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720P Multi-purpose
Digital Camera
AK-HC900P
Model
Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product,
please read these instructions completely and save this manual for future use.

Summary of Contents

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    720P Multi-purpose Digital Camera AK-HC900P Model Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this product, please read these instructions completely and save this manual for future use.

  • Page 2: For Your Safety

    For Your Safety CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER TO SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. lightning arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS For Your Safety ... 2 Preface ... 4 Features ... 4 Precautions ... 5 Major Operating Controls and Their Functions ... 6, 7 How to Install ... 8 How to set the lens ... 8 How to install on the camera housing, pan/tilt head, tripod, etc.

  • Page 4: Preface, Features

    Thank you very much for purchasing the multi-purpose digital camera. Preface This camera employs new 2/3q 1 million-pixel IT CCD [1280(H)k720(V)], realizing a com- pact light-weight system including the optical system. Also, the newly developed CCD having an IT configuration suited for higher picture quality and the development of low-noise, high-speed amplifiers have enabled the realization of high sensitivity, high S/N ratio, and wide dynamic range.

  • Page 5: Precautions

    Precautions DON’TS ≥ Do not attempt to disassemble the cam- era or other units. In order to prevent elec- tric shock, do not remove screws or cov- ers. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. ≥ Do not abuse the camera. Avoid striking, shaking, etc.

  • Page 6: Their Functions

    Major Operating Controls and Their Functions _ Front Panel 1 Lens Mount 2/3q standard bayonet type (B4 mount) lens is installed. 2 Lens Fixing Ring Knob Lens is fixed by turning the knob counterclockwise. 3 Cable Clamp Used to clamp the lens cable. 4 Lens Connector [LENS] Used to connect the camera cables of the lens.

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    Major Operating Controls and Their Functions 6 Camera mounting hole (1/4-20UNC) 7 Camera mounting hole (3/8-16UNC) The screw holes can be used to secure the camera for installing it on camera housing, and when using a pan/tilt head or a tripod. _ Side Panel 8 Breaker [BREAKER] If the breaker is operated due to over-current or the like, check the cause and eliminate...

  • Page 8: Housing, Pan/tilt Head Tripod, Etc

    How to Install _ How to set the lens ≥ Standard 2/3q bayonet type (B4 mount) lens of any makers can be used*. 1 Turn the lens fixing ring knob counterclockwise to remove the lens mount cap. 2 Set the lens in place, and turn the lens fixing ring knob clockwise to precisely fix the lens.

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    How to Set Up the System (Connection) _ Connection of remote control box ≥ Use multi-cable for the connection of HD controller AK-HRP900 and this unit. AK-HC900P Multi-cable (5m) AK-HDMLTCA05 NOTE Note that the monitor output is attenuated and deteriorated if the cable is too long.

  • Page 10: Multi-purpose Digital Camera Control System Configuration 1, Multi-purpose Digital Camera

    Multi-purpose Digital Camera Control System Configuration 1 Remote (zoom/focus control) cable Remote Multi-purpose controllable Digital Camera lens AK-HC900P B R E A K E R ZOOM/ F O C U S HD-SDI Coaxial Cable (5C-FB) SDI OUT 1/ F D-sub 15-pin Multi-cable (5m) AK-HDMLTCA05 D-sub 15-pin...

  • Page 11: Pan/tilt Head Compatible System Configuration 1

    Multi-purpose Digital Camera Pan/Tilt Head Compatible System Configuration 1 Remote controllable lens Multi-purpose Digital Camera AK-HC900P Remote (zoom/focus control) cable ND/EXT LENSE CAMERA DC12V CONTROL IN 1394 IP/RP C S OP G/L I N Pb OUT Pr /SDI Y/VIDEO Pan/Tilt Head AW-PH300A NOTE: Pan/Tilt Head is also com-...

  • Page 12: Multi-purpose Digital Camera Control System Configuration 2

    Multi-purpose Digital Camera Control System Con- figuration 2 (System for remotely monitoring picture control) Remote (zoom/focus control) cable Multi-purpose Remote Digital Camera controllable AK-HC900P lens AC Adaptor AW-PS505 Multi-cable (5m) AK-HDMLTCA05 B R E A K E R Z O O M / HD-SDI Coaxial Cable (5C-FB) F O C U S...

