Choosing a 4K POV Camera for your Broadcast Production Needs

By July 18, 2019 News
Bexel Equipment Rental - Panasonic AW-UE150 PTZ camera and Sony HDC-P50 POV camera

There are a number of deciding factors that will help you choose the right 4K specialty camera for your needs, like price, 4K capability, camera movement and camera control.

In this short guide, we compare the two latest 4K cameras to hit the production industry: Panasonic AW-UE150 PTZ camera and Sony HDC-P50 POV camera.

The new Panasonic AW-UE150 4K/60p PTZ camera features a large 1″ MOS sensor and offers a wide 75.1-degree horizontal viewing angle (a first in its class!), 20x optical zoom and 32x intelligent zoom in HD mode. Panasonic AW-UE150 4K/60p PTZ camera Bexel rental

The AW-UE150 pan/tilt/zoom camera simultaneously outputs high-quality 4K and UHD 60p, enabling versatility in futureproofing the cameras’ 4K capability. The 4K video can also be down-converted to HD directly within the camera. Images shot in 4K can output full frame while simultaneously outputting, in HD, cropped parts of those images operated from its companion AW-RP150 Touchscreen Remote Camera Controller.

The camera is outfitted with an optical image stabilizer for automatic correction of vibrations, as well as Night Mode for infrared shooting, with versatile 4K interfaces including 12G-SDI, 3G HD, HD, HDMI, optical fiber.

This next-generation PTZ camera is ideal for applications such as reality television production, as well as use in stadiums, lecture halls, churches, and other venues.

The Sony HDC-P50 Point-of-View (POV) 4K camera features the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three CMOS sensor system, and the newly developed global shutter HD HDR optical block (same as the HDC-3500). The three 4K sensors in combination with a newly-developed prism achieves ITU-R BT.2020 color space and a wide dynamic range. Sony HDC-P50 4K/HD compact POV system camera

Bexel’s HDC-P50 cameras have available the HZC-UHD50 3G plus 4K/HD HDR software codes.  HDR operation is available for 4K and HD simultaneous live operation through the S-Log3 process. Bexel has added the HZC-HFR50 HFR software code for up to 4x HD HFR outputs.

Bexel has recently expanded its 4K camera offering with these two new cameras, Panasonic AW-UE150 PTZ and Sony HDC-P50 POV. Both cameras are available for immediate rental. The HDC-P50 uses the RCP-1500 and includes the optional HZC-UHD50 software for 4K/59.94p and 4K/50p. Sony HZC-HFR50 4x HFR software also available. 24p is not on this camera. Bexel also offers the MultiDyne LightBrix fiber transport solution for easy connection of the HDC-P50 camera back to the studio or OB truck.


About Bexel
For over 35 years, Bexel, an NEP Broadcast Services Company, has been a leading global provider of outsourced innovative broadcast solutions for producers of sports, entertainment, and live events. Our services include production equipment rentals and engineered solutions for 4K and specialty cameras and lenses, RF audio and intercom, production workflow, custom flypacks, frequency coordination, and fiber optic solutions. We pride ourselves on exhibiting operational excellence from concept to completion. From our custom shipping cases designed for each rental package to save our client valuable time and money, to our commitment to quality when designing, building and installing full-service broadcast infrastructures, Bexel’s reliability is unmatched for providing value-engineered solutions and services.

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