Panasonic announced the introduction of the AW-UE100 integrated pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) camera, which supports a wide variety if IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI®|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT).
This new PTZ camera with newly-designed direct drive motor for smooth pan and tilt movement offers installation flexibility, low noise and high-resolution image capture, and will facilitate high-quality 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 produce stunning UHD 4K/60p video and offers a wide variety of interfaces including 12G-SDI, HDMI and IP. For capturing images in tight spaces to large venues, the UE100 has exceptional capabilities. A wide-angle lens with a horizontal angle of view of 74.1 degrees enables enables a wide area to be shot from a limited installation space, and its 24x optical zoom maintains high image quality at high zoom rations, permitting shooting large indoor spaces.
For low latency, live video transmissions, the AW-UE100 offers high-bandwidth NDI for transmitting 4K/60p 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 a high-efficiency, low bandwidth NDIIHX to enable video transmission at low bitrates. Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) maintains stability when transmitting high-quality video, even in unstable network environments; and 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 connection with AR/VR system and allows camera tracking information (pan/tilt/zoom/focus/iris) to easily build system without an encoder. The inclusion of a Direct Drive mechanism with roll compensation improves stillness and quietness pan/tilt operations.
The AW-UE100 will be available in both black and white versions in third quarter 2020, with pricing to be announced.