AG-CX350 4K Camcorder - Panasonic
The AG-CX350 is the industry's lightest 4K 10-bit fixed lens camcorder with impressive new features, including 4K 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording, RTMPS/RTMP/RTSP/RTP for live streaming, and NDI-ready IP connectivity :
- New 15M 1.0 inch sensor for 2000 TV lines resolution and F12/F13 sensitivity
- Superb 4K picture with 10bits codec: ALL-I, 422LongG and new HEVC LongG
- Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and SDR control compatible
- Lens: 32x intelligent zoom and 5-axis hybrid image stabilization
- Live HD streaming to connect to broadcast platforms (YouTube Live, Facebook, etc...)
Optimised for 4K/HD production with live broadcast capabilities
The CX350 is a handheld camcorder optimised for 4K/HD production with live broadcast capabilities. With its built-in lens, the CX350 brings impressive new features, including 4K 10-bit 60p capture, HDR recording, and is equipped with RTMPS / RTMP / RTSP / RTP for live streaming and NDI|HX-ready IP connection. At only 4.2 pounds. (body only), the CX350 is also the lightest 4K 10-bit fixed lens camcorder in its class.
Exceptional Sensor Performance
The 1.0-type MOS sensor (approx. 15.03 megapixels in UHD/FHD) offers exceptional depth of field and a great balance between image quality and sensitivity (F12/F13 in high sensitivity mode). The CX350 can capture in UHD (3840x2160), Full HD (1920x1080), HD (1280x720) and SD (720x480). Like EVA1, the CX350 offers 10-bit 4:2:2 colour sampling with ALL-Intra (400 Mbps) and LongGOP (150 Mbps) and can record in UHD up to 29.98p/25p and FHD up to 59.97p/50p.
It also supports the 10-bit HEVC codec in UHD up to 59.97p/50p with a low bit rate of 200 Mbps. The 10-bit HEVC codec can be natively decoded and read by computers equipped with 7th generation Intel Core i7 (or later) chips. All of these formats and compression rates can be saved internally on less expensive SD cards.
The CX350 offers multiple forms of IP connectivity. It is the first NDI|HX-compatible handheld camcorder (requires purchase of a license, internal recording is disabled in NDI|HX mode), enabling high-quality IP video connectivity with live production switches, including the Panasonic AV-HLC100 streaming studio.
The CX350 contains a Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) / RTMPS function, which enables video streaming on major social platforms such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Internal HD recording (MOV) during content streaming is also available.
The CX ROP application for iOS/Android tablets allows remote control of the CX350 via IP with a Gigabit Ethernet LAN connector (RJ45), or a wireless module (AJ-WM50). With the application, you can control functions such as camera settings, image quality adjustment, record start/stop, menu settings, and more.
Wide angle capture and wide dynamic range
The CX350's built-in lens contains a 24.5mm wide-angle lens in the wide-angle position with minimal distortion. The 20x optical zoom covers the range from 24.5mm to 490mm (equivalent to 35mm film at 4K/HD). It also features the intelligent 35x(HD) / 24x(4K) zoom function. In both 4K and HD mode, the CX350 uses 5-axis hand shake correction, which combines the effects of optical and electronic image stabilisation, providing a more stable image in unstable shooting conditions.
In addition to capturing conventional gamma modes (HD, SD, FILMLIKE 1/2/3 FILM-REC, VIDEO-REC), the CX350 now supports HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) to capture a wider dynamic range. The HLG standard was jointly developed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and is currently supported by TV channels and streaming services. When shooting HLG, the CX350 can be set to HDR or SDR Color Setting on each output - LCD/EVF, SDI and HDMI.