3-CCD Digital Processing Camera

HS-FIT CCD with Third-generation DSP Assures 1 lux, 65dB S/N Ratio, 850 Lines.

Panasonic brings you the advanced WV-F565, three 1/2" HS-FIT (High-Sensitivity Frame-lnterline Transfer) CCD camera. The camera is designed to sustain a superb picture quality under a wide range of illumination, with 1 lux minimum scene illumination. The camera's performance can be optimally realized even at near darkness. Night-eye mode automatically switches to gain (+30dB) and dual-pixel read out to simulate +36 dB gain. This enables a high sensitivity of 1 lux.
The HS-FIT CCD suppresses smear to a low level (-125dB) and the effective aperture of its on-the-chip lenses is improved, which increases incoming light to each pixel. Also, the incorporated DSP (Digital Signal Processing) circuitry delivers third-generation 10 bit processing capability and a Clean DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) function reduces noise. As the result, a stunning S/N ratio of 65dB is obtained at +0dB gain. Also, 850-line horizontal resolution ensures highly defined picture details.

Panasonic WV-F565... For a totally new image!

Clean DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) Ensures Noise-Free Pictures

A Clean Digital Noise Reduction function eliminates noise using a newly developed algorithm, without image blur or deteriorating resolution or lag, which was conventional, a by product of noise reduction. Remarkably high signal-to-noise ratio of 65dB is obtained at 0dB gain and at +9dB gain an incredible 60dB signal-to-noise ratio is achieved.

Night-Eye Mode Enables Outstanding Picture even at 1 Lux

Night-eye mode switch automatically simulates +36dB gain by +30dB boost and resetting horizontal CCD read out to a dual-pixel system. This enables a very low minimum scene illumination of 1 lux.

Chroma Detail Adds Detail to Highly Saturated Color

Chroma Detail is included in the digital processing circuits to compensate for poor resolution in the high chroma areas of the picture, a function only available via digital processing systems.

Dark Detail Circuit

The Dark Detail circuit makes use of multiple luminance sensitive algorithms, to determine the optimum degree of contour. This Digital Signal Processing function is capable of enhancing the contours of objects as fine as strands of human hair, even under challenging lighting conditions, providing crisp, clear, natural-looking images.

Highlight Chroma

A built-in highlight chroma circuit expands the dynamic range of chroma in the highlighted areas, and prevents halation, producing detailed color when viewed under challenging light or daylight.

Precision Detail

Precision detail function provides natural, crisp edge signal is set to appropriate width to remove excessive aperture of a picture.
On-Screen Setup Menu for Simple Setting of Field Scene Data - using the Side-Pocket Switch Just look into the viewfinder and use the side-pocket switch for easy setting of field scene data, such as Field/Frame and, Chroma Gain, and for 0 /0/7.5% IRE color bar setup, etc. Five (5) Adaptive Scene File Modes Respond to Various Shooting Conditions To further enhance operational speed and flexibility, a total of five (5), easy to use, adaptive scene files are included. Two (2) user modes for your custom parameter setting, and three (3) preset modes for studio, ENG, and low light application. Even under highly challenging lighting conditions, you can count on the WV-F565's high performance.

*A/B User Files: 58 digital adjustments can be set.
*Studio Mode.
*ENG Mode: in this mode, settings for three kinds of lighting are automated;
for halogen lighting, for fluorescent lighting and for daylight shooting.

