ES Broadcast Hire, the company’s broadcast hire division, has announced the purchase of a large quantity of Panasonic’s AW-UE150 and AW-HE130 PTZ cameras, for high-end 4K and Full-HD remote production across a range of verticals.
The announcement coincides with the company’s ‘4K Fact or Fiction: A Live Production Showcase’ which took place on the 9th May. The Panasonic’s PTZ camera line-up has been recognised as an essential addition to ES Broadcast’s dry hire fleet, due to its industry leading position in the market.
Panasonic’s PTZ cameras are being readily used for a wide array of productions that range from fixed-rig observational documentaries and live event capture, as well as e-sports and live streaming applications. This has made it a popular choice for ES Broadcast, which aims to meet rising demands of this market.
The newly-released AW-UE150 is the flagship 4K model within the already-established integrated PTZ range, having demonstrated Panasonic’s commitment to HDR recording capabilities as the first PTZ capable of 4K at 50p, offering HLC.BT.2020 support. In addition, it offers the widest FOV of any remote camera on the market, with a unique crop-in function for pan and scan applications.
Equally, Panasonic’s AW-HE130 HDPTZ, is equipped with three ½.86-type MOS sensors and allows for high-grade filming in low light conditions, with a superior S/N ratio and high resolution.
Edward Saunders, Group CEO of ES Broadcast, said, “We have seen significant growth in PTZ markets through our sales activities, and the increase in uptake, coupled with the technological advances that allow PTZ cameras to hold their own in the emerging UHD landscape, meant this was the right time to add these cameras to our rental offering. The choice to use Panasonic was easy as they are the market leader in PTZs.”
“The UE150 is set to change the landscape of PTZ filming with its cutting-edge image quality and high level of usability,” said Nigel Wilkes, Group Manager at Panasonic. “We are extremely excited to have both the AW-UE150 and AW-HE130 be a part of ES Broadcast Hire’s rental fleet, and look forward to seeing how our technology can support both existing markets and new uses.”
Read more insights…
Designed to inspire innovation: Panasonic’s Customer Experience Centre
Newly developed image sensor, equipped with the latest generation1 image processing engine plus the industry's first2 SMPTE ST2110 compatible PTZ camera.3
NEW PANASONIC 4K PL-MOUNT STUDIO CAMERA FOR LIVE CINEMATIC VIDEO WITH SHALLOW DEPTH OF FIELD. The AK-PLV100GJ studio camera is designed to help streaming...
The transition to an IP infrastructure in the Broadcast and ProAV industry is unleashing a new world of possibilities. Andre Meterian, Director of ProAV at Panasonic Connect Europe explains more.