Panasonic AJ-CX4000 4K HDR ENG Shoulder-Mount Camera
New generation camera designed for the professionals capturing news, sports, live events, TV shows, documentaries & more. The CX4000 delivers an impressive 4K HDR image for recording and provides advanced networking functions for reliable broadcast / livestreaming / NDI-based video productions. Ergonomically optimized for the camera operator and an enhanced workflow for the editor makes the CX4000 the ideal choice for the entire video production team.
Includes Canon CJ18ex7.6B Lens, Dynacore DM220 V-Lock Battery and Azden SGM250 Shotgun Mic
- 4K HDR video recording & support for SD / microP2 / expressP2 card recording
- 4K/ UHD 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 output via 12G-SDI
- B4 lens mount for interchangeable 2/3" lenses, features optical magnifying system
- Direct livestreaming compatible with RTSP / RTMP / RTMPS
- Ergonomically designed shoulder mount optimized for news, documentary and sports coverage
HDR Shooting Assist Functions
- DR Monitoring Gamma: Gamma curves for monitoring HLGimages with the SDR viewfinder or other SDR monitor.
- HDR/SDR Parallel Output: Dual SDI can output both HDR and SDR simultaneously.
- VF/LCD HDR/SDR Selector: Assignable to the USER button for easy switching between HDR and SDR even during recording.
- Eight mode Gamma: Select from HD/SD/FILMLIKE 1/FILMLIKE 2/FILMLIKE 3/FILM-REC/VIDEO-REC/HLG gamma curves.
* The HLG specification was developed jointly by Japanese broadcaster NHK and the BBC in the UK. It is defined in ARIB STD-B67 and ITU-R BT.2100.
4K Sensor with Advanced Imaging Technology
Equipped with a large 11.14 megapixel MOS sensor, the AJ-CX4000 achieves 2000 horizontal TV lines with oversampling. In addition, it offers high-quality 4K pictures with low noise, wide dynamic range, dual native ISO technology for superb low light performance, and high sensitivity of F10 (59.94 Hz) / F11 (50 Hz) in High Sensitivity mode.
Interchangeable B4 Lens Support with LSSIEL Technology for Better 4K/HDR Video Quality
The proprietary optical magnifying system has enabled the use of broadcast-standard B4 lenses with a large sensor, while retaining the deep depth of field of 2/3" lenses.
The AJ-CX4000, like it's AK-UC4000 studio camera counterpart, utilizes the revolutionary LSSIEL technology. With LSSIEL, 2/3" lenses can be used on the camera without the need for an external adaptor. The internal lens has been specially designed for large sensors, ensuring high-video quality. Like the UC4000, the CX4000 also utilizes a large format sensor. This allows the camera to realize high-definition resolution, high-sensitivity, low-noise and a wide dynamic range.
0.005 lx of Minimum Illumination
The AJ-CX4000 achieves high sensitivity with DS gain. Combined with master gain, this enables a maximum +76 dB,2 for ultra-high sensitive recording at a minimum subject illumination of 0.005 lx.
12G-SDI OUT Compatible with 4K 10-Bit 4:2:2 Output
The standard 12G-SDI output terminal delivers high-image-quality UHD 60p (50p) 10-bit 4:2:2 output. Also provided are XLR audio input (2CH) terminals compatible with +48-V phantom power supply as well as HDMI OUT, TC IN/TC OUT, GENLOCK IN, USB3.0 (DEVICE) and USB2.0 (HOST, wireless module) terminals.
Reliable Media Recording via expressP2, microP2 & SDXC Cards
The AJ-CX4000 is equipped with 1 x expressP2 card slot and 2 x microP2 / SDXC card slots. ExpressP2 cards are recommended for applications that require highly-reliable storage media, 4K large-data recording and high-speed footage offloading. MicroP2 / SDXC cards are an economical choice and provide additional recording options. With the dual microP2 card slots, unlimited relay recording3 and simultaneous recording options are available for enhanced recording reliability. Additionally, pre-REC, interval REC and metadata recording functions are available.
Industry Standard Recording Formats / Editing Software Support
The AJ-CX4000 is capable of recording in various formats at different compression rates, such as HEVC and MOV/P2 MXF4 file formats.
Using the new, high-efficiency codec, HEVC (H.265, LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0, MOV), the CX4000 records high-quality 4K 10-bit images at low, 100-Mbps bit-rates. Free software, such as the VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player, provide smooth video playback on a PC, laptop or MacBook5.
The CX4000 records MOV files that are highly compatible and easy to use. This file format is the same as that used on Panasonic's EVA1 cinema camera / AG-CX350 camcorder and supports long file names with up to 20 characters, allowing simplified video clip management. And it supports the MXF P2 file format for broadcasting, enabling AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG HD recording.
Camcorder for the NDI Ecosystem
There is an optional NDI|HX6 upgrade available for the AJ-CX4000 shoulder-mount camera, making it available as an NDI video source for use with NDI compatible switchers such as the TriCaster devices and software-based switchers such as VMIX and others. NDI|HX mode allows video transmission and camera control via IP connection without using an external converter. When connected to an NDI video switcher system, along with Panasonic PRO PTZ robotic cameras, the CX4000 becomes an integral part of end-to-end live event video productions and live streaming workflows.