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Panasonic WVSC385E PTZ Network Dome Camera


Quick Overview

1/4" I-Pro PTZ dome camera. H.264/MPEG-4/JPEG dual streaming up to 30 ips. Megapixel images up to 4VGA (1280x960). Minimum illumination of 0.5 lux in colour and 0.06 lux in black and white at F1.6. Black and white mode (on/off) (true day/night - IR filter removal on/off). 4.7-84.6mm (18x) varifocal lens. Power over Ethernet capability. Standard auto tracking and I-Pro SmartHD technology including face wide dynamic range. ONVIF compliant model. Two way audio and SD memory card slot for alarm recording and backup. 12V DC
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro WV-SC385

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Panasonic Super Dynamic HD Dome Network Camera


WV-SC385 Features


  • 720p HD images up to 30 fps
  • Newly developed 1.3 Megapixel double speed MOS Sensor
  • Multiple H.264 (High profile) streams and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real time monitoring and high resolution recording by “UniPhier®”, Panasonic’s proprietary System LSI platform.
  • Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,280 x 960 image size
  • 18x optical zoom with 12x digital zoom enabling 216x zoom. 36x extra optical zoom under VGA resolution with 12x digital zoom enabling 432x zoom.
  • Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range compared with conventional cameras.
  • Face Super Dynamic technology ensures clear face image.
  • H.264 and MPEG-4 are selectable for system migration.
  • High sensitivity with Day/Night function : 0.5 lx (Colour), 0.06 lx (B/W) at F1.6 (Wide)
  • Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction: 2D-DNR and 3D-DNR integration ensures reduced noise and motion blur in various conditions.
  • Superior colour reproduction by primary (RGB) colour filter
  • Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 16x) / OFF
  • Selectable light control modes: Outdoor / Indoor / Fixed electronic shutter Outdoor / Indoor: Electronic shutter and ALC lens iris control are automatically controlled depending on the mode and luminance level. Fixed electronic shutter: Up to 1/10,000 fixed electronic shutter can be selectable.
  • Panning with auto flip function can be performed 0 to 360 degrees.
  • Auto tracking: The camera automatically pans and tilts to follow a moving subject and keep it in the centre of the image.
  • PTZ control can be taken on the user friendly GUI with 16 speeds pan/tilt and new “Drag and Zoom” operation enabling finer control. 256 speeds available for system with WV-CU950 system controller.
  • Up to 64 preset positions
  • 360 map shot: 8 thumbnail images at 45 deg. intervals make it simple to direct the camera easily by clicking on a thumbnail.
  • Industrial grade Pan/Tilt/Zoom mechanism for high reliability
  • VMD (Video Motion Detector) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size
  • Face detection function detects the position of human face and the information is sent by XML or video stream.
  • Meta data for VMD is supplied to work with the WJ-ND400 playback VMD function.
  • Privacy Zone can mask up to 8 private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.
  • Alarm sources including 1 terminal input, VMD and Panasonic alarm command can trigger actions such as SDHC/SD memory recording, FTP image transfer, E-mail notification, Indication on browser, Alarm terminal output, and Panasonic protocol output.
  • Full duplex bi-directional audio allows interactive communication between camera site and monitoring site.
  • JPEG image compression ratio can be changed by alarm so that higher quality image can be provided.
  • Prioritized stream control: One of the video streams can be prioritized when multiple recorders or client PCs are accessing the camera so that the recorder or the client PC can maintain the frame rate.
  • SDHC/SD Memory card slot for manual recording (H.264 / JPEG), alarm recording (H.264 / JPEG) and backup upon network failure (JPEG)
  • H.264/MPEG-4 max. bit rate/client and Total bit rate control allows flexible network traffic management. Frame rate priority mode controls bit rate and compression ratio to provide the specified frame rate.
  • Multi-language GUI and setup menu: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian (PAL) / English, French (NTSC) * Installation required except for English
  • IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
  • Analogue Monitor output for easier installation
  • Supports SSL, DDNS (viewnetcam, RFC2136)
  • Still images (JPEG) can be viewed on mobile phones via Internet.
  • ONVIF compliant model


WV-SC385 Description

Super Dynamic, HD dome IP camera

The WV-SC385 IP dome delivers everything you expect from a fully functional dome camera. Panning with auto flip ensures 360 degree coverage in 720p HD quality.

