Panasonic AW-HE42K Full HD PTZ Camera with 3G-SDI – Black

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AW-HE42K Full HD PTZ Camera – Black

High-Performance Lenses and a variety of Application Examples interfaces support a wide range of Live Video Production Environments

The AW-HE42W/K is a full HD camera with an integrated rotating base equipped with 3G-SDI and a variety of other output connectors. The four types of output interfaces and the genlock function support smooth large-scale shooting with multiple cameras. The camera is perfect for a wide range of environments, from recording and Stand-Alone broadcast of lectures, to live streaming at concerts and other events.

The Four Drive Lens System: Zoom with Incredible Image Quality
The camera is equipped with the Four Drive Lens System, where three zoom lenses and one focus lens are driven independently but simultaneously. Driving each of the four lenses individually enables reduction in lens size and drive range to achieve a reduced-size body with zoom of high image quality and magnification. Despite its compact size, the camera boasts optical 20xzoom and high performance, ultra-high-resolution 30x zoom.

1/2.3-type MOS Sensor
Equipped with a 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for high sensitivity and high resolution.

High Performance Optical 20x Zoom Lens/Super Resolution 30x Zoom
In addition to optical 20x zoom, ultra-high-resolution technology has enabled zoom of up to 30x while maintaining high resolution. The camera 2 can also be set with 12x digital zoom*, or 1.4, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0 or 8.0 digital extender zoom.

*2: Picture quality is lower with the digital zoom.

External Sync Signal Input Connector Plus Four Types of Output*1 Connectors: HDMI, SDI, USB and LAN
Full HD video output is enabled with HDMI, SDI, USB and LAN. The camera1is also equipped with an external sync signal*input connector as well as BBS (Black Burst Sync) and tri-level sync. The camera enables exible system construction ready to handle any purpose or environment.

Optical / Four-Axis Hybrid Image Stabilizer (OIS) for Shooting Stability
Image shake is reduced with both optical and digital 4-axis automatic stabilization that detects mounting surface vibration caused by audio equipment and opening/closing doors.

Night Mode (Supports Automatic Switching)
Switching to Night Mode makes shooting possible even in low light conditions in which shooting is normally difficult, such as when observing wildlife*. The AW-HE42W/K can also be set to switch to the mode automatically depending on surrounding light levels.

*3: Video output is monochrome

Equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
In addition to conventional Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), the AW-HE42W/K is equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the AW-HE42W/K can create video with high visibility that corrects for halation and black defects even under backlit conditions.

NDI | HX Compatibility for Excellent Video Streaming Quality
The AW-HE42W/K can be upgraded to an NDI | HX compatible model if purchasing a license from the Panasonic website model.HX compatibility enables excellent broadcast|Highly efficient NDI streaming by encoding and transmitting high-quality video in realtime. This technology eliminates the need for IP decoders, allowing input to be sent directly to the switcher.

* Contact your local Panasonic vendor for further information.

Outputs Still Image During Preset Movements; Supports One-Camera Operations
The Freeze During Preset function enables to freeze the video during preset playback. The immediately preceding still image is output during preset movements so that the swivelling movement is not displayed, making operations possible with one camera

IP Control with Image Monitoring Using PC, Mac and Mobile Terminals
Using an IP browser, the camera can be controlled from a remote location, and IP video monitoring and remote camera control can be performed from a PC, Mac or mobile terminal such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device, enabling easy operations.

Audio Input Function
The AW-HE42W/K also supports audio input, embedding and encoding. Audio output to IP is also supported. The ALC (Audio Automatic Level Control) in the AW-HE42W/K can be switched ON/OFF and an equalizer function can be used. By reducing low-frequency sound from air conditioners, projectors, and other devices, it is possible to emphasize and increase the clarity of thespoken words.

MicroSD Card Recording Function*1
Camera video and audio can be recorded in MP4 format on microSDcard (sold separately) inserted into the unit. In addition, using an IPnetwork, it is possible to externally control recording start/stop and download the recorded les.

Supported formats for micro SD (recording):

Full HD Video Output Via IP Transmission
IP transmission as well as HDMI, SDI and USB output are supported to enable IP video output of up to 60 frames per second.2Multi-streaming output (H.264 streaming) of up to four channels*per camera and video transmission to up to 14 terminals are 3 supported*, enabling a variety of system layouts as needed for the application.

Video Production
An AW-HE42W/K can be effectively added to an existing studio switcher. The compact camera boasts excellent cost performance for building a television program filming system for professional applications.

