AJ-PX5000

2/3 type, 3 Chip, AVC-ULTRA P2 HD camcorder

Product Code: PAN-PX5000G

Suggested Retail Price £16,577+VAT

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A camera of firsts. It's the first to feature native AVC-Ultra and built-in microP2 card slots, plus 10-bit 100Mb/s 1080p recording. AVC-LongG is standard and AVC-Intra200 is optional. 

Like the ground-breaking HPX600, the PX5000 features wireless and wired connectivity with Wi-Fi, USB and Gigabit Ethernet, including wireless control of key camera functions from a smart phone. As an option it supports live video uplink transmitter devices.

  • Newly developed 3MOS sensor reduces the effects of rolling shutter
  • High Sensitivity (F13 at 50i), low noise (60dB), 1000 TV line resolution
  • AVC-ULTRA codec camera-recorder including AVC-LongG50/25/12*1/6*1
  • Wireless and wired control and streaming of proxy content
  • Two P2 slots and two microP2 slots (Users must select between microP2 and standard P2 card recording)

*1 Available in the near future

New Update - Now records broadcast codecs onto fast SD Cards

A new update lets you to use fast SD Cards to record AVC-Intra200 and AVC-Intra100 broadcast codecs. Although these cards are not guaranteed to be as reliable as the Micro P2 Cards the new V60 and V90 rated cards with their high consistent write speeds will be reliable in the field.

Warranty

Warranty information available here

Technology Guides

AJ-PX5000G, the first P2 HD camcorder with native AVC-ULTRA recording and built-in microP2 card slots. This 2/3-type, 2.2M 3-MOS camera combines superb image production and light weight. The AJ-PX5000G features 720p and 1080i recording, as well as 1080/50p recording, a first for P2 HD cameras.

With its breadth of recording options, exceptional image quality, and expandability the PX5000G is targeted at network news, documentary, high-end corporate and sports production, as well as the rental market.

The AJ-PX5000G’s newly developed three 2.2M pixel MOS sensors deliver a horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines and sensitivity of F13 at 50i and a signal to noise ratio of 60dB. The camcorder’s 2/3-type shoulder-mount design accommodates a variety of interchangeable lenses. The PX5000 can record in AVC-LongG, AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV. The unit is 50 Hz and 59.94 Hz switchable for worldwide use.

Panasonic’s AVC-ULTRA offers master-quality and/or low-bit-rate 10-bit, 4:2:2 recording in Full HD to meet a variety of user needs from mastering to transmission. AVC-LongG, designed for applications where file size is critical, offers 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampled recording in a much smaller file size, saving storage cost and transfer times over MPEG-2 while maintaining equal or better video quality. 1080p recording at 50 frames per second is added to existing AVC-Intra compression modes. For ultra high-end mastering and mezzanine workflows, Class 200 will produce visually lossless compression, ideal for migrating current HD tape masters to a file-based format without degradation, and with a far smaller file size than many platform-specific mezzanine formats.

Weighing around 3.4kg the AJ-PX5000G is the first P2 HD camcorder with built-in slots for Panasonic’s new microP2 cards, which have an SD card form factor. The AJ-PX5000G has two microP2 slots and two standard P2 card slots (Users must select between microP2 and standard P2 card recording), as well as an SD card slot for proxy/metadata recording.The AJ-PX5000G is “future-proofed” with a wide range of features including wireless metadata input and high-resolution proxy recording. The AJ-PX5000G features wireless and wired connectability with Wi-Fi, USB and Gigabit Ethernet, including wireless control of key camera functions from a smart phone. In addition, the camera recorder will support LiveU’s LU40i video-over-cellular device.

The camcorder is equipped with Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC) to maximize lens performance; Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) function to help compensate for wide variations in lighting; and a highly accurate flash band detection and compensation algorithm that minimizes this effect. The PX5000G delivers seven-mode gamma selection and extensive digital image settings.

Its key features include a smart user interface that permits accessibility to the camera’s extensive functions from an LCD display on the side of the camera, a simplified waveform and vectorscope; a 10-pin remote terminal enabling remote camera operation; and an optional camera studio system.

