Panasonic has announced its line of PTZ cameras will now be recognizable as Ethernet cameras on local area networks. This means the cameras are not able to connect with NewTek Connect Pro.
“When we first showed the ability to connect Panasonic PTZ cameras like the AW-HE130 and AW-HE40 with IP streaming directly to a TriCaster that was an eye opener, but as we enable NDI using NewTek Connect Pro software in the system, possibilities increase dramatically,” said Panasonic Senior Business Development Manager Michael Bergeron in a prepared statement. “We have been talking to customers looking for IP-based video systems across all video markets from broadcast to audio-video. There are many requirements for different applications but the emerging markets are looking for IP on a simple Gb Ethernet like this. Panasonic PTZ customers continue to become more diverse as these configuration options have increased.”
“Software-driven IP workflows are quickly becoming ubiquitous in video production,” said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek, in a press release. “NewTek Connect Pro with NDI technology now allows customers with Panasonic PTZ cameras to exponentially increase the video sources available for live production. NewTek and Panasonic are demonstrating efficiencies and opportunities for customers that simply did not previously exist. NDI is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market, epitomized by the millions of customers with access to it today.”
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Panasonic and NewTek first showed IP connectivity between the Panasonic AW-HE130IP steeaming capable PTZ cameras and TriCaster production systems at IBC 2016.
At IBC 2016, NewTek and Panasonic for the first time demonstrated IP interoperability between multiple NewTek Connect Pro-enabled Panasonic AW-HE130 PTZ cameras and multiple NewTek video production systems located at both companies’ booths using the convention center’s standard Ethernet infrastructure
There have been numerous times where I’ve had to connect cameras via IP to a main control room hub, and though it always worked, it was a hassle to have to buy IP converters, etc. This solution seems to solve it all with a simple Ethernet cable.