"It has the most beautiful picture ever. Simply the best. From now on, the staff needs to be more careful with the details in the set, cause even the smallest speck of dust could be noticeable on the screen. It will also be harder to the make-up artists because of the high quality. Excellent color fidelity, easy to adapt to any lighting." - said the director and the gaffer.
Panasonic sold last year more than 80 studio cameras all over Europe. 6 x AK-HC3500 type HD studio cameras to Sport TV, to the productions in Raleigh Studio, Budapest.
During the evaluation, the AK-HC3500 won out over competition due to its excellent quality and outstanding value for money.
Thousands of these cameras are operating in the studios of commercial and cable television networks, all around the world. In many cases people chose the AK-HC3500 to switch their old SD cameras to HD. In other cases to change their existing HD system to Panasonic. A high quality HD studio camera category at an affordable, entry-level price.
Future Proof, Unique Features
The cameras are connected to the CCUs with the fast, high bandwith and reliable optical fiber connection technology. Transmitting the digital data up to 1000m distance. Users can transmit serial data signals via the optical fibre cable, enabling them to control the pan and tilt head - a feature that is absolutely unique in this price category.
The viewfinder is attached cableless to the camera's main body, ergonomic compendium design provides an adequate coverage of the display.
The camera has four RETURN video paths. As well as two independent intercom channels, one for the cameraman and one for the assistant.
The AK-HCU3550 CCU supports both HD and SD video signal outputs, simultaneously. The camera settings can be saved to SD card.
Switchable HD format handling: 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i, for worldwide use.
The main camera body is HD studio lense compatible.
Excellent Image Quality
The AK-HC3500 studio camera is equipped with three 2/3-type, high sensitive IT-CCDs with 2.2 megapixels (1920x1080), high-end scanning techniques and a wide range of supported formats. The 14-bit A/D converter* (per channel) and internal 38-bit digital signal processing LSI deliver outstanding image quality. The AK-HC3500 generates high-quality HD images even in low light conditions. The camera's high level of sensitivity (F11 at 2000 lx) and low signal-to-noise ratio (S/N 60dB) make it perfect for fast filming and settings.
"For us, good image quality is naturally very important and a prerequisite. However, other decisive factors that led to us selecting the Panasonic camera were the multiple additional features available. The remote control, the numerous return channels, and the fact that we can attach large studio lenses enable us to use the camera in a variety of different ways."
Chello Central Europe Ltd.
*note: the new version of the camera, the AK-HC3500/A will be available in the autumn of 2013, which will be shipped with the new 16-bit A/D converter built-in.