Seamless, High-Contrast Visuals Deepen Engagement
Evolved Dynamic Contrast
In addition to a higher 25,000:11 contrast ratio, Evolved Dynamic Contrast gains new scene analysis circuitry that more accurately recognises light and dark areas of the image. The difference between black, white, and contrasting colours stands out more dramatically than ever before. It minimises dimming when projecting contrast-rich content and makes black deeper and whites brighter. Each video frame is analysed in real-time, and light output is continuously adjusted to meet the precise contrast requirements of each scene.
Rich colours Enhancer for Vivid, Accurate colours
Rich colours Enhancer is an original technology that lets you optimise the reproduction of different kinds of content by selecting the appropriate operating mode. Dynamic Mode offers an ideal balance of high brightness and vibrant colour for clear image visibility in bright environments. Standard Mode expands red-channel output for deeper and more accurate expression of the colour red, which is vital when displaying artwork and other colour-rich content in museums, exhibition halls, and themed or location-based entertainment attractions.
Gradation Smoother to Reduce colour Banding
Gradation Smoother reduces banding in gradients of shaded colour, which can become evident in images lacking enough colour bit-depth. Use the projector remote to select three levels of image correction depending on how much banding is present, or disable the function when it’s unnecessary. Gradation Smoother is a lifesaver when banding is apparent and there’s no time to re-edit the content.
Detail Clarity Processor 4 Improves Image Clarity and Sharpness
Detail Clarity Processor 4 analyses video signal frequency bands for each scene, extracting distribution information of ultra-high, high, mid, and low-frequency components. Panasonic’s unique image quality correction circuitry then applies optimal processing enhancement to each area of the screen. Building on the capabilities of Detail Clarity Processor 3 available on previous Panasonic 1-Chip DLP™ projectors, Detail Clarity Processor 4 significantly improves the sense of clarity, making fine details seem crisp, sharp, and lifelike.
Adjust Black Levels on Curved Screens
Achieving uniform black levels inside blended areas on curved screens has always been difficult. This is because the curvature of the screen distorts the width of the black borders that define the area of adjustment. Panasonic answers the problem with flexible black-level adjustment to suit arbitrary screen shapes. You can use up to 17 control points to reshape black borders so they fit the screen symmetrically without distortion. Black levels can be set precisely within a half-pixel margin, so blends are indiscernible even when viewing the screen at close range.
Adjust Black Levels Inside and Outside the Image Display Area
Panasonic’s black-level adjustment can eliminate distracting black-level bumps that can sometimes appear in blends outside of the image display area after geometric adjustment is applied. By unlinking black-level adjustment from geometric adjustment, black-level settings can be applied to the entire blend, including the image overlaps outside the image display area, for a completely seamless multi-screen image.
Note: Black-level area setting must be performed before black-level adjustment. The ability to unlink black-level adjustment from geometric adjustment is supported only on flat screens when adjacent images are aligned vertically or horizontally.
Supports Widescreen Input Signals
Single-chip DLP™ projectors are a popular way to unite on-site and remote teams in hybrid conferencing spaces. The latest video-conferencing software layouts can output a 21:9 signal to a REZ12 Series projector so that the faces of remote participants appear along the bottom of the screen at eye level with those seated in the room. This promotes natural and fluent communication between members of the group. In addition, with more games, films, documentaries, and other immersive content being produced with a 21:9 aspect ratio, it makes sense to invest in a projector that can deliver a cinematic experience.
Flexibility and Expandability for a Timesaving Workflow
Works with an All-New Lens Lineup
REZ12 Series works with an all-new lineup of optional fixed, zoom, and ultra-short-throw zoom lenses for selected Panasonic 1-Chip DLP™ projectors, making it possible to deliver immersive experiences in spaces of any size. The lenses improve native contrast performance by as much as 16%1 and have a wider range of powered lens-shift adjustment compared to previous lenses. They feature Lens Memory and Auto Lens Identification functions and now offer powered periphery focus adjustment2 operable via remote control or the Smart Projector Control3 app.
Note: ET-C1S600 is equivalent to the supplied lens (availability may vary by country or region). Models with an L designation ship without a lens. REZ12 Series is compatible with C1 series lenses only.
