High-Quality, Cost-Effective ENG Camera Recorder




A High-Quality, Cost-Effective ENG Camera Recorder with Versatile IT Support Backed by AVC-ULTRA*1Codecs, microP2 Card Slots, New Dual Codec Recording*2 and Network Function*2

Combining high-end image quality with cost-efficient operation, the AJ-PX5000G meets the new needs of broadcast workflows for the networking age, and sets a new standard for ENG. In addition to conventional P2 card slots, the AJ-PX5000G is the first camera recorder to offer microP2 card slots which dramatically reduce media costs. Recording codecs start with AVC-Intra and include, again for the first time in a camera recorder, the AVC-LongG50/25 codecs with low-bit-rate operation and Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 4:2: 2, 10 bit image quality. Even longer record time is possible by using AVC-LongG12 (8 bit 4:2: 0). Dual codec recording*2 is also possible with low-bit-rate and high-quality AVC-LongG6*2 codec (Full-HD 1920 x 1080), for breaking news. The AJ-PX5000G also supports the AVC-Intra200 codec*2*3 for visually lossless images that approach the level of uncompressed master quality. Featuring the newly developed 2.2-megapixel 2/3-type MOS image sensor, this advanced camera recorder achieves high F12 (59.94 Hz)/F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and excellent images with an S/N ratio of 62 dB. Also enabling progressive full frame*2 1080/60p*4 and 1080/50p shooting, the AJ-PX5000G comes with 3G SDI/HDMI terminals as a standard feature. Operation is also possible using AVC-Proxy*2 images. A wired/wireless LAN connection enables metadata input*2 and playlist editing,*2 while 4G connection*5 allows proxy files to be transferred to a network server, contributing to a smoother ENG workflow based on networking and IT operation.

1. *1: AVC-ULTRA is the name of Panasonic's professional video codec family. The AJ-PX5000G does not support all of the formats included in the AVC-ULTRA family.
2. *2: Available in the near future.
3. *3: An optional function.
4. *4: 60p is actually recorded at 59.94 Hz.
5. *5: This will be available in the future.
The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.

First Standard-Equipped AVC-ULTRA Codec

From mastering to streaming, the image quality and bit rate can be selected to match the application. Panasonic’s professional A/V codec family, AVC-ULTRA, is provided as standard equipment for the first time ever, to meet the particular needs of broadcasting and image production.

An intra-frame compression method that is highly suited to image production. In addition to the conventional AVC-Intra100/50, an optional AVC-Intra200 codec will be available.*1 With superb images that approach uncompressed quality and 24 bit audio, it offers a level of quality that meets the needs of mastering and archiving.

An inter-frame compression method that achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Ideal for providing on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. Four bit rates are available: AVC-LongG50/25/12*1/6*1*2 Mbps. AVC-LongG50/25 provide 10 bit/4:2:2 quality at a bit rate of approximately 25 Mbps.

Low-bit-rate, high-resolution, high-sound-quality proxy video (Quick Time/H.264) is also recorded with the actual data.*3 Also includes metadata for efficient offline editing. See the table below (AVC-Proxy Recording Modes and Recording Signals).

1. *1: Available in the near future.
2. *2: Recordable when dual codec recording is selected.
3. *3: Proxy data cannot be recorded when using the Loop Rec or Interval Rec function. Proxy data is low-resolution video and audio data with time code, metadata, and other management data in a file format. The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.

Standard-Equipped microP2 Card Slots

The AJ-PX5000G is the first camera recorder to come with two slots for the microP2 card, the new broadcast-use memory card downsized to match the size of a conventional SD memory card.

• microP2 card: While inheriting the high reliability of the P2 card and maintaining the large capacity of 64 GB,*1 the microP2 card was greatly downsized to match the size of an SD memory card, thus resulting in a considerable reduction in cost.
• Content Protection System (CPS): A new security function featured on the microP2 card. The content recorded on the card is locked with a password to protect against unauthorized access. This prevents data from being stolen and enables secure media control.
• P2 Card Slots: Two conventional P2 card slots can be used.*2
• Highly Mobile and Reliable: The microP2 and P2 cards are highly resistant to temperature changes, dust, impacts, and vibration, and there are no worries about condensation, head clogging, or dropout as there are with VTR systems. Data is recorded onto empty card spaces, so there is no need to search for the beginning and ending of recorded portions. There is also no danger of mistakenly recording over existing data.

1. *1: Total card capacity includes space for data management, such as system data; therefore, the actual usable area is less than the capacity indicated on the card. See the "Recording Times" table for recording times. [PDF]
2. *2: microP2 and P2 cards cannot be simultaneously recorded.

Network Solutions (Available in the near future)

The AVC-Proxy files and Network function (wired/wireless LAN) make it possible to configure a workflow for previewing images, editing metadata, editing playlists, sharing networks, and uploading motion images quickly and at low cost with a PC/Mac, tablet, or smartphone.*1

• New Dual Codec Recording: While recording actual data with an AVC-Intra100 or LongG50/25 codec, you can simultaneously record with the low-bit-rate HD AVC-LongG6 codec. This lets you, for example, distribute news flashes in Full-HD.
• Wired LAN Connection: Proxy image previewing, metadata editing, and streaming are possible from a PC or Mac via the LAN (Ethernet) terminal.
• Wireless LAN Connection: The optional AJ-WM30 Wireless Module allows wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) connection. This enables previewing and metadata editing with a tablet or smartphone.*1
• 4G Connection (available in the future): Functions equivalent to those with a wired LAN connection are possible over a 4G connection.
• Playlist Editing:*2 Playlists can be edited using proxy images with a PC/Mac or tablet. The workflow can be streamlined and speeded up by rough editing on-location, and then sending data or transferring files.*3The results can be saved together with the edited playlist, then played, SDI output, and copied using a web application.

1. *1: For the latest information, see “Service and Support” on the Panasonic web site (http://pro-av.panasonic.net/).
2. *2: For a wireless LAN connection, the AJ-WM30 Wireless Module is required.
3. *3: There is no data transfer function in the camera itself.

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