Introducing the next generation panasonic PTZ Camera AW-UE160W/K designed to make shoots easier
Newly developed image sensor, equipped with the latest generation1 image processing engine plus the industry’s first2 SMPTE ST2110 compatible PTZ camera.3
Bracknell, UK. 19th October 2022 – Panasonic Connect Europe today announced the AW-UE160W/K, a next-generation 4K integrated PTZ camera that achieves both high-quality shooting and video production efficiency for customers involved in the entertainment industry, including broadcasting, live events, and video production. It will be available in Q1 of calendar year 2023.
This new flagship model enables more unique and new visual expression by combining the flexibility of a PTZ camera, that can be freely set in position and angled, with the functionality of a System Camera used in the broadcast industry. Along with an outstanding high sensitivity of F14 / 2,000 LX 4 and its High-Bandwidth NDI®6 capability, the AW-UE160 is also the first ever compact PTZ camera to support SMPTE ST2110, available through a simple software option.
The AW-UE160W/K is the industry’s first product which combines the strengths of system cameras and PTZ cameras. It also has the industry’s highest level of cinematography with unique video effects that can be expressed using a variety of shooting methods. A wealth of new functions provide viewers with new experiences, including immersive images from an unprecedented perspective.
Uncompromising shooting performance and operability.
In addition to the high sensitivity of F14 / 2,000 LX 4, equivalent to that of a studio camera, and the latest generation image processing engine, the AW-UE160 is equipped with a newly developed phase detection autofocus (PDAF) that enables high-speed focusing and can 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, 20x optical zoom, and hybrid image stabilisation.
Realise next-generation video production with various shooting methods and functions.
The AW-UE160 is the first PTZ camera2 to support the SMPTE ST2110 3, an IP transmission standard for the broadcasting industry, and wireless transmission with a 5G mobile router (via USB tethering). It supports return input5 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 a cropping zoom function that can output multiple angle video with a single camera and 2x high-speed output (HD) from SDI/HDMI.
Ease of use and versatility reduces stress of shooting on-site.
Support for a variety of interfaces and protocols (SMPTE ST2110, High-Bandwidth NDI®6, NDI®|HX6, SRT, FreeD, RTMP/RTMPS, etc.) reduces the burden of introducing the camera into existing systems. Even if the output is performed from multiple terminals at the same time, there is no restriction on video output, so simulcast operation in 4K is possible. Support for scene files, colour matrix control, Panasonic’s free-to-download software options and Remote Operation Panel (ROP) for batch management of multiple cameras makes mixed operation with system cameras even easier. In addition, the waveform display function and the horizontal level gauge display function reduce the burden of setting up and adjusting the image.
For more information on the Panasonic AW-UE160W/K PTZ camera visit: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/aw-ue160
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About Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH
Panasonic Connect Europe began operations on October 1st, 2021, creating a new Business-to-Business focused and agile organisation. With more than 400 employees and led by CEO Hiroyuki Nishiuma, the business aims to contribute to the success of its customers with innovative products and integrated systems and services – all designed to deliver its vision to Change Work, Advance Society and Connect to Tomorrow.
Panasonic Connect Europe is headquartered in Wiesbaden and consists of the following business divisions:
- The Mobile Solutions Business Division helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, business tablets and handhelds.
- The Media Entertainment Business Division incorporating Visual System Solutions offers a range of high brightness and reliable projectors as well as high quality displays; and Broadcast & ProAV offers Smart Live Production solutions from an end-to-end portfolio consisting of PTZ and system cameras, camcorders, the Kairos IT/IP platform, switchers and robotic solutions that are widely used for live event capture, sports production, television, and xR studios.
- Business and Industry Solutions delivers tailored technology solutions focused on Retail, Logistics and Manufacturing, using its unique Gemba Process Innovation approach. Its purpose is to increase operational efficiency and enhance customer experience, helping businesses to perform at their best, every day.
- Panasonic Factory Solutions Europe is helping to make smart factories a reality with its wide range of automated solutions including electronics manufacturing solutions, robot and welding systems and software solutions engineering.
For more information please visit: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/professional-camera/products-and-accessories/broadcast-and-proav