AW-HE42 Full-HD Professional PTZ Camera with 3G-SDI New

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AW-HE42 $4,250

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Outstanding video output in full HD. Take advantage of 3G-SDI and IP outputs to get you a reliable live video production workflow. An ideal addition for your PRO PTZ arsenal.

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Key features
  • 1/2.3" MOS Sensor with 20x Optical Zoom (extendable by iA zoom)
  • Excellent HD video via 3G-SDI, HDMI, USB & LAN
  • High Dynamic Range function (HDR), suitable for backlit condition
  • A Single Cable Solution for Remote Video and Audio Capture (NDI|HX option available)
  • Supports PoE+ (Power over Ethernet+) for lower installation costs
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General -
Power Requirements DC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor)
DC 42 V to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current consumption 1.3 A (Supplied AC adaptor)
0.5 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)
Mass Approx. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm) 160 mm x 186 mm x 179 mm[excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
Dimensions (W x H x D) (inch) 6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 7-3/64 inches[excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
Finish [AW-HE42W] Pearl white
[AW-HE42K] Metallic black
Controller supported*1 AW-RP150GJ*1, AW-RP50, AK-HRP1000GJ*1, AK-HRP1005GJ*1
INPUT -
Power DC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
Mic/line input Stereo mini-jack (?3.5 mm)
Input impedance: Approx. 2 kOhm(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 (0 dB=1 V/Pa,1 kHz)
[Line input]
Input level: -10 dBV ± 3 dBV
G/L IN -
Genlock Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
OUTPUT -
Video Output | HDMI HDMI connector
* HDCP is not supported. * VIERA Link is not supported.
Video output | 3G/HD-SDI OUT Compliant with the SMPTE424/SMPTE292M standards/75 (BNC x 1)
INPUT/OUTPUT -
Input/Output Connector | LAN LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45) Equipped with straight/crossover cable auto detection function
Input/Output connector | RS232C Mini DIN 8-pin (IN) Mini DIN 8-pin (OUT)
Input/Output connector | RS422 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 Motorized 20x zoom, F1.8 to F3.6
[f=4.08 mm (5/32 inches) to 81.6 mm (3-7/32 inches); 35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 29.5 mm (1-5/32 inches)to 612.0 mm (24-3/32 inches)]
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range:1.5 m (4.92 ft)
Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Color separation optical system On-chip color filter system
Minimum illumination | 59.94 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/60 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/30 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Minimum illumination | 50 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/50 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/25 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal Resolution HD: 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
ND filter Auto*4, Through, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Electronic shutter speed | During Full Auto 1/60 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off)[59.94 Hz] 1/30 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: On)[59.94 Hz] 1/50 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off)[50 Hz] 1/25 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: On)[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 (255 step) 50 Hz : 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz (255 step)
Gamma Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
WHITE BALANCE ATW, 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/External synchronization (BBS, Tri-level sync)
Image Stabilization Optical /4-axis hybrid image stabilizer for stable
[USB connection] * This may vary depending on the operating environment.
VIDEO OUTPUT USB Video Class Ver1.0
[USB connection]Video compression format Motion JPEG
Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Frame rate max 30 fps (59.94 Hz)
max 25 fps (50 Hz)
AUDIO OUTPUT USB Audio Class Ver1.0
[USB connection]Audio compression format Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels
Transfer modes(JPEG) 1920x1080/1280x720/640x360
Supported models Devices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
[Pan-tilt head unit] -
Installation Method Stand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*5
Pan/Tilt Operation Speed Maximum speed during preset: 300°/s
Panning range ±175°
Tilting Range -30°to 90°*6
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*7 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub:
LAN cable*7 (category 5e or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used:
LAN cable*7 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
AW protocol connecting cable LAN cable*7 (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 recording MPEG-4 AVC file standard compliant (.MP4)
Video Compression Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
Recording format/Bit rate | 59.94 Hz
1920x1080/59.94p (Up to 28 Mbps),
1920x1080/29.97p (Average 15 Mbps/Average 10 Mbps/Average 6 Mbps),
1280x720/59.94p (Average 15 Mbps),
1280x720/29.97p (Average 8 Mbps/Average 4 Mbps/Average 2 bps/Average 1 Mbps)
Recording format/Bit rate | 50 Hz 1920x1080/50p(Up to 28 Mbps),
1920x1080/25p(Average 15 Mbps/Average 10 Mbps/Average 6 Mbps),
1280x720/50p(Average 15 Mbps),
1280x720/25p(Average 8 Mbps/Average 4 Mbps/Average 2 Mbps/Average 1 Mbps)
[Network] -
Transfer modes | JPEG 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 320x180,
59.94 Hz (30fps/15fps/5fps)*8,
50 Hz (25fps/12.5fps/5fps)*8
Transfer modes | H.264 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 320x180,
59.94 Hz (60fps*9/30fps/15fps/5fps)*8,
50 Hz (50fps*9/25fps/12.5fps/5fps)*8
Supported protocol | IPv4 TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, RTP, RTP/RTCP, FTP,
IPv4 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,
IPv6 NTP, ICMPv6(MLD), RTSPoverTCP, RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
iOS, Android Support JPEG image display
Accessories Mount bracket for installation surface (Hanging*10 / 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 flat washer, spring washer) M3 x 6 mm: 1
Power cable (1.5 m [4.92 ft]): 1
AC adaptor: 1
CD-ROM: 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: “Auto” is available when “Scene” setting is “Full Auto”.
*5: To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied. *6: Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.