*Low Light Mode


Pickup System: Middle index prism system (F1.4)
Image Sensor: Three 1/2" frame interline transfer (FIT) super high sensitivity CCDs
Pixels: 771 (Horizontal) x 492 (Vertical)
Scanning Standard: 525 lines, 60 fields, 30 frames
Synchronizing System: Internal or external (genlock), automatically switchable
Internal: NTSC standard
External (genlock) lnput: NTSC composite (VBS) signal or black burst signal
Subcarrier Phase for Genlock: Freely adjustable over 360
Horizontal Phase for Genlock: Adjustable
Video Output: 1.0 Vp-p NTSC composite, 75 ohms x 2 (BNC connector)
Y/C (S-VIDEO) Output:
0.714 Vpp Luminance level (Y)
(S-VIDEO connector)
0.286 Vp-p burst level chrominance, 75 ohms x 1
(S-VIDEO connector)
1.0 Vp-p NTSC composite, 75 ohms x 1 (26 pin VCR/ RCU connector)
R/G/B, Y/PB (B-Y) /PR (RY), Y/C/B, ENC, Switchable
R/G/B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms x 1 each
Y: 1.0 Vp-p (Sync: 0.286 Vp-p), 75 ohms x 1
BP/PR: 0.486 Vp-p, 75 ohms (at SMPTE color bar) x 1 each
Y: 0.714 Vp-p Luminance level (Y)
C: 0.286 Vp-p burst level chrominance, 75 ohms x 1
B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms x 1
NTSC: 1.0 Vp-p composite, 75 ohms x 1
Auxiliary Input: 1.0 Vp-p composite, 75 ohms through 26 pin VCR/RCU connector
Audio Output: -20 dBm or -60 dBm/unbalanced, switchable (26 pin VCR/RCU connector)
Illumination Required: 2000 Lux at F8.0, 3200K
Minimum Illumination: 1 lux at F1.4 with Night-Eye mode, more than 70% output level
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65dB at 0dB gain, 60dB at +9dB gain (Typical, Luminance, Clean DNR ON, without aperture correction)
Horizontal Resolution (at center): 850 lines (Y signal) High Band DTL ON
Registration: 0.05% (entire picture area, excluding lens)
Detail/Aperture: Horizontal and Vertical (2-line type)
White Balance: Automatic white balance setting (AWC with two memories) and PRESET, ATW
Black Balance: Automatic with pulse canceller

Encoder: Y, R-Y, B-Y

Color Bar: Built-in SMPTE color bar generator with time, date generator and camera ID
Electronic Shutter: 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Synchroscan (60.4~250Hz), ELC
Color Conversion Filters: 3200K, 5600K with 6.25% ND, 5600K
Maximum Cable Length: 26 pin Studio Cable: Max. 300m


Camera: Power, Color Bar/N.E.J.Camera Selection, High Gain Selection, White Balance Selection, Auto
White/Auto Black Set, dean DNR VCR Start/Stop, Check, Lens Iris Selection, Detail Level Selection,
Highlight CHROMA, Recording Time Reset, Electronic Shutter On/Off


Camera: Total Pedestal, Lens Iris, Audio (with AU-45H)
Camera Adaptor: Earphone/lntercom Level
Viewfinder: Brightness, Contrast Peaking
Standard Lens (Canon 13X Lens):
13:1 auto iris servo control zoom lens, 7.5 - 97.5 mm with macro mode, 1.4
Lens Iris: Automatic or manual
Lens Mount: Bayonet mount for 1/2" pickup device
Lens Filter Size: 82 mm P=0.75 (with hood), 72 mm P=0.75 (with lens)
Viewfinder: 1.5 (1 3/8" actual image size) electronic viewfinder with character display, safety zone,
Date/Time and zebra level indicator

Power Source: 12V DC, 5 sources as follows:

  1. Battery Pack
  2. AC Adaptor
  3. External DC source through 4-pin DC connector (4) VCR (external AC adaptor)
  4. Remote control Unit through VCR/RCU connector
Battery pack Operating Time:
WV-PS60: 12V 1650 mAh
WV-PS33: 12V 3500 mAh

Power Consumption:

Camera Head: (12V DC) 11.4W
ENG Configuration (12V DC): 16.0W
(with WV-AD500, WV-VF42)
Studio Configuration (12V DC):25.6W
(with WV-AD500, WV-VF42)
Ambient Operating Temperature: 50 F to 113 F (10 C to +45 C)
Ambient Operating Humidity: 30% - 90%

Dimensions (WxHxD):

Camera Head Only:
5 1/4" x 9 5/8" x 11 5/16" (134 x 244.5 x 287 mm)
ENG Configuration (Excluding the Tripod Mounting Adaptor): 9 9/16" x 11 1/8" x 18 1/8"
(268.5 x 283 x 460 mm)
Studio Configuration (Excluding the Tripod Mounting Adaptor): 7 3/16" x 20 1/16" x 20 7/8"
(183 x 510 x 531 mm)


Camera Head only: 5.3 Ibs. (2.2 kg)
ENG Configuration: 11.5 Ibs. (5.0 kg)
(Excluding the Tripod Mounting Adaptor)
Studio Configuration: 16.5 Ibs. (7.3 kg)
(Excluding the Tripod Configuration)
Betacam* is a registered trademark of Sony Corp. of America. Weights and dimensions shown are approximate. Specifications and product design are subject to change without notice. This product may be subject to export control regulations.

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