Panasonic AK-HC3500 2/3" HD Studio Camera
If you’re looking for a studio camera with the flexibility to be adapted for field use, look to the Panasonic AK-HC3500. The HC3500 is a native high-definition studio camera system for studio/direct-to-air switcher facilities and is light enough to be used as a shoulder-mount camera for electronic field production. The HC3500 features an advanced single-channel transfer system and spatial offset processing that reduces aliasing and provides an outstanding 1,100 horizontal lines of resolution and 60 dB signal-to-noise ratio. The HC3500 also features a 12-axis color matrix to offer camera operators control over hue and saturation of skin tones and individual colors.
For one of the most flexible studio camera systems available look no further than the Panasonic AK-HC3500 studio camera; offering a wealth of image controls and versatility to be used either in-studio or out in the field, the HC3500 will fulfill all the demands from the broadcast booth.
From the Manufacturer
The AK-HC3500 HD studio camera is a native high-definition studio camera system for studio/direct-to-air switcher facilities and electronic field production. Incorporating three high-performing 2/3" 2.2-megapixel IT CCDs, a newly developed 38-bit digital signal processor and a 14-bit A/D converter, the HC3500 delivers exceptional HD images in 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i.
The HC3500 features an advanced single-channel transfer system and spatial offset processing that reduces aliasing and provides an outstanding 1,100 horizontal lines of resolution and 60 dB signal-to-noise ratio. The camera is equipped with a 12-axis color matrix to permit precise hue and saturation adjustment of individual colors. Other functions that allow precise HD image control include: skin-tone detail; versatile gamma settings including real-time Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) that varies the gamma correction to match the contrast within the image; cine gamma to produce warm film-like images; and a new hue protection circuit which enables rich color reproduction even in high light areas, as in a brightly lit scene.
When configured for studio use, the 10.4-pound AK-HC3500 can also be mounted onto an optional build-up unit with a "one touch," cable-free setup. The camera can also be used shoulder-mount for EFP applications. Advanced picture enhancing features including: dynamic detail, programmable gamma, real-time contrast correction gamma, CineGamma, an EBU color matrix preset that ensures similar color response in between HD and SD video for seamless intermixing and more.