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First 4K/60P PTZ Camera to Support High Bandwidth NDI and SRT From Panasonic — AV.technology

The Panasonic AW-UE100 camera is ideal for high-quality live remote and studio production for broadcast, staging, corporate and sports events.

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18 May 2020

Panasonic has announced the introduction of the AW-UE100 integrated pan/tilt/zoom camera, which supports a wide variety of IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT). This new PTZ camera has a newly-designed direct drive motor for smooth pan and tilt movement and offers installation flexibility, low noise and high-resolution image capture. It is ideal for high-quality live remote and studio production for broadcast, staging, corporate and sports events. 

The UE100 features a 1/2.5-type 4K MOS sensor to produce stunning UHD 4K/60p video and offers a wide variety of interfaces including 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HDMI and IP. Suitable for capturing images in tight spaces to large venues, the UE100 has exceptional capabilities. A wide-angle lens with a horizontal view angle of 74.1 degrees enables a wide area to be shot from a limited installation space, and its 24x optical zoom maintains high image quality at high zoom ratios, permitting shooting in large indoor spaces.

For low latency, live video transmissions, the UE100 offers high-bandwidth NDI for transmitting 4K/60p video at speeds of approximately 250 Mbps and for transmitting full HD video at approximately 100 Mbps, all over a single LAN cable. It also offers high-efficiency, low bandwidth NDI|HX to enable video transmission at low bitrates. Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) maintains stability when transmitting high-quality video, even in unstable network environments; and its RTMP/RTMPS function provides direct streaming via a single cable to live broadcasting services such as YouTube Live and Facebook Live.

Its FreeD output enables connection with AR/VR systems and allows camera tracking information (pan/tilt/zoom/focus/iris) to easily build systems without an encoder. The inclusion of a Direct Drive mechanism with roll compensation improves stillness and quietness during pan/tilt operations.

The camera’s panning range is ±175° and tilting range is -30° to 210°. Other key features include a four-position ND filter (Clear, ¼, 1/16, 1/64), a Night Mode for infrared shooting, and PoE++ power supply support.

The AW-UE100 will be available in both black and white versions in third quarter 2020, with pricing to be announced.

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