In addition to 20x optical zoom, the AW-HE42 also features intelligent zoom up to 30x, enabled to capture crisp close-ups even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The HE42 also has a wider angle of view of 65.1 degrees, making it easier to capture the action in large or small venues.
The AW-HE42 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. For example, blown-out highlights and blocked-up shadows can be corrected with HDR mode.
If shooting in virtually total darkness, the HE42's Night Mode makes it possible to automatically switch to capture 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, night shoots and staging support.
The pan range of ±175° and the tilt range of -30° to +90° covers a wide shooting area. Pan and tilt operate at a maximum speed of 90°/second and responds quickly to remote control operation. The HE42 operates 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 1.5kg/3.3lbs and consumes just over 14.4W at 12VDC.
Video Outputs: Standard professional interfaces include 3G-SDI, as well as IP/Network for single cable delivery of high-quality content up to 1080/60p or 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-RP150, AW-RP50/120 or previous controllers). RS-232 and RS-422 VISCA protocol are available when introducing a Panasonic camera into an existing control structure.
USB or microSD Card Recording: The mini-USB connector allows the AW-HE42 to be utilised as a USB camera using 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 a web browser or FTP.
Network Connected: The LAN port on the HE42 unleashes the following possibilities:
- Power over Ethernet+ (PoE+) for easier system installation and setup, reducing additional wiring requirements and costs.
Dimensions: 160 x 186 x 179 mm / 6-5/16 x 7-41/128 x 7-3/64"
Image Sensor: 1/2.3-type MOS sensor
NDI | HX: Y
Output: 3G-SDI, HD-SDI & HDMI
Preset: Up to 100
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 | IPv6 TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTSP, RTP, RTP/RTCP, FTP, DHCPv6, DNS, NTP, ICMPv6(MLD), RTSPoverTCP, RTSPoverHTTP, SSL(TLS), MultiCast/UniCast
Remote Control Interface: LAN, RS232C & RS422
Video Format: 1080/59.94p, 29.97p, 59.94i, 29.97psF | 1080/50p, 25p, 50i, 25psF | 720/59.94p and 50p
Weight: Approx. 1.5kg / 3.30lbs
Zoom: Optical 20x zoom, Intelligent zoom 10x