata recording functions.
Clip Metadata Functions
Clip metadata (cameraperson, location, date, time, text memory, etc.) is added to the clips. In addition to the camera itself, data settings can be transferred from an SD card, the CX ROP app or the cloud. A list of clip metadata can be displayed on the camcorder’s LCD monitor.
High-Quality 24-bit Four Channel Audio Recording
It supports 24-bit/48 kHz four channel digital audio recording. The audio source for each channel can be selected for each channel, choosing from mic-in, line-in and wireless receiver.
12G-SDI OUT Compatible with 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2 Output
The standard 12G-SDI output terminal delivers high-image-quality UHD 60p (50p) 10-bit 4:2:2 output. Also provided are XLR audio input (2 CH) terminals compatible with +48-V phantom power supply as well as HDMI OUT, TC IN/TC OUT, GENLOCK IN, USB3.0 (DEVICE) and USB2.0 (HOST, wireless module) terminals.Streaming, IP Network Function
Streaming capabilities with 4K quality and SRT protocol support
- Linked with IoT Cloud Platform
- Easy IP Connection: NDI|HX Is Enabled When an Optional NDI|HX License Is Purchased from NewTek
- Compatible with IP Remote Control
- Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone
- Professional System Features
Streaming capabilities with 4K quality and SRT protocol support
4K (24p/25p/30p/50p/60p) high-definition streaming is supported. HD streaming output is possible while recording. The streaming method supports RTMP/RTMPS/RTSP/SRT protocols. SRT protocol enables high-quality streaming. Both of Client/Listener mode and encryption are supported.
H.264/H.265 codec and 8/12/25/50/75Mpb bitrate can be selected. Also supports USB tethering using a 5G smartphone. It is compatible with many services such as Facebook and YouTube and allows you to directly broadcast without an external encoder unit. Automatic uploading to a specified server is also supported.
Linked with IoT Cloud Platform
Supports operation linked with Panasonic’s IoT Cloud Platform*. Remote operation such as GPS and video previews, uploading during and after recording are possible from a remote location via the cloud. It also allows integrated management of setup and firmware for multiple cameras. IoT Cloud Platform allows for remote coverage and video production.
Easy IP Connection: NDI|HX Is Enabled When an Optional NDI|HX License Is Purchased from NewTek
A LAN terminal with a lock mechanism is provided. Cable LAN connection enables IP remote control. Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ is also equipped with NDI|HX mode. It allows video transmission and camera control via IP connection, without using an external converter. When connected to a system configured with the AV-HLC100 Live Production Center and NDI｜HX compatible PTZ cameras1, the AJ-CX4000GJ realizes end-to-end live video production of live events as well as web distribution. NDI|HX, a technology of NewTek, Inc.
Compatible with IP Remote Control
Also supports control from the AK-HRP1000GJ/HRP250GJ/HRP1015GJ remote operation panel for studio cameras with an IP (wired LAN) connection. In addition to supporting control such as image quality settings, it also enables integrated operation with a studio camera.
Wireless Control from a Tablet or Smartphone
Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ can be controlled remotely and wirelessly using the tablet/smartphone app “CX ROP”*1 (downloadable for free from the App Store or Google Play). This app allows you to display camera information and change camera settings. The settings are easy to see and can be changed by tap-and-slide operation. It is also equipped with a wealth of remote functions for output signal selection, USER button setting, REC S/S and many others. Clip metadata supported. Metadata can be sent from CX ROP to a camcorder and be recorded onto a recording clip. The Apple App Store and iPad are service marks or trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.
Professional System Features
TC synchro multi-camera recording: The TC IN/OUT terminal (BNC) allows synchronization of the time code in multi-camera shooting. The camera number (A to Z) can be added to the name of the recording folder to facilitate editing.
Parallel Output of SDI and HDMI: Output of UHD video via HDMI and output of HD video in high-image-quality 10-bit, 4:2:2 via SDI enable a variety of uses. In V-Log shooting, either V-Log or V709 (HDR or SDR in HLG shooting) can be selected for each of the SDI, HDMI and LCD video outputs.
Compatible with LiveU/TVU bonding connection: displays the device information (battery status/remaining battery capacity/errors) onto the viewfinder/LCD monitor.