15 Years of Panasonic PTZ Cameras: Happy 15th Anniversary!

In a recent uploaded video to YouTube, Panasonic celebrates the 15th anniversary of Panasonic’s PTZ camera. The first Panasonic PTZ camera AW-HE100 appears in this video.

Panasonic has a long history of offering box cameras and pan-tilt heads, and in 2008 the company utilized this expertise to develop a product that integrated a lens, camera, and pan-tilt head into a single unit. Since the launch of their PTZ cameras 10 years ago, Panasonic has made an effort to listen carefully to customer feedback and introduce better products that meet their expectations. By incorporating customer input into their product development process, Panasonic has been able to create innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the market. As a result, their PTZ cameras continue to be a popular choice for live production and streaming applications.

According to Panasonic, their recent PTZ camera is the result of sublimation during the development of the original AW-HE100. The camera design prioritizes three main elements, the first being natural color and color reproducibility since it's a camera for taking pictures. As a result, Panasonic ensured that the adjustment functions of their PTZ camera are comparable to high-end studio cameras. The second element is moving/stopping reproducibility, and the camera features a robotic mechanism that must be very accurate, stop crisply, and move smoothly. The third element focuses on total system cost reduction by workflow innovation using PTZ cameras. Panasonic switched from serial to IP control and now has a one-cable IP solution for video, control, and power, making installation and cabling simpler. Additionally, they adopted the latest technologies such as NDI®|HX and fiber solution to make the cameras even more user-friendly.

Watch the full video below:


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