With a 1.3 megapixel MOS sensor, the dome delivers HD images in multiple streams. With 18x optical and 12x digital zoom the SC385 is perfect for full IP systems and 360 degree coverage.


WV-SC385 Specification


Image sensor 1/3-inch MOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 1.3 megapixel
Scanning mode Progressive scan
Scanning area (H x V) 4.8 x 3.6 mm
Minimum illumination Colour: 0.5 lux, B/W: 0.06 lux at F1.6 (Shutter: 1/30 s, AGC: High)
Colour: 0.031 lux, B/W: 0.004 lux at F1.6 (Shutter: 16/30 s, AGC: High)
White balance AWC (2,000~10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700~6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000~6,000 K)
Light control Outdoor Automatic integration of ALC and ELC
Indoor (50Hz) Automatic integration of ALC and ELC
Indoor (60Hz) Automatic integration of ALC and ELC
Shutter speed (Fixed) OFF (1/30), 3/100, 3/120, 2/100, 2/120, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000
Super Dynamic ON / OFF
Face Super Dynamic ON / OFF (Only at Super Dynamic: ON)
Dynamic range 52 dB typical (Super Dynamic: ON, Light control mode: Indoor)
Adaptive black stretch ON / OFF
Electronic sensitivity UP OFF [Max. (2/30 s), (4/30 s), (6/30 s), (10/30 s), (16/30 s)]
Black and white mode Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 / ON / OFF, Level: High / Low, with external control
Digital noise reduction HIGH / LOW
Video motion detection 4 areas, Sensitivity: 15 steps / Detection size: 10 steps
Privacy zone Up to 8 zones, Gray / Mosaic
Inverted (upside down) ON (desktop) / OFF (ceiling)
Auto image stabilizer ON / OFF
Camera title (OSD) Up to 20 alphanumeric characters (3 selectable character sizes)
Focal length 4.7 to 84.6 mm
Zoom 18x / 36x with extended optical zoom (in VGA mode)
Digital (electronic) zoom 12x (Max. 432x combined with extended zoom in VGA mode)
Angular field of view H: 3.2° (Tele) ~ 55.2° (Wide) / V: 2.4° (Tele) ~ 42.1° (Wide)
Maximum aperture ratio 1:1.6 (wide) to 2.8 (tele)
Focus range 1.5 m to infinity
Aperature range F1.6 to 22, closed
Pan and tilt
Pan range 0° to 350°
Pan speed Manual: approx. 0.5°/s to 100°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller) Preset: up to approx. 300°/s
Tilt range -30° to 90° (upward-level-downward), Tilting angle limit: 10° / 5° / 3° / 0° / -3° / -5° / -10° / -15° / -20° / -25° / -30°
Tilt speed Manual: approx.0.5°/s to 100°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller) Preset: up to approx. 100°/s
Proportional P/T control Yes
# of preset positions 64
Auto mode OFF / preset sequence / auto pan / auto track
Image hold ON / OFF
PTZ display position ON / OFF
Automatic return 10 s/20 s/30 s/1 min./2 min./3 min./5 min./10 min./20 min./30 min./60 min.
Auto flip (360 degree) ON / OFF
Map shot 360° map shot / preset map shot
Browser GUI
Camera control Pan/Tilt (16 steps), Zoom, Focus, Click centring, Drag zoom, Iris, Preset position call and program, Auto mode
Display mode Spot / Quad: Image from 16 cameras can be displayed in 4 different quad screens or 
16 split screen (JPEG only) [20 character camera title available]
Camera title Up to 20 alphanumeric characters
Clock display Time: 12H/24H, Date: 5 formats on the browser, Summer time (Manual/Auto)
Alarm control Reset
One shot capture A still picture is displayed on a newly opened window.
Audio Mic (Line) input: ON / OFF volume adjustment: Low / Middle / High, 
Audio output: ON / OFF volume adjustment: Low / Middle / High
SD memory card data download Still or motion images recorded on an SD/SDHC memory card can be downloaded.
GUI / setup menu language English, French (Installation required for French) English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian
(Installation required except for English)
System log Up to 4,000 error logs (SDHC/SD memory when the recording format is set to JPEG.)
Supported OS (OS must be the same as selected GUI language) Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional (64 bit/32 bit)
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business (SP1, 32-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP3)
