• The 2/3-type 2.2-megapixel 3CCD camera system offers F12 (2,000 lx) sensitivity, low smear, and an excellent S/N ratio of 60 dB (at 59.94 Hz).
• Switchable between 1080/59.94i/50i, 1080/29.97psF (over 59.94i), 1080/25psF (over 50i), 720/59.94p/50p (CCU) SD/HD formats for worldwide use
• The newly developed 16 bit A/D converter and a 38 bit digital signal processing circuit ensure high-quality image processing.
• 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.
• Features an internal digital extender (x2 magnification)
• 12-axis color correction, detail, skin tone detail and matrix adjustment
• An SD Memory Card can be used for firmware version up.
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. By using the AK-HC3800 together with the AK-HCU200 Camera Control Unit and AK-HRP200G Remote Operation Panel that are being released at the same time, an optical fiber transmission studio camera system 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 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.
Adding the AK-HCU200 camera control unit (CCU), and the AK-HRP200G remote operation panel (ROP) to the HC3800 creates a low cost, high quality studio camera system that delivers world-class uncompressed video and system control via optical fiber transmission. The new AK-HVF70G compact and lightweight 7” LCD viewfinder completes the basic studio camera system.
The AK-HCU200 CCU, rack-mountable, lightweight and measuring 2U in height, has two HD/SD-SDI output channels and two additional HD/SD-SDI output channels that can be used in conjunction with the picture monitor outs. For return video inputs, the CCU is equipped with two HD/SDSDI channels and one VBS (analog composite video) channel. A down converter is also incorporated and an aspect ratio of an HD/SD-SDI out can be selected from Letterbox, Crop or Squeeze. Embedded audio is supported for HD/SD-SDI output and prompter input is provided.
The HCU200 and the AK-HC3800 can be connected with SMPTE 311 hybrid fiber cables over a distance of approximately 1,000 meters for transmission of uncompressed video, power, control, and other functions. The compact, 2.9-pound AK-HRP200 remote operation panel provides precise, rapid, and comprehensive control of the HC3800’s powerful capabilities. Currently, the HRP200 and HCU200 connect via optional serial cables (e.g. ROP-50M) at a distance of up to 50 meters. The free system firmware upgrade available before NAB 2013 will add IP control communication between ROP and HCU, and will also permit the ROP to set-up and control Panasonic PTZ cameras such as the AW-HE120 via IP. Scene files, user files and lens files can be stored on and retrieved from SD-HC memory cards at both the HCU and HRP control panel.
The AK-HVF70 seven-inch color LCD serves as an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and provides superb picture quality with SWVGA (1,024 x 600 pixels) resolution. It includes as contrast, brightness and peaking adjustments, and is equipped with three user assignable function switches. The compact EVF features a "Focus in Red" function, which highlights the edges of an object in red, and a "Pixel-to-Pixel" function, which allows the inputted video to be displayed without resizing. Additional EVF options for the HC3800 include the two-inch HD monochrome, model AJ-HVF21KG, and the one-inch, color LCD, model AJ-CVF100G.
The AK-HRP200 is a compact, lightweight, joystick-type remote operation panel (ROP) that provides precise, rapid, and comprehensive control of the HC3800’s powerful capabilities. Currently, the HRP200 and HCU200 connect via optional serial cables (e.g. ROP-50M) at a distance of up to 50 meters. The free system firmware upgrade available before NAB 2013 will add IP control communication between ROP and HCU, and will also permit the ROP to set-up and control Panasonic PTZ cameras such as the AW-HE120 via IP. Scene files, user files and lens files can be stored on and retrieved from SD-HC memory cards at both the HCU and HRP control panel.