  • Page 13: Pan/tilt Head Compatible System Configuration 2

    Multi-purpose Digital Camera Pan/Tilt Head Compatible System Configuration 2 (System for remotely monitoring picture control) Remote controllable lens Multi-purpose Digital Camera AK-HC900P Remote (zoom/focus control) cable ND/EXT LENSE CAMERA DC12V CONTROL IN 1394 IP/RP C S OP DC Power Cable G/L I N Pb OUT Pr /SDI...

  • Page 14: Operation Procedure

    Operation Procedure Turn on the power of each equipment. Properly adjust the light for the ob- ject. Adjust the flange back of the lens, the iris and the focus. ≥ Flange back must be adjusted when the camera is used for the first time or after replacement of the lens.

  • Page 15: Adjustment

    How to Adjust _ Flange back adjustment (for zoom lens) The adjustment is to adjust the focus in all the range from the maximum zoom to the widest angle of the zoom lens. 1 Shoot a dark object to open the iris. 2 Adjust the distance from the object to 6.6 ft.

  • Page 16: White Balance Adjustment

    How to Adjust _ White balance adjustment Adjust the white balance after shooting a white object by at least 50% of the screen. NOTE: If the white signal level is over 100% or less than 50%, the white balance may not be normally adjusted.

  • Page 17: Black Balance Adjustment, Gen Lock Adjustment

    How to Adjust _ Black balance adjustment ≥ Adjust it with the lens closed. When the motor drive lens is controlled from the camera, adjusting the black balance causes the lens to be automatically closed. _ Gen lock adjustment When multiple cameras are used or the camera is combined with other equipment, it is necessary to adjust the phase for phase matching by external synchronization.

  • Page 18: Screen

    Setting of Menu Items _ Configuration of menu display screen USER MENU 1.MAINTENANCE 2.SETTING 3.CAM ID 4.FILE MENU USER MENU Maintenance menu MAINTENANCE ° ° 1.BLACK SHADING 2.PED,GAMMA,FLARE 3.KNEE,WHITE CLIP 4.R/B GAIN 5.DTL 6.GAIN,AUTO IRIS 7.S.GAIN 1 8.S.GAIN 2 9.S.GAIN 3 10.FRAME MODE 11.COLOR CORRECTION1 12.COLOR CORRECTION2...

  • Page 19: User Menu (initial Screen)

    Setting of Menu Items _ USER menu (Initial screen) USER MENU 1.MAINTENANCE 2.SETTING 3.CAM ID 4.FILE MENU Menu operation is executed by the HD Controller AK-HRP900. The readout data at start of power supply is the data just before cutting off the power supply, and the operation is started with the data.

  • Page 20: Menu

    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu MAINTENANCE ° ° 1.BLACK SHADING 2.PED,GAMMA,FLARE 3.KNEE,WHITE CLIP 4.R/B GAIN 5.DTL 6.GAIN,AUTO IRIS 7.S.GAIN 1 8.S.GAIN 2 9.S.GAIN 3 10.FRAME MODE 11.COLOR CORRECTION1 12.COLOR CORRECTION2 BLACK SHADING ° ° DETECTION CORRECT(DIG) ≥ Move the cursor (arrow mark) to the item to be adjusted and press the MENU key, then it enters the adjustment menu there- under.

  • Page 21: Adjustment Menu

    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu PED,GAMMA,FLARE °° °° M PED :+027 R PED :+000 B PED :+000 M GAMMA :0.45 R GAMMA :+00 B GAMMA :+00 R FLARE :010 G FLARE :000 B FLARE :017 GAMMA FLARE 2 Pedestal, gamma, flare adjustment menu M PED: Master pedestal can be adjusted only by turning the control panel VR.

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    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu KNEE,WHITE CLIP °° °° M KNEE POINT R KNEE POINT B KNEE POINT M KNEE SLOPE R KNEE SLOPE B KNEE SLOPE A.KNEE POINT A.KNEE LVL WHITE CLIP LVL KNEE WHITE CLIP 3 Knee&white clip adjustment menu M KNEE POINT: Master knee point ad- :95.00% justment.

