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Panasonic Announces New B4 Shoulder Mounted Camera: AJ-PX5100

HDR image acquisition with SDR output giving both options

Panasonic has used IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, to introduce a new ENG camera offering greater connectivity, operability, and clarity.
The AJ-PX5100 is a B4 shoulder mounted P2HD camera-recorder which upgrades the company’s successful PX5000 series. With it, a breadth of recording options and exceptional image quality the PX5100 is targeted at network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production, as well as the rental market.AJ-PX5100GJ

Maintaining the same Full HD 2/3 type 3 MOS sensor in a lightweight 3.4kg body, the new camera also offers HDR(HLG) content and 1080/50p recording for the first time in a Panasonic ENG camera. In addition, Panasonic has improved the connectivity of the new camera with RTMP low-latency communication as a standard. It means the camera can deliver smooth streams and transmit information between the camera and newsroom more quickly than before, speeding up news workflows. The AJ-PX5100 also features wireless and wired connectivity with Wi-Fi, USB, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as bonding with both the LiveU and TVU networks. The AJ-PX5100 also supports P2 Cast, Panasonic`s cloud-based news editing system. The camera features a Quad HD LCD monitor for improved visibility and four times the number of pixels of standard definition monitors.

AJ-PX5100 KEY FEATURES

  • Supports HDR image acquisition and outputs SDR while acquiring HDR.
  • Offers a streaming function compatible with RTMP, in addition to RTSP. Also P2 Cast and P2SS compatible.
  • 1080/50p (60p) recording and 3G-SDI output.
  • AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG high-quality images and dual codec recording of AVC-Proxy.
  • Includes various network connections, such as “Wired/wireless LAN”**, “4G/LTE”** and “Bonding Services”**

Stefan Hofmann, Sales Engineering Manager for the Professional Video Systems Business at Panasonic said, “Panasonic has a culture of kaizen engineering, which means relentless incremental improvement. For the AJ-PX5100, we have taken a very successful product and made it better, better usability, better images, and better workflows.”

For more information about Panasonic at IBC, visit: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/ibc-2018


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