Standard features include Scan Reverse for use with a cinema lens adaptor; Digital Zoom function for 2x and 4x close-ups; Variable Shutter Speed from 1/12 to 1/2000 sec plus Synchro Scan; and a four-position (CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND) optical neutral density filter wheel. Professional interfaces include MON out (can be set to output HD-SDI), HDMI out, HD/SD-SDI in/out, 3G-SDI out, genlock in for multi-camera operation, timecode in/out, USB 3.0 (HOST) and a two-channel UniSlot compatible wireless receiver. The PX5000G has two XLR audio inputs, and records up to four channels of 48kHz, 24/16-bit audio.

Bags and Cases

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Camera Jackets

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Viewfinders

Major Update for Panasonic's PX5000 Camcorder

Major Update for Panasonic's PX5000 Camcorder

Grass Valley Announces EDIUS 7.3 with Panasonic GH4 4K support

Grass Valley has announced version 7.3 of its widely used EDIUS Pro and Elite multiformat nonlinear editing software. This new version boasts a host of new features to amplify productivity throughout the entire post production workflow, including I/O support for the Matrox MXO2 LE, MXO2 Rack, Mojito MAX and MXO2 Mini editing devices.

Panasonic awarded ITN camera contract

ITN has purchased a significant number of Panasonic ENG cameras and broadcast equipment as part of its High Definition upgrade project.

Sunset and Vine upgrade broadcast camera stock

Sunset+Vine, an in-house production partner for BT Sport, is the first UK broadcast company to invest in the latest range of Panasonic ENG and handheld cameras.

BVE 2014 News: Panasonic to debut first AVC-Ultra Camcorders at BVE 2014

Featuring broadcast HD 4:2:2 codecs from 25 to 200Mb/s, Panasonic’s new microP2 10-bit camcorders will be shown for the first in the UK at BVE 2014. Demonstrated by European distributor Holdan, the AJ-PX270 and AJ-PX5000 bring together all the leading strands in television technology including proxy recording, wireless production, cloud integration, availability for studio or field use and adoption of new low-cost yet robust recording cards.

Ver 40.57

Improvement

  • When the time is corrected, the timeout occurs and the streaming stops. This problem is fixed.

Ver 40.51

New Features

  1. Main-line recording onto an SDXC/SDHC memory card available on the market, which is supposed to be for use in an urgent situation, has so far been restricted to the codecs at 50Mbps or less. But, to meet the users’ demand, this restriction is removed.
    However, that is not to guarantee the recording and playback operations with SDXC/SDHC memory cards.
  2. Tally control from external devices (e.g. AK-HRP200 ROP) is supported.
    No menus are newly added. This feature works according to the current Tally menu.
    REC_TALLY (Serial communication & IP communication supported)
  3. The following dongle are supported.
    WLAN :D-Link DWA-171(Australia) , LTE :Verizon USB730L (US)

Improvement

  1. The related menus are not displayed so that microP2 B cards are not CPS-formatted by mistake.
  2. The cameras are designed to start installing the firmware update immediately after it is downloaded via P2 Cast, and an improvement is made to this current design. Menu item “Download Only” is added. This menu item can temporarily end the update process once the download is complete when the update command is received from P2 Cast.
  3. In UDP transmission, the communication process of streaming format is improved.
  4. P2 SS becomes unable to be connected, and this problem is fixed.
  5. Improvement in stability at boot-up
  6. System error may occur on rare occasions under the specific conditions, and this problem is fixed.

Ver 40.30

Improvement

Performing the update may cause the error.

It occurs only in the following situation:
Firmware Ver. 17.37 (released in Dec. 2014) or earlier is updated to Ver. 20.40 (released in Jan. 2015) or later.

There is no harm to the functionality or performance.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • 1 x AJ-PX5000
  • 1 x Shoulder Strap
  • 1 x Mount Cap
  • 1 x CD-ROM (Operating Instructions, Utility Software)

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