The Panasonic AK-HC3500A 2/3-type HD Studio Camera is a professional, multi-format camera that captures 1080i video using three 2/3-type 2.2-megapixel CCDs. By combining a 16-bit A/D converter with 38-bit digital signal processing, the camera's low smear level and reduced moiré contribute to exceptional imagery even in lowlight environments.
A variety of image controls go further to improve image quality depending on the shooting situation, with such high-performance functions as dynamic range stretch, cine gamma curve, skin tone detail correction, and enhanced DTL signal processing. In keeping with its "multi-format" designation, the AK-HC3500A shoots 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97psF (over 59.94i), 1080/23.98psF (over 59.94i) and 1080/25psF (over 50i) HD formats. AK-HC3500A has VBS out as standard for prompter output.
The AK-HC3500A utilizes Panasonic CCD sensor technology and the improved on-chip lens performance offers a high sensitivity of F10 (1080/59.94i) or F11 (1080/50i) at 2,000lx, a low smear level and an excellent signal to noise ratio of 60 dB. Panasonic's single-channel transfer system and spatial-offset processing technologies improve signal modulation depth and reduce moiré.
Combine this with the 16-bit A/D conversion; a newly-developed 38-bit Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Panasonic's original real-time gamma correction to enable high quality images with Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and other high-performance functions makes the Panasonic AK-HC3500A a world class leader in studio acquisition.
Designed for easy operation and expandability The AK-HC3500A incorporates Panasonic's extensive broadcast camera design know-how to provide even easier operation. Convenient features include a backlight on the rear operation panel for improved operation in dark settings. In response to customer requests, we have made numerous improvements over prior models.
These include optimal weight balance, boosted efficiency when used with a build-up unit, and a low centre of gravity for more comfortable handling. Thanks to this advanced design, the AK-HC3500A helps to reduce user fatigue while assuring exceptional efficiency both in the studio and at outdoor venues.
• High sensitivity, high resolution picture with less moiré and a vertical smear level less than -130dB.
• Dynamic Range Stretch Function (DRS) and Cine Gamma Curve
• Switchable HD/SD output formats