Panasonic AG-3DP1GJ Integrated Twin-Lens 3D Camera Recorder

Panasonic AG-3DP1GJ Integrated Twin-Lens 3D Camera Recorder

Panasonic AG-3DP1GJ Integrated Twin-Lens 3D Camera Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • Twin 4.6 to 79mm - 17x Zoom Lenses
  • 3D Shooting Control and Assist Functions
  • Dual 1/3" 1920 x 1080 3MOS Sensors
  • 14-bit DSP, 20-bit Internal Processing
  • 6 Gamma Modes, 6 Scene Files
  • U.S. and European Standards Compatible
  • Variable Frame Rates
  • AVC-Intra Recording to P2 Media Cards
  • Gen Lock TC In/Out
  • Professional Audio Interface / Controls
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  • 1Description

The Panasonic AG-3DP1GJ is a stereoscopic video camera utilizing twin zoom lenses and recording to Panasonic's P2 media card system. The camera records HD video at 1080i, 1080p, and 720p at U.S. 59.94 Hz, and European 50 Hz standards. This camera can be used to create stereoscopic content for broadcast applications, sporting events, live news coverage, documentaries, narrative films, and green screen effects.

Panasonic has designed the camera with 3D feature sets to give camera operators and producers control in creating viable stereoscopic video. Although the camera shares the basic form factor of ENG cameras, it is designed for recording stereoscopic video while avoiding the obstacles that come with traditional 2 camera stereoscopic rigs. This greatly reduces the learning curve required to achieve convincing stereoscopic video. The AG-3DP1GJ is a single camera with two built-in synchronized P2 card recorders and twin 17x zoom lenses that have been calibrated, aligned, and synchronized at the factory. Camera set up time is greatly reduced compared with what is required for traditional 2 camera rigs.

The AG-3DP1GJ comes with standard lens adjustments of focus, iris, and zoom, as well as a stereoscopic specific adjustment dial for convergence (3D reference plane). A 3D mode selection setting built into the camera aids in optimizing the convergence angle of the lenses based on the shooting distance. The camera is designed with professional features, starting with the dual 1/3" 3MOS 1920 x 1080 sensors, a 20-bit DSP, 6 gamma functions, storage for 6 scene files, a flip-out LCD viewfinder, TC In/Out, Genlock in, 4 channels of 16-bit audio, XLR audio inputs, HD recording in 1080p, 720p, and variable frame rates.

An eyepiece viewfinder - B+W or Color, and camera mounted shotgun mic are available options.

3D Production with a Single Camera
  • The AG-3DP1GJ is well suited for stereoscopic shoots where there isn't: space, schedule, or budget for a traditional 2-camera stereoscopic rig.

  • The AG-3DP1GJ handles similarly to an ENG Camera and for many situations is a lighter, faster, and less costly option to the traditional 2-camera setup.

  • The AG-3DP1GJ shoots in 3D without using: an expensive, complex, 2-camera mirror system which requires a delicate front surface mirror, synchronization boxes, and a specialized equipment tech to handle the precision alignment.

  • Ready to shoot the AG-3DP1GJ weighs less than many professional 2-camera rigs weigh without their cameras and lenses.
3D Lens and Camera Controls
In addition to both manual and automatic control of focus, iris and zoom, the AG-3DP1GJ comes with lens adjustment controls specific to stereoscopic video production.

  • A convergence plane adjustment dial is integrated into the lens assembly, allowing adjustment of the convergence plane distance and control of the stereoscopic effect.

  • The camera also comes with what Panasonic refers to as 3D mode selection, which is selectable between Near, Normal and Extra. These modes are designed to optimize lens convergence for the distance range you are shooting at.
3D Assist
Panasonic's 3D Assist display functions are diagnostic tools designed to allow you to examine the different aspects of a stereoscopic composition. Panasonic's 3D Assist display functions are accessible through the side of the camera and are viewable on the built-in LCD monitor, optional viewfinder, or an optional external monitor connected to the monitor output of the camera.

Overlay Display
  • Alert: Allows you to see which objects in the frame will appear to be outside your selected 3D safe range, giving you a reference as to what objects will have excessive 3D effect, which may make it uncomfortable for your audience to watch, or prevent the audience from seeing the 3D effect entirely. Objects with excessive negative parallax, which will project too far in front of the 3D reference plane, are overlaid with a red block, and a yellow block is overlaid on areas that show excessive positive parallax and will retreat too far behind the reference plane.

  • Convergence: A green edge is displayed around areas that are within the reference plane (convergence point of the lenses.)

This is a depth (Z axis) display which shows the forward / back relationship between the subject and the reference plane as a waveform. Warnings for parts of the frame with excessive leaping effect / excessive depth can also be displayed via warning colors.

Monitor Image Selection
The user can select to view either the left lens, the right lens, left / right mix, or side by side.
Image Quality
  • The AG-3DP1GJ uses twin matched 17x Optical zoom lenses developed specifically for this camera. The lenses have a focal length range of 4.6-79mm which is equivalent to a 35-602mm in 35 mm.