*7: Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended. *8: The frame rate may be lower than the setting depending on the operating conditions.
*9: When the image resolution is “640x360” or“320x180”, 60fps or 50fps cannot be selected for the frame rate.
*10: To ensure more safety, AW-HE42W/K can be secured by using the direct ceiling mount bracket (WV-Q105A).
General -
Power Requirements DC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor)
DC 42 V to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current consumption 1.3 A (Supplied AC adaptor)
0.5 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)
Mass Approx. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm) 160 mm x 186 mm x 179 mm[excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
Dimensions (W x H x D) (inch) 6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 7-3/64 inches[excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket]
Finish [AW-HE42W] Pearl white
[AW-HE42K] Metallic black
Controller supported*1 AW-RP150GJ*1, AW-RP50, AK-HRP1000GJ*1, AK-HRP1005GJ*1
INPUT -
Power DC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
Mic/line input Stereo mini-jack (φ3.5 mm)
Input impedance: Approx. 2 kOhm(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 (0 dB=1 V/Pa,1 kHz)
[Line input]
Input level: -10 dBV ± 3 dBV
G/L IN -
Speeds Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
OUTPUT -
Video Output | HDMI HDMI connector
* HDCP is not supported. * VIERA Link is not supported.
Video output | 3G/HD-SDI OUT Compliant with the SMPTE424/SMPTE292M standards/75 (BNC x 1)
INPUT/OUTPUT -
Input/Output Connector | LAN LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45) Equipped with straight/crossover cable auto detection function
Input/Output connector | RS232C Mini DIN 8-pin (IN) Mini DIN 8-pin (OUT)
Input/Output connector | RS422 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 Motorized 20x zoom, F1.8 to F3.6
[f=4.08 mm (5/32 inches) to 81.6 mm (3-7/32 inches); 35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 29.5 mm (1-5/32 inches)to 612.0 mm (24-3/32 inches)]
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range:1.5 m (4.92 ft)
Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Color separation optical system On-chip color filter system
Minimum illumination | 59.94 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/60 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/30 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Minimum illumination | 50 Hz 0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/50 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.8, 48 dB,1/25 with accumulation[Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal Resolution HD: 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
ND filter Auto*4, Through, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Electronic shutter speed | During Full Auto 1/60 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off)[59.94 Hz] 1/30 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: On)[59.94 Hz] 1/50 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off)[50 Hz] 1/25 to 1/2000 (Auto Slow Shutter: On)[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 (255 step) 50 Hz : 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz (255 step)
Gamma Off, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
WHITE BALANCE ATW, 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/External synchronization (BBS, Tri-level sync)
Image Stabilization Optical /4-axis hybrid image stabilizer for stable
[USB connection] * This may vary depending on the operating environment.
VIDEO OUTPUT USB Video Class Ver1.0
[USB connection]Video compression format Motion JPEG
Resolution 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Frame rate max 30 fps (59.94 Hz)
max 25 fps (50 Hz)
AUDIO OUTPUT USB Audio Class Ver1.0
[USB connection]Audio compression format Linear PCM, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels
Transfer modes(JPEG) 1920x1080/1280x720/640x360
59.94 Hz: 30fps/15fps/5fps, 50 Hz: 25fps/12.5fps/5fps Supported
Supported models Devices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
[Pan-tilt head unit] -
Installation Method Stand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*5
Pan/Tilt Operation Speed Maximum speed during preset: 300°/s
Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
Panning range ±175°
Tilting Range -30°to 90°*6
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*7 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub:
LAN cable*7 (category 5e or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used:
LAN cable*7 (category 5 or above),max. 100 m (328 ft)
AW protocol connecting cable LAN cable*7 (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 recording MPEG-4 AVC file standard compliant (.MP4)
Video Compression Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio Compression Format AAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
Recording format/Bit rate | 59.94 Hz 1920x1080/59.94p (Up to 28 Mbps),
1920x1080/29.97p (Average 15 Mbps/Average 10 Mbps/Average 6 Mbps),
1280x720/59.94p (Average 15 Mbps),
1280x720/29.97p (Average 8 Mbps/Average 4 Mbps/Average 2 bps/Average 1 Mbps)
Recording format/Bit rate | 50 Hz 1920x1080/50p(Up to 28 Mbps),
1920x1080/25p(Average 15 Mbps/Average 10 Mbps/Average 6 Mbps),
1280x720/50p(Average 15 Mbps),
1280x720/25p(Average 8 Mbps/Average 4 Mbps/Average 2 Mbps/Average 1 Mbps)
[Network] -
Transfer modes | JPEG 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 320x180,
59.94 Hz (30fps/15fps/5fps)*8,
50 Hz (25fps/12.5fps/5fps)*8
Transfer modes | H.264 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 320x180,
59.94 Hz (60fps*9/30fps/15fps/5fps)*8,
50 Hz (50fps*9/25fps/12.5fps/5fps)*8
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
iOS, Android Support JPEG image display
Accessories Mount bracket for installation surface (Hanging*10 / 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 flat washer, spring washer) M3 x 6 mm: 1
Power cable (1.5 m [4.92 ft]): 1
AC adaptor: 1
CD-ROM: 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: “Auto” is available when “Scene” setting is “Full Auto”.
*5: To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied. *6: Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.
*7: Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended. *8: The frame rate may be lower than the setting depending on the operating conditions.
*9: When the image resolution is “640x360” or“320x180”, 60fps or 50fps cannot be selected for the frame rate.
*10: To ensure more safety, AW-HE42W/K can be secured by using the direct ceiling mount bracket (WV-Q105A).
  • How can I upgrade my camera with NDI?

