Panasonic debuted a new shoulder-mount UHD 4K broadcast camera, the AJ-CX4000GJ, at IBC.
The single-chip camera has a B4 lens mount and a “large-sized 11 megapixel image sensor,” Panasonic said in a press release, without specifying exactly how large the sensor is. (In a post to DVXuser.com, Panasonic Cinema Product Manager Mitch Gross explained that the camera utilizes special optics inside that adapt the image from legacy broadcast lenses built for 2/3-inch sensors to cover a larger sensor.)
Nor is Panasonic saying how much the camera will cost, though it has specified a December 2019 ship date.
The CX4000 will record 10-bit UHD images to expressP2 or microP2 cards using HEVC encoding or the AVC Ultra codec employed in P2 HD cameras. The camera will also output 50p/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 via 12G-SDI, Panasonic said.
The CX4000 is compatible with RTSP, RTMP and RTMPS live-streaming protocols, and the LAN port supports NDI HX. The camera can also be controlled over IP, allowing it to be linked up to a system also using a Panasonic remote camera, the company said.