Enter the World of P.T.Z.
The AW-HE40 camera is designed to produce great results in a variety of applications that require high-quality video and precise control—such as conference video, event capture, staging, distance learning and houses-of-worship. Thanks to their precision 30X optical zoom lenses, wide field of view, smooth PTZ functions and exceptional image quality, HE40 cameras are ideal for demanding remote production and IMAG use. With IP-Preview transmission and control, and support for PoE+ (which allows power to be supplied via a LAN cable), the HE40 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.
It’s All in the Optics
In addition to a 30x optical zoom, the AW-HE40 also features intelligent zoom up to 40x and a 1.4x digital extender to capture crisp close-ups even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The HE40 delivers an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of 54dB (F4/2000lx, minimum illumination, .35 lx), 1000 TV lines of resolution and 16-axis color matrix control for precise camera “painting” and matching. The HE40 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.
See in the Dark
For shooting in virtually total darkness, the HE40’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 and staging support.
Versatile, Smooth & Lightweight
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. They operate quietly at a sound level of NC35 or lower. Up to 100 preset positions and camera settings are stored in the camera, more than enough for the most demanding large venue installation. The camera weighs only 3.3 lbs. and consumes just over 14.4 watts at 12 VDC.
Connected – Professional Interfacing for all sorts of remote production
Video Outputs: Standard professional interfaces include HD-SDI, as well as IP/Network for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60i.
Audio Input: Audio input and embedding (on IP, HDMI) are also available via a switchable, stereo MIC/LINE input.
Serial Control: RS-422 serial compatibility is available for serial-based control workflows (i.e. connection to 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.
USB or microSD Card Recording: The mini-USB connector allows the AW-HE40 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 HE40 without external converters. Alternatively, microSD recording enables ISO MP4/H.264 recording internally in the HE40, transfer of content over the network via web browser or FTP.
Network Connected: The LAN port on the HE40 unleashes the possibilities
Power of Ethernet+ (PoE+) for easier system installation and setup.
Control the camera via the network with an AW-RP50/120 hardware controller or Panasonic software solutions
Access the built-in web interface to monitor and control all aspects of the camera
Utilize a supported third party control system from broadcast control systems, switchers, lecture capture systems, AV Control system and more
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
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 (new.tk/ndi_panasonic)
Flexible Installation & Mounting
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 HE40 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).
The white Panasonic AW-HE40SW PTZ Camera with HD-SDI Output features a 1/2.3″ MOS sensor and outputs over HD-SDI. When connected to the Internet, this IP camera allows you to control PTZ actions and monitor the surveillance area from a remote location via a Web browser. This provides you with several advantages like reduced integration costs, easy remote production and engineering, and lower cost for multiple location systems.
Equipped with a 4.3 to 129mm zoom lens (35mm equivalent is 31.6 to 962mm) with 30x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom, and a 1.4x digital extender, this PTZ camera enables you to zoom in on activity in the monitoring area for a closer look. The Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) minimizes blocked shadows and blown highlights. When it gets too dark to record normal footage, this Full HD PTZ camera uses Night Mode to capture clear images in monochrome. The camera supports audio input, allowing you to capture and embed audio within the video signal. It is PoE+ compatible, allowing you to power the unit using only the single LAN cable.
Highly-accurate pan-tilt head offers precise, fast, fluid movement in all directions, enabling the capture of both slow- and fast-moving objects without excessive vibration and bounce
Freeze During Preset function may be enabled to freeze the video during preset playback. The immediately preceding still image is output during preset movements so that the swiveling movement is not displayed.
Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) for minimizing overexposure in highlights and detail blocking in dark areas. The AW-HE40SW is equipped with High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode. When shooting and synthesizing two images with differing exposure times, the AW-HE40SW can create video with high visibility that corrects for halation and black defects even under backlit conditions
Hybrid 2D/3D Digital Noise Reduction (Hybrid DNR) allows clear image capture with minimum afterimages even in dimly-lit areas
Switching to Night Mode makes shooting possible even in low light conditions. The AW-HE40SW can also be set to switch to the mode automatically depending on surrounding light levels.
The AW-HE40SW also supports audio input, embedding and encoding. The input from the camera’s switchable mic/line input can be combined with the HD-SDI, HDMI, and streaming outputs for mixing, recording or transmission.
Pan/tilt speed adjustment from 2 to 4 steps
Preset memory up to 100 positions.
Functions such as freeze during preset, digital extender zoom and color temperature settings can be assigned to the user buttons on optional Panasonic controllers.
Equipped with RS422 remote terminal; up to five units can be controlled via serial control from a controller.
Equipped with RS232C remote terminal (standard serial communication support). Up to seven units can be controlled via daisy chain connection.
Up to four units can be operated with a wireless remote controller (AW-RM50G sold separately).
Serial (RS-422), IP, and IR remote control capabilities
100 preset memories for rapid and precise remote recall
By connecting network devices that support the IEEE802.3at PoE+ standard, power can be supplied via LAN cable. This can lower installation costs as Since it is not necessary to install a power supply or even a local AC outlet.
Can be placed on the desktop as a standalone unit or suspended from the ceiling
Compatible with Android and iOS devices
Panasonic AW-HE40 Specs
Image Sensor 1/2.3″ Type MOS
Lens Motorized 30x zoom, f/1.6 to 4.7
(F=4.3 to 129mm, 35mm equivalent: 31.6 to 962mm)
Focus Distance Entire zooming range: 3.9′ / 120 cm
Wide end: 4″ / 10 cm
Compression JPEG (M-JPEG)/H.264
Image Resolution VGA (640 x 480) (16:9 Letterbox: 640 x 320), QVGA: (320 x 240) (16:9 Letterbox: 320 x 180)
Output Format 1080p: 29.97/25
Synchronization System Internal
Shutter Speed During Full Auto
59.94: 1/30 to 1/2000
50: 1/25 to 1/2000
59.94: 1/60 to 1/2000
50: 1/50 1/2000
59.94: 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
50: 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000
Synchro Scan Shutter 59.94: 59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz (255 steps)
50: 50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz (255 steps)
Pan/Tilt Speed Maximum 90°/sec
Pan Range ± 175°
Tilt Range -30 to 90°
Sound Level NC35 (at normal speed), NC40 (when preset)
Input/Output Connectors LAN: 1 x RJ-45
Hd-SDI: 1 x BNC 75 Ω Compliant with the SMPTE292M standards RS232C: 1 x Mini DIN 8-pin (in)/1 x Mini DIN 8-pin (out)
RS422: 1 x RJ-45 (control in RS422A)
USB: 1 x Mini B-port (for maintenance)
SD Card: 1 x microSD card slot (for maintenance)
Minimum Illumination 59.94
0.7 lux (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/60 without accumulation)
0.35 lux (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/30 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 db])
0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/50 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB,1/25 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
Installation Stand-alone (desktop) or suspended (hanging)
Power Requirements AC Adapter: 12 VDC
PoE+ Power Supply: 42 to 57 VDC
Power Consumption AC Adapter: 1.2 A
PoE+ Power Supply: 0.4 A
Temperature / Humidity Operating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage: -4 to 122°F
Humidity: 20 to 90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.3 x 7.3 x 6.5″ / 160 x 186 x 166 mm
Weight 3.3 lb / 1.5 kg
Package Weight 6.98 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 12 x 10.1″