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Panasonic extends 4K broadcast lineup at NAB ’15

Panasonic has used NAB to announce three new 4K cameras to complement the company’s groundbreaking VariCam 35.

The company used the Las Vegas show to introduce a 4K studio camera. The AK-UC3000 4K system, set for release in Winter 2015, is equipped with a sensor that outputs a UHD signal up to 3840x2160/60p.

A B4 mount on the UC3000 accommodates a gamut of existing 2/3 type lenses, allowing for a wider and more economical choice. A number of innovative functions also enhance the camera’s ease-of-use and flexibility. These include shockless gain (-6~36dB), a user gamma setting, Black Gamma Correction tracking pedestal, and multi-step digital noise reduction.

In addition, Panasonic unveiled the AG-DVX200, a large-sensor 4/3 type handheld 4K camcorder that offers many top-end features including UHD (up to 3840x2160/60p) recording, 12 stops of latitude, a 13x optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve.

Delivering a shallow depth of field and a wide field of view, the DVX200 has an integrated lens design and is aimed at independent film, documentary production and event videography.

Panasonic also announced the AK-UB300, a multi-purpose 4K box camera, ideal for remote studio, weather, image magnification and sports broadcasting. The UB300 is equipped with a one-type MOS sensor that can output simultaneously in both UHD (up to 3840x2160/ 59.94p/60p) and HD (up to 1080/60p).

“We are very excited by the innovations that we are showcasing in Las Vegas,” said André Meterian, Director of Panasonic’s broadcast business in Europe, Russia and CIS. “This allows us, for the first time, to offer a full line up of 4K products right through from cinema to studio. This really sets us apart from the rest of the market as a supplier of end-to-end 4K solutions.”

For more information on Panasonic’s range of broadcast solutions, please visit: business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/