Panasonic Professional PTZ Cameras with NDI

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Panasonic N-Series PRO PTZ cameras are fully integrated with NDI|HX, a revolutionary new NDI codec that brings the highest possible video quality from your camera to your video production, with low-latency and limited use of bandwidth.

PTZ Cameras Can Now Be Network Cameras & That Changes Everything

PTZ (Pan, Tilt, and Zoom) cameras from Panasonic now have impressive quality, which means that they're suitable for a very wide range of applications, from eLearning to small TV studios, webinars to esports. These small cameras are unobtrusive, remotely controlled, and are now exceptionally easy to install.

But perhaps the biggest advancement of all is network compatibility. While there have been network cameras before, Panasonic’s PTZ cameras have built-in support for NDI via NDI|HX. It’s a network system that simplifies and greatly enhances the ability to send video over standard network cables and routers. There’s another huge benefit: everything (that’s power, signal, control, and tally) goes over a single cable.

NDI has some remarkable abilities, the most important of which is that it's very easy to set up and use. And it works over ordinary networks. There's no need for special video quality network equipment.

As you'd expect, NDI (Network Device Interface) works best on networks that aren't already clogged up with other traffic, but beyond that obvious requirement, it has modest needs, and Panasonic PTZ cameras use NDI|HX, an especially low bitrate version of NDI. It means that a single 1Gbit/s network cable can carry the signal from dozens of cameras, each to the same destination, or to multiple places at the same time.

You don't have to worry about quality, either: Panasonic's implementation of NDI|HX is visually lossless. The pictures look great, even though they might share the same cable as many other video signals. Panasonic PTZ cameras can work up to broadcast/professional quality, so you can be assured that great pictures go into the network, and come out of it at the other end.

The original vision of simple yet truly remote production from almost anywhere is now achieved with built-in NDI support in PTZ cameras and switchers. A single cable enables simplified video production without sacrificing quality or feature-set, in addition to the inherent features of Panasonic’s PTZ line-up including a family of controllers, image quality and exceptional smoothness of movement.
Hamid James, Panasonic Product Manager for PTZ Camera and IP Networking Systems

Moving video around on a network has so many advantages that it's hard to know where to start. There's no need for specialist video equipment: no SDI or Coax, no routers - and no input and output connections. NDI virtualizes I/O so you're not bound by the number of cables or physical connections that you have.

NDI 3.0 even supports multi-casting. With this new facility, you can send the same video signal to almost any number of destinations without taking any more bandwidth than for a single stream. This is ideal where you have many clients accessing the same stream throughout a production environment from monitoring to recording, control, and graphics.

NDI cameras are largely self-configuring. Every camera announces itself on the network so that it can be discovered by other NDI devices, which can include video switchers or even recorders that are NDI-enabled. You never have to deal with IP addresses.

With a suitably fast network, there's no need for any special wiring. Just plug any camera into any network socket, and its output is ready to use, anywhere. Better still, for new installations, just install a fast network and you'll never have to change your wiring again.

NDI supports audio as well, If audio is fed into the audio input on a Panasonic PTZ camera, it will be perfectly synchronized with the video, wherever it goes. NDI supports PTZ control information and tally too.

More than anything, Panasonic's IP-friendly / IT-friendly PTZ cameras represent ease of use. Easy to install, easy to set up, and easy to produce great-looking video content with. Video, audio, control, and power over one cable means that you can put them virtually anywhere.

About NDI

NDI is in use in millions of devices allowing multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. This makes it possible to exponentially increase the number of sources available for live production switching, without directly attaching to devices, changing locations, or investing in expensive, high-bandwidth networks that simply replace SDI-based workflows.
    
Connect your camera to an Ethernet port. Your camera is now a source for all NDI compatible systems and software on your network.

NDI Ecosystem

Seeing the complete picture, you can understand how expansive the world of NDI-compatible hardware devices and software is. It brings together innovative applications beyond just video production, enabling a multitude of devices to communicate with each other.

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Panasonic N-Series PRO PTZ cameras are fully integrated with NDI|HX, a revolutionary new NDI codec that brings the highest possible video quality from your camera to your video production, with low-latency and limited use of bandwidth. In addition to the standard benefits of NDI, other key aspects include: 

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IP CONTROLLERS

Available IP controllers and remote operating panels for dedicated camera control.

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AUTO DISCOVERY

Cameras are automatically discovered on the network; no complex network settings required

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REDUNDANCY

Baseband outputs (HDMI and HD-SDI) available along with NDI

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SINGLE CABLE CONNECTIVITY

  • Video/Audio
  • Control
  • Tally
  • Power
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MULTICAST

Enable more simultaneous connections without increasing bandwidth

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AUDIO INPUT

Audio is embedded and in sync with video via NDI.

NDI®: Network Device Interface, a technology of NewTek, Inc.

All specifications, availability, and pricing are subject to change without notice.