Panasonic's AW-HE60H with HDMI and component outputs and the AW-HE60S with HD/SD-SDI and component outputs plus gunlock represent two HD-integrated video cameras suited for worship facilities.
The AW-HE60 incorporates such features as IP live video monitoring for remote preview and control and a Night Mode for shooting in extremely low light using IR illumination.
The HE60S/H cameras offer a sleek, compact design that combines outstanding image quality, smooth pan/tilt/zoom operation, and simple integration for superb HD and SD production and video communications. The cameras employ full HD MOS sensors (effective resolution 1920 x1080) and feature Dynamic Range Stretch (DRS) technology to help compensate for wide variations in lighting. Hybrid 2D/3D Noise Reduction processing produces smooth, sharp HD video with up to 850 lines of horizontal resolution in a wide range of lighting conditions and environments. Both IP and RS-422 serial control interfaces are built-in.
IP monitoring is displayed in 16:9 at up to 30fps in VGA (640 x 480) and QVGA (320 x 240) using either M-JPEG or H.264 encoding. Multi-view monitoring of up to 16 cameras in a single browser window is available in M-JPEG mode only. Remote IP live video monitoring of HE60 series cameras is also available on mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android tablets and phones.
The HE60's Night Mode makes it possible to shoot in virtual darkness via the optional IR illuminator in the 600nm range. The camera's remote controllable IR cut filter, combined with advanced digital signal processing, enables the user to switch between normal full HD color video and high-resolution, black-and-white Night Mode video.
The HE60 series include factory installation of the V2.0 firmware, which includes 16-axis color matrix control for precise camera "painting" and matching, R/B gain adjustment, and the addition of 1080/59 output (H version only) and 1080/30p (S version only). Finer control of pan/tilt/zoom speeds with the AW-RM50 IR remote control has also been added.
The HE60 cameras incorporate a pan-tilt head that offers fast, fluid movement in all directions, enabling the capture of both slow- and fast-moving objects without excessive vibration and bounce. An 18X HD optical zoom plus 10X digital zoom covers use in rooms of all sizes.