|12,000 lm2 / 12,400 lm (Center)3||10,000 lm2 / 10,300 lm (Center)3||8,000 lm2 / 8,200 lm (Center)3|
|4K (3840 x 2400)4|
|With supplied lens||Without lens||With supplied lens||Without lens||With supplied lens||Without lens|
Note: ET-C1S600 is equivalent to the supplied lens (availability may vary by country or region).
- 01 Key Feature
Dramatic Visuals Take Production to New Heights
Quad Pixel Drive creates smooth 4K1 images and enables 2K/240 Hz6 projection with a latency of 6 ms7 or less when used with our optional real-time tracking projection mapping SDK. Evolved Dynamic Contrast achieves higher white brightness and deeper blacks. Rich Color Enhancer revitalizes color expression for accurate artwork reproduction.
- 02 Key Feature
Effortless Workflow, Improved Expandability
As production complexity increases, REQ12 Series further expands functionality, interfaces, and options for a smoother workflow. It suits new optional lenses and has an Intel® SDM-ready slot. Import custom test patterns8, use NFC function9 to save prep time, and streamline adjustment with preactivated upgrade kits for Geo Pro10.
- 03 Key Feature
New Cabinet Design
for Reliable Operation
REQ12 Series features an optical engine and laser light source module compliant with the IP5X Dust Protected (IEC 60529)11 standard and a refined liquid cooling system that enable up to 20,000 hours12 of maintenance-free projection. Backup Input13 and Multi Laser Drive Engine further enhance reliability and add insurance against interruptions.
1 With Quad Pixel Drive [ON].
2 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is the average of all products when shipped.
3 Average light output value of all shipped products measured at the center of the screen in NORMAL Mode.
4 Maximum physical resolution with Quad Pixel Drive [ON].
5 Only when the optional TY-SB01DL DIGITAL LINK Terminal Board is loaded.
6 Supports input signals up to 1080p. The display frame rate corresponds to the input signal frame rate.
7 Value is approximate. May vary depending on the input signal, peripheral devices, and other conditions.
8 Supports PNG (1/8/16/24/32/48/64-bit, non-transparent, alpha blending disabled) and BMP (1/8/24-bit) formats with maximum resolution of 3840 x 2400 dots.
10 Visit PASS to register your projector and download free Geometry Manager Pro software.
11 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.
12 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 700m (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.
13 Primary and backup terminal assignment is fixed. Input signals to primary and backup inputs must be identical.
Dramatic Visuals Take Production to New Heights
Deep, Smooth, and Dimensional 4K1 Images
Quad Pixel Drive produces smooth 4K1 images with fascinating depth. The technology meets demand for absolute visual realism in immersive spaces (particularly museums and 360° projection mapping) by creating detailed images without visible pixels or pixel-gridding, even when viewed up close. Engage your guests in the creator’s world with a true-to-life visual experience that brings the whole story to life.
1 With Quad Pixel Drive [ON].
Rich Color Enhancer for Vivid, Accurate Colors
Rich Color Enhancer is an original color optimization technology with two selectable modes. Dynamic Mode balances brightness and color for clear image visibility in bright environments. Standard Mode optimizes color reproduction by expanding red-channel output, leading to more naturally vibrant red expression. This is critical for the accurate reproduction of artwork and other color-rich content.
Gradation Smoother to Reduce Color Banding
Gradation Smoother reduces banding in gradients of shaded color that can become evident in images that lack enough color bit-depth. Use the projector remote to select from three levels of image correction depending on how much banding is present, or disable the function when it’s not needed. Gradation Smoother is a lifesaver when banding is apparent in the projection, and there’s no time to re-edit the content.
Note: Projectors ship with Gradation Smoother set to the factory default of .
Evolved Dynamic Contrast
In addition to a higher 25,000:11 contrast ratio, Evolved Dynamic Contrast gains new scene analysis circuitry that more accurately recognizes light and dark areas of the image. The difference between black, white, and contrasting colors stands out more dramatically than ever before. It minimizes dimming when projecting contrast-rich content and makes black deeper and whites brighter. Each video frame is analyzed in real-time, and light output is continuously adjusted to meet the precise contrast requirements of each scene.
