2/3" 3-CCD 1080 P2 HD VariCam Camcorder with 4:4:4 Capability

U.S. List Price: $59,950.00
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Designed to capture feature films, television episodics and commercials, the AJ-HPX3700 is Panasonic's new workhorse camera producing uncompromising cinematic image quality with the exceptional reliability and faster workflow of solid-state P2 HD.

Recognized worldwide as the industry's premier digital cinematography camera, Panasonic's VariCam® HD Cinema Camera has established itself as an indispensable acquisition tool delivering the distinct, prized look of film. As the Flagship model of the new P2 HD VariCam series, the VariCam 3700 ushers in a new solid-state era that features a master-quality codec, maximum image performance, and film-style operability.

Full Raster HD Quality with AVC-Intra 100 and 4:4:4 Output
The VariCam 3700 raises the bar for cinematic image quality, offering a native 1920x1080 imager, including 10-bit, 4:2:2 full-raster recording (AVC-Intra 100), as well as Dual link RGB 4:4:4 output with log response capability. The 2/3" 2.2 mega-pixel 3-CCD camera records high resolution, independent frame HD images in AVC-Intra 100, for the highest level of quality; in AVC-Intra 50 for extended recording; and industry-standard DVCPRO HD for added flexibility.

Exceptional Creativity and Enhanced Imaging Features
The VariCam 3700 features CineGamma™ function, which gives images the prized film-look legendary to the VariCam. Inheriting the impressive dynamic range, color space and depth field of the original VariCam, the 3700 model adds several new gamma settings and image-enhancing functions, including an enhanced Film-Rec 600% setting, which provides additional latitude. For greater flexibility, the VariCam 3700 offers Dynamic Range Stretch (reduces blocked shadows and blown highlights) and Chromatic Aberration Correction (compensates for color deficiencies found in lens).

Offering variable frame rate recording in single frame increments from 1fps to 30fps, the VariCam 3700 makes techniques like overcranking and undercranking simple. Because each frame is stored without any pulldown or duplication, slow and fast motion footage can be played back immediately (no need for frame rate conversion in post).

Enhanced Digital Cinema Workflow with Solid-State Reliability
The VariCam 3700 brings a fast, proven, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO-HD nonlinear workflow to your high-end cinema production. The solid-state P2 workflow provides immediate access to recorded video and metadata (no need to digitize), including the ability to view content on the spot as thumbnail clips on the camera's LCD monitor for instant, on-set playback. Unlike tape, P2 cards are reusable without loss of quality, eliminating the need for continuous tape budgets and decks. With five 64GB P2 cards installed the VariCam 3700 can record more than 6 hours of master-quality 1080/24p content.

With a 10-pound body, VariCam 3700 gives you the flexibility to transition quickly from digital cinema applications to "run-and-gun" style EFP shooting, while maintaining cinematic image quality.

With none of the moving parts used by tape or disc-based cameras, the VariCam 3700 is ultra reliable with resistant to shock, vibration, extreme environments and weather conditions. The camera's solid-state design means no worrying about overheating, condensation or freezing, only reliable performance when you need it. The VariCam 3700 is also backed by a 5-year limited warranty (1-year regular, plus 4 years extended upon registration).

• AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50 and DVCPRO HD codecs
• AVC-Intra 100 provides master-quality, 4:2:2, 10-bit, full-raster, native 1920 x 1080 recording
• Native 1920x1080 imager
• Dual link RGB 4:4:4 output with log response capability and simultaneous 4:2:2 HD record in camera
• Offers choice of progressive/interlace HD video formats including native 1080 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/30.00p, as well as 1080 50i and 1080 59.94i.
• Variable frames (1 to 30fps) and 23.98/24psf output (via HD-SDI)
• AVC-Intra compatibility with leading NLEs, including Apple Final Cut Pro 6, Autodesk, Avid Media Composer Family Version 3.0, Avid NewsCutter Family version 7.0 and Quantel.
• 4:4:4 record compatibility, including variable frame rate support with Codex, S-Two and Keisoku Giken
• 4:4:4 compatible with the Panasonic AJ-HD3700B D-5 HD VTR with AJ-HDP2000 2K Processor.
• Scan reverse allows for anamorphic lens adapter use (to create a 2.35:1 aspect image for wide-screen cinematic shooting), or, use an HD lens adaptor for 35mm lenses.
• Advanced gamma settings including Film-Rec and P10 Log (Cineon)
• 14-Bit Digital Processing with 12-Axis Color Correction
• High F10 sensitivity at 2,000 lx, Minimum illumination of 0.021 lx (at 1 fps VFR and +30-dB gain-up)
• Electronic shutter that offers seven shutter speeds up to a maximum 1/2000 second (plus a Half mode) and unique angle settings (similar to a film camera)
• Proxy data recording available (with the optional AJ-YAX800G board)
• Five P2 card slots allow for over 6 hours of 1080/24p record time (with five 64GB P2 cards)
• Newly-designed grip handle with five threaded holes for mounting accessories and a 3-point locking viewfinder mount for precise adjustment (color viewfinder compatible)
• 48-kHz/16-bit, four-channel digital audio recording
• Multiple system Interfaces, including three HD-SDI Outputs, USB 2.0 and down-converted SD video output

