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Panasonic AJ-HD3700BP

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Model Description:
Multi-Format HD/SD VTR D5 8 ch A, Metadata, 1080/59.94i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/24P, 1080/23.98PsF, ...

Model Details



  • HD Studio Picture Quality with full resolution 4:2:2 digital 10 bit component recording with no pre-filtering
  • High Quality Film Mastering by recording and playing back 1080/23.98PsF and 1080/24PsF HD formats
  • HD Multi-Format Recording and playback of 1080/23.94PsF, 1080/24PsF720/59.94P and 1080/50I HD formats and supports broadcasting formats
  • SDTV Compatible recording and playback of 480/59.94I (NTSC) and 576/50I (PAL) signals
  • 8-channel Digital Audio in HD mode and
    4-channels of analogue audio
  • Optional HD-SD Format Converter Board lets you play HD/SD tapes and convert the output to formats and also aspect ration conversion and image adjustment
  • Variety of Remote Terminals including 9-pin serial (RS-422A), 50-pin parrallel, and 25-pin RS-232C remote interfaces
  • Equipped with HD-SDI/SD-SDI input/output
  • Compact 5 rack unit size for Easy Installation
  • Slow, Search, and Edit Functions with auto tracking for noiseless playback
  • Pre-read in 480/59.94I (NTSC) or 576/50I (PAL) mode
  • Ancillary recording of Metadata or Closed Caption Data
  • Simultaneous Playback monitoring of video, digital audio, time code, and CTL signals
  • Channel Condition Monitor
  • Built-in Test Signal Generator
  • Input/output on up to 8 audio channels

  • Specifications:


    Power Supply

    AJ-HD3700AP; AC 120V, 50 to 60Hz
    AJ-HD3700AE; AC 220V to 240V, 50 to 60Hz

    Power Consumption


    Operating Temperature

    5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)

    Operating Humidity

    10% to 90% (non dew)


    31.5 kg (69.5 lbs)

    Dimensions (WxHxD)

    424 x 220 x 520 mm (16-3/4" x 8-11/16" x 20-1/2")

    Recording Format

    HD:HD-D5 (Video Compression; Intra-Field DCT + VLC)

    SD:D5 (Non Compression Digital Component Recording)

    Recording Track

    Video; 12 track/Field, Audio; 12 track, TC/CTL/CUE Track

    Recording Track (576/50i)

    Video; 6 track/Field, Audio; 16 track, TC/CTL/CUE Track

    Rec/Play Time
    (with AJ-D5C124LP)

    124 min.(1080/59.94i, 720/59.94P, 480/59.94i,)
    155 min.(1080/24PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24P, 1080/23.98P)
    149 min.(1080/50i, 1080/25P, 1080/25PsF)
    112 min (576/50i)


    D5 Cassette Tape

    FF/REW Time

    within 195 sec. (with AJ-D5C124LP)

    Search Speed


    Editing Accuracy

    ±0 frame (TC)

    Tape Timer Accuracy

    ±1 frame

    Servo Lock Time

    Within 1 sec

    AT Slow-motion Range

    –1x to +2x


    • HDTV Recording


    1080/59.94i, 1080/24PsF, 1080/24P, 1080/23.98PsF,
    1080/23.98P, 1080/50i, 1080/25PsF, 1080/25P

    Active Samples/Line

    Y: 1920, Pb/Pr: 960 (1080)
    Y: 1280, Pb/Pr: 640 (720)

    Active Lines/Frame

    1080 lines (1080)
    720 lines (720)


    4:2:2, Y: 74.176 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.088 MHz/10 bit

    • SDTV Recording


    525 line/59.94 field, 2:1 Interlace (SMPTE259M-C)
    625 line/50 field/2:1 Interlace (ITU-R BT.656-3)

    Active Samples/Line

    Y; 720, Pb Pr; 360


    4:2:2, Y: 13.5 MHz, Pb/Pr: 6.75 MHz/10bit

    Digital Audio


    8 channels (1080/23.98PsF, 1080/23.98P, 1080/24P, 1080/24PsF, 1080/50i, 1080/25PsF, 1080/25P, 576/50i)
    4 ch/8 ch selectable (1080/59.94i, 720/59.94P, 480/59.94i)

