*The lens, mic, viewfinder, wireless receiver and battery pack shown in the photo are optional accessories.
Memory Card Camera Recorder
A High-Quality, Cost-Effective ENG Camera Recorder with
Versatile IT Support Backed by AVC-ULTRA*1Codecs, microP2 Card Slots, Dual Codec Recording and Network Function
Combining high-end image quality with cost-efficient operation, the AJ-PX5000G meets the new needs of broadcast workflows for the networking age, and sets a new standard for ENG. In addition to conventional P2 card slots, the AJ-PX5000G is the camera recorder to offer microP2 card slots which dramatically reduce media costs. Recording codecs start with AVC-Intra and include, the AVC-LongG50/25 codecs with low-bit-rate operation and Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 4:2: 2, 10 bit image quality. Even longer record time is possible by using AVC-LongG12 (8 bit 4:2: 0). Dual codec recording is also possible with low-bit-rate and high-quality AVC-LongG6 codec (Proxy file / Full-HD 1920 × 1080), for breaking news. The AJ-PX5000G also supports the AVC-Intra200 codec for visually lossless images that approach the level of uncompressed master quality. Featuring the developed 2.2-megapixel 2/3-type MOS image sensor, this advanced camera recorder achieves high F12 (59.94 Hz)/F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and excellent images with an S/N ratio of 62 dB. Also enabling progressive full frame 1080/60p*2 and 1080/50p shooting, the AJ-PX5000G comes with 3G SDI/HDMI terminals as a standard feature. Operation is also possible using AVC-Proxy images. A wired/wireless LAN connection enables metadata input and playlist editing, while 4G/LTE*3 connection allows proxy files to be transferred to a network server, contributing to a smoother ENG workflow based on networking and IT operation.
*1: AVC-ULTRA is the name of Panasonic's professional video codec family. The AJ-PX5000G does not support all of the formats included in the AVC-ULTRA family.
From mastering to streaming, the image quality and bit rate can be selected to match the application. Panasonic’s professional A/V codec family, AVC-ULTRA, is provided as standard equipment to meet the particular needs of broadcasting and image production.
An intra-frame compression method that is highly suited to image production. In addition to the conventional AVC-Intra100/50, AVC-Intra200 codec is available.
With superb images that approach uncompressed quality and 24 bit audio, it offers a level of quality that meets the needs of mastering and archiving.
An inter-frame compression method that achieves high-quality HD recording at a low bit rate. Ideal for providing on-air content direct from the shooting location and for workflows using content transferred over the internet. Three bit rates are available: AVC-LongG50/25/12Mbps. AVC-LongG50/25 provide 10 bit/4:2:2 quality at a bit rate of approximately 25 Mbps.
Low-bit-rate, high-resolution, high-sound-quality proxy video (Quick Time/H.264) is also recorded with the actual data*1. Also includes metadata for efficient offline editing. See AVC-Proxy Recording Modes and Recording Signals table in "Recording Codecs & Video Formats PDF".
*1: Proxy data cannot be recorded when using the Loop Rec or Interval Rec function. Proxy data is low-resolution video and audio data with time code, metadata, and other management data in a file format. The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.
Standard-Equipped microP2 Card Slots
The AJ-PX5000G is the camera recorder to come with two slots for the microP2 card, the broadcast-use memory card downsized to match the size of a conventional SD memory card.
microP2 card: While inheriting the high reliability of the P2 card and maintaining the large capacity of 64 GB,*1 the microP2 card was greatly downsized to match the size of an SD memory card, thus resulting in a considerable reduction in cost.
Content Protection System (CPS): A security function featured on the microP2 card. The content recorded on the card is locked with a password to protect against unauthorized access. This prevents data from being stolen and enables secure media control.
P2 Card Slots: Two conventional P2 card slots can be used.*2
Highly Mobile and Reliable: The microP2 and P2 cards are highly resistant to temperature changes, dust, impacts, and vibration, and there are no worries about condensation, head clogging, or dropout as there are with VTR systems. Data is recorded onto empty card spaces, so there is no need to search for the beginning and ending of recorded portions. There is also no danger of mistakenly recording over existing data.
*2: microP2 and P2 cards cannot be simultaneously recorded.
The AVC-Proxy files and Network function (wired/wireless LAN) make it possible to configure a workflow for previewing images, editing metadata, editing playlists, sharing networks, and uploading motion images quickly and at low cost with a PC/Mac, tablet, or smartphone.*1
Dual Codec Recording: While recording actual data with an AVC-Intra100 or LongG50/25 codec, you can simultaneously record with the low-bit-rate HD AVC-LongG6 (Proxy file) codec. This lets you, for example, distribute news flashes in Full-HD.
Wired LAN Connection: Proxy image previewing, metadata editing, and streaming are possible from a PC or Mac via the LAN (Ethernet) terminal.
Wireless LAN Connection: The optional AJ-WM30 Wireless Module allows wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) connection. This enables previewing and metadata editing with a tablet or smartphone.*1
4G Connection:*2 Functions equivalent to those with a wired LAN connection are possible over a 4G connection.
