Panasonic is set to debut its new AJ-CX4000GJ broadcast shoulder mount 4K camera at IBC 2019. The innovative 4K camera, which will launch in December 2019, follows the handheld-type AG-CX350 as the new “CX” Series lineup of 4K camera recorders. This announcement comes in addition to the 8K camera system with a new 8K organic sensor that Panasonic will also be showcasing as a reference prototype at the show floor in Amsterdam.
The Panasonic AJ-CX4000GJ features the industry standard B4 lens mount that is typical for broadcast use. The camera is equipped with a large-sized 11MP image sensor and enables high quality 4K (UHD) image recording with a horizontal resolution of 2000 TV lines. It is also compatible with HDR, compliant with BT.2100 and BT.2020.
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The high efficiency and high image quality “HEVC” CODEC is adopted for the recording of 4K images. Long time recording with 4K/10-bit high image quality is possible whilst keeping bitrate and storage size under control.
The high speed transfer and reliable “expressP2” card or the low running cost “microP2” card (SDXC memory card can also be used) can be selected for recording media. It also supports the recording of the “AVC-ULTRA” CODEC (HD) from the conventional P2HD Series. UHD 60p/50p 10-bit 4:2:2 output via a 12G-SDI output is also possible.
Additionally, it offers an innovative network solution. Images can be distributed in HD mode to internet live streaming services using the “Direct Streaming” function, compatible with RTSP, RTMP and RTMPS. The LAN terminal, equipped with a lock mechanism (1000BASE-T compatibility), supports NDI|HX connectivity. Transmission and camera control is possible with an IP connection and can be linked to a recording/distribution system combined with Panasonic’s remote camera.
For sports events and documentary recording, this camera offers the high-quality 4K images that are required for the broadcasting industry.
Be sure to head over to booth #C45 in the Hall 11 at the RAI in Amsterdam if you are heading to IBC 2019 and check out the latest Panasonic gear on display.