The PTZ Camera AW-UE160W/K boasts a newly developed image sensor, is equipped with the latest generation image processing engine, and is SMPTE ST2110 compatible PTZ camera.
Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has announced the regional launch of the AW-UE160W/K, a next-generation 4K integrated camera, for customers involved in the broadcasting industry and the entertainment industry such as live events, as well as video production.
This will be the new flagship model that pursues new visual expression by combining the flexibility of a PTZ Camera that can be freely set in position and angle with the functionality of a System Camera used in the broadcast industry. Panasonic will also release the AW-SFU60, an optional software key to activate SMPTE ST2110 for the AW-UE160 series.
Hidetoshi Kaneko – Director of System Solutions and Communications Division, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa- FZE (PMMAF), said: “Panasonic has a long history of PTZ expertise and the introduction of the AW-UE160W/K is a testament to our strong commitment to remain at the forefront of innovation. As the latest premium model of our PTZ range, the AW-UE160W/K offers groundbreaking technology with its top-of-the-line 4K HDR capabilities that deliver an unrivalled level of filming performance in the industry. In addition, it has a variety of functions – including the incorporation of unique video effects – that will not only allow users to carry out high-precision video production but deliver new experiences as well.”
In addition to the high sensitivity of F14 / 2,000 lx, equivalent to that of a studio camera, and the latest generation image processing found in LUMIX, the AW-UE160 is equipped with a newly developed phase detection autofocus (PDAF) that enables high-speed focusing and can also be used to shoot fast-moving subjects. The new PTZ is equipped with a variety of features that enable high-precision video production, including a new PTZ mechanism and hybrid image stabilization.
The AW-UE160 is the first PTZ camera to support the SMPTE ST2110, an IP transmission standard for the broadcasting industry, and wireless transmission with a 5G mobile router (via USB tethering). It also supports return input and a rear tally lamp that can also be lit in yellow, which are essential for combined operation with system cameras. In addition, it is equipped with the cropping zoom function that can output multiple-angle video with a single camera and 2x high-speed output (HD) from SDI/HDMI.
Support for a variety of interfaces and protocols (SMPTE ST2110, High-bandwidth NDI, NDI|HX, SRT, FreeD, RTMP/RTMPS, etc.) reduces the burden of introducing the camera into existing systems.