Ultra Lightweight

Compact, Lightweight, 1/3 Shoulder-Type

The camera-recorder weighs approximately 2.7 kg (6.0 lb), and only about 4.75 kg (10.47 lb) with the lens and EVF (AJ-PX380GF included) mounted. This combines with the compact body size for excellent mobility in news gathering and other active uses.

1/3-Type Bayonet Mount Interchangeable Lenses

Broadcast and professional 1/3-type zoom lenses available from various manufacturers in a wide range of variations and performance can be used.

High Sensitivity, Low Noise, 1/3-Type 3MOS Sensors

2.2-megapixel 1/3-type 3MOS (RGB) image sensors offer full-pixel HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, F11 (59.94 Hz) or F12 (50 Hz) sensitivity and low noise. They also achieve rich gradation and vibrant color reproduction. The 1/3-type image sensors achieve the same maximum 600% level of dynamic range as other high-end shoulder-type models.

2.2 megapixel 1/3 type 3MOS Image Sensors

600% Dynamic Range

Rich data is captured all the way from highlights to shadows, to render truly realistic images. Features such as color grading also expand post-production flexibility.

  • FILM-REC Gamma: This function was made possible by the new 600% dynamic range. It achieves a cinematic latitude that exceeds the CINE-LIKE D mode in our previous 1/3-type camera recorder. Gamma curves can be selected from 7 modes (HD/SD/FILMLIKE 1/FILMLIKE 2/FILMLIKE 3/FILM-REC/VIDEO-REC).
  • DRS (Dynamic Range Stretch): Suppresses blocked shadows and blown highlights to achieve a visually wide dynamic range.

Comparison of Dynamic Ranges

Dynamic Range 300%

Dynamic Range 600%

Built-in Electronic Level Gauge

The electronic level lets you easily confirm camera tilting on the LCD monitor screen. It helps to keep the camera level during handheld shooting, low-angle shooting and high-angle shooting.

Electronic Level Gauge

High-Quality Image Processing 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.
  • Advanced Flash Band Compensation (FBC): This function detects and precisely compensates the flash bands (bands of light and dark) that often occur in cameras equipped with a MOS sensor.
  • Setting Items: H detail, V detail, detail coring, skin tone detail, chroma level, chroma phase, color correction, master pedestal, knee (auto/manual/off), matrix (norm1/norm2/fluo/cine-like), high color, white clip.

Advanced Focus Assist Functions

A variety of focus assist functions support quick and accurate focusing in manual focus mode.

  • Focus-in-Color: Emphasizes the image areas in focus by marking the edges in red, green or blue.
  • Expand: Enlarges the center portion for increased visibility.
  • Focus Bar: The meter graphically displays the focus level.

Focus-in-Color

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Professional Shooting Functions

  • Scan Reverse: Displays/records images in vertically or horizontally inverted orientation.
  • Digital Zoom: 2x/4x digital zoom.
  • Electronic Shutter with Slow Shutter Capability: The shutter speed can be set in seven steps between 1/60 and 1/2000 second (60i/60p mode). It is also equipped with Slow and Synchro Scan (variable) mode. The shutter opening angle (deg value) can be set with synchro scan mode.
  • Shockless Auto White Balance: A smooth transition occurs when switching White Balance modes. This is effective, for example, when moving from outdoors to indoors.
  • AWB: Auto White Balance is equipped with ATW (auto tracking). The AWB selector can be switched between three positions: binary (A/B) memory and preset (3200/5600/VAR).
  • Three-position Gain Selector: The three-position gain selector can be assigned with gain levels selected from a range of –3 dB* to +18 dB to its L, M and H positions.
  • +36 dB Super Gain: +24 dB/+30 dB/+36 dB Super Gain function enable extra-high sensitivity.
  • Optical ND Filters: Four-positions (CLEAR, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND).
  • * -3dB is used for HIGH SENS. mode only.

Color HD Viewfinder/Monitor

The color viewfinder AG-CVF15G is a 3.45-type, 16:9 color LCD with approximately 920,000 pixels, for LCD monitor use. The eyepiece can be opened and closed in two directions, enabling viewing from the rear and from the side.

User Interface "SmartUI"

The user interface consists of an LCD display and multiple switches. Multiple functions can be set easily with minimal operation.

Versatile Shooting Assist Functions

  • User Buttons: Frequently used functions can be assigned to three User Buttons.
  • Scene Files/User Files: Scene files let you select either of six preset files from the menu on SmartUI according to the shooting situation and up to eight settings can be stored onto an SD memory card.
  • WFM/Vectorscope: Simplified waveform and vectorscope display.
  • Zebra: Select any two levels from 0% to 109% in 1% steps.
  • Mode Check: Displays a list of the camera settings.
  • Y-GET: Measures brightness at center and displays numerical data.
  • Marker Display: Displays a center marker, safety zone marker and frame marker.
  • Front mic input volume knob (ON/OFF and CH can be allocated).

