JVC has added NDI|HX3 to its KY-PZ510N PTZ CONNECTED CAM Cameras. With this free firmware update, users can select NDI|HX3 for high quality video with reduced latency, using only a small portion of the bandwidth of full NDI.
“The NDI|HX3 option for our PTZ cameras with NDI capabilities gives users with a greater level of flexibility without the need to replace hardware,” said Joseph D’Amico, Vice President, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation. “Media organizations’ adoption of NDI-enabled devices is growing, and we are thrilled to join the network of manufacturers that offer this capability. Our inclusion of a variety of NDI codecs to our customers means they also have even more workflow options available to them.”
The new NDI|HX3 capability enables integrators to take advantage of the KY-PZ510N’s super-wide horizontal angle of view (80 degrees) and focal length of 21.8 to 261.8 millimeters. These features make the KY-PZ510N useful for live-action events, studios, classrooms, corporate settings, event facilities, sports venues and houses of worship.
The cameras include enhanced SMART auto-tracking that follows one person and can be used to select one of multiple people within its field of view – such as an instructor, pastor or specific individual. The incorporated Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC) with Network Time Protocol (NTP) as well gives the cameras multi-camera synchronization for live event production.
Using up to date HEVC, the cameras maintain higher quality video at lower bitrates for remote production over the internet (REMI). The cameras also support H.264 and H.265/HEVC encoding, improving compatibility with various hardware and software applications. Its 4K60p output, via both HDMI and streaming, delivers clear, natural imagery in settings with a lot of movement, such as sports and live events.
Part of the KY-PZ510 Series of cameras, the KY-PZ510N PTZs feature 4K60P HEVC Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streaming, which is resilient to bandwidth fluctuations, data loss and intermittent connectivity, to ensure secure and error-free video delivery over the internet. The cameras also have UVC (USB Video Class) implementation through the USB-C interface, for the webcam applications and integration available everywhere today. The KY-PZ510N can also simultaneously output NDI, SRT and RTMPS for hybrid local/remote workflows to deliver high quality distribution to the world’s most popular CDNs.
The NDI|HX3 firmware update will be available from the KY-PZ510NBU and KY-PZ510NWU web pages as a free download for current owners at the end of March 2023. The company will spotlight this feature within its KY-PZ510N camera at the 2023 NAB Show. pro.jvc.com