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Panasonic AJ-PX5000G P2 AVC-Ultra Camera

Panasonic AJ-PX5000G P2 AVC-Ultra Camera
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Key Features

  • Newly developed 3MOS sensor reduces the effects of rolling shutter.
  • High Sensitivity (F13 at 50i), low noise (60dB), 1000 TV line resolution.
  • AVC-ULTRA codec camera-recorder including AVC-LongG50/25/12/6. Wireless and wired control and streaming of proxy content.
  • Two P2 slots and two microP2 slots
Introducing the AJ-PX5000G, the first P2 HD camcorder with native  AVC-ULTRA  recording and built-in microP2 card slots. This 2/3-type, 2.2M 3-MOS camera combines superb image production and light weight. The AJ-PX5000G features 720p and 1080i recording, as well as 1080/50p recording, a first for P2 HD cameras.

With its breadth of recording options, exceptional image quality, and expandability the PX5000G is targeted at network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production, as well as the rental market.

The AJ-PX5000G's newly developed three 2.2M pixel MOS sensors deliver a horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines and sensitivity of F13 at 50i and a signal to noise ratio of 60dB. The camcorder's 2/3-type shoulder-mount design accommodates a variety of interchangeable lenses. The PX5000 can record in AVC-LongG and AVC-Intra100/50 as standard. DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV are optional codecs, and the unit is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for worldwide use.

Panasonic's  AVC-ULTRA offers master-quality and/or low-bit-rate 10-bit, 4:2:2 recording in Full HD to meet a variety of user needs from mastering to transmission. AVC-LongG, designed for applications where file size is critical, offers 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampled recording in a much smaller file size, saving storage cost and transfer times over MPEG-2 while maintaining equal or better video quality. 1080p recording at 50 frames per second is added to existing AVC-Intra compression modes. For ultra high-end mastering and mezzanine workflows, Class 200 will produce visually lossless compression, ideal for migrating current HD tape masters to a file-based format without degradation, and with a far smaller file size than many platform-specific mezzanine formats.

The AJ-PX5000G is "future-proofed" with a wide range of features including wireless metadata input*1 and high-resolution proxy recording. The AJ-PX5000G features wireless and wired connectability with Wi-Fi, USB and Gigabit Ethernet, including wireless control of key camera functions from a smart phone*1. In addition, the camera recorder will support LiveU's LU40i video-over-cellular device.

Weighing around 3.4kg the AJ-PX5000G is the first P2 HD camcorder with built-in slots for Panasonic's new microP2 cards, which have an SD card form factor. The AJ-PX5000G has two microP2 slots and two standard P2 card slots*2, as well as an SD card slot for proxy/metadata recording.

The camcorder is equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) to maximize lens performance; Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting; and a highly accurate flash band detection and compensation algorithm that minimizes this effect. The PX5000G delivers seven-mode gamma selection and extensive digital image settings.

Its key features include a smart user interface that permits accessibility to the camera's extensive functions from an LCD display on the side of the camera, a simplified waveform and vectorscope; a 10-pin remote terminal enabling remote camera operation; and an optional camera studio system.

