Panasonic AK-HC5000 HD HDR High-Speed Broadcast Camera

MSRP: $24,495.00



HD system camera channel for live OB and studio production, concert and live event capture

  • HD system camera channel equipped with a newly-developed 3MOS sensor
  • The combination of larger pixels and optical expansion makes efficient use of incident light to achieve high sensitivity (F12@50p) and low noise (S/N 60dB)
  • High-speed scanning from the MOS sensor supports features including focus assist, flash-band compensation and skew reduction
  • Built-in optical conversion lens allows standard 2/3-type B4 mount lenses to be used
  • IP streaming and IP control is supported

Meet the High-Speed Master

The AK-HC5000 HD Broadcast Studio Camera is equipped with newly developed 2/3-type MOS sensors that produce high sensitivity and an excellent S/N ratio. While including functions appreciated in the conventional model such as DRS and CineGamma, the AK-HC5000 Series adds new features such as focus assist, flash band compensation, and skew reduction which is realized through high-speed readout from the MOS sensors. There are additional functions to improve shooting experience; including enhanced shock less gain (-3 dB to 36 dB), a user gamma function, black gamma correction according to the pedestal setting, multi-step DNR, and easy matrix adjustment.

The Full System

The AK-HC5000 delivers excellent image quality and operability. When used with the AK-UCU500 Camera Control Unit, it is capable of 1080/60p, 240p image output and high-image-quality uncompressed long-distance transmission as well as a Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) output option simultaneous with standard gamma for live HDR (High Dynamic Range) production. Also available to use alongside this product is the AK-HRP1000/AK-HRP1005 Remote Operation Panel, equipped with a color LCD to provide visibility of the display for smooth control. The camera and camera control unit can be connected for an approximately 2,000-meter long-distance transmission of video signals when power is supplied from the camera control unit. The remote operation panel and the camera can be connected using a dedicated cable. The AK-HVF100 9 inch LCD color viewfinder has also been newly developed and equipped with a large display and diverse functions such as focus assist. Overall, this system offers superior cost performance with respect to both operability and ease of use.

Key Features

  • Sensitivity F12 (2000 lx) and an excellent S/N ratio of 60 dB (without NR)
  • Supports standard dynamic range (SDR) and High dynamic range (HDR) acquisition simultaneously via hybrid log gamma (HLG) output options
  • Supported Format (from Camera) HD: 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97psF, 25psF, 23.98p over 59.94i as well as 720/59.94p
  • Equipped with a CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation) function capable of correcting even slight chromatic aberration at the lens periphery
  • The DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch) function suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights
  • The V-REC, F-REC provides powerful support in digital cinema production
  • Black gamma function for independent color settings in dark areas
  • 12-axis color correction, detail, skin tone detail (plus two axis) and easy matrix adjustment
  • An SD Memory Card can be used to set up data and firmware versions
  • IP streaming (compatible with Newtek Autolink for Panasonic PTZ) and IP control is supported
  • Advanced trunk functions such as 3x CCU to camera, plus 1x HD-SDI from Camera to CCU as well as a 1000Base-T LAN-Trunk



Power supply DC 12 V (when using an external power supply)
AC 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz (when AK-UCU500P/AK-UCU500PS/
AK-UCU500E/AK-UCU500ES is connected)
Power consumption 119 W (maximum, when connecting to an external 12 V and including supply to an externally connected devices) 360 W (maximum, when AK-UCU500P/AK-UCU500PS/ AK-UCU500E/AK-UCU500ES is connected and including supply to an externally connected devices)
Operating temperature -10 °C to 45 °C (14°F to 113°F)
(Preheating required under a temperature 0 °C (32 °F) or below)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 60 °C (-4°F to 140°F)
Operating humidity 85% or less (relative humidity)
Weight Approx. 4.4 kg (9.70 lbs.) (body only, excluding the accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Body only 151 mm x 267 mm x 371.5 mm
(5-31/32 inches x 10-17/32 inches x 14-21/32 inches) (excluding protrusions)
Pickup Devices 2/3-type, 2.2 million pixels, MOS x 3
Optical Filter CC: 3200 K, 4300 K, 6300 K, Cross, Diffusion ND: CAP, Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Lens Mount 2/3-type bayonet
Sensitivity Two shooting modes
[HIGH SENS]: F11 (59.94 Hz)/F12 (50 Hz) [NORMAL][NORMAL]: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
[HIGH SENS]: -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36
Shutter Speed ・[59.94i]/[59.94p] mode: 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
・[29.97p] mode: 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
・[23.98p] mode: 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
・[50i]/[50p] mode: 1/60, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
・[25p] mode: 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000
[HD SDI 1] Terminal BNC x 1
HD (3G/1.5G): 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohm
[HD SDI 2] Terminal BNC x 1
HD (3G/1.5G): 0.8 V [p-p], 75 ohm
[AUX] terminal BNC x 1
Functions as terminal/ terminal by switching the setting in the menu
: HD (1.5G)
: VBS signal 1 V [p-p], 75 ohm
[G/L IN/PROMPTER OUT] terminal BNC x 1
: Tri-level SYNC or BB (black burst)
: VBS signal 1 V [p-p], 75 ohm
[MIC 1] terminal XLR x 1, 3-pin
: VBS signal 1 V [p-p], 75 ohm
// switchable For ,
/ switchable
: 0 dBu, +4 dBu menu selection available
: -60 dBu, -40 dBu, or -20 dBu menu can be selected
[MIC 2][MIC] terminal (front) XLR x 1, 3-pin
Switchable with terminal
[Intercom 1] Terminal XLR x 1, 5-pin
[Intercom 2] Terminal XLR x 1, 5-pin
[EARPHONE] terminal Stereo mini jack x 1, 3-pin
[OPT FIBER] terminal Optical composite connector x 1
[LENS] terminal 12-pin x 1
[VF][VF] terminal (rear) 29-pin x 1
[DC IN] Terminal XLR x 1, 4-pin, DC 12 V
[DC OUT 12V 1A] terminal 4-pin x 1
[RET CTRL] terminal 6-pin x 1
[EXT I/O] terminal 20-pin x 1, DC 12 V, 0.5 A
[REMOTE] terminal 10-pin x 1
[TRUNK] terminal 12-pin x
[DC OUT 12V 2.5A] terminal 2-pin x 1
[LAN] Terminal RJ-45 x 1
[USB2.0] terminal (host) Type A connector, DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Build-up terminal 20-pin x 1

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