Panasonic introduces new remote camera6 November 2014
Panasonic has used this week’s MonitorExpo in Copenhagen to introduce a new remote camera, set to launch in December. The new AW-HE130 remote camera uses a single LAN cable for power supply, control and full HD video output.
The camera is capable of HD output via IP transmission, in addition to HD-SDI and HDMI. It is equipped with 1/2.86-type three MOS sensors, allowing for filming even in low light conditions.
“This camera replaces the very popular HE120 and is suitable for similar applications, such as lecture streaming, video conferencing and, of course, reality TV and documentary production,” said Panasonic product marketing manager, Markus Naegele.
“It’s easy to operate and, using an IP control browser, users can control the camera from a PC, tablet or smartphone device. Because it’s cooling fan-free, the camera is also very quiet.
“The camera also includes a new infrared night mode and a digital extender, which can increase the effective focal length of the lens by 40 per cent while delivering smooth, high resolution video.”
An image quality correction function is designed for precision imaging; in addition to 12 conventional axes there are three skin tone axes. Colour temperature settings can also be made with a dial to render colours, dependent on the application. The Optical Stabilisation System automatically corrects small vibrations.
“The addition of PoE+, (Power over Ethernet plus) means that the camera only needs one LAN cable for its power supply, control and video output,” added Naegele. “This reduces installation costs and saves time, while costs are also reduced through the ability to transmit video via IP without the need of an encoder.”