A High-Quality, Cost-Effective ENG Camera Recorder with Versatile IT Support Backed by AVC-ULTRA Codecs, microP2 Card Slots, New Dual Codec Recording and Network Function
Recording codecs start with AVC-Intra and include, again for the first time in a camera recorder, the AVC-LongG50/25 codecs with low-bit-rate operation and Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 4:2:2, 10 bit image quality. Even longer record time is possible by using AVC-LongG12 (8 bit 4:2:0). Dual codec recording is also possible with low-bit-rate and high-quality AVC-LongG6 codec (Full-HD 1920 x 1080), for breaking news.
The AJ-PX5000G also supports the AVC-Intra200 codec for visually lossless images that approach the level of uncompressed master quality. Featuring the newly developed 2.2-megapixel 2/3-type MOS image sensor, this advanced camera recorder achieves high F12 (59.94 Hz)/F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and excellent images with an S/N ratio of 62 dB. Also enabling progressive full frame 1080/60p and 1080/50p shooting, the AJ-PX5000G comes with 3G SDI/HDMI terminals as a standard feature.
Operation is also possible using AVC-Proxy images. A wired/wireless LAN connection enables metadata input and playlist editing, while 4G connection allows proxy files to be transferred to a network server, contributing to a smoother ENG workflow based on networking and IT operation.
￼First Standard-Equipped AVC-ULTRA Codec
From mastering to streaming, the image quality and bit rate can be selected to match the application. Panasonic’s professional A/V codec family, AVC-ULTRA, is provided as standard equipment for the first time ever, to meet the particular needs of broadcasting and image production.
An intra-frame compression method that is highly suited to image production. In addition to the conventional AVC-Intra100/50, an optional AVC-Intra200 codec will be available.
With superb images that approach uncompressed quality and 24 bit audio, it offers a level of quality that meets the needs of mastering and archiving.
An inter-frame compression method that achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Ideal for providing on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. Four bit rates are available: AVC-LongG50/25/12/6 Mbps. AVC-LongG50/25 provide 10 bit/4:2:2 quality at a bit rate of approximately 25 Mbps.
Low-bit-rate, high-resolution, high-sound- quality proxy video (Quick Time/H.264) is also recorded with the
actual data. Also includes metadata for efficient offline editing.
Standard-Equipped microP2 Card Slots
The AJ-PX5000G is the first camera recorder to come with two slots for the microP2 card, the new broadcast-use memory card downsized to match the size of a conventional SD memory card.
- microP2 card
While inheriting the high reliability of the P2 card and maintaining the large capacity of 64 GB, the microP2 card was greatly downsized to match the size of an SD memory card, thus resulting in a considerable reduction in cost.
- Content Protection System (CPS)
A new security function featured on the microP2 card. The content recorded on the card is locked with a password to protect against unauthorized access. This prevents data from being stolen and enables secure media control.
- P2 Card Slots
Two conventional P2 card slots can be used.
- Highly Mobile and Reliable
The microP2 and P2 cards are highly resistant to temperature changes, dust, impacts, and vibration, and there are no worries about condensation, head clogging, or dropout as there are with VTR systems. Data is recorded onto empty card spaces, so there is no need to search for the beginning and ending of recorded portions. There is also no danger of mistakenly recording over existing data.
Network Solutions (Available in the near future)
The AVC-Proxy files and Network function (wired/wireless LAN) make it possible to configure a workflow for previewing images, editing metadata, editing playlists, sharing networks, and uploading motion images quickly and at low cost with a PC/Mac, tablet, or smartphone.
- New Dual Codec Recording
While recording actual data with an AVC-Intra100 or LongG50/25 codec, you can simultaneously record with the low-bit-rate HD AVC-LongG6 codec. This lets you, for example, distribute news flashes in Full-HD.
- Wired LAN Connection
Proxy image previewing, metadata editing, and streaming are possible from a PC or Mac via the LAN (Ethernet) terminal.
- Wireless LAN Connection
The optional AJ-WM30 Wireless Module allows wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) connection. This enables previewing and metadata editing with a tablet or smartphone.
- 4G Connection (available in the future)
Functions equivalent to those with a wired LAN connection are possible over a 4G connection.
