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Panasonic takes a leap forward with built-in NDI support

Panasonic has announced the introduction of a full line-up of professional integrated cameras with built-in Network Device Interface (NDI) support.

With fully integrated support of NDI version 3, enhanced with a new high efficiency mode, it allows users to connect Panasonic professional PTZ cameras directly to an NDI network. With automatic detection by the NewTek TriCaster® and NewTek’s IP Series of professional video switchers, the new cameras seamlessly integrate with the hundreds of other NDI-capable products, enabling NDI-based video production workflows without any additional configuration.

The AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70, and AW-HN130 join Panasonic’s market leading existing PTZ models, and will be available in both black and white colours. The AW-HN38 is an addition to the PTZ line-up as a high-value, premium quality model with a powerful feature set similar to the AW-HN/HE40, but with 22x Zoom, HDMI and native IP connectivity.

The “N” cameras will feature an NDI mode within the camera menu that reconfigures the settings for best performance and full compatibility on an NDI network. It means a single cable workflow, enabling very low latency video, audio, PTZ control, tally and power all over one cable.

“With NDI Version 3, NewTek is making IP Video a complete end-to-end offering for customers, highlighted by our relationship with Panasonic and their next generation products. We have collaborated closely with Panasonic over the years, bringing its de facto industry standard for robotic PTZ control and image quality to the millions of end users who have NDI enabled products,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek President and Chief Technology Officer.  “Panasonic PTZ cameras with NDI built in are the realisation of the dream of a more efficient and better way to produce a show.”  

Among the hundreds of NDI capable devices is the Panasonic AV-HLC100 switcher, introduced by the company at NAB 2017 and available in late Autumn. Combining NDI enabled Panasonic PTZ cameras in conjunction with the AV-HLC100 switcher will provide a unique next generation workflow, offering full end to end IP connectivity from capture, live production, right up to end user delivery and streaming.

“Panasonic has innovated with its professional remote production cameras and systems from the very first generation,” says Nela Pertl, Panasonic Broadcast & ProAV Marketing Manager EMEA. “This is big leap forwards, enabling truly remote production from almost anywhere.”

Customers who have purchased or will purchase the standard versions of the AW-HE40, AW-UE70, AW-HE130 can visit NewTek’s website (new.tk/ndi_panasonic) in Autumn 2017 to upgrade and enable NDI capabilities for these camera models.

The NDI enabled camera line-up is available from autumn (AW-NH40/AW-UN70) and winter (AW-HN130).

For more information on Panasonic Broadcast & ProAV, please visit http://business.panasonic.eu/broadcast-and-proav