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Product details

The AW-UE160 4K PTZ camera features a newly developed 4K 1” MOS sensor that offers the highest sensitivity of Panasonic’s entire PTZ lineup. Production teams shooting in a concert venue or a church can easily capture clear images even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Meanwhile, the UE160’s new optical low pass filter reduces the effect of moiré for clearer picture quality when shooting against an LED wall, which is especially important for rental and staging or worship environments. Its high-speed frame rate will help sports broadcasters capture slow motion shots in HD for replays, while seamless integration with the robotic camera system brings live broadcast-style movements to the PTZ, resulting in a dynamic and highly engaging video production.

Key features

  • Uncompromising shooting performance and operability
  • Optical low-pass filter significantly reduces moiré
  • Newly developed 4K Sensor offering superior sensitivity
  • Significantly improved Autofocus with advanced technology
  • SMPTE 2110 Support with purchase of additional software key

Specification Description
Resolution 4K UHD
Sensor size 1"
Field of view --
Frame rate 4K 60p, HD 120p
Optical zoom 20x
Image stabilization Optical/Digital
SDI 12G, 3G x 2
HDMI 4k 60p
USB Yes, 5G modem
Genlock Yes, BNC
NDI Yes, included
NDIHX Yes, included
ND filter Yes
FreeD tracking data Yes
Zoom Certified --
PoE PoE++
Control Serial/IP/IR
Optical fibre SFP+ module (purchase separately), ST2110 license option
HD cropping Yes
Audio Dual XLR

Next Level PTZ Camera Performance

The AW-UE160 PTZ camera supports return input and high-speed shooting, which are indispensable for building a combined system with a system camera and is equipped with a tally lamp on the rear panel and two XLR channels for audio output. It is the first ever remote camera to support the SMPTE ST2110 standard and 5G router (USB tethering compatible), the standard for IP transmission in the broadcasting industry. The flexibility of the remote camera to freely set positions and angles and the specifications comparable to those of a system camera allow for the pursuit of unique and new video expression.

One of Industry's First SMPTE ST2110 Standard Compatible PTZ Camera

The AW-UE160 is the first PTZ Camera to support the SMPTE ST2110 standard for video transmission over IP networks. By constructing an IP-based studio system in combination with the IT/IP platform “KAIROS” or AK-UC4000/AK-UCU600/AK-NP600, it is possible to improve the efficiency of your video production workflow.

Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)

The AW-UE160 is equipped with a new AF system that combines phase detection AF (phase detection) with contrast AF (contrast detection). The PTZ camera's fast focusing speed and high focusing accuracy enable it to track subjects and capture in-focus images, whether it is continuously focusing on a moving subject or switching focus on multiple subjects.

AR / VR Positioning with FreeD Protocol

To be able to incorporate realistic VR (virtual reality) or AR (augmented reality) studio sets in your live productions, accurate camera positioning data is imperative. The AW-UE160 features the FreeD protocol, which provides you with the option to output Pan / Tilt / Zoom / Iris information via Serial (RS 422) and IP (UDP) directly from the camera to your tracking system. The FreeD protocol is supported by most popular virtual set systems, including solutions such as Brainstorm, Ross UX XPERIENCE / Xpression, The Future Group Pixotope, Vizrt Viz Virtual Studio, and Zero Density. The UE160's FreeD compliant command enables the integration of robotic camera systems into virtual studios / virtual sets without an encoder.

Before moiré reduction, After moiré reduction. *Image is for illustration purposes.

Moiré Reduction (OLPF)

The Panasonic AW-UE160 has an integrated Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF). This feature helps address moiré, a huge challenge producers and creators are experiencing with ever-popular LED walls. Moiré is the noticeable contrast between the light of the image and the darkness of the gap between LEDs. Our OLPF feature is done optically, and prevents the high frequency information from passing and smooths out the total surface area for high-quality video output.

Normal video camera / AW-UE160

Outstanding Low-Light Performance

The high sensitivity of F14/2000 lx allows for clear, clean images even when shooting moving subjects in dimly lit locations such as stages and live venues. The sensitivity can be set to either Normal mode or Low Light mode, depending on the shooting location and scene.