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    Power Supply: DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
    Power Consumption: 42 W
    Operating Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to +104°F)
    Keeping Temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
    Operating Humidity: 10% to 85 % (relative humidity)
    Operating Time: Approx. 120 min. (when using DIONIC90 battery)
    Weight: Approx. 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs, main unit only, excluding VF)
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 137 mm x 209 mm x 318 mm (5-7/16" x 8-1/4" x 12-9/16", excluding handle and option slot cover)
    CCD Elements: CCD x 3 (2/3 inch interline transfer type, 2,200,000 pixel)
    Video Format: RGB 3CCD
    Total Picture Elements: 2010 (H) x 1120 (V)
    Effective Picture Elements: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
    Optical Filters: CC: 3200 K, 4300 K, 5600 K, 1/2 ND ND: CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
    Quantizing: 14 bits
    Horizontal Drive Frequency: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz/23.98 Hz) , 74.25 MHz (50 Hz/24 Hz)
    Sampling Frequency: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz/23.98 Hz) , 74.25 MHz (50 Hz/24 Hz)
    Digital Signal Process: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz/23.98 Hz) , 74.25 MHz (50 Hz/24 Hz)
    Programmable Gain: –3 dB, 0 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, +9 dB, +12 dB, +15 dB, +18 dB, +21 dB, +24 dB, +27 dB, +30 dB
    VFR: 1 to 30 fps (1080/59.94i) ,1 to 25 fps (1080/50p)
    Shutter Speed: 1/50 (50 Hz) sec., 1/60 sec., 1/100 (59.94 Hz) sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF 180 deg, 172.8 deg, 144 deg, 120 deg, 90 deg, 45 deg
    Syncro Scan Sutter: 1/61.7 sec. to 1/7200 sec. (1080/59.94i)
    1/30.9 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p)
    1/24.7 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p (A) )
    1/51.4 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i)
    1/25.7 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p)
    Lens Mount: 2/3 inch bayonet mount
    Optical System: F1.4 Prizm
    Sensitivity: F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9 % reflect, 1080/59.94i)
    Minimum Luminance: 2.48 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB) 0.042 lx (F 1.4, +30 dB, VFR=1 FRAME)
    Video S/N: 54 dB (standard)
    Registration: Less than 0.03 % (whole zone, without lens distortion)
    Memory Card Recorder Section: Recording Format: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50/DVCPRO HD Format switchable
    Recording Video Signal: 48 kHz/16 bits, 4CH
    Recording Media: P2 card
    Recording Playback Time*: approx. 32 min. (when using 32GB P2card AJ-P2C032RG, AVC-Intra 100 codec, recording in 1080/59.94p)
    Digital Video: Sampling HD Frequency: Y: 74.1758 MHz (59.94 Hz) /74.25 MHz (50 Hz) , PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) /37.125 MHz (50 Hz)
    Quantizing: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: 10 bits, DVCPRO HD: 8 bits
    Video Compression: AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile, DVCPRO HD: DV-Bassed Comperssion (SMPTE370M)
    Digital Audio: Quantizing: 16 bits
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1.0 dB (reference level)
    Dynamic Range: More than 85 dB (1 kHz, AWTD)
    Distortion: Within 0.1 % (1 kHz, reference level)
    Headroom: 18 dB/20 dB selectable
    GENLOCK IN: BNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω, (switchable to VIDEO IN or Return Video)
    Monitor Out: BNC x1 (switchable to VBS/HD SDI) , VBS: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω,HD SDI: 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω (SMPTE292M/299M standards)
    HD SDI A OUT: BNC x1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω (SMPTE292M/299M/372M/352M standards) , with HD SDI B Dual Link
    HD SDI B OUT: BNC x1, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω (SMPTE292M/299M/372M/352M standards) , with HD SDI A Dual Link
    TC In: BNC x 1, 0.5Vp-p to 8 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
    TC Out: BNC x 1, low-impedance, 2.0 Vp-p±0.5 Vp-p
    Audio IN: XLR 3 pin x 2 (CH1/CH2) , LINE/MIC/MIC+48 V switchable, LINE: –3 dBu /0 dBu /+4 dBu selectable
    MIC: –60 dBu/–50 dBu selectable , MIC+48 V: Phantom +48 V, –60 dBu/–50 dBu selectable
    MIC IN: XLR 5 pin x 1, –50 dBu/–40 dBu selectable , Phantom +48 V (ON/OFF)
    Wireless In: 25 pin, D-SUB, –40 dBu
    Audio Out: XLR 5 pin x 1 (CH1/CH2) , –3 dBu/0 dBu/+4 dBu selectable , balanced, low-impedance
    PHONES OUT: Stereo Mini Jack x 2
    DC In: XLR 4 pin x 1, DC12 V (11 V to 17 V)
    DC Out: 4 pin, DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V) , Max.1.5A
    Lens: 12 pin
    EVF: 20 pin
    RCU: 10 pin for AJ-RC10G
    GPS: 6 pin for AJ-GPS910G
    Supplied Accessories:  
    USB: (2.0) USB: 2.0, HOST: 4 pin Type-A , DEVICE: 4 pin Type-B
    LCD Monitor: 3.5 inches, LCD color monitor, 210,000 pixels
    Footnotes: *Time shown above is when you record a series of 1 shot to P2 card. Depending on numbers of shots you record, time will get shorter than the number shown above.
    *Weight and dimensions shown are *Time shown above is when you record a series of 1 shot to P2 card. Depending on numbers of shots you record, time will get shorter than the number shown above.
    *Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
    *Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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