Web Conferencing
An AW-HE42W/K with high image quality zoom installed in at webcan be conferences in large venues. The PTZ virtual USB driver (free software) enables other remote cameras connected via LAN to be used as USB cameras.

Key Features:

  • Equipped with a night mode for shooting with low light levels
  • Equipped with an optical ND filter
  • USB Video Class 1.0, USB Audio Class 1.0 supported
  • PoE+ enabled for charging via a LAN cable
  • Up to 100 AW-HE42W/K units can be controlled from a single Remote. Camera Controller via IP connection
  • Control of up to ve Remote Camera Controllers is enabled for a single AW-HE42W/K
  • Equipped with a RS422 remote terminal, serial control of up to AW-HE42W/K units is enabled from the controller
  • Preset memory holds up to 100 positions
  • Freeze, color temperature settings, digital extender and other functions•can be set to user assignable buttons of the Panasonic controller
  • Equipped with the RS232C remote terminal (standard serials communication). Daisy chain connection enables control of up to seven AW-HE42W/K units
  • Up to four AW-HE42W/K units can be controlled via wireless remote•control (AW-RM50G, sold separately)
  • Equipped with a turn lock mechanism for easy installation.
  • Equipped with a night mode for shooting with low light levels
  • Equipped with an optical ND filter
  • USB Video Class 1.0, USB Audio Class 1.0 supported
  • Panasonic Full HD PTZ Camera with 3G-SDI – Black
Power RequirementsDC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor
DC 42 V to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current Consumption1.3 A (Supplied AC adaptor)
0.5 A (PoE+ power supply)
Ambient Operating Temperature0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage Temperature–20 °C to 50 °C (–4 °F to 122 °F)
Allowable Humidity Ranges20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
MassApprox. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D)160 mm x 186 mm x 179 mm
(6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 7-3/64 inches)
[excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
FinishMetallic black
Controller Supported*1AW-RP150GJ*, AW-RP50, AK-HRP1000GJ*, AK-HRP1005GJ*
PowerDC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
Mic/Line InputStereo mini-jack (ø3.5 mm)
Input impedance: Approx. 2 kΩ (unbalanced)
[Mic input]
Supported microphones: Stereo mic
(plug-in power, on/off switching via menu)
Supplied voltage: 2.5 V ± 0.5 V
Mic input level: –60 dBV ± 3 dBV (0 dB=1 V/Pa,1 kHz)
[Line input]
Input level: -10 dBV ± 3 dBV
G/L INBBS (Black Burst Sync) signal and tri-level sync supported (BNC x 1)
Video Output HDMIHDMI Connector
* HDCP is not supported
* VIERA Link is not supported
Video Output 3G/HD-SDI OutCompliant with the SMPTE424/SMPTE292M standards/ 75Ω (BNC x1)
Input/Output Connector (LAN)LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45)
Equipped with straight/crossover cable auto detection function
Input/Output Connector (RS-232C)Mini DIN 8-pin (IN) Mini DIN 8-pin (OUT)
Input/Output Connector (RS-422)CONTROL IN RS422A (RJ-45)
Input/Output Connector (USB)Mini-B port
Input/Output SC CardmicroSD card slot
Camera Functions and Performance
Imaging Sensors1/2.3-type MOS
LensMotorized 20x zoom, F1.8 to F3.6
[f=4.08 mm (5/32 inches) to 81.6 mm (3-7/32 inches); 35 mm (1-3/8 inches)
equivalent: 29.5mm (1-5/32 inches) to 612.0 mm (24-3/32 inches)]
FocusSwitching between auto and manual
Focus DistanceEntire Zooming Range: 1.5m (4.92ft)
Wide end: 10cm (0.33ft)
Colour Separation Optical SystemOn-chip colour filter system
Minimum Illumination (59.94 Hz)0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/60 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/30 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Minimum Illumination (50 Hz)0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/50 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/25 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal ResolutionHD: 1000 TV lines Typ (Center area)
Gain Selection*2Auto, 0 dB to 48 dB (3 dB step)
Frame Mix*3Auto, Off, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB
ND FilterAuto*4 , Through, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Electronic Shutter Speed (During Full Auto)1/60 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off)[59.94 Hz]
1/30 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: On)[59.94 Hz]
1/50 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off)[50 Hz]
1/25 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: On)[50 Hz]
