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The AW-RP150 will be the newest remote camera controller to compliment Panasonic's comprehensive professional PTZ camera lineup. It keeps the same great functionality of the AW-RP120 and AW-RP50, but with improvements that include a new one-hand operation joystick (controlling Pan, Tilt and Zoom or Focus) and a large 7-inch touch-panel LCD screen for monitoring, menu setting, user buttons and status information. An additional 3G-SDI input allows external monitoring simultaneously and frees up the touch
panel to be used solely as a GUI during a live event for example.
The AW-RP150 is the perfect companion for the UE150 and is actually necessary to get access to all the cutting-edge new features of this camera, such as the HD Crop function.
This can be used via the monitor-out from the AW-UE150 into the AW-RP150, in order to provide a constant wide-angle feed for the operator through the AW-RP150 panel. The
operator can then utilise the cropping feature and set up to three cropping points from within the 4K sensor, all of which deliver a HD image.
One major improvement in terms of ergonomics and usability is the capability of the RP150 to send data directly to the connected AW-UE150 cameras. This includes system settings, but most importantly Scene Files, allowing to match cameras very quickly and safely.
The new controller can control up to 200 remote cameras via IP, organised in 20 groups. Likewise, the panel includes 5 serial ports for RS422 connection. As of December 2018,
the AW-RP150 will be able to control AW-UE150 cameras only. In future upgrades, scheduled for early 2019, the panel will be compatible with legacy PTZ cameras from Panasonic, such as AW-HE130, AW-HR140, AW-UE70 and AW-HE40.
A seesaw lever mounted on the joystick provides zoom or focus control in addition to traditional zoom and focus controls on the left hand side. Furthermore, there is a dedicated speed adjustment knob for each control.
The unit can be powered with PoE+, eliminating the need for additional power supply cabling. In addition, a XLR 4pin connector is available.
Panasonic has showcased its industry first 4K 50p, HDR integrated PTZ camera for the first time in Europe, at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. The AW-UE150 provides images with a smooth and natural look thanks to its 50p sensor, making it well suited to scenes featuring fast movements and high-end applications in broadcast, corporate, education, rental and staging. Integration is provided across a variety of 4K interfaces, including 12G-SDI, HDMI, Optical Fibre and IP which supports HDR mode. In addition, the camera can simultaneously output both 4K and Full HD.
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