New generation camera designed for the professionals capturing news, sports, live events, TV shows, documentaries & more. The CX4000 delivers an impressive 4K HDR image for recording and provides advanced networking functions for reliable broadcast / livestreaming / NDI-based video productions. Ergonomically optimized for the camera operator and an enhanced workflow for the editor makes the CX4000 the ideal choice for the entire video production team.
The AJ-CX4000 4K HDR ENG camera responds to the evolving needs of the professional broadcast industry, delivering high-quality imaging performance and advanced workflow compatibility, while retaining a broadcast-standard B4 lens mount and a comfortable shoulder-mount design. As the newest model in the CX Series camera lineup, the CX4000 offers many of the same features and formats of the AG-CX350 handheld camcorder, and its larger shoulder-mount form factor allows it to incorporate the breakthrough imaging innovations, such as LSSIEL technology, found in the AK-UC4000 studio camera.
The fusion of high-quality 4K HDR video sensor performance, ISO recording ability, IP connectivity, and field-tested reliability make the AJ-CX4000 an ideal camcorder for use in a variety of industries. Whether being used for ENG, out in the field to deliver a live remote news broadcast, in a theater for live streaming a concert to YouTube Live, on a remote island to record footage for a reality TV show, or in a stadium to capture a sporting event for a documentary, the versatile CX4000 ENG camera can handle it all.
Equipped with a large 11.14 megapixel MOS sensor, the AJ-CX4000 achieves 2000 horizontal TV lines with oversampling. In addition, it offers high-quality 4K pictures with low noise, wide dynamic range, dual native ISO technology for superb low light performance, and high sensitivity of F10 (59.94 Hz) / F11 (50 Hz) in High Sensitivity mode.
The AJ-CX4000 features HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma)*1 for recording HDR (High Dynamic Range) video and is equipped with the following HLG recording assist functions:
The AJ-CX4000 achieves high sensitivity with DS gain. Combined with master gain, this enables a maximum +76 dB,*2 for ultra-high sensitive recording at a minimum subject illumination of 0.005 lx.
The standard 12G-SDI output terminal delivers high-image-quality UHD 60p (50p) 10-bit 4:2:2 output. Also provided are XLR audio input (2CH) terminals compatible with +48-V phantom power supply as well as HDMI OUT, TC IN/TC OUT, GENLOCK IN, USB3.0 (DEVICE) and USB2.0 (HOST, wireless module) terminals.
The AJ-CX4000 is capable of recording in various formats at different compression rates, such as HEVC and MOV/P2 MXF*3 file formats.
Using the new, high-efficiency codec, HEVC (H.265, LongGOP, 10-bit, 4:2:0, MOV), the CX4000 records high-quality 4K 10-bit images at low, 100-Mbps bit-rates. Free software, such as the VLC Media Player or QuickTime Player, provide smooth video playback on a PC, laptop or MacBook*4.
The CX4000 records MOV files that are highly compatible and easy to use. This file format is the same as that used on Panasonic's EVA1 cinema camera / AG-CX350 camcorder and supports long file names with up to 20 characters, allowing simplified video clip management. And it supports the MXF P2 file format for broadcasting, enabling AVC-Intra or AVC-LongG HD recording.
Livestreaming*5 HD video directly to YouTube, Facebook Live, and other streaming services is easier than ever with the RTSP, RTMP, and RTMPS protocol support*6 of the AJ-CX4000 camera. The CX4000 also supports multicast streaming for streaming to multiple destinations, as well as simultaneous streaming and recording.
*1 The HLG specification was developed jointly by Japanese broadcaster NHK and the BBC in the UK. It is defined in ARIB STD-B67 and ITU-R BT.2100.
*2 With super gain set at F1.4, +42 dB and digital super gain (cumulative mode) at +34 dB.
*3 AVC-Intra200/100/50 codec will be supported in the future with the firmware upgrade.
*4 Playback may lack smoothness depending on the PC environment, such as storage and memory devices.
*5 There are some conditions under which streaming is not possible, such as when recording in UHD format or using NDI|HX mode.
*6 The P2 Network Setting Software is convenient for setting up the RTMP and RTMPS functions.