Ultra Quality

AVC-ULTRA Supported as Standard

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 video production. (See the table “Recording Codecs and Video Formats” and “AVC-Proxy Recording Modes and Recording Signals”)

An intra-frame compression method that is highly suited to image production, AVC-Intra100/50 codec (10-bit quantization, 4:2:2 sampling).

This inter-frame compression method achieves highquality 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-LongG50/25/12 Mbps. AVC-LongG25 provides 4:2:2 10 bit quality at a bit rate of approximately 25 Mbps.

Full Frame Progressive Recording

1080/60p* (50p) full frame progressive recording is supported in the AJ-PX380G. In addition to being able to record with the AVC-Intra100 or AVC-LongG25/LongG12 codec, the AJ-PX380G is capable of camera through output from the SDI OUT 1 terminals.

  • * 60p is actually recorded at 59.94 Hz.

HD/SD Multi Format/Multi Codec

In addition to 1080/60i, the AJ-PX380G supports 24p, 30p, 60p, and 720p multi HD format and SD recording. 59.94 Hz/50 Hz switchable is convenient for use in productions headed for global use. DVCPRO HD/DVCPRO50/DVCPRO/DV recording is also supported.

  • * 60i, 60p, 24p and 30p are actually 59.94i, 59.94p, 23.98p and 29.97p.

High-Quality 24 Bit Four Channel Audio Recording

AVC-Intra and AVC-LongG*1 modes support 24 bit/48 kHz/4 CH digital audio recording.*2 (16 bit for AVC-LongG12, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO and DV). The audio source can be selected for each channel, choosing from mic-in, line-in and wireless receiver.

  • *1: The AVC-LongG12 mode does not support 24 bit digital audio recording.
  • *2: The audio signal can be played back by using 24 bit digital audio equipment.

Standard-Equipped microP2/P2 Card Slots

The AJ-PX380G comes with two slots for microP2 cards, the broadcast-use memory card downsized to match the size of a conventional SD Memory Card and one P2 card slot.*1

  • microP2 card: While inheriting the high reliability of the P2 card and maintaining the large capacity of 64 GB,*2 the microP2 card was greatly downsized to match the size of an SD Memory Card, 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.

Multifunctional Recording Including Simultaneous Recording

  • Simultaneous Rec: Records simultaneously onto two microP2 cards for exceptional safety.
  • Dual-codec recording: Records a low-rate AVC-Proxy file while recording main data in AVC-Intra/AVC-LongG.*1
  • Hot-Swap Rec: Thanks to the two card slots, you can hot-swap microP2 cards for continuous non-stop recording. Cards can be swapped and slots can be switched while recording.
  • One-Clip Rec Mode:*2 Records up to 99 consecutive cuts as a single clip.
  • Loop Rec: Maintains a recording of a certain time period through repeated loop recording by sequentially switching between two microP2 cards.
  • Pre Rec:*2 This stores approximately 3 seconds of HD or 7 seconds of SD video and audio data in memory while in standby mode and lets you recover and use the data from the point before you started recording.
  • Interval Rec: Records intermittently based on a set interval time.
  • One-Shot Rec: A frame-shot recording function for producing animations.
  • Text Memo:*3 Up to 100 memos can be posted onto a clip as bookmarks.
  • Shot Marker:*3 Used to mark clips as OK, NG, etc.
  • Rec Check: This lets you run a quick playback check of the clip-end you have just recorded.
  • Metadata: Data with information such as operator's name, reporter's name, shooting location, and text memos can be added via an SD Memory Card.
  • *1: microP2 and P2 cards cannot be simultaneously recorded on.
  • *2: Not available in 24p, 25p and 30p recording modes.
  • *3: Shot marker and text memo cannot be used in Loop Rec, Interval Rec, or One-Shot Rec. The use of DCF Technologies is under license from Multi-Format, Inc.

Recording Codecs and Video Formats

Codec 1080 720 480 576
60p 50p 60i 50i 30pN*4 24pN*5/
23.98PsF
25pN*6 60p 50p 30pN 24pN 25pN 60i 50i
AVC-Intra100
AVC-Intra50
AVC-LongG50
AVC-LongG25
AVC-LongG12
DVCPRO HD
DVCPRO 50
DVCPRO
DV

“✓” are supported, and “—” are not supported.

