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Panasonic WVCW964 External Dome Camera


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Super Dynamic III Day/Night dome cameras integrate a weatherproof housing, 360¡Æ high-speed pan and tilt base, and 30x optical zoom lens. Through exclusive Panasonic high performance features like Pixel Based 160x Dynamic Range, unprecedented image realism is achieved. 24VAC
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro WV-CW964

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Panasonic All-in-one 24-hour outdoor surveillance camera featuring 30x zoom and Super Dynamic III

WV-CW960/G Key Features

  • Super Dynamic III technology delivers 128x (NTSC) / 160x (PAL) wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
  • High resolution: 540 TV lines typical / 520 TV lines minimum (Colour HIGH mode), 480 TV lines minimum (Colour NORMAL mode), 570 TV lines minimum (B/W mode)
  • High sensitivity with Day/Night function: 0.5 lux (Colour) at F1.4 (Wide), 0.04 lux (B/W) at F1.4 (Wide). IR cut filter switches on/off to enhance the sensitivity in B/W mode.
  • Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction: Integration of 2D-DNR and 3DDNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions.
  • Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 32x) / Manual (Up to 32x)
  • Electronic shutter from 1/100 (NTSC), 1/120 (PAL) to 1/10,000 sec.
  • 30x zoom lens: 3.8 ~ 114 mm (approx. 300x with digital zoom)
  • Pan/Tilt speed of max. 400°/s at preset mode and 0.065°/s super fine control at manual mode
  • 5 degrees upper view for various applications
  • 256 preset positions that can be activated from the system controller with a switcher or recorder (specific models).
  • Advanced auto tracking with new template matching algorithm (WV-CW970 Series) Operates zoom to focus on the target, ON/OFF selectable for each preset position, Manual lock-on by controller operation, Alarm activation by tracking duration and Alarm area setup. Auto release to minimize false detection, Total of 8 Masking and Alarm areas
  • Auto tracking (WV-CW960 Series): The camera follows the largest movement in the image automatically. The camera will pan and tilt to keep the subject in the centre of the image.
  • VMD (Video Motion Detector) with Mask 8 x 6 areas
  • Scene Change Detection alarms when lens is covered, spray painted, removed or defocused.
  • 4 alarm inputs and 2 outputs terminals
  • Alarm actions include Terminal output, Camera positioning, Auto pan, Patrol, SEQ, Sort, Auto track, B/W and command output.
  • Auto Image Stabilizer for applications where vibration or wind is a concern.
  • Internal / Line-lock / Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2) synchronization
  • Over the coaxial cable or RS-485 data communication
  • 16 alphanumerics camera title display
  • Multi language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese
  • IP66 rated water and dust resistant. Compatible with IEC60529 measurement standard.
  • Built-in fan/heater for temperature changes of –40 °C ~ +50 °C (–40 °F ~ +122 °F)
  • Built-in sun shield permits camera locations in direct sunlight.


WV-CW960/G Description

This new Super Dynamic III Day/Night dome cameras integrate a weatherproof housing, 360 degree high-speed pan and tilt base, and 30x optical zoom lens. Through exclusive Panasonic high performance features like Pixel Based 160x Dynamic Range, unprecedented image realism is achieved. Moreover, new intelligent functions, including Auto Image Stabilizer, Scene Change Detection, and Auto Tracking, deliver outstanding reliability in outdoor surveillance.

The WV-CW960 Series will play a dynamic role in a host of security applications; including parking lots, amusement parks, shopping malls, airports, train stations, expressways, city streets, plazas.


For All-Weather Outdoor Use


Rain Resistant
The WV-CW960 Series can be installed under eaves, on external walls or rooftops, and in other outdoor locations. It’s IP66 (IEC60529 standard) approved.


Ready for Temperature Changes
The housings built-in fan and heater ensure an operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +50 degrees C.


Shielded against the Sun
Built-in sun shield permits camera locations in direct sunlight.


Super Dynamic III Function


Powerful Pixel Based
160x Dynamic Range Area-free natural contrast image correction is pixel based to ensure accurate reproduction, whatever the subject or location. The 160x Dynamic Range, with both 1/8,000 sec. and 1/50 sec. shutter speeds, makes this the ideal surveillance solution for ATMs, entrances, and other areas where contrast can lighting can vary.


