Panasonic AK-HC3500 2/3″ 2.2M 1080i Native 3-CCD HD Studio Camera
The Panasonic AK-HC3500 HD studio camera is a native high-definition studio camera system for studio/direct-to-air switcher facilities and electronic field production. Incorporating three high-performing 2/3″ 2.2-megapixel IT CCDs, a newly developed 38-bit digital signal processor, and a 14-bit A/D converter, the HC3500 delivers exceptional HD images in 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i.
When configured for studio use, the 10.4-pound Panasonic AK-HC3500 can also be mounted onto an optional build-up unit with a “one touch,” cable-free setup. The camera can also be used shoulder-mount for EFP applications.
Advanced picture enhancing features including: dynamic detail, programmable gamma, real-time contrast correction gamma, CineGammaTM, an EBU color matrix preset that ensures similar color response in between HD and SD video for seamless intermixing and more.
Two types of HD formats, 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i, can be switched.
The Panasonic AK-HC3500’s multi-format capability makes it possible to be used world wide for broadcasting and image production.
Panasonic’s high sensitivity, low smear 2/3 type 2.2 mega pixels IT-3CCD.
Panasonic CCD sensor technology and the improved on-chip lens performance offers a high sensitivity of F10 (1080/59.94i) /F11 (1080/50i) at 2,000 lx, a low smear level and an excellent signal to noise ratio of 60 dB.
Panasonic’s single-channel transfer system and spatial-offset processing technologies improve signal modulation depth and reduce more.
14 bits A/D converter and latest 38 bits Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
A/D conversion is improved to 14 bits compared to conventional 12 bits. A 38 bits Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Panasonic’s original real-time gamma correction enable high quality images with Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and other high-performance functions.
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) Function
In scenes with mixed contrast, the DRS function can automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights. A gamma curve and knee slope are estimated to match the contrast of each pixel, and are applied in real time.
Skin Tone Detail Correction
Separately reducing sharpness of two skin tones helps tone down wrinkles and dull areas to produce beautiful, naturally textured results when shooting people. And since it is possible to apply this function throughout the entire hue phase (360°), reducing sharpness can also be applied for colors other than skin tones.
The 12-axis color correction function allows precise and independent hue and saturation adjustment of individual colors.
Designed for easy operation and expandability
The Panasonic AK-HC3500 incorporates Panasonic’s extensive broadcast camera design know-how to provide even easier operation. Convenient features include a backlight on the rear operation panel for improved operation in dark settings and an SD Memory Card slot for easy storage of user settings. A movable optical connector is also provided to reduce stress on the optical cable.
Ergonomic design for easy handling
In response to customer requests, we have made numerous improvements such as optimal weight balance and boosted efficiency when used with a build-up unit, and a low center of gravity for more comfortable handling.