Panasonic Introduces New Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera Series to Elevate Content Creation and Streamline Remote Production Workflows
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 environments.
“It’s important to ensure the right technology exists to support engaging and efficient content creation for audiences regardless of whether they are in person or remote,” said Jim Jensen, senior category manager, remote production systems, Panasonic. “Panasonic is leading the way by offering a new, compact PTZ camera line and a full ecosystem to support end user workflows.”
Delivering Stunning Picture Quality and Efficient Operation
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 100Mpbs NDI for transmitting high-quality, low latency video; and FreeD protocol support for incorporating realistic virtual studio sets and elements into remote productions.
Supporting High Quality Streaming in Remote Work and Education Environments
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.
New Accessories Streamline Live Production Workflows
Panasonic has also announced the release of the AV-UHS5M6G NDI I/F unit for the compact AV-UHS500 SDI/HDMI live 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.
Panasonic is also releasing the new AK-HRP1010GJ studio remote operation panel to succeed the popular AK-HRP1000GJ remote operation panel for its AK- series of studio cameras and select PTZ and camcorders. The AK-HRP1010GJ features key improvements including an LCD touch panel and simplified menu structure for easier navigation and operation, a nine-pin D-sub connector for easier system integration and SDXC SD card slot for increased compatibility.
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. To register for the event, visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/event/2021-future-of-technology-webinar
To learn how Panasonic’s comprehensive PTZ camera line and software can elevate your live content creation while providing a more flexible workflow, visit our website: https://na.panasonic.com/us/provideo
About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America, a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, delivers game-changing technology solutions that deliver customized experiences to drive better outcomes -- for our customers and our customers' customers. Panasonic designs and manufactures reliable, flexible and dependable products and solutions to help create, capture and deliver information of all types, especially where, when and how it is needed. The complete suite of Panasonic professional solutions for government and commercial enterprises of all sizes addresses unified business communications, mobile computing, security and surveillance, retail point-of-sale, office productivity, audio and visual systems (projectors, displays & digital signage) and professional video production. To learn more and Panasonic's business products and solutions visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/audio-video-solutions.
About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is committed to creating a better life and a better world by enabling its business-to-business customers through innovations in Sustainable Energy, Immersive Entertainment, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation. One of Interbrand's Top 100 Best Global Brands of 2020, Panasonic is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and innovations at http://www.panasonic.com/.
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