Supported browser Windows® Internet Explorer® 8.0 (32 bit) [Microsoft® Windows® 7 (64 bit/32 bit)]
Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.0 [Microsoft® Windows® Vista® Business (SP1, 32 bit)]
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 (SP3) [Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (SP3)]
Network IF 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ45 connector
Image resolution*1*2 4:3 H.264: 1,280 x 960 / 800 x 600 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
MPEG-4: VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
JPEG (M-JPEG): 1,280 x 960 / 800 x 600 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
16:9 H.264: 1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
JPEG (M-JPEG): 1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
H.264 /
Transmission priority Constant bit rate / Frame rate priority
Frame rate 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 fps 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 30 fps
Bit rate/client 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 1,536 / 2,048 / 3,072 / 4,096 / 8,192*3 kbps / Unlimited
Image quality LOW / NORMAL / FINE 
Refresh interval 0.1 fps ~ 30 fps
Transmission type UNICAST / MULTICAST
JPEG (M-JPEG) Image quality 10 steps
Transmission type PULL / PUSH
Audio compression G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps / 16 kbps, G.711 64 kbps
Audio mode OFF / Mic (Line) input / Audio output / Interactive (Half duplex) / Interactive (Full duplex)
Authentication for audio Level 1 only / Level 2 higher / All users
Total bit rate 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 2,048 / 4,096 / 8,192 kbps unlimited
Supported protocol IPv6: TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS, NTP, SNMP, DHCPv6
FTP client Alarm image transfer, periodic image transfer
(When the FTP periodic transmission fails, backup on an optional SD/SDHC memory card is available.)
No. of simultaneous users Up to 14 users (depends on network conditions)
SD/SDHC memory card H.264 Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) / Schedule REC
JPEG Manual REC / Alarm REC (Post) / Backup upon network failure
Compatible cards SD: Up to 2GB / SDHC: Up to 32GB
Face detection ON / OFF (with XML notification)
Cellular phone compatibility JPEG image, panning/tilting/zoom control, AUX control (by access level)
Alarm source Terminal inputs (x3), VMD, Command alarm
Alarm actions SD/SDHC memory recording, E-mail notification, Indication on browser, Camera position, 
Preset positions (1-64), FTP image transfer, Terminal output, Panasonic protocol output, Auto track
Alarm log With SDHC/SD card: 5,000 logs / Without SDHC/SD card: 1,000 logs
Schedule Alarm/VMD/Access permission, Preset position call, Position refresh, H.264 recording
Monitor output 1.0 V [p-p] / 75 ohms, NTSC composite, ø3.5 mm mini jack 1.0 V [p-p] / 75 ohms, PAL composite, ø3.5 mm mini jack
Microphone/Line input (selectable) ø3.5 mm mini jack (monaural) (Plug-in type microphone)
Supply voltage: 2.5 V, ±0.5 V, Input impedance: approx. 2 kohms
Audio output ø3.5 mm stereo mini jack (monaural output, line level)
External input/output terminals ALARM IN 1 / DAY/NIGHT IN / ALARM IN 2 / ALARM OUT / ALARM IN 3 / AUX OUT (x1 each)
Safety/EMC standard UL (UL60065), FCC (Part15 ClassA), C-UL
(CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60065), DOC (ICES003 ClassA)
CE (EN60065, EN55022 ClassB, EN55024),
GOST (GOST R 51558)
Power source / consumption 12V DC: 1,000 mA / PoE (IEEE802.3af compliant, Class 0 device): 12.0 W
Ambient operating temperature -10°C to +50°C
Ambient operating humidity 90% or less (without condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) ø115 x 155 (H) (excluding 12V DC power cord)
Weight Approx. 900 g


*1 H.264 and MPEG-4 are alternative formats.
*2 4:3 and 16:9 are alternative formats.
*3 H.264 mode only.

Note: Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.



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