The new Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera system is a UHD model equipped with a S35mm MOS sensor that is aimed at broadcast studio, live events and esports.
It is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2020. The camera is designed to complement Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera and offer exceptional colour accuracy and dynamic range.
The AK-UC3300 has an 11-megapixel UHD image sensor, with a resolution of 2,000 TV lines, and supports HDR (HLG) and ITU-R BT.2020. It boasts a high sensitivity of F10 (at 2,000 lux), with low noise, while maintaining a S/N ratio of 62dB or higher. It also supports lens chromatic aberration compensation and has a Dynamic Range Stretcher (DRS) function to control black defects and blown-out highlights. It is designed for use with a 2/3in lens mount.
The camera system and its interfaces supports 12G-SDI output capable of sending uncompressed UHD video using a single coaxial cable or TICO over SDI output, which enables the transmission of UHD signals over conventional 3G-SDI cables. It also supports the next-generation IP transmission standard, SMPTE ST 2110.
It features 2x high-speed HD shooting, with skew reduction - realised through high-speed scans operating at 1/100 of a second – that provides excellent operability when shooting rapid movements such as sports and live events.
The camera system has been developed with a new Remote Operation Panel (AK-HRP1015GJ) with a colour LCD readout that allows GUI operation and also supports PoE+ and IP control. It allows up to 99 studio cameras to be controlled from a single unit. The camera is also compatible with the existing Panasonic AK-HRP1000/AK-HRP1005 Remote Operation Panels.
For comfortable, high-quality, on-site shooting, a high-resolution 1.78cm (0.7in) HD OLED colour viewfinder (AJ-CVF70GJ) has been developed for use with the camera system. It has a 38mm large-diameter eyepiece with optical zoom lens.