Enter the World of P.T.Z.
The AW-HN40 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, HN40 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 HN40 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.
It’s All in the Optics
In addition to a 30x optical zoom, the HN40 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 HN40 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 HN40 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 HN40’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 HDMI, as well as IP/Network for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60p.
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-HN40 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 HN40 without external converters. Alternatively, microSD recording enables ISO MP4/H.264 recording internally in the HN40, transfer of content over the network via a web browser or FTP.
Network Connected: The LAN port on the HN40 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
Built-in NDI®|HX (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
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 HN40 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).
We’re All N – The Ultimate NDI®|HX PTZ Camera
Harness the power of NDI® with Panasonic’s lineup of professional PTZ cameras. Our N-Series model cameras now have built-in support of NDI® via a highly efficient NDI®|HX mode, requiring no external conversion of any kind.
Single cable: All the functionality of conventional connections is now practical through the use of PoE+. Not only is set-up simplified, but via a single cable, you’ll get power, control, ultra-low latency video, and tally. And, thanks to NDI®, automatic camera discovery makes it all come together.
Redundancy: Production workflows are mission critical. Introduce redundancy to your workflow by utilizing NDI®|HX and baseband video (HDMI and/or HD-SDI) simultaneously.
Multicast: Panasonic cameras with NDI®|HX support multicast, meaning you don’t utilize extra bandwidth when multiple clients access the stream.
Audio Input: The HN40H features a TRS-mini stereo audio input for embedding audio into the NDI® feed.
NDI®: Network Device Interface, a technology of NewTek, Inc.
The black Panasonic 30x Zoom PTZ Camera with HDMI Output and NDI features a 1/2.3″ MOS sensor and outputs over HDMI, or you can use the NDI protocol to stream video and audio, control (IP), tally, and power over a single Ethernet cable. 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 30x optical zoom, 40x iZoom, and 16x digital zoom, 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.
NDI (Network Device Interface) goes beyond simply sending video over IP, and instead of just encoding video to travel along Ethernet cable, NDI also encodes control, tally, and PoE+. In addition to having to run fewer cables without needing to route power, video, and control to each camera location, now you can connect your camera to your network and have full control. NDI|HX brings automatic discovery, ultra-low latency video transmission, PTZ control and tally, all with a single Ethernet cable.
IP Live Preview
Electronic Image Stabilization
Night Mode (for IR)
Dynamic Range Stretch
Audio Input / Embedding
Color Temperature Adjustment
Up to 100 Presets
microSD Card Recording
Digital Noise Reduction
This PTZ camera supports input audio either embedded in the NDI signal, or via a mic-level stereo mini jack
Panasonic AW-HN40 Specs
Image Sensor 1/2.3″ Type MOS
Lens Motorized 30x zoom
Zoom Optical: 30x
FOV Horizontal: 61.6° (W) to 2.1° (T)
Vertical: 37.0° (W) to 1.1° (T)
Diagonal: 68.7° (W) to 2.4° (T)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 lines
Minimum Illumination 0.35 lux
Gain 0 to 48 dB
Output Format 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25
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 300°/sec(Preset)/90°/sec
Pan Range ±175°
Tilt Range -30 to 90°
Sound Level NC35 or less
Input/Output Connectors LAN: 1 x RJ45
RS232C: 1 x Mini DIN 8-pin (in) / 1 x Mini DIN 8-pin (out)
RS-422: 1 x RJ45 (control in RS-422A)
USB: 1 x Mini-B port
SD Card: 1 x microSD card slot
Audio: 1 x Stereo Mini-Jack
Installation Tripod, wall, ceiling
Power PoE+ or AC
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 5.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 12.1 x 10.3″