Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera

High Quality Images Achieved by a Newly Developed DSP

Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera

Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera

High Quality Images Achieved by a Newly Developed DSP

SKU: PAN-AKHC3800GSJ

Cat no: 16111

  • Selectable EBU or NTSC preset matrix
  • 12-axis color correction, linear matrix, and other color correction functions
  • A skin tone detail function with two skin tone settings
  • Camera settings, such as VF settings, can be saved on an SD memory card
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£22,043.00 (ex vat) £26,451.60 (incl vat)

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Panasonic AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera


Advanced Digital Technology Allows Compact, Lightweight Lenses to meet Studio Production Needs

3CCD with High Sensitivity, Low Noise and Low Smear
The 2/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3CCD enables the standard sensitivity of F11 (2,000 lx/59.94 Hz) which is one of the highest sensitivity in this range of cameras. A high S/N ratio of 60 dB (at 59.94 Hz) produces high quality images with low noise and low smear. Panasonic's single-channel transfer system and spatial-offset processing technologies also improve signal modulation depth and reduce moire.

New High-Performance DSP Provides 16 bit A/D, 38 bit Processing
HD images are digitized with 74 MHz sampling and 16 bit A/D conversion. Full 38 bit processing within the DSP produces highly detailed, high quality images.

50 Hz/59.94 Hz Switchable
HD recording is switchable between 1080/50i (50 Hz) and 1080/59.94i (59.94Hz) for worldwide production use.

Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC)
This exclusive technology sets up a conversation between lens and camera which allows for a highly sophisticated algorithm to be deployed that will automatically compensate the registration error that is caused mainly by lens chromatic aberration, and minimize the circumjacent blur.

Digital Extender (2x)
This function expands the image by 2x in the digital signal processing circuit, allowing powerful shooting even with a low-magnification lens. HD images retain their superior resolution even with zooming, and — unlike when a lens extender is used — brightness is not reduced.

Film Rec Gamma and Scan Reverse Functions
Selectable gamma curves are included in the DSP circuit. The Film Rec mode produces the kind of film tone that you get with Panasonic VARICAM models. The Scan Reverse function cancels the image inversion that happens when using a Canon or Angenieux HD lens adaptor, and the AK-HC3800 supports interchangeable lenses for film cameras.

Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
The DRS function automatically suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights. A gamma curve and knee slope are estimated to match the contrast of each pixel, and applied in real time. When dark, bright, and intermediate shades are all contained in the same scene, this produces excellent gradation for each shade. The images that result are enhanced by a visually wide dynamic range.

Key Features:

  • Selectable EBU or NTSC preset matrix
  • 12-axis color correction, linear matrix, and other color correction functions
  • A skin tone detail function with two skin tone settings
  • A lens file function (for up to 32 files) to save flare and shading values
  • Camera settings, such as VF settings, can be saved on an SD memory card
  • SD memory cards can also be used for firmware upgrades

Product Specification

Power Supply:

  • 12 V DC (during external power supply operation)
  • 190 V DC (when CCU is connected)

Power Consumption:

  • 25 W (during external power supply operation, camera only)
  • 53 W (maximum power during external power supply operation when maximum power supplied for each output connector while all accessories are connected)
  • 60 W (maximum power when CCU is connected and maximum power supplied for each output connector while all accessories are connected)

Operating Temperature: –10 °C to 45 °C (14°F to 113°F) (Preheating required at temperatures below 0°C (32°F))
Storage Temperature: –20 °C to 60 °C (–4°F to 140°F)
Operating Humidity: 10 % to 85 % (no condensation)
Weight: Approx. 3.7 kg (approx. 8.16 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 135 mm x 260 mm x 367.5 mm (5-5/16 inches x 10-1/4inches x 14-7/16 inches) excluding protrusions
Pickup Device: 2/3 type 2.2 million pixel IT, CCD x 3
System: GBR pickup system
Colour Separation Optical system: f/1.4 prism
Optical Filter

  • ND: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Lens Mount: Bayonet type
Output standard: SMPTE 292M
Sensitivity:

  • F11 (59.94 Hz)
  • F12 (50 Hz)

Horizontal Resolution: 1100 TV lines
S/N: 60 dB or higher
Horizontal Frequency:

  • 33.716 kHz, 1125 line frame (59.94 Hz)
  • 28.125 kHz, 1125 line frame (50 Hz)

Vertical Frequency: 59.94 Hz or 50 Hz, interlace
MIC Input:

  • –60 dBu to 4 dBu (XLR 3-pin female x 2)
  • Gain selected by camera menu

Intercom:

  • XLR 5-pin female x 1
  • Input: -60 dBu to -20 dBu
  • Output: 100 mW max.

HD SDI Output:

  • BNC x 2 (HD SDI 1/HD SDI 2)
  • HD signal = 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
  • The HD SDI 2 signal output can be added to the regular images using the camera menu item setting and switched to the VF or RET image output.

Prompter Output: BNC x 1, VBS signal = 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
DC OUT: 12 V, MAX. 1A
RET CONTROL Terminal: Round 6 pin x 1
VF: Round 20 pin x 1, D-Sub 29 pin x 1
Power Switching: CCU, OFF, EXT
USER 1/2/3: Functions specified by menu items can be assigned to the switch.
RET A/B Selection: For selecting the return signal
RET/PTT Switching: RET, PPT
Output Selection: CAM, BAR, TEST
White Balance Mode: A, B, preset
Shutter Speed Selection:
59.94 Hz: 1/48 (23.98p), 1/60 (23.98p, 29.97p), 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
50 Hz: 1/50 (25p), 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
Intercom: MIC ON/OFF, receiving level, or PGM level
MIC Setting: MIC power, MIC gain, MIC1 selection


* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

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Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
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36 £840.20 £740.20 £100.00 £26,747.34
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