  • *4: 1080/29.97p over 59.94p output
  • *5: 1080/23.98p over 59.94p output
  • *6: 1080/25p over 50p output

AVC-Proxy Recording Modes and Recording Signals

Recording Mode*7 Video Audio
Resolution Codec Bit Rate Codec CH Bit Rate/1 CH
AVC-G6 2CH MOV 1080i mode: 1920 x 1080
720p mode: 1280 x 720
H.264 High Profile 6 Mbps*8 AAC-LC 2 CH 64 kbps
SHQ 2CH MOV 960 x 540 H.264 High Profile 3500 kbps Linear PCM 2 CH 768 kbps
HQ 2CH MOV 1080i mode: 640 x 360 H.264 High Profile 1500 kbps AAC-LC 2 CH 64 kbps
LOW 2CH MOV 1080i mode: 480 x 270
480-59.94i mode: 352 x 240 (SIF_NTSC)
576-50i mode: 352 x 288 (SIF_PAL)
H.264 Baseline Profile 800 kbps AAC-LC 2 CH 64 kbps
  • *7: Some recording modes are not supported depending on the main recording format.
  • *8: For 720/30pN, 720/24pN or 720/25pN, the bit rates become 3 Mbps.

Ultra High Speed

Network Functions*1 to Expedite News Gathering and Image Acquisition Workflows

  • Clips are automatically uploaded to an FTP server while recording (Rec during Uploading).
  • Stable Full-HD images are on-air streamed by a special mode (QoS mode).
  • Recorded clips can be previewed and metadata can be checked and edited on a smartphone, tablet, or PC/Mac.
  • P2 ROP APP for iPad enables an advanced wireless camera remote function.
  • The P2 Cast cloud service*1 is provided by Panasonic for broadcast and production use.

Wired/Wireless LAN, 4G/LTE Network Functions*1

The standard LAN (Ethernet) port allows network connection via a wired LAN. When the optional AJ-WM50/WM50G Wireless Module is installed, the AJ-PX380G gains wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11g/n) connectivity, enabling access to the following functions from a network-connected PC/Mac, tablet device or smartphone. 4G/LTE connection is also possible.

  • Proxy Preview: Plays back proxy files (AVC-Proxy), downloads file/clip information, displays and allows editing of metadata, and enables addition/deletion of shot marks and text memos.*2
  • Camera Remote: Easy remote operation is possible from various devices by using a web app. The P2 ROP App (available free of charge from the Apple App Store) for iPad enables multifunctional remote operation equivalent to ECU. (See “The P2 ROP App for Wireless Control using iPad”)
  • Playlist Editing: Playlists can be created using proxy video with a PC/Mac or tablet. The workflow can be streamlined to be faster by rough editing on location, and then transferring the content files.
  • File Transfer: When connected via wired/wireless LAN or 4G/LTE, the FTP client function lets you transfer clips from the camera recorder to a network.

Streaming Mode Specifications

Mode Resolution Frame Rate Bit Rate Codec*3
AVC-G6 1920 x 1080*4 30 fps/25 fps 6 Mbps H.264 High Profile
1280 x 720*5 60 fps/50 fps
HQ 640 x 360 30 fps/25 fps 1,500 kbps
LOW 480 x 270 30 fps/25 fps 800 kbps H.264 Baseline Profile
AVC-G (QoS) 1920 x 1080*4 30 fps/25 fps Variable depending on
the communication band, Maximum 9 Mbps
H.264 High Profile
1280 x 720*5 60 fps/50 fps
SHQ (QoS) 960 x 540 30 fps/25 fps Variable depending on
the communication band, Maximum 6 Mbps
H.264 High Profile
  • *3: The audio codec is AAC LC 2ch in all streaming mode.
  • *4: When only the record signal is 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i.
  • *5: When only the record signal is 720/59.94p or 720/50p.

Recording Format and Streaming Output

Recording Signal Recording Codec HD Streaming Mode
AVC-G6, AVC-G (QoS)
SD Streaming Mode
HQ, LOW, SHQ (QoS)
1080/59.94i
1080/50i
720/59.94p
720/50p
AVC-Intra100 ✓*6
AVC-Intra50 ✓*6
AVC-LongG50 ✓*6
AVC-LongG25 ✓*6

“✓” are supported, and “—” are not supported.

  • *6: [LOW] cannot be selected when 720 mode.

Camera Remote/Playlist Editing (Wireless LAN, Wired LAN)

File Upload/Streaming (Wireless LAN, 4G/LTE, Wired LAN)

* Requires the SDI Output Board.

Transferring Recorded Clips Automatically: Rec During Uploading Function

The Rec during Uploading function,* which automatically and sequentially transfers recorded clips to an FTP server or cloud service, has also been newly added. Uploading is done in the background, and recording/playback continues during the transfer. In addition to allowing the camera operator to concentrate on shooting without any concerns about uploading, this also boosts the levels of safety and immediacy. The transfer status can be checked on the LCD monitor or viewfinder. If the network is disconnected during transfer, or the power of the camera is turned off, transfer resumes when the connection or power is recovered. Manual transfer of up to 100 registered clips is also possible.

