AW-HN38 HD Professional PTZ Camera with NDI|HX
Panasonic AW-HN38 HD Professional PTZ Camera with NDI®|HX

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The AW-HN38 pan/tilt/zoom camera incorporates newly-developed 1/2.3-type full HD MOS sensors and Digital Signal Processors (DSP) for high sensitivity, high resolution and superior video capture in a wide range of shooting conditions.

KEY FEATURES

  • 1/2.3-Type MOS
  • 22x Optical Zoom plus 30x i.Zoom & 16x Digital Zoom
  • IP Connectivity for web interface and control plus PoE+ support for single cable power, streaming and camera control
  • HDMI Video Output, in addition to USB and microSD card built-in recording
  • NDI|HX – PoE+ for Power, Ultra Low Latency Audio/Video, Tally & Control via a Single Cable

The AW-HN38 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 22X optical zoom lenses, wide field of view, smooth PTZ functions and exceptional image quality, HN38 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 HN38 also offers the flexibility needed for easy installation and management.

It’s All About the Image

In addition to a 22x optical zoom, the AW-HN38 also features intelligent zoom up to 30x and a 1.4x digital extender to capture crisp close-ups even in large auditoriums and lecture halls. The HN38 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 HN38 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 HN38’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-HN38 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 HN38 without external converters. Alternatively, microSD recording enables ISO MP4/H.264 recording internally in the HN38, transfer of content over the network via web browser or FTP.

Network Connected: The LAN port on the HN38 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 decode
  • 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

Additional information

Power Requirements PoE++, or IA-70a power supply. XLR 4-PIN: 12 V DC (10.8 V to 13.2 V) PoE++: IEEE 802.3bt (Type 4) Standard DC 42 V to 57 V (Camera Input)
PoE++ IEEE802.3bt standard: DC 42 V to 57 V (Camera Input)
Current Consumption 4.0 A (XLR IN connector), 1.2 A (PoE++ power supply)
Ambient Operating Temperature 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity 20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F)
Weight Approx. 4.2 kg (9.24 lb) (excluding mount bracket)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 213 mm x 267 mm x 219 mm 8-3/8 inches x 10-1/2 inches x 8-5/8 inches (excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket)
Imaging Sensors 1-type 4K MOS×1
Lens Motorized Optical 20x zoom, F2.8 to F4.5 [f=8.8 mm (11/32 inches) to 176.0 mm (6-15/16 inches); 35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 24.5 mm (31/32 inches) to 490.0 mm (19-9/32 inches)]
Zoom ・Optical zoom: 20x ・i.Zoom: UHD 24x, FHD 32x ・Digital zoom: 10x
Angle of View Range Horizontal angle of view: 75.1° (wide) to 4.0° (tele) Vertical angle of view: 46.7° (wide) to 2.3° (tele) Diagonal angle of view: 82.8° (wide) to 4.6° (tele)
Optical Filter Through, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64, IR through (IR through is used as “Night mode”)
Focus Switching between auto and manual
Focus Distance Entire zooming range: 1000 mm (3.3 ft) Wide end: 100 mm (0.33 ft)
Color Separation Optical System 1MOS
Standard Sensitivity F9, 2000 lx (When normal mode is selected)
Minimum Illumination 2 lx (F2.8, 59.94p, 50IRE, 42 dB, without accumulation)
Horizontal Resolution 1600 TV lines Typ (Center area)
Gain Selection Auto, 0 dB to 36 dB*2 Super Gain function equipped : +37 dB to 42 dB
Electronic Shutter Speed 59.94p/59.94i 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000 29.97p 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000 23.98p/24p 1/24, 1/48, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000 50p/50i 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000 25p 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000
Syncro Scan 59.94p/59.94i : 60.00 Hz to 7200 Hz 29.97p : 30.00 Hz to 7200 Hz 23.98p/24p : 24.00 Hz to 7200 Hz 50p/50i : 50.00 Hz to 7200 Hz 25p : 25.00 Hz to 7200 Hz
Output Format 4K 2160/59.94p, 2160/50p, 2160/29.97p*4, 2160/25p*4, 2160/24p*4, 2160/23.98p*4 HD 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/29.97p*4, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25p*4, 1080/25PsF, 1080/23.98p*5, 1080/24p*4, 1080/23.98p*4, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
Input Connector DC 12 V IN, G/L IN (BNC) ・BBS (Black Burst Sync), tri-level sync supported
Video Output HDMI HDMI 2.0 standard 4:2:2/10bit ・HDCP is not supported. ・Viera Link is not supported. 12G-SDI OUT SMPTE 2082-1 standard / 75 Ω (BNC x 1) 3G-SDI OUT SMPTE292 / 75 Ω (BNC x 1) ・Level-A/Level-B supported MONI OUT SMPTE292 / 75 Ω (BNC x 1) Optical Fiber SFP+ standard Single Fiber ・The signal sent is the same as 12G-SDI OUT. ・This unit does not support input by optical signals.
Input / Output Connector LAN LAN connector for IP control (RJ-45) RS-422 CONTROL IN RS-422A (RJ-45) MIC/LINE input φ3.5 mm stereo mini jack Input impedance: High impedance ・During MIC input Supported mic: Stereo mic (plug-in power, on/off switching via menu) Supply voltage: 2.5 V ± 0.5 V Mic input sensitivity: Approx. -40 dBV ± 3 dBV (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz) ・During LINE input Input level: Approx. -10 dBV ±3 dBV
Camera/pan-tilt head control IP connecting cable ・LAN cable*6*7 : (category 5e or above, straight cable / crossover cable) max. 100 m (328 ft) AW protocol connecting cable LAN cable*6 (category 5e or above, straight cable) max. 1000 m (3280 ft)
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