1 ET-C1S600 compared to ET-DLE170.
2 Excluding ET-C1S600 and ET-C1T700 lenses.
3 Available free from the App Store or the Google Play store. Check device and OS compatibility before downloading and installing the app on your device.
Wide Scalability with Intel® SDM-ready Slot
Intel® SDM-ready slot integrates optional proprietary or third-party1 function boards. These reduce installation complexity and make it easier to adapt, scale, and expand your projector’s connectivity to suit different applications and event-site infrastructure. The projector works with Panasonic’s DIGITAL LINK Terminal Board (TY-SB01DL), 12G-SDI Terminal Board (TY-SB01QS), 12G-SDI Optical Function Board (TY-SB01FB), and Wireless Presentation System PressIT Receiver Board (TY-SB01WP), as well as selected third-party1 PC boards, terminal boards, and AVoIP boards.
Note: The projector terminal layout pictured is for illustrative purposes only.
1 Proprietary and third-party Intel® SDM-ready function boards sold separately. A list of third-party function boards tested for compatibility with the PT-REZ12 Series will be announced. Panasonic cannot guarantee the operation of third-party devices. The transmission method to the slot must be by HDMI™ signal.
Import and Save Your Custom Test Patterns
In addition to 10 built-in test patterns, you can now import and save up to three user test patterns to the projector. You can save your preferred test patterns or use your client’s content to calibrate the projector before connecting the video source. Access compatible BMP or PNG image files saved to USB memory via the Test Pattern menu, where they can be saved, renamed, or deleted using the projector remote control.
Note: Supports PNG (1/8/16/24/32/48/64-bit, non-transparent, alpha blending disabled) and BMP (1/8/24-bit) formats with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 dots.
Smart Projector Control1 App Smooths Your Workflow
Smart Projector Control app simplifies projector setup and operation. Connection is easy: just scan the QR Code2 displayed in the projector’s OSD menu with your smartphone camera. You can control up to 64 projectors simultaneously and adjust settings without needing to project the OSD menu. You can select test patterns, adjust lens settings via the new lens-control UI, lock brightness, and perform focus adjustment using your smartphone camera3 from distances of up to 30 m (98 ft)4 away. For more information, visit the Smart Projector Control webpage.
1 Available free from the App Store or the Google Play store. Check device and OS compatibility before downloading and installing the app on your device.
2 Requires optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module (sold separately). Product availability may vary by country or region.
3 Some devices do not support the projector autofocus function.
4 When projecting a 300-inch image. The maximum distance is 3 m (10 ft) for a 100-inch image.
Save Prep Time Before Setup with NFC Function1
NFC function1 allows you to prepare your projector for installation and setup at the event site when AC power is unavailable or when OSD projection isn’t possible. To connect, just place your phone on the NFC decal and then use the Smart Projector Control2 app to read and write settings such as Projector ID and IP address. Projectors can be prepped for immediate network connection and setup when power rolls out on the installation site, saving time and resources. After the event has concluded, projector settings can be reset to factory defaults while unplugged, an action that used to require OSD menu projection.
1 Projectors sold in some countries or regions require an ET-NUK10 Upgrade Kit available from PASS to activate the NFC function.
2 Check device compatibility at the App Store or the Google Play store. Check device and OS compatibility before downloading and installing the app on your device.
Flexible Screen Adjustment via Remote Control
Free Grid lets you easily fix image distortion caused by uneven projection surfaces or objects on flat or curved screens using the projector remote control. Reshape the image by adjusting control points or V/H lines on an overlaid grid. Select from various grid resolutions between 2 x 2 and 17 x 17 lines depending on the precision you require. Work progress is saved automatically, and grid and control-point colours can be changed for best visibility over the background image.
Preactivated Upgrade Kits for Geo Pro1 Software
REZ12 Series ships with preactivated licenses for upgrade kits that come bundled with our free Geometry Manager Pro1 software. ET-UK20 Geometry Manager Pro Software Upgrade Kit expands the software’s extensive adjustment functionalities and adds sophisticated edge-blending, colour uniformity, and masking tools. ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit uses data from a connected camera2 to automatically calibrate edge-blended areas by adjusting their brightness, colour, and black level, saving you the time and hassle of manual calibration.
