Panasonic AK-UC4000GJ/AK-UC4000GSJ 4K Studio Camera
A 4K studio camera with high video quality. Compatible with a 2/3 lens mount and contains a newly developed large 4.4K sensor.
Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K camera offers the high video quality that is only possible with a large sensor, along with a wide range of 4K acquisition with the latest functions such as HDR (HLG), BT.2020 and high-speed shooting. The camera keeps up with diversifying systems with features such as 12G-SDI, TICO2, over SDI (4K over 3G-SDI) output and MoIP3, making it suitable not only for studio production but for a wide range of operations such as sports and events. With high video quality and a system that can be adapted to various situations, this camera provides the level of high-end production that is needed in the 4K age.
High-quality 4K & HDR Pictures
- Large 11 megapixel Sensor
- B4 Mount
- 2000-TV Line Resolution
- Supports 3 Levels of High-speed Output in HD Mode
- Future Proof Infrastructure in AK-UCU600 (CCU)
- High Sensitivity and Low Noise
- Skew Reduction Realized through High-speed Scans
- Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC)
- HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
- ITU-R BT.2020
- Shockless Gain
- Servo Control ND / CC Filters
Large 11 megapixel Sensor
With a newly developed 11 megapixel sensor, it realizes ultra-high-definition resolution, high sensitivity, low noise and a wide dynamic range.
The 2/3 lens can be used without an external adapter, and the internal lens is specially designed for large sensors, ensuring high video quality. This new acquisition method maximizes the effectiveness of incident light.
Supports 3 Levels of High-speed Output in HD Mode
High-speed capture at 1080p, 1080i and 720p is available for sports and other active settings. This feature achieves a richly detailed picture even for fast-moving subjects. 2x, 3x or 4x output can be selected for compatibility with various slow-motion servers.
Future Proof Infrastructure in AK-UCU600 (CCU)
Panasonic AK-UC4000 4Ksupports the uncompressed 12G-SDI output that is needed in the 4K age and enables 4K video to be transferred with one cable. Light compression technology called TICO1 is also used, enabling 4K video to be sent by 3G-SDI without losing video quality, so that the current HD infrastructure can be used in 4K systems. Also compatible with V-Log Gamma output2. Furthermore, the IP/12G/3G Interface Kit AK-NP600G (optional accessory) can be equipped for SMPTE ST2110 support3.
High Sensitivity and Low Noise
Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K is equipped with a newly developed large-format 4.4K MOS sensor. Two shooting modes can be selected. In High Sense Mode, it is possible to obtain an S/N ratio of 62 dB2 or higher while also achieving F10 high sensitivity. The result is low-noise and high-image-quality video.
Skew Reduction Realized Through High-speed Scans
Panasonic AK-UC4000 4k camera’s normal and low skew reading speeds are around 1/2 and 1/3 of those on a standard camera (1/60 of a second) respectively. The skewing characteristic of MOS sensors has been reduced by reading out the MOS sensor signal at high speed.
Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC)
This exclusive technology utilizes communication between the lens and camera to deploy for a sophisticated algorithm that will automatically compensate for the registration error caused by lens chromatic aberration, and minimize the circumjacent blur.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
This mode provides rich gradation to render contrast, color and shadow in dark image areas that could not previously be reproduced due to blackout, thus resulting in more realistic image quality. It supports a variable HDR by adjusting the high dynamic range. In addition, it is possible to configure a system supporting simultaneous HDR/SDR in order to handle production environments with both. SDR image can be adjusted over exposed by offset gain and knee function adjusts bright image as well as HDR.
Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K camera is compatible with BT.2020, a color space that can recreate almost every color in the natural world, enabling a wider range of color expression.
It is possible to smoothly transition the image changes that occur when gain is changed. In addition, with the 0.1 dB step master gain adjustment function, you can fine tune the adjustments to match the scene being shot.
Servo Control ND / CC Filters
The cameras are equipped with filters for a variety of shooting environments.
[ND filters] CAP, Through, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
[CC filters] Cross, 3200 K, 4300 K, 6300 K, Diffusion
Video Production Functions and Versatile Interfaces
- High-quality Video and Excellent Operability
- Diverse Color Correction Functions
- Skin Tone Detail Correction
- Focus Assist Functions
- Camera Standalone Output Formats
- Extensive Video and Data Transmission (TRUNK) Functions
- Detailed Settings and Functions Optimized for Operability
- Intercom Connection
High-quality Video and Excellent Operability
With the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit (CCU), uncompressed longdistance transmission of 4K/HD video signals via optical fiber is supported. The AK-HRP1010GJ Remote Operation Panel (ROP) is 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*1 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.
Diverse Color Correction Functions
In addition to EBU and NTSC preset color matrix, camera users can save two custom specified linear matrix tables, and additionally tune the saturation and hue individual colors with 12-pole color correction system. Specific skin tones can also be adjusted in addition to the primary secondary and tertiary colors in the 12-pole system.
Skin Tone Detail Correction
Tone down wrinkles and blemishes in on air personalities to beautifully shoot natural skin tones. While designed to soften skin tones the skin tone detail feature can be applied to any hue phase so it could likewise be used to soften areas of other colors (such as green grass). The skin tone detail feature can define three independent skin tone ranges to manage different light levels or different people on camera. Skintone- get feature finds a specific color in frame to simplify the set up process.
Focus Assist Functions
Quick and accurate focusing is supported with focus assist functions such as Focus Bar (indicates focus level), Focus-in-Red (uses color to indicate areas in focus), MAG (magnifies central portion), and Square (shows focus status of screen as a whole). Lenses with auto focus and focus assist capabilities are also supported. The Remote Operation Panel (ROP) can also be used to focus and zoom while using the digital lens.
Camera Standalone Output Formats
For camera head output (HD-SDI 1/HD-SDI 2), it is possible to select 1080p, 1080i, and 720p.
Extensive Video and Data Transmission (TRUNK) Functions
Since video and data can be transmitted between the camera and a Camera Control Unit (CCU) using optical fiber cable alone, system expansion to match operation conditions is possible.
- HD-SDI (CCU → camera) two lines, VBS (CCU → camera) two lines
Can be used for monitoring with prompter, fixed return or camera (studio floor monitor), etc.
- HD-SDI (camera → CCU) one line
This line can be used to transmit an additional video signal of a handheld or remote camera to the studio. Since the camera video input is equipped with a frame synchronizer, asynchronous video signals can also be used.
- LAN (1000BaseT) one line
To be used to control external devices and remote cameras by IP protocol. Transmission of streaming video is also supported.
- DATA (RS422A or RS232C) two lines
Can be used to transfer lens and pedestal position data in a virtual system.
Detailed Settings and Functions Optimized for Operability
- Color temperature display and adjustment function (2000 K to 15000 K variable).
- Transmission of up to 10,000 m possible using single fiber.
- It is possible to save camera settings, such as video adjustments, on an SD memory card. Firmware version upgrades are also supported.
- A lens file function to save flare and shading values.
- Support for IP streaming and IP control.
- DC12 V 2.5 A and 1.0 A output as a standard feature. This can be used as a power source for large lenses, prompters, and sub-monitors.
- There are four user buttons (enabling function selection) on the camera head and four on the viewfinder. They support rapid shooting by the camera operator.
With two independent intercom lines, in addition to Intercom 1 and Intercom 2 switching, an Intercom 1 and 2 mix mode has been added and can be selected to observe the situation. With the Intercom front/rear switch and front volume, it is possible to adjust the intercom audio level even when the camera is being used from the shoulder.