Panasonic Debuts AK-HC3800 HD Studio Camera System


Camera’s Light Weight Also Facilitates Electronic Field Production

Panasonic has introduced a new studio camera system, the AK-HC3800, that delivers higher-quality video and greater control than many more expensive studio cameras.

The new studio camera system features three high-sensitivity 2/3 type 2.2-mega pixel IT CCD sensors and a next-generation 38-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) with 16-bit A/D converter, to deliver excellent video in a wide range of shooting and lighting conditions.

Making its U.S. debut at the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) in Atlanta, this compact, eight-pound camera incorporates features designed to improve video production quality and workflow, including chromatic aberration compensation (CAC), scene file settings, and Panasonic’s exclusive dynamic range stretch (DRS). The new AK-HCU200 camera control unit (CCU), in combination with the new AK-HRP200G remote operation panel (ROP), delivers cost-effective, high-grade uncompressed video and control via optical fiber. IP control will also be supported with a software upgrade scheduled for release before NAB 2013.  A small, lightweight 7" LCD studio viewfinder, the AK-HVF70G, completes the basic system for high-quality studio and EFP image recording.

The AK-HC3800, AK-HCU200, AK-HRP200G and AK-HVF70G will be available in December 2012.