  • Dual 1/3" 1920 x 1080 pixel 3MOS sensors, one for each eye, left and right.

  • A 20 bit DSP for precision and consistency handles signal processing across the different HD formats.

  • The camera has storage space for 6 different scene files, which can be customized and shared between AG-3DP1GJ cameras via an optional SD/SDHC card.

  • Scene files hold information on menu options for image control which include:
    • Matrix settings
    • Vertical Detail level
    • Detail Coring
    • Gamma functions
    • Knee setting: Low, Mid, or High.

  • The camera is equipped with 6 different gamma functions included below.
    • HD Norm: Suitable for standard HD recording
    • Low: Creates an image with slightly increased contrast
    • High: Expands the contrast of the image allowing more detail to be seen in the darker areas
    • B.Press: Creates an image with increased contrast
    • Cine-Like D: The Cine-Like mode for when full post-production color correction is planned
    • Cine-Like V: Cine-Like mode for immediate finish with limited color adjustments planned
AVC-Intra Recording
  • Based on MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 moving picture compression technology, AVC-Intra is an intra-frame compression scheme. The AG-3DP1GJ features AVC-Intra 100 compression, recording a 10-bit 4:2:2 signal at 1920 x 1080p or 720p.

  • For increased recording times AVC-Intra 50 is also provided, recording a 10-bit 4:2:0 signal at 1440 x 1080p or 720p.
Frame Rates
  • The AG-3DP1GJ shoots both U.S. and European HD frame rate standards. In addition the camera is capable of shooting in 29.97pN, 25pN, 23.98pN in both 1080p and 720p, which saves recording space as the Native mode only records the effective frames.

  • Camera image output and playback of Native mode footage are automatically "pulled-down" for proper display on a 59.94 / 50Hz monitor

  • The camera can shoot variable frame rates in 720p in either U.S. or European standards. This allows for either over or under cranking effects to be created in the camera.
Recording Media
Utilizing Panasonic's P2 media card recording system for high data rates and data security, the AG-3DP1GJ records the images of each lens onto separate cards - one for each eye - using a distinct numbering system to identify left and right eye for 3D playback.
Gen Lock and TC In and Out
Sending a Genlock signal to multiple cameras keeps them perfectly in phase with each other, and prevents timing errors when live switching between cameras or when later editing the footage.
  • The Genlock in connector on the AG-3DP1GJ allows it to be slaved to a master source, and to be easily integrated into a multi-camera shoot.

  • The TC in / out connectors allow the camera to share a common timecode with other TC in / out equipped cameras, which are covering the same event, for ease of editing multiple cameras together.
Four Channel Digital Audio
  • The AG-3DP1GJ can record 16 bit audio on all four of its audio channels. The operator can select the source for each channel, choosing from Front (mic), Rear (mic/line), and WL (wireless).

  • Audio levels can be set manually for channels 1 and 2, while audio levels for channels 3 and 4 are set by AGC.
2D Shooting
  • The camera can also shoot in 2D mode, only recording the image from the left lens onto a P2 media card in the left lens card slot.

  • In this mode, the camera can also be set to create a redundant recording of the left lens image in a P2 media card inserted in the slot normally reserved for recording the image from the right lens.
In the Box
Panasonic AG-3DP1GJ Integrated Twin-Lens 3D Camera Recorder
  • Microphone Holder
  • Lens Cap - Attached to Unit
  • XLR Connector Cap - Attached to Unit
  • BNC Cap - Attached to Unit
  • Shoulder Belt
  • CD-Rom
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty. Extendable to 5-Years for Free with Equipment Registration
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optics Type
    Integrated Twin-Lens

    17x Optical

    Focal Length
    Approximate 35 mm Equivalent: 35-602mm

    Maximum Aperture
    F1.6-F3.4 (Wide-Tele)
    Optical Color Separation Prism System
    Interaxial Distance Approximate 2.31" (58 mm)
    Convergence Adjustable
    Yes, via Isolated Adjustment Dial

    Approximately 43.31" to ∞ (1.1 m to ∞)
    ND Filter 4 Position Filter Wheel
    Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64ND
    Control Manual

    Image Sensor
    Specifications 3MOS Sensor
    2 x 1/3" Progressive, 2.2 Megapixel

    1920 x 1080

    Bit Depth

    Sampling Ratio

    Note: One sensor per integrated lens
    Gain Settings
    0 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, +9 dB, +12 dB
    Shutter Speeds 60i/60p Mode
    Off = 1/60

    30p Mode
    Off = 1/30

    24p Mode
    Off = 1/24

    50i/50p Mode
    Off = 1/50

    25p Mode
    Off = 1/25
    Synchro Scan Shutter 60i/60p Mode
    1/60 to 1/249.8

