ORLANDO, Fla. — Panasonic rolled out the professional video industry’s first integrated 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera, the AW-UE70. The AW-UE70 delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution images at 29.97p/25p via HDMI, and is also capable of 4K IP streaming and in-camera 4K recording.
The UE70 also offers key production-oriented features such as genlock, Optical Image Stabilization and remote switchable ND filters. The camera’s 4K/HD capabilities make it a good choice for demanding installations in stadiums, conference rooms, lobbies, auditoriums and retail, where ultra-high resolution video and precise control are required.
The UE70, with 3G-SDI as well as HDMI video outputs, incorporates a 1/2.3-inch MOS sensor and advanced processing. The camera boasts direct-from-camera audio/video streaming up to 2160/30p.The camera’s IP streaming — in combination with the UE70’s standard IP-control, built-in AUDIO input and PoE+ capabilities — enables single-cable remote production applications. Additionally, the UE70 functions as a USB webcam for videoconferencing and collaboration, with a 20X zoom lens, preset functions, wide field of view (65.1 degrees) as well as simultaneous IP and USB streaming and control.
The UE70 offers in-camera video and audio recording to a microSD card at 2160/29.97p or 1080/59.94p, which can be used for event capture or back-up. Recorded files can be delivered via networking, simplifying workflow and reducing peak network load. Because it is USB-Video enabled, the UE70 is also a choice for PC-based videoconferencing and collaboration.
The UE70 features stereo mic/line-level switchable audio input for embedding. Embedded audio may be used in conjunction with HDMI, 3G-SDI, streaming and recording functions.
The camera incorporates the IP/Serial/Web control system and IP-Live Preview pioneered in Panasonic’s AW-HE60, HE130, and HE40 series cameras. IP, RS-422, RS-232C in/out interfaces are included, and a built-in Web-server enables both browser control and IP-live preview and setup from PCs, Macs and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and Android and Toughpad devices. RS-422 Serial or IP control is available using Panasonic’s AW-RP50N, AW-RP120G controllers, AK-HRP200G paintbox and the AW-HEA10 system, as well as appropriately programmed systems from Crestron, AMX, Winnov and other manufacturers.
The UE70 includes many features that expand the capabilities of professional video system users. In addition to Panasonic’s Dynamic Range Stretch and advanced Digital Noise Reduction, a High Dynamic Range mode helps produce very good video even in extreme contrast and lighting conditions. For shooting in virtually total darkness, the UE70’s Night Mode makes it possible to automatically switch to the capture of high-quality, HD monochrome video with the use of an (optional) IR illuminator in the 850nm range, making the camera a choice for reality show production, sleep lab research and staging support.