NewTek and Panasonic simplify IP setup for video production workflows

Panasonic announces joint initiative of NewTek AutoLink™ for Panasonic PTZ, automatically detecting Panasonic IP cameras for TriCaster and NewTek IP Series workflows

Panasonic and NewTek have joined forces to bring NewTek AutoLink™ to industry customers.

The new software application, which detects and automatically connects to Panasonic network-based PTZ cameras, provides quicker set up, easier integration and more efficient use of bandwidth.

The presence of Panasonic IP cameras is automatically detected from NewTek TriCaster® and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. Cameras become immediately available for use in networked video production workflows without any additional configuration.

There is no restriction on the number of IP cameras that can be connected, ready to take live into production. Video translation and transmission is also only initiated when the camera source is selected, crucially saving valuable bandwidth and system resources.

NewTek AutoLink is PC-based conversion software that allows camera control, NDI and streaming, and works with Panasonic IP enabled professional cameras supporting RTSP stream delivery over an Ethernet connection.

Compatible with Panasonic PTZ cameras, studio cameras and 4K box camera, AutoLink enables the user to manage orientation, zoom, focus and iris of supported cameras, and store and recall camera presets, directly from the user interface or a compatible controller.

Mathew Alexander, Product Marketing Manager Broadcast, Panasonic Australia, said:

“I see NewTek AutoLink™ as a huge benefit for the Australian market. Providing this software for our popular AW Series remote cameras delivers a real plug-and-play system that will truly streamline operations for existing and new production customers.”

Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek added:

“NewTek and Panasonic share a vision of an IP workflow-driven production environment. The beauty is that you can connect as many IP cameras as needed – without using up all your available bandwidth.”

For more information, customers should contact their Panasonic Broadcast distributor or call Panasonic on 132 600.