Panasonic has launched a firmware upgrade so that its entire line-up of remote cameras supports NDI|HX, and has also introduced a new PTZ camera, the AW-HE38.
All existing Panasonic PTZ cameras (AW-HE40, AW-HE130 and AW-UE70) can be upgraded to support NDI|HX with a software license sold by NewTek.
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.”
Panasonic has also added to 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.
The AW-HE38 series incorporates a newly-developed 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.
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.
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