1 Full On/Full Off with Dynamic Contrast set to . Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards.
Detail Clarity Processor 4 Improves Image Clarity and Sharpness
Detail Clarity Processor 4 analyzes 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 screen's curvature distorts the width of the black borders that define the adjustment area. 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 has evolved to eliminate distracting black-level bumps that can 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.
Smooth Playback of 2K/240 Hz1 Content
REQ12 Series can play 2K/240 Hz1 video with an input-to-output latency of just 6 ms2, smoothly reproducing fast-moving objects and action sequences with minimal blur. High-speed 2K/240 Hz1 content can be displayed over multiple screens with edge-blending enabled, making REQ12 Series ideal for sharing gameplay action with audiences at eSports events or for any application where fluid motion and fast response are important. REQ12 Series also supports Panasonic’s optional ET-SWR103 Real-Time Tracking Projection-Mapping System. This ready-to-use Software Development Kit (SDK) works with infrared cameras to enable image projection onto fast-moving objects at 2K/240 Hz1, enabling the seamless combination of digital and analog worlds in your interactive XR attraction.
1 The display frame rate corresponds to the input signal frame rate.
2 Value is approximate. May vary depending on the input signal, peripheral devices, and other conditions.
3 Optional ET-SWR10 is used in conjunction with third-party devices (sold separately). Compatibility with third-party devices cannot be guaranteed. Other limitations apply. For more information, please visit the ET-SWR10 webpage.
Supports Widescreen Input Signals
Single-chip DLP™ projectors are a popular choice for bringing on-site and remote teams together in hybrid conferencing spaces. The latest video-conferencing software can output a 21:9 signal to a REQ12 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 improves communication fluency among members of the group. In addition, with more games, films, and other immersive content produced with a 21:9 aspect ratio, it makes sense to invest in a projector that can deliver a cinematic experience.
Effortless Workflow, Improved Expandability
Works with All-New Lens Lineup
REQ12 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, which improve native contrast performance by as much as 16%1, expand the range of powered lens-shift adjustment over 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. REQ12 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-REQ12 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 custom test patterns to the projector. You can save your preferred test patterns or use your client’s content to calibrate the projector before the video source is connected. 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 3840 x 2400 dots.
Smart Projector Control1 App Smooths Your Workflow
Smart Projector Control1 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. Just place your phone on the NFC decal to connect, and 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 the moment 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.
2 Check device compatibility at the App Store or the Google Play store.
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 colors can be changed for best visibility over the background image.
Preactivated Upgrade Kits for Geo Pro1 Software
REQ12 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 functionality and adds sophisticated edge-blending, color 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, color, 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. Use of the Auto Screen Adjustment function with these cameras requires installation of 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. REQ12 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 Cabinet Design for Reliable Operation
Dust-Resistant Optical Engine and Liquid Cooling System
REQ12 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.
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 our unique Failover Circuitry technology. In the unlikely event a single diode fails, Failover Circuitry continues to supply electricity to the functional diodes in the series, minimizing 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.
- ･ Supports Art-Net DMX, PJLink™, Crestron Connected® V2,
Crestron® XiO Cloud, Extron XTP®, and IPv61
- ･ 1 USB port for DC 5 V/2 A power supply,
1 USB port for optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module
and data transfer from USB memory devices
- ･ Compatible with the new Multiple PJ Firmware Batch Update Tool
- ･ Contrast Sync and Shutter Sync Functions
- ･ Data-Cloning Function via LAN or USB2
- ･ Free 360° Installation
- ･ Quick Start and Quick Off
- ･ Multi-screen Support System
- ･ Multi-Unit Brightness and Color Control
- ･ DICOM Simulation Mode
- ･ Waveform Monitor Function
1 Optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module is not compatible with IPv6.
2 Data-cloning is supported among models in the same series with the same resolution. Excludes passwords, projector ID, and network settings.