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4K the focus as Panasonic unveils new camera line-up at NAB

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:00 AM

The Strip, Las Vegas - home of NAB

It was a 4K family occasion in Las Vegas as Panasonic unveiled three new 4K cameras at NAB, to complement the Varicam 35.

The new releases mean Panasonic can, for the first time, offer the whole gamut of 4K cameras – from cinema to studio.

Panasonic AK-UC3000 4K system camera

We’ve already seen a Sony 4K system camera release at this NAB, and Panasonic has followed suit with the AK-UC3000 4K system camera, scheduled for release this coming winter. Like Sony, continuity and integration with existing set-ups is a key theme of Panasonic’s studio offering.

Utilising a B4 mount for compatibility with a wide range of existing lenses, and a 2/3-inch sensor that can output a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/60p, the UC-3000 is designed for ease-of-use and flexibility. Features include “shockless gain (-6~36dB), a user gamma setting, Black Gamma Correction tracking pedestal, and multi-step digital noise reduction”.

Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K large-sensor hand-held camcorder

Shallow depth of field and a wide field of view are the key characteristics of the AG-DVX200, meanwhile, Panasonic’s new 4K large-sensor hand-held camcorder. Aimed at independent filmmakers, documentary producers and event videographers, the DVX200 features UHD recording at the same 3840x2160/60p spec as the UC-3000, 13x optical zoom, 12 stops of latitude and a V-Log L Gamma curve.

Panasonic AK-UB300 4K box camera

And completing the family line-up is a 4K box camera – the AK-UB300 – with a one-type MOS sensor capable of handling simultaneous UHD and HD output. It's "ideal for remote studio, weather, image magnification and sports broadcasting," says Panasonic.

Panasonic AK-HC5000 full-HD studio camera

Panasonic also announced the AK-HC5000, a full-HD studio camera offering “high sensitivity (F11/2000lx), low noise (S/N 60dB+) and resolution measured at 1,100 TV lines”. It is set to become Panasonic’s flagship studio camera.

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