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AW-HE38H
Key Features

1/2.3-Type MOS

22x Optical Zoom

Available upgrade to NDI|HX - PoE+ for Power, Ultra Low Latency Audio/Video, Tally & Control via a Single Cable or choose the AW-HN38H for out-of-the-box support for NDI|HX

IP Connectivity for web interface and control plus PoE+ support for single cable power, streaming and camera control

HDMI Video Output, in addition to USB and microSD card built-in recording

The AW-HE38 pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporates newly-developed 1/2.3-type full HD MOS sensors and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.

The AW-HE38 pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporates newly-developed 1/2.3-type full HD MOS sensors and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.

More Key Features:

  • 1/2,3-Type MOS
  • 22 x optical zoom
  • PoE+ Support
  • Night Mode*1 - Supports automatic switching
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode
  • HDMI Video Output Format: 1080/50p, 1080/59,94p, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/25p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25psF, 1080/29.97psF,  720/50p, 720/59.94p
  • Freeze During Preset Function
  • IP connection allows control of up to 100 AW-HE38H/S units by using AW-RP50E
  • IP Image output function allows Image monitoring by IP connection with a PC
  • Preset memory of up to 100 positions
  • Available in pearl white or metallic black
  • Easy installation thanks to use of turn-lock mechanism

     

Excellent HD images via HDMI, USB and IP

The integrated full HD camera AW-HE38HW/HK performs in a wide variety of onsite shooting applications that require high-quality video, such as conferences, lecture capture and other events. Thanks to their precision 22X optical zoom lenses, wide field of view, smooth PTZ functions and exceptional image quality, HE38 cameras are ideal for demanding remote production and IMAG use. With IP-Preview transmission and control, and support for PoE+ (which allows power to be supplied via a LAN cable), the HE38 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.

In addition to a 22x optical zoom, the AW-HE38 also features intelligent zoom up to 30x and a 1.4x digital extender to capture crisp close-ups even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The HE38 delivers an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of 54dB (F4/2000lx, minimum illumination, .35 lx), 1000 TV lines of resolution and 16-axis colour matrix control for precise camera “painting” and matching. The HE38 already includes many innovative standard features developed to expand the capabilities of professional video system users. In addition to Panasonic's Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) and advanced Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), an ingenious High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode helps to produce great video even in extreme contrast and lighting conditions.

 

Video Outputs: Standard professional interfaces include HDMI, as well as IP/Network for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60p. 

Audio Input: Audio input and embedding (on IP, HDMI) are also available via a switchable, stereo MIC/LINE input. 

Serial Control: RS-422 serial compatibility is available for serial-based control workflows (i.e. connection to AW-RP50/120 or previous controllers). RS-232 and RS-422 VISCA protocol are available when introducing a Panasonic camera into an existing control structure. 

USB or microSD Card Recording: The mini-USB connector allows the AW-HE38 to be utilized as a USB camera utilizing standard USB Video/Audio class drivers. Many applications that connect to USB cameras, such as teleconferencing or software switching solutions, will be able to connect to the HE38 without external converters. Alternatively, microSD recording enables ISO MP4/H.264 recording internally in the HE38, transfer of content over the network via web browser or FTP. 

Network Connected The LAN port on the HE38 unleashes the possibilities:

Power of Ethernet+ (PoE+) for easier system installation and setup. 
Control the camera via the network with an AW-RP50/120 hardware controller or Panasonic software solutions
Access the built-in web interface to monitor and control all aspects of the camera
Utilize a supported third-party control system from broadcast control systems, switchers, lecture capture systems, AV Control system and more

By default, the camera has a built-in H.264/MJPEG encoder for 7 channels of encoding up to 25Mbps. Pair with a supported hardware or software decoder

NDIIHX upgrade available (Please note that you need to purchase the NDI|HX license from NewTek, Inc. at http://new.tk/ndi_panasonic)

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    In the last few years, PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras have become more powerful - and versatile. The latest cameras are full broadcast quality (up to 4K) and have such comprehensive connectivity that there's usually no need for a conventional broadcast infrastructure.This is ideal for modern video productions in an environment where broadcast infrastructure is rapidly being replaced by IP/IT technology.At the same time, demand for video content is mushrooming beyond the capacity of traditional budgets. This calls for more TV production facilities but without the cost. Here's how PTZ cameras can help.
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  • WHITEPAPER: PTZ cameras have grown up
    WHITEPAPER: PTZ cameras have grown up
    In the last few years, PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras have become more powerful - and versatile. The latest cameras are full broadcast quality (up to 4K) and have such comprehensive connectivity that there's usually no need for a conventional broadcast infrastructure.This is ideal for modern video productions in an environment where broadcast infrastructure is rapidly being replaced by IP/IT technology.At the same time, demand for video content is mushrooming beyond the capacity of traditional budgets. This calls for more TV production facilities but without the cost. Here's how PTZ cameras can help.
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    System Camera and Switcher Product Lineup Catalog [April 2018]
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Specifications

