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Panasonic ships AK-HC3500 HD studio camera
Panasonic has begun shipping its full native resolution 1080i AK-HC3500 2/3in 2.2-million three-CCD HD studio camera.
The HC3500 is equipped with exclusive image processing and color reproduction functions for high quality in 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i image acquisition. Designed for direct-to-air broadcasting applications, the HC3500 camera features three 2/3in 2.2-megapixal IT-CCDs with an advanced single-channel transfer system, 14-bit A-to-D converter, a 38-bit digital signal processor LSI and spatial offset processing for high sensitivity, resolution (1100 horizontal lines) and reduced aliasing.
The camera’s digital signal processor also features a dynamic range function that assures detailed, high-quality images even when shooting scenes in a high-contrast environment. The HC3500 maintains an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of 60dB at F10.0 sensitivity and has a vertical smear level of less than -130dB.
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