    Sampling Frequency



    20 bit (4ch), 24 bit (8ch)

    Frequency Response

    20Hz to 20kHz, ±0.5dB

    Dynamic Range

    More than 105dB (1kHz, "A" weight)


    within 0.01% (1kHz, reference level)

    Cross Talk

    Less than –80dB (1kHz, between 2channels)

    Wow & Flutter

    Below measurable limit


    20/18 dB (switchable)

    Input/Output Level

    +4/0/-20dB switchable

    Cue Audio

    Frequency Response

    100Hz to 12kHz (±3.0dB)

    S/N Ratio

    More than 44 dB (at 3% distortion)


    Less than 2% (at 1kHz reference signal)

    Wow & Flutter

    Less than 0.15% (NAB unlimited)

    Input/Output Level

    +4/0/-20 dB switchable (Input only)
    -&Mac176; to +18dB adjustable (In/Out)

    Video Input

    HD SDI In

    BNC x 2, Active through 1.5Gbps
    (embedded Audio, Time Code) (SMPTE291M/292M)

    SD SDI In

    BNC x 2 Active through 4:2:2 Component SDI (SMPTE259M/272M)

    HD Reference In

    BNC x 2 Through out Analog Tri Level sync. 75 On/Off

    SD Reference In

    BNC x 2 Through Out Analog Composite 75 On/Off

    Video Output

    HD SDI Out

    BNC x 3, 1.5Gbps

    HD SDI Monitor Out

    BNC x 1, 1.5Gbps (Superimpose)

    SD SDI Out

    BNC x 2, 4:2:2 Component SDI Output (SMPTE259M/272M)

    SD SDI Monitor Out

    BNC x 1 (Superimpose)

    Analog Out

    BNC x 2, Analog Composite

    Analog Monitor Out

    BNC x 1, Analog Composite (Superimpose)

    Audio Input

    Digital Audio In

    BNC x 4, Ch1/2, Ch3/4, Ch5/6, Ch7/8, AES-3, 75 unbalanced

    Analog Audio In

    XLR (3pin) x 4, Ch1/2/3/4 Max. +24dBm 600/high impedance

    Cue In

    XLR (3pin) x 1 Max. +14dBm, 600/high impedance

    Audio Output

    Digital Audio Out

    BNC x 4, Ch1/2, Ch3/4, Ch5/6, Ch7/8, AES-3, 75 unbalanced

    Analog Audio Out

    XLR (3pin) x 4, Ch1/2/3/4 Max. +24dBm, low impedance

    Cue Out

    XLR (3pin) x 1 Max. +14dBm, low impedance

    Monitor Out

    XLR (3pin) x 2, L/R Max. +24dBm, low impedance

    Headphones Out

    Level; Variable Control


    TC In

    XLR x 1, 2.4 ±1.4Vp-p, 10k balanced

    TC Out

    XLR x 1, 2.0 ± 0.5 Vp-p, low impedance balanced

    WFM Out

    BNC x 1
    RF ENV (Ch 0,1,2,3)/RF EYE (Ch 0,1,2,3)
    CTL (R/P CONF)/TC Selectable

    SD Sync. Signal

    BNC x 1 Black Burst

    HD Sync. Signal

    BNC x 1, Analog HD Tri Level sync. (+/-0.3V)


    RS-422A In

    D-sub 9 pin RS-422A I/F

    RS-422A Out

    D-sub 9 pin RS-422A I/F

    RS-422A In/Out

    D-sub 9 pin RS-422A I/F

    RS-232C Out

    D-sub 25 pin RS-232C I/F


    D-sub 50 pin

    V/A Control

    D-sub 15 pin Video Remote

    Control Panel

    20P x 1 Connection for Front Control Panel

    Optional Accessories

    HD-SD Format Converter


    Rack Mount Adaptor

    AJ-MA37 (slide rail not included)

    Additional Information

    Panasonic AJ-HD3700B Brochure.pdf
    Panasonic AJHD3700B Op manual.pdf
    Panasonic AJHD3700B Software manual.pdf

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