- Playlist Editing
Playlists can be edited using proxy images with a PC/ Mac or tablet. The workflow can be streamlined and speeded up by rough editing on-location, and then sending data or transferring files. The results can be saved together with the edited playlist, then played, SDI output, and copied using a web application.
￼Camera Performance, Functions, and Operating Ease
High Sensitivity and Low Noise with the New 2/3 type 3MOS Image Sensors
- New 2/3 type 3MOS Image Sensors
The newly developed 2.2 megapixel 2/3 type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors offer full-pixel HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, F12 (59.94 Hz) or F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and low noise with an S/N of 62 dB (with DNR ON). It also achieves rich gradation and vibrant color reproduction.
￼A Newly Developed LSI for High Image Quality
This LSI incorporates a high-performance digital signal processor (DSP). It also integrates intricate image quality adjustment functions, including 12 axis + skin color 3-axis independent correction capable of hue adjustment for each color space, plus Skin Tone Detail and other settings. In addition, the DSP achieves lower power consumption than previous models.
- Advanced Flash Band Compensation (FBC)
High-precision flash band detection and compensation.
Image-Enhancing Functions and Versatile Image Settings
- DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch)
Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to achieve a visually wide dynamic range.
Select from 7 mode (HD/SD/FILMLIKE 1/FILMLIKE 2/FILMLIKE 3/ FILM-REC/VIDEO-REC) gamma curves.
- Digital Image Settings
H detail, V detail, detail coring, skin tone detail, chroma level, color temperature, master pedestal, knee, matrix,
Advanced Functions for Broadcast Applications
- Scan Reverse Function
This function cancels the image inversion that occurs when Angenieux or Canon HD lens adapters are used.
- High-Sensitivity DS Gain
High sensitivity is achieved without increasing noise. Combined with gain, this enables a maximum +76 dB, for ultrahigh sensitive recording at minimum subject illumination of 0.004 lx.
- Digital Zoom
2x/3x/4x digital zoom boost.
- Electronic Shutter with Half-Speed
The AJ-PX5000G features six fixed shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 sec., plus “half-speed” (180 degree) and synchro-scan capability.
- Two Optical Filters
ND and CC, have four positions each. The 3200K, 4300K, 5600K and 6300K positions of the CC filter help to express deeper colors.
Setup Data Files
- Setup Files
Eight camera setup data files (including four scene files) can be saved on an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Loading this file from memory card makes color setting easier for multiple cameras.
- Lens Files
Stores settings for interchangeable lenses. Eight files can be stored in the camera unit, and 64 (8 x 8) files can be saved on an SD/ SDHC/SDXC memory card.
Shooting Assist Functions
- Focus Assist
Expands the center section of the viewfinder screen for easier focusing.
- Shockless White Balance
A smooth transition occurs when switching White Balance modes. This is effective, for example, when moving from outdoors to indoors.
- User Buttons
Functions can be freely allocated to the five User buttons.
Simplified waveform and vectorscope display.
Optional Color and Black-and-White Viewfinders
The optional AJ-CVF100G HD Color Viewfinder employs a 25.4 mm (1 inch) 1,500,000 dot-equivalent (960 x 540 x 3 [RGB]) transmission-type LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) to achieve high resolution, high brightness and high response. It helps to reduce the possibility of white balance adjustment errors and other errors in recording.
The optional AJ-HVF21KG 50.8 mm (2 inches) Black-and-White HD Viewfinder or AG-CVF15G/CVF10G HD Color Viewfinders can also be used.
Color LCD Monitor
The built-in 8.76 cm (3.45 inches) color LCD serves as a monitor when shooting, displays menus, and provides waveform and vectorscope displays. After recording, clips selected from clip and thumbnail displays can be played or deleted (single or multiple clips). In addition to VTR-like pause, fast-forward, and rewind functions, multiple clips can be consecutively played in any desired sequence for transmitting data from the shooting location.
Recording Supported by Versatile Functions and Easy Operation
- Mode Check
Displays a list of the camera settings on the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
Select any two levels from among 0% to 109%, in 1% steps. A mode also allows two patterns to be overlaid and displayed.
Measures brightness at center and displays numerical data.
- A 3 point locking viewfinder mount allows precise adjustment.
