Panasonic has announced the development of the AW-UE150, a new 4K integrated remote camera that will offer 4K 60p capture - a first for a broadcast-class PTZ.
With an HDR mode, support of various 4K interfaces and simultaneous 4K/HD output, the UE150 will also afford the widest viewing angle (75.1 degrees, horizontal) in its class.
Targeted at high-end applications in broadcast, production, corporate as well as events and staging, the UE150 will incorporate a 1-type MOS sensor and 20X optical zoom, as well as seamless intelligent zoom (i Zoom). The 4K interfaces supported will include 12G-SDI, HDMI, optical fiber and IP.
“The UE150’s step-up in resolution, lensing and interfacing present a clear 4K upgrade path and a new generation of workflow for such premium PTZ applications as high-end enterprise, and broadcast or production applications,” said Sivashankar Kuppusamy, Marketing Manager EMEA for Panasonic. “This new class of PTZ camera will be introduced alongside the industry leading AW-HE130, giving users two different premium, integrated PTZ cameras - with unique feature sets and potential applications.”
Panasonic has also announced a new remote camera controller, the AW-RP150, which is compatible with the UE150 as well as Panasonic’s higher end PTZs and other remote cameras.
The RP150 offers significant improvements over previous models, including a new single-hand operation joystick (controlling PTZ or Focus) and a large touch-panel LCD screen for monitoring and menu setting. The RP150 adds an SDI input to the LCD panel for camera monitoring.
Both the AW-UE150 and AW-RP150 are set for release in Winter 2018.