  • Page 23: Gain Adjustment Menu, Detail Adjustment Menu

    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu R/B GAIN °° °° R GAIN B GAIN °° °° TOTAL DTL LVL :+00 H DTL LVL CRISP LVL DEPENDENT PEEK FREQUENCY KNEE APERTURE KNEE APA.LVL SLIM DTL :OFF DTL(+) :+00 DTL(-) :+00 DTL CLIP DTL SOURCE :(B+G)/2...

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    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu °° °° TOTAL DTL LVL H DTL LVL CRISP LVL DEPENDENT PEEK FREQUENCY KNEE APERTURE KNEE APA.LVL SLIM DTL DTL(+) DTL(-) DTL CLIP DTL SOURCE GAIN,AUTO IRIS °° °° LOW GAIN :0dB MID GAIN :9dB HIGH GAIN :18dB...

  • Page 25: Offset Level Setting Menu, Mode

    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu S GAIN 1 °° °° TOTAL GAIN ° ANLG GAIN PIX MIX V MIX FRAME MIX H DTL LVL CRISP LEVEL DEPENDENT PEAK FREQUENCY M GAMMA MASTER PED OFFSET R PED OFFSET B PED OFFSET (Super gain 1, 2, 3 are same menu.) H FRAME MODE °...

  • Page 26: Color Correction 1, Qz Color Correction 2

    Setting of Menu Items ! Maintenance menu < COLOR CORRECTION1 > PHASE < COLOR CORRECTION2 > PHASE R - Mg Mg - B B - Cy Cy - G G - Y1 Y1 - R 9 Color correction 1 menu Adjustment of gain (saturation) and phase of each color.

  • Page 27: Setting Menu, Menu

    Setting of Menu Items @ Setting menu SETTING °° °° 1.MODE 2.SHUTTER 3.H.PHASE MODE °° °° BLACK STRETCH :OFF D5600K :OFF ANLG OUTPUT SEL :YPbPr CABLE COMPE SUP GAIN :OFF CAM ID :BAR CAM ID POSI COLOR CORRECTION :OFF - Menu for various settings. 1 Camera mode setting menu BLACK STRETCH: Setting of the func- tion of expanding low-brightness analog...

  • Page 28: Menu For External Reference Signal, Setting Menu, Menu

    Setting of Menu Items @ Setting menu SHUTTER °° °° SHUTTER MODE SHUTTER SPEED SYNCHRO SCAN H.PHASE °° °° H.PHASE-COARSE H.PHASE-FINE 2 Electronic shutter setting menu SHUTTER MODE: It selects the shutter :OFF operation. ON/SYNCHRO/OFF can be :1/100 :75.1 selected. ON # Setting of normal discrete shutter speed.

  • Page 29: Camera Id Setting Menu, Menu

    Setting of Menu Items # Camera ID setting menu CAM ID °° °° ID:AKHC900 $ File managing and renewing menu H FILE MENU ° ° FILE SAVE FILE? SAVE H FILE MENU ° ° FILE SAVE FILE? SAVE - File operation menu :USER1 1 The file selected by FILE is loaded.

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    Setting of Menu Items $ File managing and renewing menu H FILE MENU ° FILE SAVE FILE? SAVE FILE MENU ° ° FILE :USER1 SAVE FIL? :USER1 SAVE IN USER1.OK? FILE MENU ° ° FILE :USER1 SAVE FIL? :USER1 SAVE IN USER1.OK? SAVE COMPLETE - File operation menu (continued) 2 When saving the current data, two files...

  • Page 31: Outside Dimension Diagram

    Outside Dimension Diagram ( ): mm B R E A K E R Z O O M / F O C U S S D I O U T 1 / F 4-3/8q (110) 6-5/16q (160) 5/8q 13/16q (15) (20)

  • Page 32: Specifications & Accessories

    Specifications & Accessories _ Specifications Supply voltage: DC 12 V (supplied from D-SUB 15 pins) Power consumption: 22 W is the safety information. Image pickup device: System : Resolving optical system: Optical filter: Lens mount: Output spec.: Sensitivity: Horozontal resolution: S/N : Horizontal frequency: Vertical frequency:...

  • Page 33

    PANASONIC BROADCAST & TELEVISION SYSTEMS COMPANY UNIT COMPANY OF MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA Executive Office: One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201)348-7000 EASTERN ZONE One Panasonic Way 4E-7, Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201)348-7621 Southeast Region: 1225 Northbrook Parkway, Ste 1-160, Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 338-6835...

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