540 TV lines Horizontal Resolution Captures the Details
Optimized filtering and broadband digital signal processing developed for the Super Dynamic III DSP deliver the finest details, with 540 TV lines of horizontal resolution in colour (typical) and 570 TV lines in B/W.


Enhanced Processing for Natural Colour
To deliver natural colour in its full range, new digital colour circuitry in the DSP processes colour in finer detail, for reproduction of pale or dimly lit colours.


24-hour Surveillance


Automatic Switching to B/W for Night Surveillance
For optimal surveillance, day and night, the camera automatically switches to B/W mode, for greater sensitivity, when darkness falls. In daylight, it automatically switches to colour mode. Mode selection can also be set to manual operation.


Minimum Illumination of 0.04 lux in B/W Mode
Capture a clear surveillance image even in poor light. Minimum illumination needed is only 0.5 lux in colour and 0.04 lux in B/W mode, with pix sens up off, sens up off (AGC high).


Auto Focus
WV-CW960 Series are all equipped with Auto Focus, ensuring that what you see is always in sharp focus.


Innovative Features Set a New Standard in Reliability


30x Optical Zoom (300x with digital zoom)
The standard 30x optical zoom lens on the WV-CW960 Series and 10x digital zoom provide a total of 300x zoom. This powerful zoom capability allows you to zoom in on distant subjects and identify them correctly.


0.065 degrees / sec. Super Fine Pan Control
Our proprietary control chip, brushless DC motor, and microprocessor with optimized speed profile give you super fine 0.065¡Æ/sec. pan control. Combined with high performance zoom, it permits smooth tracking and captures moving subjects.


Streak-free Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction
Movement-generated streaking is corrected with 2D DNR processing for moving subjects and 3D DNR for the background. Now capture headlights of moving cars clearly, unmarred by the streaking previous 3D DNR subject-image processing generated. WV-CW960 Series


Auto Image Stabilizer Removes Blurring
Automatic image stabilization prevents blurring when high winds or vibration from aircraft, trains, or trucks affect cameras.


Scene Change Detection Pinpoints Interference
For example, if the camera has been tampered with by a manual change in its angle, removal of the lens, defocusing, or blocking the lens with cloth or paint, this feature detects the interference and sends an alarm.


Auto Tracking
Using the auto tracking feature, the camera follows the largest movement in the image, automatically. The camera will pan and tilt to keep the subject in the centre of the image.


High-speed Panning at 400¡Æ/sec
Quickly capture a subject, thanks to a maximum 400¡Æ/sec. panning speed. The surveillance range is 360¡Æ horizontally (endless panning) and 190¡Æ vertically.


Maximum 256 Preset Positions
Press a key on the controller to select preset positions.


Handy Features for More Efficient Surveillance


Image Hold Eliminates Screen Blurring
The Image Hold function stores and displays the image immediately before the position selection until selection of preset positions is complete. This function eliminates the screen blurring that occurs during panning with conventional cameras, for clear, well-defined images during monitoring.


Digital Flip
When the camera pans 135¡Æ vertically, the top and bottom of the image can be digitally reversed. A subject passing directly under the camera can be continuously tracked as the camera continues its 180 degrees pan.


Privacy Zone Masking
Mask any portion of the surveillance image on screen to prevent privacy infringement. (Gray and mosaic masking supported.)


Motion Detector
When movement is detected within the surveillance area, the motion detector sends an alarm to external devices. Connection to a VTR or DVR recording system is also possible.


Patrol Learn Stores/Reproduces Manual Operations
Perform a camera operation such as panning or zooming once, then, with Patrol Learn, reproduce it at the flip of a switch.


Text Display of Camera IDs
Show an identifying name for each camera on the monitor, up to 16 characters and symbols.


Alarm Inputs/Outputs for External Device Control
With 4 alarm inputs and 2 alarm outputs on the output connector, each alarm signal can operate under preset positions and zooms. Alarm signals can also control DVR, VTR, or other external recording devices.


Ready to Use with One Coaxial Cable or RS-485
Transmits video image signals, control data, synchronization signals (VD2), and alarm signals over one coaxial cable up to 1,200 m long. The system also supports RS-485 data communication for use over extended distances and with expanded services.


Multiple Setup Languages
System set up in eight languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.