Electronic Shutter Speed (During Auto)1/60 to 1/2000 [59.94 Hz]
1/50 to 1/2000 [50 Hz]
Electronic Shutter Speed (During Manual)1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,
1/4000, 1/10000 [59.94 Hz]
1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,
1/4000, 1/10000 [50 Hz]
Sychro Scan59.94 Hz : 59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz (255 step)
50 Hz : 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz (255 step)
GammaOff, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
White BalanceATW, AWB A, AWB B, ATW, 3200K, 56000K, VAR (2400K to 9900K)
Chroma Amount Variability±3 step
Scene fileFull Auto, Manual1, Manual2, Manual3
Output Format HD1080:59.94p/50p
Synchronization SystemInternal synchronization/External synchronization (BBS, Tri-level sync)
Image StabilizationOptical /4-axis hybrid image stabilizer for stable
USB Connection
Video OutputUSB Video Class Ver1.0
Video Compression FormatMotion JPEG
Resolution1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Frame Ratemax 30 fps (59.94 Hz)
max 25 fps (50 Hz)
Audio OutputUSB Audio Class Ver1.0
Audio Compression FormatLinear PCM, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels
Transfer Modes (JPEG)1920x1080/1280x720/640x360
59.94 Hz: 30fps/15fps/5fps, 50 Hz: 25fps/12.5fps/5fps
Supported ModelsDevices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
Pan-Tilt Head Unit
Installation MethodStand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*5
Pan/Tilt Operation SpeedMaximum speed during preset: 300°/s
Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
Panning Range±175°
Tilting Range-30° to 90°*6
QuietnessDuring preset: NC40 or less
During manual: NC35 or less
Camera/Pan-Tilt Head Control
IP Connecting CableWhen connecting through a hub:
LAC cable*7 (category 5 or above), max. 100m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub:
LAC cable*7 (category 5e or above), max. 100m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used:
LAC cable*7 (category 5 or above), max. 100m (328 ft)
AW protocol connecting cableLAC cable*7 (category 5 or above, straight cable), max. 100m (3280 ft)
Standard Protocol Connecting CableMini DIN 8-pin cable, male
SD Card Recording
SD Card RecordingMPEG-4 AVC le standard compliant (.MP4)
Video Compression FormatMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Prole
Audio Compression FormatAAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
Recording Format/Bit Rate (59.94 Hz)1920x1080/59.94p (Up to 28 Mbps),
1920x1080/29.97p (Average 15 Mbps/Average 10 Mbps/Average 6 Mbps)
1280x720/59.94p (Average 15 Mbps)
1280x720/29.94p (Average 8 Mbps/ Average 4 Mbps/ Average 2 Mbps/ Average 1 Mbps)
Recording Format/Bit Rate (50 Hz)1920x1080/50p(Up to 28 Mbps),
1920x1080/25p(Average 15 Mbps/Average 10 Mbps/Average 6 Mbps)
1280x720/50p(Average 15 Mbps),
1280x720/25p(Average 8 Mbps/Average 4 Mbps/Average 2 Mbps/Average 1 Mbps
Transfer Modes (JPEG)1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 320x180,
59.94 Hz (30fps/15fps/5fps)*8
50 Hz (25fps/12.5fps/5fps)*8
Transfer Modes (H.264)1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 320x180,
59.94 Hz (60fps*9/30fps/15fps/5fps)*8
50 Hz (50fps*9/25fps/12.5fps/5fps)*8
RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/uniCast
NTP, ICMPv6(MLD), RTSPoverTCP, RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
i-OS, Android supportJPEG image display
AccessoriesMount bracket for installation surface (Hanging/ Desktop): 1
Drop-prevention wire (already attached to the unit): 1
Bracket mounting screws (bind-head) M4 x 10 mm: 4
Main unit mounting screw (with at washer, spring washer) M3 x 6 mm: 1
Power cable (1.5 m [4.92 ft]): 1
AC adaptor: 1

*1: It may be necessary to upgrade the version of the controller so that the controller will support the unit.
*2: During Auto, 6 dB to 48 dB (6 dB step) are available for AGC Max Gain setting.
*3: During Auto, 0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18 dB are available for Auto F.Mix Max Gain setting.
*4: ''Auto'' is available when ''Scene'' setting is ''Full Auto''.
*5: To ensure satefy, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied.
*6: Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.
*7: Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended.
*8: The frame rate may be lower than the setting depending on the operating conditions.
*9: When the image resolution is ''640x360'' or ''320x180'', 60fps or 50fps cannot be selected for the frame rate.
*10: To ensure more safety, AW-HE42W/K can be secured by using the direct ceiling mount bracket (WV-Q105A).