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• The 2/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3CCD camera system offers F11 (2000lx) sensitivity, low smear, and an excellent S/N ratio of 60 dB (at 59.94 Hz).
• Switch able between 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i HD formats for worldwide use
• The newly developed 16bit A/D converter and a 38 bit digital signal processing circuit ensure high-quality image processing.
• Equipped with a CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation) function capable of correcting even slight chromatic aberration at the lens periphery*1
• The DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch) function suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights.
• The Film Rec Gamma and Scan Reverse functions provide powerful support in digital cinema production.




3CCD with High Sensitivity, Low Noise and Low Smear

3CCD with High Sensitivity, Low Noise and Low Smear

The 2/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3CCD enables the standard sensitivity of F11 (2,000 lx/59.94 Hz) which is one of the highest sensitivity in this range of cameras. A high S/N ratio of 60 dB (at 59.94 Hz) produces high quality images with low noise and low smear.

Panasonic&s single-channel transfer system and spatial-offset processing technologies also improve signal modulation depth and reduce moire.

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)

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.

* When a CAC-compatible lens is used.

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)

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.

Other Advanced Digital Functions

• Selectable EBU or NTSC preset matrix
• 12-axis color correction, linear matrix, and other color correction functions
• A skin tone detail function with two skin tone settings
• A lens file function (for up to 32 files) to save flare and shading values.
• Camera settings, such as VF settings, can be saved on an SD memory card. SD memory cards can also be used for firmware upgrades.


2.2 Megapixel 2/3 Type 3CCD
Switchable between 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i HD format
Newly developed 16 bit A/D converter and 38 bit digital signal processing