Playlist Editing:*3 Playlists can be edited using proxy images with a PC/Mac or tablet. The workflow can be streamlined and speeded up by rough editing on-location, and then sending data or transferring files.*4The results can be saved together with the edited playlist, then played, SDI output, and copied using a web application.
*3: For a wireless LAN connection, the AJ-WM30 Wireless Module is required.
*4: There is no data transfer function in the camera itself.
Camera Performance, Functions, and Operating Ease
High Sensitivity and Low Noise with the 2/3 type 3MOS Image Sensors
2/3 type 3MOS Image Sensors: The developed 2.2 megapixel 2/3 type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors offer full-pixel HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, F12 (59.94 Hz) or F13 (50 Hz) sensitivity and low noise with an S/N of 62 dB (with DNR ON). It also achieves rich gradation and vibrant color reproduction.
A Developed LSI for High Image Quality
This LSI incorporates a high-performance digital signal processor (DSP). It also integrates intricate image quality adjustment functions, including 12 axis + skin color 3-axis independent correction capable of hue adjustment for each color space, plus Skin Tone Detail and other settings. In addition, the DSP achieves lower power consumption than previous models.
Advanced Flash Band Compensation (FBC):
High-precision flash band detection and compensation.
Image-Enhancing Functions and Versatile Image Settings
CAC (Chromatic Aberration Compensation):
When using a CAC compatible lens, the small amount of circumjacent chromatic aberration (circumjacent blur) that is not corrected by the lens is compensated by this process.
DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch):
Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to achieve a visually wide dynamic range.
Digital Image Settings:
H detail, V detail, detail coring, skin tone detail, chroma level, color temperature, master pedestal, knee, matrix, color correction.
Advanced Functions for Broadcast Applications
Scan Reverse Function:
This function cancels the image inversion that occurs when Angenieux or Canon HD lens adapters are used.
High-Sensitivity DS Gain:
High sensitivity is achieved without increasing noise.*1 Combined with gain, this enables a maximum +76 dB,*2 for ultrahigh sensitive recording at minimum subject illumination of 0.004 lx.
2x/3x/4x digital zoom boost.
Electronic Shutter with Half-Speed: The AJ-PX5000G features six fixed shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 sec., plus “half-speed” (180 degree) and synchro-scan capability.
Two Optical Filters:
ND and CC, have four positions each. The 3200K, 4300K, 5600K and 6300K positions of the CC filter help to express deeper colors.
*1: Due to the use of image accumulation, the number of recorded frames per second decreases. This results in a frame-by-frame playback effect.
*2: With super gain set at +42 dB and digital super gain (cumulative mode) at +34 dB.
Shooting Assist Functions
Focus Assist: Features Focus in Red, Expand, and Focus Bar display functions. Focus in Red and Expand can be allocated to User buttons for one-touch control.
Shockless White Balance: A smooth transition occurs when switching White Balance modes. This is effective, for example, when moving from outdoors to indoors.
User Buttons: Functions can be freely allocated to the five User buttons.
WFM: Simplified waveform and vectorscope display.
Setup Data Files
Setup Files: Eight camera setup data files (including four scene files) can be saved on an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. Loading this file from memory card makes color setting easier for multiple cameras.
Lens Files: Stores settings for interchangeable lenses. Eight files can be stored in the camera unit, and 64 (8 × 8) files can be saved on an SD/ SDHC/SDXC memory card.
Optional Color and Black-and-White Viewfinders
The optional AJ-CVF100G HD Color Viewfinder employs a 25.4 mm (1 inch) 1,500,000 dot-equivalent (960 × 540 × 3 [RGB]) transmission-type LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) to achieve high resolution, high brightness and high response. It helps to reduce the possibility of white balance adjustment errors and other errors in recording.
The optional AJ-HVF21KG 50.8 mm (2 inches) Black-and-White HD Viewfinder or AG-CVF15G/CVF10G HD Color Viewfinders can also be used.
Color LCD Monitor
The built-in 8.76 cm (3.45 inches) color LCD serves as a monitor when shooting, displays menus, and provides waveform and vectorscope displays. After recording, clips selected from clip and thumbnail displays can be played or deleted (single or multiple clips). In addition to VTR-like pause, fast-forward, and rewind functions, multiple clips can be consecutively played in any desired sequence for transmitting data from the shooting location.
* Clips with different recording formats cannot be consecutively played.
Recording Supported by Versatile Functions and Easy Operation
Mode Check: Displays a list of the camera settings on the viewfinder and LCD monitor.
Zebra: Select any two levels from among 0% to 109%, in 1% steps. A mode also allows two patterns to be overlaid and displayed.
Y-GET: Measures brightness at center and displays numerical data.
A 3 point locking viewfinder mount allows precise adjustment.
The large audio dials (4 channel) feature a push lock function.
The Audio Input level adjustment (front) can be switched ON/OFF and allocated to desired channels.
microP2 Card Window: The microP2 card can be exchanged when holding the camera on your shoulder.*
Light weight of approx. 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs., main unit only), low power consumption of 29 W (main unit only, 1080/59.94i, AVC-Intra100 standard recording status, LCD ON).