WV-CW960/G Specifications

Model No WV-CW960 WV-CW964
Power Requirements 220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz 24 V AC, 50 Hz
Power Consumption 90 W 77 W
Pick-up Device 1/4-type (1/4) interline transfer CCD
Effective Pixels 752 (H) x 582 (V)
Scanning Area 3.65 mm (H) x 2.71 mm (V)
Signal PAL
Synchronization Internal (INT), multiplexed vertical drive (VD2), line-lock (LL)
Scanning 2:1 interlace
Scanning Frequencies Horizontal: 15.625 kHz, Vertical: 50.00 Hz
Video Output VBS: 1.0 V [p-p] / 75 ¥Ø (BNC plug)
Resolution (Centre) Horizontal:
480 TV lines minimum (colour NORMAL mode)
540 TV lines typ., 520 TV lines minimum (colour HIGH mode)
570 TV lines minimum (black and white)
400 TV lines minimum (Centre)
Minimum Illumination 0.5 lux (colour mode)
0.04 lux (black and white mode)
Dynamic Range 54 dB typ. (Super Dynamic III: ON)
S/N Ratio 50 dB minimum (AGC: OFF)
Ambient Operating Temperature -40 ¡degrees ~ +50 ¡DEGREES
Ambient Operating Humidity 90 % max. (non-condensation) *1
Water Resistance IP66 protection from water jets from a nozzle (IEC60529/JIS C 0920)
Dimensions ©ª239 mm (D) x 395.5 mm (H)
Weight approx. 4.7 kg
Finish Camera: Die cast aluminium, baked on coating (Paint colour: Fine silver(901))
Sun shield: ASA resin, coated (Paint colour: Fine silver(901))
Dome: Clear polycarbonate resin
Pan and Tilt  
Panning Range 360 ¡Æ endless
Panning Modes Manual, auto, manual position, sequential position
Panning Speed*2 Manual: approx. 0.065 ¡Æ/s ~ 120 ¡Æ/s 8 steps, 16 steps, 64 steps
Preset: approx. 400 ¡Æ/s
Tilting Range
-5 ¡Æ ~ 185 ¡Æ (horizontal - vertical - horizontal)
(According to the TILT ANGLE)
Tilting Speed*2 Manual: approx. 0.065 ¡Æ/s ~ 120 ¡Æ/s 8 steps, 16 steps, 64 steps
Preset: approx. 400 ¡Æ/s
Zoom Ratio 30x (approx. 300x with digital zoom)
Focal Length 3.8 mm ~ 114 mm
Maximum Aperture Ratio 1:1.4 (WIDE) ~ 3.6 (TELE)
Object Distance 1.5 m
Iris Range F1.4 ~ 22, Close
Angular Field of View Horizontal: 1.8 ¡Æ (TELE) ~ 52 ¡Æ (WIDE)
Vertical: 1.4 ¡Æ (TELE) ~ 40 ¡Æ (WIDE)
Main Functions Electronic Sensitivity Enhancement 32x max. (AUTO or FIX)
Digital Flip ON/OFF
Super Dynamic III ON/OFF
Motion Detector OFF/MODE1/MODE2
Controller Interface Coaxial Multiplex System, RS485
Control Functions Pan and tilt, zoom and focus, 256 preset positions, home position, patrol
Title(ID) ON, OFF (Preset ID, camera ID, area title: 16 alphanumeric characters)
Zoom Speed approx. 6.0 seconds (TELE ~ WIDE) in manual mode
Zoom Limit 1x ~ 300x (Over 30x is digital zoom)
Password Lock All menus
Auto Focus MANUAL/AUTO (PAN, TILT, ZOOM linked)
Iris ALC (Adjustable OPEN/CLOSE output target level)/MANUAL
Shutter OFF (1/50), AUTO, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000 s
Alarm Input/Output 4 inputs (ALARM IN 1 ~ ALARM IN 4)
2 outputs (ALARM/AUX1, BW/AUX2)
Black and White Mode Switching AUTO/ON/OFF
Privacy Zone ON/OFF (8 zone settings)
Cleaning ON/OFF
Image Hold ON/OFF
Auto Image Stabilizer ON/OFF
Scene Select Setting INDOOR (L)/INDOOR (H)/OUTDOOR (L)/OUTDOOR (H)
Language Setting English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese

*1 When power is on continuously, the camera’s interior temperature is -10 ¡DEGREES or higher

*2 Actual speed depends on type of controller being used.

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