Panasonic Announces Firmware Upgrade for IP-based Camera Control
NEW YORK –Panasonic announced
a free firmware upgrade for the new AK-HC3800 studio camera system that
supports 720/59.94 output and enables IP control between the AK-HRP200 remote-operation
panel and the AK-HCU200 camera-control unit. The upgrade also allows the AK-HRP200
to set-up and control up to 19 Panasonic PTZ cameras (such as the AW-HE120,
AW-HE60H/S, and AW-HE50H/S) via IP.
HC3800 camera system also offers standard RS-422 serial control and connectivity
between the studio camera, camera control unit and the remote-operation panel. With
the firmware upgrade, the panel will deliver direct cabled or IP control of
virtually any Panasonic studio or remote HD camera. The addition of IP
functionality to the HC3800 camera system provides reduced integration costs,
easier remote production and engineering, and lower cost for multiple location
addition of 720/59.94 output from the AK-HCU200 CCU diversifies recording and
transmission choices for operators of the HC3800 system, which can also be
switched to allow worldwide use at 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i.
AK-HRP200 remote operation panel, also called “paintbox,” offers camera control
over serial or IP connections, and SD card memory for easier setup and systems management.
With this free version 2.0 firmware upgrade, the HRP200 can also adjust such cameras
as the AW-HE120, AK-HC1500 (serial only) and others. Remote lens control of
these and other cameras is also available from the HRP200.
free firmware upgrade will be available in April.