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AW-HE42: PRO PTZ Camera

AW-HE42

The AW-HE42 PRO PTZ remote camera is designed to produce great results in a variety of applications that require high-quality video and precise control—such as event capture, staging, distance learning, lecture capture, livestreaming and more. Thanks to the precision 20x optical zoom lens, a wide field of view, smooth pan/tilt/zoom functions and exceptional image quality, HE42 cameras are ideal for demanding remote video productions and IMAG use. With IP preview transmission and control, support for PoE+ (which allows power to be supplied via a LAN cable), and versatile control / workflow options, the HE42 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.

1/2.3" MOS Sensor

The AW-HE42 PRO PTZ camera is equipped with a 1/2.3-type MOS sensor and DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for high sensitivity and high resolution video production. The HE42 delivers an impressive signal-to-noise ratio, 1000 TV lines of resolution and 16-axis color matrix control for precise camera painting and matching.


20x Optical Zoom Lens

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In addition to its high-performance 20x optical zoom, ultra-high-resolution technology has enabled intelligent camera zoom of up to 30x, while maintaining high resolution. This enables capture of crisp close-ups, even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The camera can also be set with 12x digital zoom*5, or 1.4, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0 or 8.0 digital extender zoom options.


Optical Image Stabilization

Shaky video is heavily reduced with both optical (O.I.S) and digital 4-axis automatic image stabilization that detects mounting surface vibration that may be caused by audio equipment and opening/closing doors. The AW-HE42 optimizes for shooting stability, wherever it may be mounted.


Quad Drive Lens System

quad drive lens system

The AW-HE42 is equipped with a powerful Quad Drive Lens System, featuring three zoom lenses and one focus lens which are all driven independently, yet simultaneously. Driving each of the four lenses individually enables a reduced lens size and drive range, allowing for a smaller camera body size with exceptional quality zoom and incredible image magnification.


