Panasonic Unveils AW-UE4 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens PTZ Camera

Panasonic has announced the immediate availability of the ultra-wide-angle lens AW-UE4 compact 4K pan/tilt/zoom camera. With a 111° field of view and capable of video output through three interfaces (HDMI, LAN, and USB), the AW-UE4 is ideal for large or small areas, from huddle spaces to lectures/meetings to e-sports production.

Designed with a single cable solution for video transmission, camera control, and power supply, the unit supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and can be used as a USB camera powered from a computer. The UE4 boasts high-performance operability through RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) compatibility for direct upload of video to live-streaming services such as YouTube Live and Facebook Live, and is likewise excellent for other live production implementations.

The camera supports 3840×2160/30p 4K video output and a variety of other formats for use in a wide range of environments. Its ultra-wide-angle lens allows capture of every part of even the largest spaces and the transmission of wide-angle footage from even the smallest installation spaces. With the compact size and versatility of the UE4 body design, it is an optimal remote camera for recording/streaming

The UE4 is equipped with a digital zoom for magni­fication up to four times to capture distant subjects clearly. Expanded images can also be manipulated for pan and tilt-like effects to capture images from a variety of angles.

Available in both black and white finishes, the AW-UE4 has a suggested list price of $1,200