1 Visit PASS to register your projector and download free Geometry Manager Pro software for Windows® (upgrade kits included). Visit the Panasonic Geometry Manager Functions webpage for more information.
2 Compatible cameras comprise Nikon D5200/D5300/D5500/D5600/D7500. Using the Auto Screen Adjustment function with these cameras requires installing the Auto Screen Adjustment Plug-in (a free camera driver available from PASS). Use of the Auto Screen Adjustment function with D7500 requires Geometry Manager Pro Ver. 6.1.10 or later and Auto Screen Adjustment Plug-in Ver. 5.1.10 or later.
Quickly Find the Correct Projection Angle
Laser projectors can be installed at any angle through 360° to map images over floors, walls, and 3D objects. However, adjusting the projection angle to match the one specified in the design simulation can be tricky, especially if the projector is difficult to reach. REZ12 Series features a gyro sensor that detects changes to the projector’s body pitch and roll angles and displays the information graphically in the OSD settings menu. Installers no longer need assistance to check the projection angle as the body is adjusted. They can view the on-screen graphic and adjust the projector angle as necessary before securing the unit.
Note: The displayed values are based on the results of angle sensor detection and may differ from the actual angle representing the posture of this projector. The displayed values are for reference only, and accuracy is not guaranteed.
New Compact Body Supports Maintenance-free Projection
Dust-Resistant Optical Engine and Liquid Cooling System
REZ12 Series features an optical engine and laser light source module compliant with the IP5X Dust Protected (IEC 60529)1 standard, eliminating the need for an air filter and enabling 20,000 hours2 of maintenance-free projection. Reliability is proven by accelerated dust-chamber testing in significantly dustier conditions than those in which some competitive products are tested. A refined liquid-cooling system enables continuous operation in dusty environments with significantly lower noise levels than the previous series, ideal for quiet spaces such as museums. In addition, the stylish new cabinet design blends unobtrusively into the space to minimize distractions.
1 The dust-proof performance of this unit is not guaranteed to be free from damage or failure under all conditions (environment with conductive dust, etc.). Please use an enclosure in environments with smoke containing oil, salt, and moisture.
2 Around this time, the light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast Contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast , temperature 35 °C (95 °F), elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) with 0.15 mg/m3 of airborne particulate matter. Panasonic recommends a checkup at the point of purchase after about 20,000 hours. Light-source lifetime may be reduced depending on the environmental conditions. Replacement of parts other than the light source may be required in a shorter period. Estimated maintenance time varies depending on the environment.
Remote Preview LITE for Monitoring During Events
Remote Preview LITE lets the projectionist confirm connectivity and assess image adjustment changes prior to video projection by viewing thumbnails of the input signal on a laptop. This is useful at events such as live concerts where opportunities to check content on screen are limited due to soundchecks, sunlight on the screen, and other logistical factors. Accessed via software or web browser, Remote Preview LITE works with the projector in Standby1 or with the shutter on and reduces the chance of errors before the performance.
Note: Requires Multi-Monitoring & Control Software Version 3.3 or later
1 Projector must be set to Pre-Show Mode.
Backup Input Redundancy
Two identical signals can be simultaneously transmitted to HDMI 1 (Primary) and HDMI 2 (Backup). If transmission to the primary input is interrupted, the projector switches to the backup automatically in a minimum of 0.3 seconds1 without screen-blanking. This layer of insurance gives greater peace of mind during events where image display can’t be interrupted.
Note: Primary Input (HDMI 1) and Backup Input (HDMI 2) terminal assignment is fixed. Input signals to primary and backup inputs must be identical.
1 Varies depending on the Backup Input mode and the connected external device.
Highly Reliable Multi-Laser Drive Engine
Multiple laser modules are equipped with unique Failover Circuitry technology. If a single laser diode fails, Failover Circuitry continues supplying electricity to the module’s functional diodes, minimising brightness loss. If the same issue were to occur in projectors without Failover Circuitry, all diodes in the module might shut down, resulting in a significant loss of brightness.