* Slot 3 only
Recorder Functions and Interfaces
Full Frame Progressive Recording
1080/60p* (50p) full frame progressive recording is supported for the AJ-PX5000G. In addition to being able to record with the AVC-Intra100 or AVC-LongG25/12 codec, the camera can through-output data from the 3G SDI and HDMI output terminals.
* 60p is actually recorded at 59.94 Hz.
HD/SD Multi Format/Multi Codec
The AJ-PX5000G supports 59.94Hz/50Hz switching for convenient use in productions headed for global use, and records 1080/60i, 50i, 60p, 50p, 30p, 24p, 25p and 720/60p, 50p, 30p, 24p, 25p. HD/SD multiple format supported from AVC-Intra, AVC-LongG to DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO and DV.
* 60i, 60p, 24p, and 30p are actually recorded at 59.94 Hz, 23.98 Hz, and 29.97 Hz respectively.
* 24p, 25p, and 30p are all available with native mode recording.
Shooter's name, Reporter's name, Program name, etc., can be recorded as clip metadata. Embedded GPS enables location information recording (latitude, longitude, altitude). This metadata makes search or classification easier. The metadata can be modified by PC and other devices via USB, LAN or Wireless LAN*.
* The AJ-WM30 Wireless Module is required.
High-Quality 24 Bit 4 Channel Audio Recording
The AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG modes support 24 bit digital audio recording* (16 bit for DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV). The AJ-PX5000G offers 4 channel audio in all recording modes. Each channel input can be selected from FRONT (mic), REAR (line) and WL (wireless). The level volume also supports 4 channels.
* The audio signal can be played back by using 24 bit digital audio equipment. For details, refer to "Note Regarding 24 bit Audio" below.
【Note Regarding 24 bit Audio】
Clips recorded using 24 bit audio must be played back with 24 bit compatible P2 equipment or the P2 Viewer Plus. If clips are played back with equipment not compatible with 24 bit audio, the clip number will be indicated in red and the clips will not be played back. For the latest information on 24 bit compatible P2 equipment and P2 Viewer Plus, see "Support & Download"
Four Slots for Simul Rec and Other Recording Tasks
Four (2 × 2) Slots: Features two slots each for microP2 cards and P2 cards.
Simul Rec: Records simultaneously onto two microP2 cards or P2 cards.*1
Hot-Swap Rec: Thanks to the two card slots, you can hot-swap P2 cards for continuous non-stop recording.
One-Clip Rec Mode: Records up to 99 consecutive cuts as a single clip. A text memo is automatically attached to the Rec Start point for easy searching for the beginning of the cut.
Pre Rec: This stores approximately 8 seconds of video and audio data in memory while in standby mode and lets you recover and use the data from the point approximately 8 seconds before you started recording.
Loop Rec: By allocating the open space on two microP2 cards or two P2 cards, the camera continues to record over that area until the operator pushes the stop button.
Interval Rec: Automatically records intermittently based on a set interval and recording time.
One-Shot Rec: A frame-shot recording function useful for producing animations.
Text Memo:*2 Up to 100 memos can be posted onto a clip as bookmarks.
Shot Marker:*2 Used to mark clips as OK, NG, etc.
Rec Review: This lets you run a quick playback check of the clip-end you have just recorded.
*1: microP2 and P2 cards cannot be simultaneously recorded.
*2: The text memo and shot mark cannot be added in Loop Rec, Interval Rec, or One-Shot Rec mode.
3G SDI Input/Output and HDMI Output
3G SDI IN: Enables line recording. Improves operation on location.
3G SDI OUT1: 3 Gbps supports 1080/60p and 50p progressive full frame image output. Allows Rec Start/Stop linked backup recording with a Panasonic recorder equipped with SDI input.
3G SDI OUT2: Outputs separately from SDI OUT1. Can be set to HD SDI or down-converted SD SDI.
HDMI OUT: This terminal allows digital A/V output to a wide range of devices with both professional and consumer specifications.
Aspect Conversion: The aspect ratio can be selected from among Side Crop, Letter Box, or Squeeze mode when down-converting and outputting from SDI OUT1/SDI OUT2 terminals.
USB 3.0 High-Speed Transfer Interface
USB 3.0 (HOST): High-speed file copying to external storage.*
USB 2.0 (DEVICE): Allows use as a P2 card drive.
* Storage media with more than 2 TB of capacity cannot be used.
Camera Remote System Compatibility
10 pin Remote Terminal: Camera remote operation is enabled with the optional AG-EC4G Extension Remote Control Unit or AJ-RC10G Remote Control Unit.*
Camera Studio System: The optional camera extension system (AG-CA300G Camera Adapter and AG-BS300 Base Station) support cost-efficient studio integration.
Wired LAN remote: A wired LAN connection allows the camera to be remotely controlled. Remote operation, including fine menu settings, is possible by using the optional AK-HRP200G Remote Operation Panel for studio cameras.
*: Only functions that are supported by the AJ-PX5000G can be controlled.
TC IN/TC OUT: A built-in SMPTE time code generator/reader.
GENLOCK IN: For synchronized recording with a multi-camera system.