Panasonic HD Professional PTZ Camera with NDI®|HX, White Model - AW-HN38HW

Panasonic HD Professional PTZ Camera with NDI®|HX, White Model - AW-HN38HW

Part Number: AW-HN38HW
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HD Professional PTZ Camera with NDI®|HX, White Model

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.

Enter the World of P.T.Z.

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 in The Optics

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.

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


Power RequirementsDC 12 V (Supplied AC adaptor), DC 42 V to 57 V (PoE+ power supply)
Current Consumption1.2 A (Supplied AC adaptor), 0.4 A (PoE+ power supply)
Ambient Operating Temperature0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Allowable Humidity Ranges20 % to 90 % (no condensation)
Storage Temperature-20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F)
MassApprox. 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)
Dimensions (W x H x D)160 mm x 186 mm x 166 mm (6-5/16 inches x 7-41/128 inches x 6-17/32 inches)
(excluding protrusions, direct ceiling mount bracket)
FinishAW-HE38HW / AW-HN38HW: Pearl white
AW-HE38HK / AW--HN38HK: Metallic black
Controller Supported*1AW-RP50, AW-RP120G, AK-HRP200G
Camera Unit
Imaging Sensors1/2.3-type MOS
LensAW-HE38HW/HK : Motorized 22x zoom, F1.6 to F4.3
[f=4.3 mm (11/64 inches) to 94.6 mm(3-23/32 inches);
35 mm (1-3/8 inches) equivalent: 31.6 mm (1-31/128 inches) to 705.0 mm (27-49/64 inches)]
FocusSwitching between auto and manual
Focus DistanceEntire zooming range: 1.2 m (3.94 ft) Wide end: 10 cm (0.33 ft)
Color Separation Optical SystemOn-chip color filter system
Minimum Illumination59.94 Hz0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/60 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/30 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
50 Hz0.7 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/50 without accumulation)
0.35 lx (50 IRE, F1.6, 48 dB, 1/25 with accumulation [Frame Mix 6 dB])
Horizontal Resolution1000 TV lines Typ (Center area)
Gain Selection*2Auto, 0 dB to 48 dB (3 dB steps)
Frame Mix*3Auto, Off, 6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB
Electronic Shutter SpeedDuring Full Auto1/30 to 1/2000 (59.94 Hz)
1/25 to 1/2000 (50 Hz)
During Auto1/60 to 1/2000 (59.94 Hz)
1/50 to 1/2000 (50 Hz)
During Manual1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000 (59.94 Hz)
1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000 (50 Hz)
Synchro Scan59.94 Hz59.94 Hz to 660.09 Hz
50 Hz50.00 Hz to 570.12 Hz
GammaOff, Normal (Low, Mid, High), Cinema
White BalanceAWB A, AWB B, ATW, 3200K, 5600K, VAR (2400K to 9900K)
Chroma Amount Variability±3 steps
Scene FileFull Auto, Manual1, Manual2, Manual3
Output FormatHD1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p
Synchronization SystemInternal synchronization
PowerDC 12 V IN, PoE+ (IEEE802.3at standard)
MIC/LINE InputStereo mini-jack (ř3.5 mm)
Input impedance: Approx. 2 k? (unbalanced)
Mic input:
- Supported microphones: Stereo mic (plug-in power, on/off switching via menu)
- Supplied voltage: 2.5 V ± 0.5 V
- Mic input level: -60 dBV ± 3 dBV
Line input:
- Input level: -10 dBV ± 3 dBV
Video OutputHDMIHDMI connector
HDCP is not supported.
VIERA Link is not supported.
Input/Output ConnectorLANLAN connector for IP control (RJ-45),
Equipped with straight/crossover cable auto detection function
RS-232CMini DIN 8-pin (IN), Mini DIN 8-pin (OUT)
USBMini-B port
SD CardmicroSD card slot
USB Connection * This may vary depending on the operating environment.
Video OutputUSB Video Class Ver1.0
Video Compression FormatMotion JPEG
Resolution1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360
Frame Ratemax 30 fps (System frequency 59.94 Hz), max 25 fps (System frequency 50 Hz)
Audio OutputUSB Audio Class Ver1.0
Audio Compression FormatLinear PCM, 48 kHz, 16-bit, 2 channels
Supported ModelsDevices standardly equipped with a USB 2.0 compatible port
Pan-tilt Head Unit
Installation MethodStand-alone (Desktop) or suspended (Hanging)*4
Pan/tilt Operation SpeedMaximum speed during preset: 300°/s, Maximum speed during manual: 90°/s
Panning Range±175°
Tilting range-30° to 90°*5
QuietnessDuring preset: NC40 or less
During manual: NC35 or less
Camera/Pan-tilt head control
IP Connecting CableWhen connecting through a hub: LAN cable*6(category 5 or above), max. 100 m (328 ft)
When using a PoE+ hub: LAN cable*6(category 5e or above), max. 100 m (328 ft)
When a hub is not used: LAN cable*6(category 5 or above), max. 100 m (328 ft)
AW Protocol Connecting CableLAN cable*6(category 5 or above, straight cable), max. 1000 m (3280 ft)
Standard Protocol Connecting CableMini DIN 8-pin cable, male
SD Card Recording
SD Card Typemicro SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB), micro SDXC (64 GB to 128 GB), Speed class 10 or higher
System Frequency59.94 Hz/50 Hz
Video Compression FormatMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 High Profile
Audio Compression FormatAAC-LC (48 kHz, 16 bit, 2 ch, 128 kbps)
SD Card RecordingMPEG-4 AVC file standard compliant (.MP4)
Recording Format1920 x 1080/59.94p, 1920 x 1080/50p, 1920 x 1080/29.97p, 1920 x 1080/25p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 1280 x 720/50p, 1280 x 720/29.97p, 1280 x 720/25p
ResolutionJPEGVGA (640 x 360), QVGA (320 x 180) max.30 fps
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.30 fps
H.2641920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180 max.60 fps
i-OS, Android SupportJPEG image display

*1: It may be necessary to upgrade the version of the controller so that the controller will support the unit.

*2: During Auto, 6 dB to 48 dB (6 dB steps) are available for AGC Max Gain setting.

*3: During Auto, 0 dB, 6 dB, 12 dB and 18dB are available for Auto F. Mix Max Gain setting.

*4: To ensure safety, the unit must be secured using the mount bracket supplied.

*5: Depending on the pan or tilt position, the camera may be reflected in the image.

*6: Use of an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable is recommended.