  • * During simultaneous recording, only recorded clips in slot 1 are automatically transferred. Clips of interval recording, loop recording, one-clip recording or one-shot recording are not transferred automatically. The streaming function is disabled while using the Rec during Uploading function.

Linking with LiveU or TVU bonding services offers faster and more stable live streaming and FTP transfers.

IP connection (wired or wireless) with LiveU or TVU Networks devices enables parallel use (bonding) of multiple cell phone lines. Live streaming with the QoS mode gets a higher bit rate and more stable quality. And FTP transfers using a Rec During Uploading function gets also faster transfer speed and better stability to achieve a faster overall workflow. In addition, the status of the LiveU or TVU device is displayed in the camera's viewfinder to allow easy confirmation of the network connection conditions.
Combined with Panasonic's P2 Streaming Server (P2SS) and P2Cast, this produces a comprehensive solution for a variety of broadcast needs.

P2 Live Streaming/P2Cast Cloud Workflow with Bonding Devices

Viewfinder Displays of the Connection Conditions (marked in red)

  • * An example of AJ-PX5100GJ.

Direct Connection to The LiveU or TVU Video Uplink Solution*1

The AJ-PX380G supports direct connection to the LiveU Central management platform using public networks, such as 4G/LTE, wireless LAN or wired LAN. There is no need for special uplink equipment. This enables both live previews on the reception side, and on-air streaming. Users are also able to remotely control the zoom, focus, iris, white balance and master gain of the AJ-PX380G on LiveU Central.

Built-in Camera Adaptor for Camera Studio Systems

A Camera Adaptor function is built into the AJ-PX380G, eliminating the need for a conventional Camera Adaptor and VF Interface Box when connecting to a Base Station AG-BS300*1. Two BNC cables (with maximum extension of 100 m (328 feet)) enable SDI input for camera remote operation by a Controller AG-EC4G*1 via the Base Station. RETURN images and INTERCOM are also supported. This provides simple, low-cost studio camera operation.

  • *1: Not available in some areas.
  • * Power cannot be supplied from the Base Station to the camera recorder.

Camera Remote System Compatibility*

  • 10-pin Remote Terminal: Camera remote operation is enabled with the optional AG-EC4G*1 Extension Remote Control Unit.
  • Wired LAN remote: A wired LAN connection allows the camera to be remotely controlled by using the optional AK-HRP200G Remote Operation Panel.
  • *1: Not available in some areas.
  • * Only functions that are supported by the AJ-PX380G can be controlled.

3G-SDI Output and HD SDI Input*1

  • SDI OUT 1: A 3-Gbps speed 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.
  • SDI OUT 2: Can be set to HD-SDI or down-converted SD-SDI.
  • SDI IN: For an external source and return signal input.
  • HDMI OUT: This terminal allows digital A/V output to a wide range of HD devices.
  • TC IN/OUT: A built-in SMPTE time code generator/reader. IN/OUT selectable by menu settings.
  • GENLOCK IN: For synchronized recording with a multi-camera system.
  • USB 2.0: Equipped with both HOST (for connection to an HDD) and DEVICE (for connection to a PC/Mac) terminals.
  • UniSlot®*2 compatible wireless receiver slot (two channels).
  • XLR audio input: Two channel mic/line inputs supporting 48-V phantom power supply.
  • Audio output terminals (pin jacks), two channels.
  • Multiple battery brand supported, including Anton Bauer.
  • *1: 3G output for SDI OUT1 only. SDI OUT2/SDI IN (1.5 G IN/OUT), GENLOCK IN/VIDEO OUT and TC IN/OUT terminals are for both input and output. (Menu Selected)
  • *2: UniSlot® is a trademark of Ikegami Tsusinki Co., Ltd.

The P2 ROP App for Wireless Control using iPad*1

The P2 ROP App (downloadable free of charge from the Apple App Store) for iPad is available. It allows an iPad to control functions and setting of the AJ-PX380G remotely via wireless connection. The P2 ROP App can control Focus, Zoom and a variety of settings similar to those of the AG-EC4G Extension Control Unit controls, including picture quality settings and Rec Start/Stop. An easy-to-see value display and easy-to-operate up/down touch keys provide settings and adjustments. A proxy browser is also built into the app so that operator can adjust the setting while checking recorded clips with thumbnails and previewing. Metadata can also be displayed and edited on an iPad to support post production work.

* Picture simulated.

P2 ROP APP
  • * iOS7.1 and iOS8.1 are supported.
  • ・ The Apple App Store and iPad are service marks or trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries.