Panasonic Expands Studio Camera Lineup with New 4K Solution

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Panasonic announced an expansion to its studio camera lineup with the AK-UC3300, designed to provide production teams with a 4K solution for inside studios and live events. (The AK-UC3300 camera was designed specifically for live production, broadcast, houses of worship, rental and staging and esports environments.)

Like Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports a similar feature set including color accuracy and dynamic range and a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor to achieve a horizontal and vertical resolution of 2000 TV lines. The camera system is designed for live remote and studio production and supports various interfaces, including 12G-SDI output, TICO over SDI (4K over 3G-SDI output) and SMPTE ST 2110.

The UC3300 includes a full simultaneous HDR/SDR feature set, built-in ND filter and expanded multi-format capability. With a high sensitivity of F10 (2,000 lx), it enables high-quality video shooting, including 2160/59.94p and 1080/59.94p with low noise while maintaining a S/N ratio of 62 dB or higher.

The new AK-HRP1015GJ Remote Operation Panel (ROP) offers operability as a part of the UC3300 camera system, and the high-resolution AJ-CVF70GJ 0.7” Full HD OLED Color Viewfinder supports comfortable, high-quality on-site shooting.

When paired with the AK-UCU600 camera control unit (CCU), the AK-UC3300 helps manage and deliver live and on-demand video with its 12G-SDI, two independent intercom switches and multiple fixed return video and prompter channels. The system also offers video and data transmission trunks, including IP and HD-SDI for optimal connectivity.

The AK-UC3300 studio camera will be available in fourth quarter 2020. Panasonic offers a comprehensive studio/field camera family with options for 4K, 2K, High Frame Rate (HFR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The studio/field camera line now includes the AK-HC3800 2/3” HD, AK-HC3900 HD HDR, AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-speed, AK-UC3000 4K HDR, AK-UC3300 and AK-UC4000 4K HDR High-speed.