From conferences to church services, from live-event broadcasts to reality TV shows, the past year has seen a significant increase in productions produced remotely. To meet the professional video industry’s expanding need to produce content online and offline, Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America (Panasonic) is introducing a new line of integrated Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras that deliver superb image quality and efficient streaming for home office, corporate, education, and live content creation environment.
The company’s new integrated PTZ camera line-up consists of five new models. Three models [AW-UE40, AW-UE50 and AW-UE80} are compact, dome shaped and offer a new direct drive system for precise, accurate panning and zooming and to assure quiet operation (NC25 or lower), so they can be installed in virtually any video shooting situation. The new 4K models also combine a best-in-class 74.1-degree viewing angle and a 24X optical zoom to capture the entire space from the back of the room.
Outputs include 3G-SDI (UE80 and UE50 only), HDMI and IP for the flexibility to integrate with a variety of workflow infrastructures. In addition to RTMP and RTMPS streaming, the UE80/UE50/UE40 also support NDI | HX2 and SRT to assure stable and safe video streaming.
As the top-of-the-line model, the UE80 offers exclusive features including 4K 60p resolution; high bandwidth 100 Mpbs NDI for transmitting high-quality, low latency video; and FreeD protocol support for incorporating realistic virtual studio sets and elements into remote productions.
As professionals continue to work from home and find their web cameras to be insufficient for long-term use, the new AW-HE20 and AW-UE20 PTZ cameras offer an affordable solution for companies looking to support remote employees with high quality video streaming. Perfect for small offices, huddle rooms, and home offices. The HE20 features Full HD, while the UE20 supports 4K/30p providing users with options for HD or 4K picture quality. Sporting a new design, the HE20 and UE20 feature a wide 71-degree viewing angle, a 12x optical zoom and outputs include SDI, HDMI, USB and IP for increased compatibility in corporate and education environments.
Panasonic has also announced the release of the AV-UHS5M6G NDI I/F unit for the compact AV-UHS500 SDI/HDMI switcher. This new unit will enable the UHS500 12G/3G SDI switcher to support high quality, low latency video transmission of NDI and NDI | HX. It also provides direct IP connectivity to NDI enabled computers and video devices, reducing setup time and facilitating remote production of live video in temporary venues and other event spaces.
On Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1pm ET, Panasonic is hosting a virtual event, “The Future of Remote Production,” which will preview its new line of 4K and HD SRT-enabled PTZ cameras and remote production accessories.