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Panasonic AK-HC3800GSJ HD Studio Camera

code: PAN-AKHC3800GSJ
  • £22,043.00
  • RRP: £21,891.00
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  • High-sensitivity 2/3 type 2.2-mega pixel 3CCD with high image quality
  • Newly developed 38 bit DSP (internal video processing circuit) with 16 bit A/D converter
  • IP connection with a LAN cable will be supported*
  • Lightweight 17.8 cm (7 inches) AK-HVF70G LCD viewfinder equipped with versatile assist functions
  • Image quality functions include: Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Scene file settings and Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS)
  • Uncompressed optical fibre transmission camera control system: AK-HCU200 camera control unit (CCU)
  • Remote operation panel (ROP): AK-HRP200G 

Panasonic PAN-AKHC3800GSJ ( AKHC3800GSJ, PANAKHC3800GSJ, PAN AKHC3800GSJ, PAN/AKHC3800GSJ) HD Studio Camera

This cost-effective HD camera system with optical fiber transmission capability meets the high-end TV program production needs of broadcast studios. The newly developed AK-HC3800 Studio Handy Camera is equipped with a high-sensitivity, high-quality 2/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3CCD and a new high-precision 16 bit A/D image processing circuit. The advanced digital functions such as Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Digital Extender, Film Rec Gamma, Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and etc. realize high image quality and versatile operations.

By using the AK-HC3800 together with the AK-HCU200 Camera Control Unit, AK-HRP200G Remote Operation Panel and AK-HVF70G 17.8 cm (7 inches) LCD Color Viewfinder, an optical fiber transmission studio camera system that achieves high image quality, uncompressed and long- distance transmission, can be configured at a low cost. The camera and camera control unit can be connected for long-distance transmission of video signals over approximately 1,200 m (1,312 yards) when power is supplied from the camera control unit. The camera control unit and remote operation panel are connected by a dedicated cable. A LAN cable can also be used in the future for an IP connection of these units. Overall, the system is easy to use and operate, and offers excellent cost-performance.

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.


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  • 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
  • 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



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In The Box

  • 1 x AK-HC3800
  • 1 x Camera Number Sheet (1 - 12)
  • 1 x Mount Cap
  • 1 x CD-ROM (Operating Instructions)
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