Panasonic Unveils New PTZ Camera Aimed at House of Worship, Rental and Broadcast

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Panasonic announced the AW-UE100 integrated pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera, which supports a wide variety of IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). This new PTZ camera includes a direct drive motor for smooth pan and tilt movement that offers installation flexibility, low noise and high-resolution image capture. It’s designed for live remote and studio production in broadcast, staging, corporate, sports and house of worship applications.

The AW-UE100 features a 1/2.5-type 4K MOS sensor to output UHD 4K/60p video and offers a wide variety of interfaces including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HDMI and IP. For capturing images in tight spaces to large venues, the UE100 has a wide-angle lens with a horizontal angle of view of 74.1 degrees enables a wide area to be shot from a limited installation space; and includes 24x optical zoom.

For low latency, live video transmissions, the AW-UE100 uses NDI for transmitting 4K@60Hz video at speeds of approximately 250 Mbps and for transmitting full HD video at approximately 100 Mbps, all over a single LAN cable. It also offers NDI|HX to enable video transmission at low bitrates. Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) maintains stability when transmitting high-quality video; its RTMP/RTMPS function provides direct streaming via a single cable to live broadcasting services such as YouTube Live and Facebook Live.

Its FreeD output enables connection with AR/VR systems and allows camera tracking information (pan/tilt/zoom/focus/iris) to build systems without an encoder. The inclusion of a Direct Drive mechanism with roll compensation improves stillness and quietness during pan/tilt operations.

The camera’s panning range is ±175°, and tilting range is -30° to 210°. Other key features include a four-position ND filter (Clear, ¼, 1/16, 1/64), a night mode for infrared shooting and PoE++ power supply support.

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The AW-UE100 will be available in both black and white versions in third quarter 2020.