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Panasonic AJ-HDC27FP varicam

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Item #:MO786914
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Model Description:
2/3” IT 3 CCD DVCPROHD Variable Frame-rate Camera("P"= NTSC)

Model Details

Variable frame rate HD cinema camera enables 46 minutes recording on 1/4” tape in large-sized cassettes
High quality multiple frame-rate production camera with exceptional system ergonomics
1.1-Million Pixel interline transfer (IT) 3-CCD
Resolution of approximately 850 lines for creating rich images
Electronic shutter with optical filter wheel
Switchable frame rates between 4–33 fps (single step) and 36, 40, and 60 fps
Native 720p camcorder but can be used for 60 fps or film-quality 60 fps acquisition
New digital signal processing (DSP) system for high precision color
LCD status menu and diagnostic system
HD-SDI video output and external camera control capability
Low power consumption and no fan, assuring quiet operation.
Ideal for special effects in music videos, sci-fi dramas and dream sequences


  • Three 2/3" IT CCD 1 Million pixels
  • Records 720 progressive High Definition signals
  • Weighs about 7 kg in full operating condition
  • 39 W power consumption
  • Maximum recording 46 minutes utilizing DVCPRO HD cassette tapes
  • Minimum illumination 0.7 lux
  • High sensitivity 2000 lux at F12
  • Variable frame rates from 4 fps to 60 fps (in single increments)
  • Film gamma curve selectable
  • Film user menu
  • Scan reverse circuit for image reversal, slide base, and matte boxes
  • Electronic shutter plus synchro-scan
  • Two HD SDI output lines
  • Dual filter wheels: ND and CC
  • Genlock video and time code input
  • Two channels of 16-bit 48kHz digital audio
  • Optional AJ-VF27WP 2" B/W HD viewfinder
  • Optional AQ-EC3P extension control unit
  • Optional PCMCIA multimedia card to save scene files


Power SupplyDC 11V to 17V
Power Consumption33 W (without VF, SAVE REC MODE);
39 W typical operating conditions
Operating Temperature32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)
Operating HumidityLess than 85%
WeightAbout 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)
About 15.4 lbs (7.0 kg) in operation
Dimensions (W x H x D)5-1/4" x 8" x 12-5/16" (132 x 204 x 313 mm)
Camera Section
CCD Elements2/3" IT 3-CCD (RGB)
Picture Elements1,019,280 pixels (total, 1,370 x 744)
921,600 pixels (effective, 1,280 x 720)
Optical FiltersCC: Cross, 3200K, 4300K, 6300K
ND: CLEAR, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND
Quantization10 bits
GainProgrammable: -6/-3/0/+3/+6/+9/+12/+18/+24/+30 dB
Super Gain +18/+24/+30/+36 dB
Shutter Speed1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 and 1/2000 sec.
Syncro Scan Shutter20~99.5%
Frame Rate59.94/39.96/35.96/32.97~3.99 (every 0.999p)
Sensitivity2000 Lux at F12 (89.9% reflection, 23.98p, 50% shutter)
Minimum Illumination0.7 lux (F1.4, +36 dB gain 59.94p)
Video S/N54 dB (typical)
Horizontal Resolution700 TV lines at center
Registration ErrorLess than 0.03% (whole zone, without lens distortion)
Geometric DistortionBelow measurable limit
Lens Mount2/3" Bayonet type
ViewfinderAJ-HVF27 (optional)
VTR Section
Recording Format DVCPRO HD (720p, 59.94Hz)
Tape 1/4" DVCPRO HD cassette tape
Tape Speed 135.280 mm/s
Recording Time Max. 46 minutes using AJ-HP46LP
FF/REW Time About 3 minutes using AJ-HP46LP
Sampling FrequencyY: 74MHz, Pb/Pr: 37MHz
Quantization8 bits
Error CorrectionReed-Solomon product code
Compression Ratio6.7:1
Bit Rate100 Mbps
Video BandY: 20MHz, Pb/Pr: 10MHz
Sampling Frequency48kHz (sync. with video)
Quantization16 bits/sample
Frequency response*20Hz to 20kHz, ±1.0dB (reference level)
Dynamic range*More than 85dB (1kHz, AWTD)
Distortion*Within 0.1% (1kHz, reference level)
Wow & Flutter* Below measurable limit
Audio INXLR x 2 (CH1/CH2)
MIC/LINE/MIC+48V switchable
MIC: -60 dBu
LINE: +4dBu
MIC INXLR x 1, balanced
Phantom +48V (On/Off)
Genlock INBNC x 1, 1.0Vp-p 75
TC INBNC x 1, 0.5 to 8Vp-p, High-impedance
HD SDI OUTBNC x 2, 0.8Vp-p 75
Audio OUTXLR-5pin x 1, +4dBu
TC OUTBNC x 1, 2.0Vp-p low-impedance
PhonesStereo mini-jack x 1
DC INXLR-4pin x 1 DC11V to 17V
DC OUT4P x 1, DC11V to 17V, 100 mA
Lens12P x 1
ECU6P x 1
EVF20P x 1
*The above specifications were measured by playing back tapes recorded by this unit on standard DVCPRO HD VTRs.Weight and dimensions shown are approximate. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. These products may be subject to export regulations.

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