Panasonic has boosted its line up of remote cameras with the launch of a firmware upgrade so that its entire line-up supports NDI|HX, alongside the introduction of a new PTZ camera, the AW-HE38.
Integration with the Network Device Interface (NDI), enhanced with a new high-efficiency mode, allows users to connect Panasonic professional PTZ cameras directly to an NDI network.
Nela Pertl, Panasonic Broadcast & ProAV Marketing Manager EMEA, says, “With automatic detection by the NewTek TriCaster® and NewTek’s IP Series of professional video switchers, Panasonic’s remote camera line-up can now seamlessly integrate with the hundreds of other NDI-capable products, enabling NDI-based video production workflows without any additional configuration. This is a huge step towards truly remote production.”
In addition, Panasonic has strengthened its PTZ line-up with the launch of the AW-HE38, which also has the ability to support NDI|HX. A low cost, Full HD remote camera with integrated pan-tilt, it features the same specification as the AW-HE40H, with the addition of a 22x zoom. It is available with HDMI output only, making it ideal for a wide variety of applications, including lecture theatres and meeting rooms.
The AW-HE38 series incorporates a newly-developed 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.
To purchase Newtek’s license please visit: https://store.newtek.com/index.php/panasonicndihxlicense.html
To upgrade the supported models, please visit the links below:
AW-HE40 and AW-HE38 series: https://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upghe40_e.htm
*To upgrade Panasonic’s cameras to support NDI|HX, they need to be upgraded, for free, to the very latest firmware version. From here they can purchase the licence from Newtek which will enable them to support NDI|HX.
For more information on Panasonic Broadcast & ProAV, please visit https://eu.connect.panasonic.com/gb/en/broadcast-and-proav
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