- The large audio dials (4 channel) feature a push lock function.
- The Audio Input level adjustment (front) can be switched ON/OFF and allocated to desired channels.
- microP2 Card Window
The microP2 card can be exchanged when holding the camera on your shoulder.
- Light weight of approx. 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs., main unit only), low power consumption of 29 W (main unit only, 1080/59.94i, AVC-Intra100 standard recording status, LCD ON).
Uplink Device Support (Available in the near future)
Portable uplink solutions are supported. The status, settings, and bandwidth condition for the LiveU LU40 Series* can be displayed on the camera viewfinder, and uplink start/stop can be operated. This allows the camera operator to handle live relays comfortably and securely.
Recorder Functions and Interfaces
Full Frame Progressive Recording (Available in the near future)
1080/60p (50p) full frame progressive recording is supported for the first time in the AJ-PX5000G. In addition to being able to record with the AVC-Intra100 or AVC-LongG25 codec, the camera can through-output data from the 3G SDI and HDMI output terminals.
HD/SD Multi Format/Multi Codec
In addition to 1080/60i, the AJ-PX5000G supports 24p, 30p, 60p, and 720p multi HD format and SD recording.
Also, 50i, 50p, and 25p are supported by 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switching, for convenient use in productions headed for overseas use or for use in overseas branch studios. For 24p*1/30p*1 (25p) image recording, a native (PN) recording mode that records only the effective frames, or a pulldown recording mode can be selected. Recording is also possible with a 24PA (Advance) pulldown system suited to 24p image nonlinear editing. A wide variety of progressive recording is possible.
DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV recording is also supported.
Shooter’s name, Reporter’s name, Program name, etc., can be recorded as clip metadata. Embedded GPS enables location information recording (latitude, longitude, altitude) (available in the future). This metadata makes search or classification easier. The metadata can be modified by PC and other devices via USB, LAN or Wireless LAN.
High-Quality 24 Bit 4 Channel Audio Recording
The AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG modes support 24 bit digital audio recording (16 bit for DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV). The AJ-PX5000G offers 4 channel audio in all recording modes. Each channel input can be selected from FRONT (mic), REAR (line) and WL (wireless). The level volume also supports 4 channels.
Four Slots for Simul Rec and Other Recording Tasks
- Four (2 x 2) Slots
Features two slots each for microP2 cards and P2 cards
- Simul Rec
Records simultaneously onto two microP2 cards or P2 cards.
- Hot-Swap Rec
Thanks to the two card slots, you can hot-swap P2 cards for continuous non-stop recording.
- One-Clip Rec Mode
Records up to 99 consecutive cuts as a single clip. A text memo is automatically attached to the Rec Start point for easy searching for the beginning of the cut.
- Pre Rec
This stores approximately 8 seconds of video and audio data in memory while in standby mode and lets you recover and use the data from the point approximately 8 seconds before you started recording.
- Loop Rec
By allocating the open space on two microP2 cards or two P2 cards, the camera continues to record over that area until the operator pushes the stop button.
- Interval Rec
Automatically records intermittently based on a set interval and recording time.
- One-Shot Rec
A frame-shot recording function useful for producing animations.
- Text Memo
Up to 100 memos can be posted onto a clip as bookmarks.
- Shot Marker
Used to mark clips as OK, NG, etc.
- Rec Review
This lets you run a quick playback check of the clip-end you have just recorded.
3G SDI Input/Output and HDMI Output
- 3G SDI IN
Enables line recording. Improves operation on location.
- 3G SDI OUT1
3 Gbps supports 1080/60p and 50p progressive full frame image output. Allows Rec Start/Stop linked backup recording with a Panasonic recorder equipped with SDI input.
- 3G SDI OUT2
Outputs separately from SDI OUT1. Can be set to HD SDI or down-converted SD SDI.
- HDMI OUT
This terminal allows digital A/V output to a wide range of devices with both professional and consumer specifications.
- Aspect Conversion
The aspect ratio can be selected from among Side Crop, Letter Box, or Squeeze mode when down-converting and outputting from SDI OUT1/SDI OUT2 terminals.
USB 3.0 High-Speed Transfer Interface
- USB 3.0 (HOST)
High-speed file copying to external storage.
