Panasonic Debuts PTZ Camera and Switcher Ahead of NAB Show
Ahead of the 2023 NAB Show, Panasonic Connect North America launched its AW-UR100 Outdoor PTZ camera and AV-HSW10 compact switcher. The company also announced updates to its Premium Series PTZ camera lineup to bring a built-in auto-tracking feature to corporate and education settings.
The AW-UR100 builds off the success of the AW-HR140, a camera known for its durability in outdoor environments, and will eventually replace the AW-HR140 in the PTZ lineup later this year.
Key features of the AW-UR100 include:
- An IP65 rating, along with a wiper, heater, defroster, enhanced stabilization, and the ability to mount it upright or upside down for versatile installation options.
- A newly designed 4K imager that allows production teams to capture crisp, clear content even in the harshest conditions.
- A compact size that offers SRT, Fiber connectivity, and 4K streaming.
The IP65 rating distinguishes the AW-UR100 with its salt resistant coating. The camera uses advanced technology for superior vibration and stabilization, as well as wind pressure resistance. These features are a direct response to customer demand for a camera that can stand up to the rigors of extreme weather without compromising on the quality of captured content, according to Panasonic.
Panasonic says the AV-HSW10 is a compact, notebook-sized, and reasonably-priced high reliability switcher with SDI/HDMI/NDI/SRT/UVC/RTMP input/output. Its wide variety of inputs and outputs offers a simplified connection with an IP-compatible PTZ camera. It supports RTMP for direct upload to streaming services, and USB Video Class for compatibility with web conferencing services. Further, its user-friendly buttons, T-shaped fader, and intuitive on-screen display ensures error-free operation.
Despite its compact size, the switcher supports broadcast image quality and high performance. With direct streaming output and audio support, it can power a one-person operation from production to distribution. And when there is a full production team, it offers compatibility with the Panasonic Software Control Panel for viewing video and images, as well as for easy, direct switching from a PC. This way, multiple people can work simultaneously for an efficient operation.
Compatible with all of Panasonic Connect’s current PTZ cameras, the AV-HSW10 was designed to support live events such as worship services, high-flex university courses, smaller corporate events, and webinars that don’t require many inputs, but need to switch live between different cameras and stream directly from the switcher.
The Premium Series of PTZ cameras, which includes the AW-UE40, AW-UE50, and AW-UE80, now feature built-in auto-tracking. This built-in auto-tracking uses body detection technology that results in what the company calls “excellent tracking response”.
All solutions will be on display at the 2023 NAB Show in Booth C3308 and will become available throughout the second half of 2023.
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