Panasonic AJ-PX380 1/3″ AVC-ULTRA Shoulder Mount Camcorder
Panasonic AJ-PX380 1/3" AVC-ULTRA Shoulder Mount Camcorder

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The Panasonic AJ-PX380 is a P2HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording and studio camera configuration


  • 1/3-type 2.2 megapixel 3MOS sensor delivers Full HD resolution with sensitivity of F12 (50Hz) or F11 (59.94Hz) in a lightweight body of 2.7kg
  • Equipped with CAC to maximize lens performance and DRS to compensate for lighting variations
  • Built-in AVC ULTRA recording that features AVC-Intra 200/500/50 and AVC-LongG50/25/12
  • Two P2 slots supports both relay and simultaneous recording capabilities
  • Integrated studio camera adapter which enables easy configuration into a fully-functional studio camera system by connecting to the optional AG-BS300G base station through two standard HD-SDI cables

Built around the need for an affordable, yet fully featured shoulder mount 3MOS 1/3-inch camera recorder, Panasonic proudly introduces the AJ-PX380, the newest member of the AVC-Ultra P2 camcorder family. Designed for Modern News Production, Education, Industrial and House of Worship, the PX380 offers a host of production features, including powerful IT / wireless connectivity. The PX380 is ideal for those needing the ergonomics and reach of a shoulder mount camera, yet don’t have budget for the larger 2/3-inch native cameras and lenses.

The camera’s IT workflow capability is impressive: the PX380 AVC-Ultra CODEC provides simultaneous dual recording, with choices of HD or SD proxies. New wireless workflow offerings include high-quality SD or HD streaming, adaptive QoS streaming, or FTP, all via your choice of 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi or LAN connectivity. Use FTP to move original HD files lossless, or to quickly feed proxies for fast review and edit. The camera also hosts an internal web server, which via a simple Wi-Fi connection to a PC, tablet or iPad, offers easy viewing of proxies, real-time streaming, metadata entry/manipulation and control over basic camera functions. Recording is to your choice of standard P2 (1 slot), microP2 (2 slots), or even SDHC cards (1 slot) intended for lower bit rates applications of <50Mbs.

The AJ-PX380 is a powerful network connected remote workflow system; it was designed for easy integration into the new Panasonic P2Cast Cloud-based News System. The AJ-PX380 combined with the P2Cast system permits a wide range of remote proxy-based workflow options. Remote preview, streaming, proxy review, simple editing / EDL creation, in-camera conform of selects, FTP of selects, often while the camera is recording new material. P2Cast is designed to optimize modern news field workflows by adding the flexibility of a file-based workflow and multiple user access via a private cloud.

The AJ-PX380’s abilities extend to other aspects of production (e.g., live studio, HOW, enterprise, rental and staging). The AJ-PX380 was designed to directly integrate (via two simple HD-SDI cables) to the studio base station AG-BS300. Add a simple EC4 controller / RCP and it’s done! This systemized approach, native to the PX380, is much simpler than previous models and removes the need for any cameras head adaptors for studio connectivity. The result is a more simple, more cost-effective system. As can be seen in the diagram below, the AJ-PX380 connects directly to the AG-BS300 base station. Video, return video, intercom audio and control data is multiplexed onto the PX380 dual connections to and from the AG-BS300.

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