    30p Mode
    1/30 to 1/249.8

    24p Mode
    1/24 to 1/249.8

    50i/50p Mode
    1/50 to 1/250

    25p Mode
    1/25 to 1/250
    Slow Shutter Speed 60i/60p Mode
    1/15, 1/30

    30p Mode

    24p Mode

    50i/50p Mode
    1/12.5, 1/25

    25p Mode
    Digital Video Unit
    Frame Rates 1080


    Note: "N" stands for Native. Native mode records only the effective frames leaving any pull-down to be done by the display device
    Variable Frame Rate 59.94 Hz Mode
    12,15,18,20,21,22,24,25,26,27,28,30,32,34,36,40,44,48,54,60 fps

    50 Hz Mode
    12,15,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,30,32,34,37,42,45,48,50 fps

    Note: fps = Frames Per Second
    Sampling Frequency AVC-Intra 100
    Y: 74.158 MHz
    Pb/Pr: 37.0879 MHz

    AVC-Intra 50
    Y: 13.5 MHz
    Pb/Pr: 6.75 MHz
    Quantizing 10-bit
    Video Compression Format Mpeg-4 AVC/H.264 Intra Profile
    Video Input / Output
    Input/Output Connectors Genlock In
    1 x BNC 75 Ω, 1.0 V [p-p]

    HD-SDI Out
    2 x BNC 75 Ω, 0.8 V [p-p]

    HD-SDI Monitor Out
    1 x BNC 75 Ω. 0.8 V [p-p]

    HD-SDI Return In
    1 x BNC 75 Ω, 0.8 V [p-p]

    HDMI Out
    1 x Type A

    Note: HDMI output is disabled when HD-SDI Out is active
    Digital Audio Unit
    Recording Signal 48 KHz / 16 bit x 4CH
    Headroom 20 dB / 18 dB Menu Selectable
    Audio Input / Output
    Mic Input Connector
    Front Left of Camera:
    1 x XLR 5-pin, +48 V Menu Selectable

    Menu Selections
    -40 dBµ / -50 dBµ
    Audio In Connector
    2 x 3-pin XLR

    Line / Mic / Mic + 48 V

    Menu Selections
    Line: +4dBµ / 0dBµ / -3dBµ
    Mic: -50dBµ / -60dBµ
    Wireless Connector
    1 x D-SUB 25-pin, -40dBµ
    Earphone Jack 2 x 3.5 stereo mini
    Internal Speakers 1 x 28 mm diameter
    P2 Card
    P2 Media Card 2 x Card Slot
    Recording Format AVC-Intra 100
    AVC-Intra 50
    Recording Time AVC-Intra 100
    Approximately 60 min. with 2x 64 GB P2 cards (L/R)

    AVC-Intra 50
    Approximately 120 min. with 2x 64 GB P2 cards (L/R)

    Note 1: Recording in N - Native Frame rates, will increase record times 2 to 2.5x standard frame rates

    Note 2: Record times are for shooting in 3D, and with each sensor recording to one card.
    Video Signals 59.94 Hz Mode
    1080 / 59.94i
    1080 / 29.97pN
    1080 / 23.98pN
    720 / 59.94p
    720 / 29.97pN
    720 / 23.98pN

    50 Hz Mode
    1080 / 50i
    1080 / 25pN
    720 / 50p
    720 / 25pN
    Memory Card Recorder
    SD Card Slot 1x SD/SDHC
    Other Input / Output
    Timecode Input & Output TC Input
    1x BNC 0.5 V [p-p] to 8 V [p-p], 10 kΩ

    TC Output
    1x BNC Low Impedance, 2.0 V ± 0.5 V [p-p]
    DC In / Out Input Connector
    1 x XLR 4-pin, 12 VDC

    Voltage Range
    11.0-17.0 VDC

    Output Connector
    1 x 4-pin Hirose - HR10A-7R-4SC

    Voltage Range
    11.0-17.0 VDC

    Maximum Current Rating
    1.5 A
    Remote Connector
    1x 10-pin Hirose - HR10A-10R-10SC

    Camera Remote
    Zoom S/S: 1x 2.5 mm Super Mini jack
    Focus Iris: 1x 3.5 mm Super Mini jack
    Convergence: 1x 2.5 mm Super Mini jack
    LCD Display
    Display Technology Color LCD
    Screen Size (Diagonal) 3.2" (82 mm) Color LCD
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Resolution 1920 x 480
    Approximately 921,000 dots
    Battery Mount Anton/Bauer
    Battery Compatibility The following batteries, available separately, have been verified by Panasonic to work with the AG-3DP1GJ

    Hytron 140
    Dionic 90
    Dionic 160

    IDX Batteries
    ENDURA E-10
    ENDURA E-10S


    Note: Use of V-mount batteries, such as IDX and PAG, requires a V-mount battery adapter plate available separately
    Power Requirements Voltage Range
    12 VDC Nominal

    Voltage Range
    11 to 17 VDC
    Power Consumption 38W
    Temperature & Humidity Operating Conditions
    Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity 10% to 80% (Relative Humidity),

    Storage Conditions
    Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Camera Unit Only - excluding protrusions
    9.3 x 10.6 x 26.3" (23.5 x 27.1 x 66.8 cm)
    Weight Camera Unit Only
    Approximately 13.4 lb (6.1 kg)

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