(Amsterdam, IBC 2014--September 12, 2014) The Control Assist Camera (AW-HEA10) is set to launch in March 2015 and enables quick and easy remote camera control, allowing the user to simply tap on the tablet screen where they want the camera to point.
The system speeds up long, remote camera movements and works in collaboration with joystick control, which could then be used to make small adjustments to the remote camera’s position.
The quick ‘tap’ technique means action won’t be missed by slow camera control, while using IP image transmission also allows the user to roam with the tablet, seeing areas out of view from the cameras.
Non-camera specialists can effectively control navigation with the system, opening up a variety of applications in conferencing and education. The easy operation means there is no need for specialist camera support, reducing costs and allowing more organisations to utilise a remote camera facility.
Panasonic partners VidiGo make software compatible with the system. VidiGo Live is an application used widely by radio stations to have ‘visual radio’ content online. Peter Ijkhout CTO, VidiGo, said, “The key to any successful, new workflow is how easy it is to use, you always hope for intuitive use by a non-technical operator.”
“The Tap Camera System, as an add-on to the Panasonic pan and tilt remote cameras, and our user interface shows how, when two companies work together, this can be achieved. I am very excited to be able to show this at IBC, we think this camera workflow will change the way people work with remote operated cameras," he said.
About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)
PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organisations’ efficiency and performance. We help organisations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays, rugged mobile PCs and fire alarms solutions. With around 400 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.
PSCEU is made up of four product categories:
- Communication Solutions, including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and SIP terminal devices.
- Visual System Solutions, including projectors and professional displays. Panasonic offers the widest range of Visual products, and leads the European projector market with 28 % revenue share. (Futuresource B2B market tracking, Q1/2014)
- Professional Camera Solutions, including Broadcast & ProAV products, security, fire alarm systems and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.
- Computer Product Solutions helps mobile workers improve productivity with its range of Toughbook rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. As European market leaders, Panasonic Toughbook had a 66.4% revenue share of sales of rugged and durable notebooks and Panasonic Toughpad held a 50.4% revenue share of sales of rugged business tablets in 2013 (VDC Research, March 2014).
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.70 trillion yen (71.5 billion Euros) for the year ending March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/