External Sync Signal

The AW-HE42 robotic camera is also equipped with an external sync signal*1 input connector (genlock) as well as BBS (Black Burst Sync) and tri-level sync.


HDMI, SDI, USB & LAN

aw-he42 inputs outputs

Full HD video output is enabled with HDMI, SDI, USB and LAN cable compatibility.


Pro Protection Plans

Exceptional standard warranty, service and support, with enhanced service and warranty packages available. Our PRO PROTECTION Premium plan provides you with the peace of mind of accidental damage coverage up to $7,000 for the lifetime of the product. Learn More


Night Mode

night mode

For shooting in virtually total darkness, the AW-HE42's Night Mode makes it possible to automatically switch to the capture of high-quality, HD monochrome video with the use of an (optional) IR illuminator in the 850nm range, making the camera ideal for reality show production, sleep lab research, wildlife documentaries and staging support. The camera can be set to switch to the mode manually or automatically depending on surrounding light levels.


Optical ND Filter

Equipped with a motorized optical ND (neutral density) filter wheel allows the AW-HE42 to be utilized in varied lighting environments.


HDR Mode

hdr mode

The AW-HE42 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 very good video even in extreme contrast and lighting conditions. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the HE42 can create video that corrects for halation and black defects, even under backlit conditions.


PoE+

The AW-HE42 embraces the Power of Ethernet+ (PoE+) technology for easier system installation and setup.


Freeze During Preset

The freeze during preset playback function is great for single-camera operations, allowing for clean preset transitions. Setup your shot, freeze the video, make your preset transition without it going live, and return to the live video. Perfect for situations where you're streaming live directly without a switcher.


Preset Memory

Equipped with a JPEG Image Saving function that enables camera video to be saved, played back and deleted on a microSD card as still JPEG images.


Smooth Pan/Tilt

The pan range of ±175° and the tilt range of -30° to +90° cover a wide shooting area. Pan and tilt operate at a maximum speed of 90°/second and respond quickly to remote control operation.


Whisper Quiet Operation

The AW-HE42 operates super quietly at a sound level of NC35 or even lower. This allows use of a remote camera in a house of worship, lecture hall, museum or any venue where noise could be distracting to the audience or performers.


Innovative Design

Integrating the full components of a professional camera, adding the mechanics of panning/tilting and keeping it in a small form factor is no small task, but our engineering team has been able to do it without compromise. Along with input from the forward-thinking Consultants, Architects and Designers working on the projects of today and tomorrow, our product design team has embraced their inspiration to craft a camera that fits in a wide range of environments. In turn, our PRO PTZ cameras have been carefully sculpted with minimalistic lines, sleek chiseled corners, and reserved styling, allowing them to be unobtrusive where installed, yet pleasing to the eye when seen. With included cable clamps and cable covers, we help keep your installed camera clean and tidy. Pick the color that matches your space, with a choice of Pearl White or Metallic Black and matching wall mount accessories.


Upgradeable Firmware

New features and functionality are developed frequently for our PRO PTZ camera lineup. It's easy to download and install, keeping your cameras current and up to date. Be sure to register your product to be notified when they become available. Register Product


Flexible Installation & Mounting

Weighing only 3.3 lbs, the AW-HE42 is lightweight and compact enough for easy permanent or portable installs. It’s equipped with a turn lock mechanism for easy installation and comes standard with a safety cable for extra security and peace of mind.

  • Blend-in: The camera is exceptionally easy to integrate and is available in two colors (-W: pearl white and -K: black matte) to suit a wide range of applications. Ceiling Mount: A twist-lock ceiling mount is included as a standard accessory.
  • Tripod Mount for Mobile Production: The HE42 is also equipped with a 1/4-20 tripod mounting screw receptacle and a safety lanyard for use with many mounting and grip systems.
  • Wall Mount: An optional heavy-duty wall mount is available in either black (FEC-40WMK) or white (FEC-40WMW).

HDMI, SDI, USB & LAN

aw-he42 inputs outputs

Connected professional Interfacing for all sorts of remote production

Video Outputs: Standard professional interfaces include 3G-SDI, as well as IP/Network for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60i. Serial Control: RS-422 serial compatibility is available for serial-based control workflows (i.e. connection to AW-RP150, AW-RP50/120 or previous controllers). RS-232 and RS-422 VISCA protocol is available when introducing a Panasonic camera into an existing control structure.


