The AK-UC4000 studio camera is yet another Panasonic innovation in video broadcast technology. Users can operate the camera in both 4K and HD modes. In HD mode the AK-UC4000 produces HD images with high sensitivity and low noise. In addition to the functions appreciated in previous studio camera series such as DRS and CineGamma, the AK-UC4000 adds new features such as focus assist, flash band compensation, and skew reduction, which is realized through high-speed scan from the MOS sensor. There are additional functions to improve shooting experience including enhanced shock less gain (-6 dB to 36 dB), a user gamma function, black gamma correction according to the pedestal setting, multi-step DNR and easy matrix adjustment. It also includes the latest functions such as HDR (HLG), BT.2020and high-speed shooting. The HDR support provides rich gradation to render dynamic contrast, colour and shadow in dark image areas that could not previously be reproduced due to blackout, thus resulting in more realistic image range and quality. It supports a variable HDR by adjusting the high dynamic range. The AK-UC4000 Series technology achieves excellent image quality and operability.
When paired with the AK-UCU600 Camera Control Unit, the UC4000 is capable of 4K image production and uncompressed long-distance transmission. The AK-HRP1000 and HRP1005 Remote Operation Panels are equipped with a dynamic colour LCD to provide visibility of the display for smooth control. The HDR camera and camera control unit can be connected for approximately 2,000-meter long-distance transmission of video signals when power is supplied from the camera control unit. The remote operation panel and the camera can be connected using a dedicated cable.
The AK-HVF100 230mm LCD colour view finder is equipped with a large display and diverse functions. The focus assist functions include Focus Bar (indicates focus level), Focus-in-Red (uses colour to indicate areas in focus), Expand (magnifies central portion), and Square (shows focus status of screen as a whole).
Overall, the AK-UC4000 and AW-UCU600 system offers superior cost performance with respect to both operability and ease of use.
AK-UCU600 - Camera Control Unit (CCU)
The CCU supports not only UHD and HD simultaneous output, but also enables high-speed output*1 up to 240p in HD mode to be performed simultaneously with standard (1x) output, while still having a compact size.
- Contains a dual UHD 12G-SDI system, and supports 3G-SDI quad link with quadrant or two-sample interleave.
- Optical fiber transmission of uncompressed video signals over a distance of approx. 2,000 m between camera and CCU*2.
- The compact, lightweight unit measures 2U in height and is rack-mountable.
- Supports IP streaming (100 Base-T).
- SD memory card can be used for saving user files and updating firmware versions.
- Dual uncompressed12G-SDI output.
- Supports TICO*3 over SDI (4K over 3G-SDI) output (4K signal can be transferred by a conventional 3G-SDI cable).
- Supports 1080p/i and 720p. In addition to standard output, high-speed output*1 at 2x, 3x or 4x can be selected according to the specifications of the server.
- Supports HDR/SDR simultaneous output and HDR BT.2020/BT.709 simultaneous output.
- 12G-SDI output and TICO*3 over SDI (4K over 3G-SDI) output are compatible with the AK-UC3000*4.
*1: When in HD Hi-Speed mode. Requires a firmware upgrade scheduled for release in the fall of 2018.
*2: When power is supplied from CCU.
*3: A codec developed by intoPIX. Stands for “Tiny Codec”.
*4: Requires a firmware upgrade scheduled for release in the fall of 2018.
AK-HRP1000/AK-HRP1005 Remote Operation Panel
Added / Improved Functions
|Controlling the following AW cameras via Serial or LAN connection is made possible.
AW-HR140, AW-HE130, AW-UE70 and AW-HE40 Series (AW-HE35, HE38, HE40, HE48, HE58, HE65, HE70)
|A new function is added to Setup Software as well, so using a PC is also made possible to set up the connection with the above AW cameras|
|Camera List TAB: Serial (AW*) and Network (AW*) are added to Camera Type Selection items|
|The function for formatting SD cards is added to Setting MENU (of ROP itself)|
These two types of operation panel are both capable of supporting IP control.
