Panasonic AK-HCU200
Camera Control Unit for AK-HC3800GSJ Studio Camera


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Panasonic's AK-HCU200 is a camera control unit (CCU) for the AK-HC3800 HD studio camera.  It is rack-mountable, lightweight, measures 2RU in height, and has two HD/SD-SDI output channels and two additional HD/SD-SDI output channels that can be used in conjunction with the picture monitor outs.  For return video inputs, the CCU is equipped with two HD/SDSDI channels and one VBS (analog composite video) channel.  A down converter is also incorporated and an aspect ratio of an HD/SD-SDI out can be selected from Letterbox, Crop or Squeeze.  Embedded audio is supported for HD/SD-SDI output and prompter input is provided.  The AK-HCU200 and the AK-HC3800 can be connected with SMPTE 311 hybrid fiber cables over a distance of approximately 1,000 meters for transmission of uncompressed video, power, control, and other functions.


  • Power Supply: 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 170 W (Without CAMERA connected: 32 W)
  • Capacity for Supplying Power to a Camera: 190 V DC, 0.6 A
  • Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
  • Operating Humidity: 10 % to 90 % (no condensation)
  • Dimensions excluding protrustions: 16-11/16" W x 3-7/16" H x 15-3/4 "D (424 x 88 x 400 mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 14.6 lb (approx. 6.6 kg)
  • Video Output:
    HD SDI/SD SDI: 4 lines (2 lines shared with picture monitor output*)
    Analog composite: 1 line (1 line shared with picture monitor output*)
    *Depending on the setting, only one of them can be selected at one time.
  • Return Input:
    HD SDI/SD SDI: 2 lines (switched depending on the setting)
    VBS: 1 line
  • Prompter Input: 1 line, Analog composite
  • Reference Input: 1 line (1 loop-through line), Black burst/tri-level**
    **The black burst signal and tri-level sync signal of the reference input are recognized automatically.
  • Microphone Output: 2 lines (3-pin XLR-M), 0 dBm/600 ?
  • Intercom: 5-pin XLR-F
    Input: -55 dBu to -10 dBu
    Output: 100 mW (max.)
  • COMMUNICATION: Intercom input/output: 2 lines (1/2*)
    *Depending on the setting, only one of them can be selected at one time.
    (0 dBm, 600 ?, RTS/4W**)
    **The black burst signal and tri-level sync signal of the reference input are recognized automatically.
    PGM: 1 line, input (0 dBm/600 ?)
    Tally input: Red, Green, 1 input each
  • ROP interface: RS-422, 1 line, 12 V output
  • MSU interface: RS-422, 1 line, GPI for control
  • LAN port: 1 line (10Base-T/100Base-TX, RJ45, crossover cable, category 5 or above)
    For computer connection
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