NDI|HX Compatibility for Excellent Video Streaming Quality

The AW-HE42W/K can be upgraded to an NDI | HX compatible model if purchasing a license from the 4K/HD Integrated Camera NewTek NDI HX Support Information. Highly efficient NDI | HX compatibility enables excellent broadcast streaming by encoding and transmitting high-quality video in real time. This technology eliminates the need for IP decoders, allowing input to be sent directly to the switcher. Available NDI|HX upgrade (a technology of NewTek Inc.) for the ultimate single cable production workflow with ultra low latency video, audio, control, tally, and power over a single cable.


Audio Input Function

The AW-HE42W/K also supports audio input, embedding and encoding. Audio output to IP is also supported. The ALC (Audio Automatic Level Control) in the AW-HE42W/K can be switched ON/OFF and an equalizer function can be used. By reducing low-frequency sound from air conditioners, projectors, and other devices, it is possible to emphasize and increase the clarity of the spoken words. Audio Input: Audio input and embedding (on IP, HDMI) are also available via a switchable, stereo MIC/LINE input.


MicroSD Card Recording Function*7

Camera video and audio can be recorded in MP4 format on microSD card (sold separately) inserted into the unit. In addition, using an IP network, it is possible to externally control recording start/stop and download the recorded files.

Audio Formats

1080/59.94p,1080/50p,1080/29.97p,1080/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 720/29.97p, 720/25p


Full HD Video Output Via IP Transmission

IP transmission as well as HDMI, SDI and USB output are supported to enable IP video output of up to 60 frames per second. Multi-streaming output (H.264 streaming) of up to four channels*8 per camera and video transmission to up to 14 terminals are supported*9, enabling a variety of system layouts as needed for the application. 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.


Supported formats with each output connector

Video Formats
HDMI

1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p

SDI

1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p

USB

1080/30p, 1080/25p, 1080/15p, 1080/12.5p, 1080/5p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 720/15p, 720/12.5p, 720/5p, 360/30p, 360/25p, 360/15p, 360/12.5p, 360/5p

LAN

See full details in specifications.


USB Video Class 1.0, USB Audio Class 1.0 Support

USB or microSD Card Recording: The mini-USB connector allows the AW-HE42 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 HE42 without external converters. Alternatively, microSD recording enables ISO MP4/H.264 recording internally in the HE42, transfer of content over the network via web browser or FTP.

Applications

The camera is perfect for a wide range of environments, from recording and broadcast of lectures, to live streaming at concerts and other events.


System Configuration Diagram

aw-he42 system diagram

 


IP Control with Image Monitoring Using PC, Mac and Mobile Terminals

Using an IP browser, the camera can be controlled from a remote location, and IP video monitoring and remote camera control can be performed from a PC, Mac or mobile terminal such as an iPhone, iPad or Android device, enabling easy operations. Access the built-in web interface to monitor and control all aspects of the camera


IR Remote

Up to four AW-HE42W/K units can be controlled via wireless remote control (AW-RM50G, sold separately).


Hardware Controllers

Control the camera via the network with an AW-RP150/AW-RP50/AW-RP120 hardware controller or Panasonic software solutions . Freeze, color temperature settings, digital extender and other functions can be set to user assignable buttons of the Panasonic controller. Equipped with the RS232C remote terminal (standard serials communication). Daisy chain connection enables control of up to seven AW-HE42W/K units.

All product specifications, availability, and pricing are subject to change without notice. Images may be simulated for demonstration purposes.

 

*For the latest information on supported OS/browsers, please refer to the “service and support”.

*6: Video output is monochrome.

*5: Picture quality is lower with the digital zoom.

*7: There may be instances where it is not possible to record in the same format as the output video.

*8: 1920 x 1080 60 fps output is 1ch display only. For 2ch or more, display is max. 30 fps. Also, JPEG output is up to 3ch.

*9: Depends on your network environment.

*5: Picture quality is lower with the digital zoom.

*1: External sync is through the SDI video signal. The HDMI and IP video signals cannot be synced.

*Actual output format is Full HD (1920 x 1080) 59.94p/50p.

* Power over Ethernet Plus, IEEE 802.3at.