- USB 2.0 (DEVICE)
Allows use as a P2 card drive.
Camera Remote System Compatibility (Available in the near future)
10 pin Remote Terminal: Camera remote operation is enabled with the optional AG-EC4G Extension Remote Control Unit or AJ-RC10G Remote Control Unit.
- Camera Studio System
The optional camera extension system (AG-CA300G Camera Adapter and AG-BS300 Base Station) support cost-efficient studio integration.
- TC IN/TC OUT
- GENLOCK IN
For synchronized recording with a multi-camera system.
- UniSlot® compatible wireless receiver slot (2 channels).
- XLR Audio Input
2 channel mic/line inputs supporting 48V phantom power supply.
- Equipped with earphone terminals (stereo mini-jack) and speaker.
- Back tally, rear tally equipped. ON/OFF switchable.
Power: DC 12 V (11.0 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption: 29 W (body only, 1080/59.94i, AVC-Intra 100 standard recording status, LCD ON) 70 W (with all optional accessories connected and maximum power supplied from each output terminal)
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity: 10% to 85% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature: −20°C to 60°C (−4°F to 140°F)
Weight: Approx. 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.) (body only, excluding the battery and accessories)
Dimensions: 147 mm (W) × 267 mm (H) × 342 mm (D)
(5-25/32 inches × 10-1/2 inches × 13-15/32 inches) Body only, excluding protrusion
Pickup Device: 2/3-type 2.2 million pixels, MOS × 3
Lens Mount: 2/3-type bayonet
CC Filter: A: 3200 K, B: 4300 K, C: 5600 K, D: 6300 K
ND Filter: 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Gain Setting: NORMAL mode: −3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB, 27 dB, 30 dB HIGH SENS mode: −6 dB, -3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, 21 dB, 24 dB, 27 dB, 30 dB
Digital Super Gain: (DS.GAIN): Selectable from 6 dB, 10 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 20 dB, 24 dB, 28dB, 34 dB
Super Gain (S.GAIN): Selectable from 30 dB, 36 dB, 42 dB
Shutter Speed: 59.94 Hz 60i/60p mode: 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec.,1/250 sec., 1/500 sec.,11/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec. HALF 30p mode* : 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF 24p mode*1: 1/100 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF 180.0 deg, 172.8 deg, 144.0 deg, 120.0 deg, 90.0 deg, 45.0 deg 50 Hz 50i/50p mode: 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec. HALF 25p mode*1: 1/60 sec., 1/120 sec., 1/250 sec., 1/500 sec., 1/1000 sec., 1/2000 sec., HALF 180.0 deg, 172.8 deg, 144.0 deg, 120.0 deg, 90.0 deg, 45.0 deg
Synchro Scan Shutter: 1/60.1 sec. to 1/7200 sec. (1080/59.94i, 1080/59.94p, 480/59.94i) 1/50.1 sec. to 1/6000 sec. (1080/50i, 1080/50p, 576/50i) 1/30.1 sec. to 1/3600 sec. (1080/29.97p, 480/29.97p)*1 1/24.1 sec. to 1/2880 sec. (1080/23.98p, 480/23.98p)*1 1/25.1 sec. to 1/3000 sec. (1080/25p, 576/25p)*1
Shutter Open Angle: Configurable between 3 deg and 359.5 deg (in 0.5 deg steps)
Sensitivity: NORMAL mode: F9 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i) F10 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i) HIGH SENS mode: F12 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/59.94i) F13 (2000 lx, 3200 K, 89.9% reflection, 1080/50i)
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Minimum Subject Illumination: Approx. 0.004 lx (F1.4, +42 dB (S.GAIN), +34 dB (DS.GAIN))
￼￼Image S/N: 62 dB (standard)
Horizontal Resolution: 1000 TV or higher (center)
￼￼￼￼￼Memory Card Recorder
￼Recording Media: P2 card, microP2 card
System Format: 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/23.98PsF*1, 720/59.94p*1, 480/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p*1, 576/50i
Recording Format: AVC-Intra200 (option)*1/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/ AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12*1/ DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV formats switchable