Standard features include Scan Reverse for use with a cinema lens adaptor; Digital Zoom function for 2x and 4x close-ups; Variable Shutter Speed from 1/12 to 1/2000 sec plus Synchro Scan; and a four-position (CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel. Professional interfaces include MON out (can be set to output HD-SDI), HDMI out, HD/SD-SDI in/out, 3G-SDI out, genlock in for multi-camera operation, timecode in/out, USB 3.0 (HOST) and a two-channel UniSlot compatible wireless receiver. The PX5000G has two XLR audio inputs, and records up to four channels of 48kHz, 24/16-bit audio.
Power DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption 29 W (body only, 1080/59.94i,
  AVC-Intra 100 standard recording status, LCD ON)
  70 W (with all optional accessories connected and
  maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating Temperature 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)
Operating Humidity 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature 20C to 60C (4F to 140F)
Weight Approx. 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.)
  (body only, excluding the battery and accessories)
Dimensions 147 mm (W) 267 mm (H) 342 mm (D)
  (5-25/32 inches 10-1/2 inches 13-15/32 inches)
  Body only, excluding protrusion
Camera Unit:
Pickup Device 2/3-type 2.2 million pixels, MOS 3
Lens Mount 2/3-type bayonet
CC Filter A: 3200 K, B: 4300 K, C: 5600 K, D: 6300 K
ND Filter 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Gain Setting NORMAL mode: 3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB,
  15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB, 27 dB, 30 dB
  HIGH SENS mode: 6 dB, -3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB,
  12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB, 27 dB, 30 dB
Digital Super Gain Selectable from 6 dB, 10 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 20 dB,
  24 dB, (DS.GAIN) 28dB, 34 dB
Super Gain (S.GAIN) Selectable from 30 dB, 36 dB, 42 dB
Shutter Speed 59.94 Hz
  60i/60p mode 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec.,1/250 sec.,
  1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec. HALF
  30p mode*1
  1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec.,
  1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF
  24p mode*1
  1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec.,
  1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF
  180.0 deg, 172.8 deg, 144.0 deg, 120.0 deg, 90.0 deg,
  45.0 deg
  50 Hz
  50i/50p mode: 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec.,
  1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec. HALF
  25p mode*1
  1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec.,
  1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF
  180.0 deg, 172.8 deg, 144.0 deg, 120.0 deg, 90.0 deg,
  45.0 deg
Synchro Scan Shutter 1/60.1 sec. to 1/7200 sec.
  (1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 480/59.94i)
  1/50.1 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i, 1080/50p, 576/50i)
  1/30.1 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p, 480/29.97p)*1
  1/24.1 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p, 480/23.98p)*1
  1/25.1 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p, 576/25p)*1
Shutter Open Angle Configurable between 3 deg and 359.5 deg
  (in 0.5 deg steps)
Sensitivity Normal mode
  F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i)
  F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
  HIGH SENS mode  
  F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i)
  F13 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
Minimum Subject Illumination Approx. 0.004 lx (F1.4, +42 dB (S.GAIN),
  +34 dB (DS.GAIN))
Image S/N 62 dB (standard)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV or higher (centre)
Memory Card Recorder:
Recording Media P2 card, microP2 card
System Format 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF*1,
  480/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p*1,
Recording Format AVC-Intra200 (option)*1/
  DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats switchable
Recording Video Signal 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p*1,
Digital Video:
Sampling Frequency AVC-Intra200 (opiton)*1/
  Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz)
  Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50Hz)
  DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz
  DVCPROY: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantizing AVC-Intra200 (option)*1/
  AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 10 bit
Video Compression Format AVC-Intra200 (option)*1/
  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
  MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression
  DVCPRO50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression
  DV: DV Compression
Digital Audio:
Recording Audio Signal AVC-Intra200 (opiton)*1/
  48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH
  48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH and 48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH switch
  48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH
Headroom 18 dB/20 dB switchable menu
Video Compression Format MPEG4 Simple Profile, H.264/AVC Baseline Profile,
  H.264/AVC High Profile
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Approx. Recording Time*2 (1GB) SHQ 2CH MOV Approx. 25 min,
  HQ 4CH MOV Approx. 72 min
  HQ 2CH MOV Approx. 78 min,
  LOW 2CH MOV Approx. 135 min
  STD 2CH MP4 Approx. 78 min
Video Input/Output:
  HD SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75
  SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75
  Switch the menu to use as VIDEO IN terminal/
  return video input terminal/GENLOCK IN terminal
  HD SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ,
  1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75
  SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75
  HD SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ,
  1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75
  SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75
  Composite: 1.0 V [p-p], 75
HDMI Out HDMI1 (HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)
Audio Input/Output:
Audio In XLR2, 3-pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V switchable type
  (CH1/CH2) LINE: 4 dBu (3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable menu)
  MIC: 60 dBu (60 dBu/50 dBu selectable menu)
  MIC+48V: Phantom +48 V supported,
  60 dBu (60 dBu/50 dBu selectable menu)
Mic In XLR1, 5 pin
  Phantom +48 V (selectable menu),
  40 dBu (50 dBu/40 dBu selectable menu)
Wireless Slot 25 pin, D-SUB, 40 dBu, 2CH supported
Audio In (CH1/CH2) XLR1, 5 pin, equilibrium low impedance
  4 dBu (3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable menu)
Phones Out Stereo mini jack 2
Speaker 20 mm diameter, round x 1
Other Input/Output  
GENLOCK IN BNC1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75
TC IN BNC1, 0.5 V [p-p] 8 V [p-p], 10 k
TC OUT BNC1, 2.0 0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
DC IN XLR1, 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
DC OUT 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.5 A
REMOTE 10 pin
LENS 12 pin
VF 20 pin
USB2.0 (device) Type B connector, 4 pin
USB3.0 (host) Type A connector, 9 pin
USB2.0 (host) Type A connector, 4 pin
LIGHT 2 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V),
  maximum output current 4.5 A (up to 50 W equivalent)
LCD Monitor 8.76 cm (3.45 inches) LCD monitor, approx. 921000 dots (16:9)
Included Accessories Shoulder strap, Mount cap, CD-ROM
Notes Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications are
  subject to change without notice.
  *1 Scheduled for release in the near future.
  *2 These are reference values for continuous recording using
  Panasonic products. The recording time may differ depending on the scene or the number of clips.

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