General
Power Requirements DC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor) DC 42 V to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current Consumption 1.2 A (Supplied AC adaptor) 0.4 A (PoE+ power supply)
Ambient Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F)
Allowable Humidity Ranges 20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Mass Approx. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 160 mm x 186 mm x 166 mm (6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 6-17/32 inches) [excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
Finish [AW-HE38HW] Pearl white, [AW-HE38HK] Metallic black
Controller Supported*1 AW-RP50, AW-RP120G, AK-HRP200G
Input
Power DC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
MIC/Line Input Stereo mini-jack (φ3.5 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 [Line input] Input level: -10 dBV ± 3 dBV
Output
Output Video | HDMI [AW-HE38HW/HK] HDMI connector * HDCP is not supported. * VIERA Link is not supported.
Input/Output
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 connector | SD card microSD card slot
FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCE
[Camera unit]
Imaging Sensors 1/2.3-type MOS
Lens AW-HE38HW/HK : Motorized 22x zoom, F1.6 to F4.3 [f=4.3 mm (11/64 inches) to 94.6 mm(3-23/32 inches); 35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 31.6 mm (1-31/128 inches) to 705.0 mm (27-49/64 inches)]
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range:1.2 m (3.94 ft) Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Color Separation Optical System On-chip color lter system
Minimum illumination | 59.94 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/60 without accumulation) 0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/30 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Minimum illumination | 50 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/50 without accumulation) 0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/25 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines Typ (Center area)
Gain Selection*2 Auto, 0 dB to 48 dB (3 dB step)
Frame Mix*3 Auto, Off, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB
Electronic shutter speed | During Full Auto 1/30 to 1/2000 [59.94 Hz] 1/25 to 1/2000 [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]
Synchro Scan 59.94 Hz : 59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz 50 Hz : 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz
Gamma Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
White Balance AWB A, AWB B, ATW, 3200K,5600K, VAR (2400K to 9900K)
Chroma Amount Variability ±3 step
Scene File Full Auto, Manual1, Manual2, Manual3
Output format | HD 1080:59.94p/50p 1080:59.94i/50i 1080:29.97p/25p 1080:29.97PsF/25PsF 720:59.94p/50p
Synchronization System Internal synchronization
[USB connection] * This may vary depending on the operating environment.
Video Output USB Video Class Ver1.0
Video Compression Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Pro le
Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Frame Rate max 30 fps (System frequency 59.94 Hz) max 25 fps (System frequency 50 Hz)
Audio Output USB Audio Class Ver1.0
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
Supported Models Devices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
[Pan-tilt head unit]
Installation Method Stand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*4
Pan/Tilt Operation Speed Maximum speed during preset: 300°/s Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
Panning Range ±175°
Tilting Range -30° to 90°*5
Quietness During preset: NC40 or less During manual: NC35 or less
[Camera/pan-tilt head control]
IP Connecting Cable When connecting through a hub: LAN cable*6 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft) When using a PoE+ hub: LAN cable*6 (category 5e or above),max. 100 m (328 ft) When a hub is not used: LAN cable*6 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
AW Protocol Connecting Cable LAN cable*6 (category 5 or above,straight cable), max. 1000 m (3280 ft)
Standard Protocol Connecting Cable Mini DIN 8-pin cable, male
[SD card recording]
SD Card Type micro SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB), micro SDXC (64 GB to 128 GB),Speed class 10 or higher
System Frequency 59.94 Hz/50 Hz
SD Card Recording MPEG-4 AVC le standard compliant (.MP4)
Recording Format 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 1920 x 1080/50p, 1920 x 1080/29.97p, 1920 x 1080/25p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 1280 x 720/50p, 1280 x 720/29.97p, 1280 x 720/25p
[Network]
Resolution | JPEG VGA (640 x 360), QVGA (320 x 180) max.30 fps 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.30 fps
Resolution | H.264 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.60 fps
Supported protocol | IPv4 TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, RTP, RTP/RTCP, FTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, IGMP, UPnP, ICMP, ARP, RTSPoverTCP, RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
Supported protocol | IPv6 TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, RTP, RTP/RTCP, FTP, DHCPv6, DNS, NTP, ICMPv6(MLD), RTSPoverTCP, RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
i-OS, Android support JPEG image display
Accessories Mount bracket for installation surface (Hanging*7 / 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]) [AW-HE38HW/HKPJ]: 1, [AW-HE38HW/HKEJ]: 3 AC adaptor: 1
Note *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: To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied. *5: Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be refected in the image. *6: Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended. *7: To ensure more safety, AW-HE38HW/HK can be secured by using the direct ceiling mount bracket (WV-Q105A).