Recording Video Signal: 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97p*1, 1080/29.97pN*1, 1080/23.98p*1, 1080/23.98pA*1, 1080/23.98pN*, 720/59.94p*1, 720/29.97p*1, 720/29.97pN*1, 720/23.98p*1,720/23.98pN*1, 480/59.94i, 480/29.97p*, 480/23.98p*1, 480/23.98pA*1, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/25p*1, 1080/25pN*1, 720/50p*1, 720/25p*1, 720/25pN*1, 576/50i, 576/25p*1
Sampling Frequency: AVC-Intra200 (opiton)*1/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/ AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12*1/DVCPRO HD: Y: 74.1758 MHz, PB/PR: 37.0879 MHz (59.94 Hz) Y: 74.2500 MHz, PB/PR: 37.1250 MHz (50Hz) DVCPRO50: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 6.75 MHz DVCPROY: Y: 13.5 MHz, PB/PR: 3.375 MHz
Quantizing: AVC-Intra200 (option)*1/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50/ AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 10 bit AVC-LongG12*1/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 8 bit
Video Compression Format: AVC-Intra200 (option)*1/AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25/AVC-LongG12*1: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 DVCPRO HD: DV-Based Compression DVCPRO50/DVCPRO: DV-Based Compression DV: DV Compression
Recording Audio Signal: AVC-Intra200 (opiton)*1/AVC-LongG50/AVC-LongG25: 48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH AVC-Intra100/AVC-Intra50: 48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH and 48 kHz/24 bit, 4CH switch AVC-LongG12*1/DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV: 48 kHz/16 bit, 4CH
Headroom: 18 dB/20 dB switchable menu
Video Compression Format: MPEG4 Simple Profile, H.264/AVC Baseline Profile, H.264/AVC High Profile
Audio Compression Format: AAC-LC, Linear PCM
Approx. Recording Time*2: (1 GB) SHQ 2CH MOV Approx. 25 min, HQ 4CH MOV Approx. 72 min HQ 2CH MOV Approx. 78 min, LOW 2CH MOV Approx. 135 min STD 2CH MP4 Approx. 78 min
SDI IN: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼BNC×1 HD SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω Switch the menu to use as <VIDEO IN> terminal / return video input terminal/<GENLOCK IN> terminal
SDI OUT1: BNC×1 HD SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω, 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
SDI OUT2: BNC×1 HD SDI: 3G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω, 1.5G: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω SD SDI: 0.8 V [p-p], 75 Ω
VIDEO OUT: BNC×1 Composite: 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
HDMI OUT: HDMI×1 (HDMI type A terminal, not compatible with VIERA Link)
AUDIO IN: (CH1/CH2) XLR×2, 3-pin, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V switchable type
LINE: 4 dBu (−3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable menu) MIC: −60 dBu (−60 dBu/−50 dBu selectable menu) MIC+48V: Phantom +48 V supported, −60 dBu (−60 dBu/−50 dBu selectable menu)
MIC IN: XLR×1, 5 pin Phantom +48 V (selectable menu), −40 dBu (−50 dBu/−40 dBu selectable menu)
Wireless Slot: 25 pin, D-SUB, −40 dBu, 2CH supported
AUDIO OUT: (CH1/CH2) XLR×1, 5 pin, equilibrium low impedance 4 dBu (−3 dBu/0 dBu/4 dBu selectable menu)
PHONES Out: Stereo mini jack × 2
Speaker: 20 mm diameter, round x 1
GENLOCK IN: BNC×1, 1.0 V [p-p], 75 Ω
TC IN: BNC×1, 0.5 V [p-p] – 8 V [p-p], 10 kΩ
TC OUT: BNC×1, 2.0 ±0.5 V [p-p], low impedance
DC IN: XLR×1, 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V)
DC OUT: 4 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V), maximum output current 1.5 A
REMOTE: 10 pin
LENS: 12 pin
VF: 20 pin
USB2.0 (device): Type B connector, 4 pin
USB3.0 (host): Type A connector, 9 pin
USB2.0 (host): Type A connector, 4 pin
LIGHT: 2 pin, DC 12 V (DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V),
maximum output current 4.5 A (up to 50 W equivalent)
LCD Monitor: 8.76 cm (3.45 inches) LCD monitor, approx. 921000 dots (16:9)
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Shoulder strap, Mount cap, CD-ROM