InCinematographer - Issue 2 - September 2017 - 36
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 2 | September 2017
Panasonic Adds Built-In
Panasonic has introduced a full line-up of professional integrated
cameras with built-in Network Device Inter-face (NDI) support:
the AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70 and AW-HN130...
his fully integrated support of NDI version 3
enhanced with a new High Efficiency Mode allows
users to connect these Panasonic professional PTZ
cameras directly to an NDI network, with automatic
detection by the NewTek TriCaster® and NewTek's IP
Series of professional video switchers, as well as to
seamlessly integrate with the hundreds of other NDIcapable products in the market-place, enabled on
millions of NDI-capable computer systems.
With NDI, Panasonic PTZ cameras become
immediately available for use in NDI-based video
production workflows without any additional
configuration. NewTek has just announced NDI
version 3,, improving greatly on an already simple
workflow with SDK enhancements that improve
encoding performance, multicast support with FEC
(Forward Error Correction), standardized PTZ control
commands and tally, and the addition of the High
Efficiency Mode, NDI|HX, which allows hardware
converters and cameras to enter the NDI world.
The AW-HN38, AW-HN40, AW-UN70, and AW-HN130
join Panasonic's market leading existing PTZ models
(non "N" model), and will be available in both black
and white colors. The AW-HN38 enters the Panasonic
professional PTZ line-up as a high-value, premium
quality model with a powerful feature-set.
The "N" cameras will feature an NDI mode within
the camera menu that reconfigures the camera
settings for best performance and full compatibility
on an NDI network. Simply connect from the network
(NDI) connector to the network switch and the video
source is immediately available on any NDI-capable
software application or production
system. Full control of a remote PTZ
camera with full tally support is
also immediately available.
"With NDI Version 3, NewTek is
making IP Video a complete endto-end offering for customers,
highlighted by our relationship
with Panasonic and their next
generation products. We
have collaborated closely
with Panasonic over a period
of years to bring its de facto industry standard for
robotic PTZ control and image quality to the millions
of end users who have NDI-enabled products,"
said Dr Andrew Cross, NewTek President and Chief
"Panasonic has innovated with its professional
remote production cameras and systems from the
very first generation," says Delix Joseph T. Alex,
Product Manager for PTZ Camera and IP Net-working
Systems, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company.
"The original vision of simple yet truly remote
production from almost anywhere is now achieved
with built-in NDI support in Panasonic award-winning
professional integrated PTZ cameras and switchers."
The NDI Panasonic camera line-up in addition to
the NDI upgrade path for current cameras and the
AV-HLC100 switcher will be available in Fall 2017.
is NDI enabled
Fortium CEO Mathew Gilliat-Smith to
Speak at IBC Cyber Security Program
ortium Technologies will participate in two expert
panel discussions at IBC's C-Tech Cyber Security
Program. The invitation-only event is being held in
conjunction with IBC2017 in Amsterdam.
Fortium Technologies CEO Mathew Gilliat-Smith will
join other industry leaders for a discussion on Cyber
Governance entitled Taking the Right Steps. Panelists
will review case studies and discuss what can be
done to avoid the same mistakes. They will outline
security measures that companies in the broadcast
industry must take to avoid becoming victims of
hackers...and what measures to have in place if a
security breach occurs. The session is scheduled for
September 15 at 11:15 a.m. at Room G102-3. Session
host is Michael McEwen, Director General, North
American Broadcasters Association (NABA).
"Cybercrime is on the increase and is here to stay.
Piracy can occur at any point in the digital supply
chain and a security breach will lead to significant
financial loss, disrupts roll-out plans and potentially
causes lasting damage to a company's reputation,"
said Gilliat-Smith. "Organizations need to constantly
review the changing threats and budget for the cost
of using the proper tools and protocols to defend
against and stay ahead of hackers."
Gilliat-Smith will also participate in the program's
penultimate session, What If... Moderated by ex-
Sony Pictures Entertainment CTO Spencer Stephens,
the panel will examine security scenarios, some
based on real events, and offer practical advice on
how to manage and avoid such crises. Panelists
will also include representatives of the European
Broadcasting Union and Microsoft's Azure managed
services division. The session is slated for September
15 at 4 p.m. at Room G102-3.
"Everyone understands the importance of
protecting data, but many organizations are not
fully aware of the nature of the threat, or have
comprehensive plans for meeting the challenge,"
said Stephens. "This program will offer a perspective
on the scope of the problem and suggest options that
can help organizations avoid becoming victims."
Fortium Technologies offers a variety of software
solutions for encryption, copy protection and file
security. Its customers include major networks,
producers, distributors and service providers.
Fortium's at-rest encryption software MediaSeal
is used by companies in the film, television and
broadcast industries worldwide to protect data
during post-production processing. Gilliat-Smith is
CEO and Co-Founder of the company.
Fortium Technologies is a leading provider of
digital content security for media and entertainment
supplying innovative technologies that give
businesses greater control over their digital content.
MediaSeal file encryption protects all file types
in Windows and Mac and can be used for all B2B
workflows. Fortium's products also protect the
Academy and BAFTA award screeners with Patronus
and Blu-Lock anti-rip.
"Organizations need to constantly
review the changing threats"
Mathew Gilliat-Smith, CEO Fortium