- Available two types of Remote Operation Panel as 1/4-type rack size AK-HRP1000 and 1/5-type rack size AK-HRP1005
Easy recognition and visible color LCD Panel allows GUI operation
Variable Master Gain at assignable User Knob
Assignable knob in addition to Color Temperature and Master Flare
Rotary encoder knobs for smooth and absolute/relative adjustments
MSU data transfer function
PoE (Power over Ethernet) supported
Can be used for mixed studio and remote control of Panasonic convertible cameras and PTZ cameras via IP connection (up to 99 units)
Equipped with a joystick control lever allows Iris/Pedestal operation
Scene File function provided
Equipped with an SD Memory Card slot for saving user files and updating firmware version
AK-HVF100 LCD Colour Viewfinder
Light weight and high resolution (9-type IPS LCD 1920*1080p, 1,100 TV lines, brightness 400cd/m², contrast 700:1) viewfinder with built-in mechanical lift assist functions
Focus assist functions
External HD-SDI and 12V 4-pin XLR input
Four assignable function switches
Contrast, brightness and peaking are adjustable
AK-HBU500 Build-up Unit
Large and ENG/EFP lens adaptor
Camera can be mounted fast and smoothly
One cable solution
Power Output: DC12V/7.5A and DC12V/1.5A
3 User buttons
3 Cursor memories/button
AK-MSU1000 Master Setup Unit
Added / Improved Functions
|Controlling AK-UB300 via LAN connection is made possible|
|A new function is added to Setup Software as well, so using a PC is also made possible to set up the connection with AK-UB300|
|The function for formatting SD cards is added to Setting MENU|
Large scale 7-type color LCD Touch Panel
Master control of precise camera settings for the entire camera system
Serial & IP control (6x serial and up to 99 cameras by IP)
Camera/CCU Information Output (1080i)
HD SDI Input (Monitoring, 1080i)
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|Power Supply||DC 12 V (when using an external power supply) AC 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz (when connecting to an AK-UCU600PJ/AK-UCU600EJ/AK-UCU600PSJ/AK-UCU600ESJ)|
|Power Consumption||119 W (maximum for the camera only, when connecting to an external 12 V) 360 W (when connecting to an AKUCU600PJ/ AK-UCU600EJ/AK-UCU600PSJ/AK-UCU600ESJ)|
|Operating Temperature||-10 °C to 45 °C (14°F to 113°F) (Preheating required under a temperature 0 °C (32 °F) or below)|
|Storage Temperature||-20 °C to 60 °C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Operating Humidity||85% or less (relative humidity)|
|Weight||Approx. 4.5 kg (9.90 lb) (body only)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Body only 151 mm x 267 mm x 371.5 mm (5-31/32 inches x 10-17/32 inches x 14-21/32 inches) (excluding protrusions)|
|Pickup Device||11.14 million pixels, MOS x 1|
|Optical Filter||CC: 3200 K, 4300 K, 6300 K, Cross, Diffusion ND: CAP, Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|Lens Mount||2/3-type bayonet|
|Sensitivity||Two shooting modes [HIGH SENS]: F10 (59.94 Hz)/F11 (50 Hz) [NORMAL]: F6 (59.94 Hz)/F7 (50 Hz) 2000 lx, 3200 K, when white reflectivity is 89.9%|
|Horizontal Resolution||4K: 2000 TV lines or above (center) AK-UCU600PJ/AK-UCU600EJ/AK-UCU600PSJ/ AK-UCU600ESJ output HD: 1000 TV lines or above (center)|
|S/N||62 dB or above|
|Horizontal Modulation||50% or above (27.5 MHz)|
|Gain Switching||[NORMAL]: ?6, ?3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36 [HIGH SENS]: ?6, ?3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36|
|Shutter Speed||・[59.94i]/[59.94p] mode: 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000 ・[29.97p] mode: 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100,1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000 ・[23.98p] mode: 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100,1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000 ・[50i]/[50p] mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500,1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000 ・[25p] mode: 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/125,1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000|
|BNC x 1 HD (3G/1.5G): 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω|
|BNC x 1 HD (3G/1.5G): 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω|
|BNC x 1 Functions as terminal/ terminal by switching the setting in the menu : 1.5G-SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75Ω : VBS signal 1 V [p-p], 75 Ω|
|BNC x 1 : Tri-level SYNC or BB (black burst) : VBS signal 1 V [p-p], 75 Ω Functions as when standalone, and as when connecting to an AK-UCU600PJ/AK-UCU600EJ/AK-UCU600PSJ/AK-UCU600ESJ|
|XLR x 1, 3-pin (female) // switchable For ,/ switchable : 0 dBu, +4 dBu menu selection available : -60 dBu, -40 dBu, or -20 dBu menu can be selected|
|XLR x 1, 3-pin (female) // switchable : 0 dBu, +4 dBu menu selection available : -60 dBu, -40 dBu, or -20 dBu menu can be selected|
|XLR x 1, 3-pin Switchable with terminal|
|XLR x 1, 5-pin (female)|
|XLR x 1, 5-pin (female)|
|Stereo mini jack x 1|
|Optical composite connector x 1, Tajimi/LEMO|
|12-pin x 1|
|20-pin x 1|
|29-pin x 1|
|XLR x 1, 4-pin, DC 12 V|
|4-pin x 1|
|6-pin x 1|
|20-pin x 1, DC 12 V, 0.5 A|
|10-pin x 1|
|2-pin x 1, DC 12 V 2.5 A|
|RJ-45 x 1|
|Type A connector, DC 5 V, 0.5 A|
|Build-up Terminal||20-pin x 1|