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#1 Posted : Sunday, November 1, 2020 7:18:50 PM(UTC)

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Dear vMix mates

I need som advice, especially from someone who has practical experience with Panasonic AW-HE40SWEJ9 and BirdDog P200.

I was offered 4 Panasonic AW-HE40SWEJ9. These cameras supports SDI and NDI-HX.

For 20% less, I was offered 4 BirdDog P200 - including a BirdDog controller (they have a campaign). These cameras supports SDI, HDMI and full NDI.

First seller tell me that Panasonic is much better quality. Second seller tells me that the Panasonic model is old, that Panasonic is better to fine tune colours, but BirdDog has full NDI, which I won't regret.

I would like to go with BirdDog, but is it a risky choice?

What would you do?

#2 Posted : Monday, November 2, 2020 4:27:08 AM(UTC)

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The BirdDog P200 has SDI, HDMI and NDI outputs. The Panasonic AW-HE40SWEJ9 seems to only give you a choice of two, such as HDMI & NDI-HX, but not all three.
#3 Posted : Friday, November 20, 2020 12:14:27 PM(UTC)

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I did a shootout of P200 vs a HE38.

Out of the box settings, P200 has better blacks and seems to focus a bit better than the Panasonic.
The panasonic itself is a solid camera, but add'l cost to add on the NDIhx license.

I like the PTZ control in vmix with the birddogs vs. Panasonic. Since Birddog P200 isusing sony Visca over IP, it also has PTZ and Focus Control vs. Panasonic which only does PTZ.

thanks 3 users thanked dperaltajr for this useful post.
MichaelOlsen on 11/20/2020(UTC), SportsNetUSA.net on 11/21/2020(UTC), NewsworthyVision on 11/24/2020(UTC)
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