PT-RQ35K Series

3-Chip DLP™ High Brightness Projectors for Large Venues

Deliver more for less with the world’s smallest and lightest 30,000 lumen 3-Chip DLP™ projectors in its class

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 PT-RQ35K Series 3-Chip DLP™ Projector Models
BRIGHTNESS30,500 lumens / 32,000 lumens (centre)30,500 lumens / 32,000 lumens (centre)
RESOLUTION4K (3840x2400 px)WUXGA (1920x1200 px)


Engage Your Audience, Delight Their Senses

Despite its high brightness and image quality, PT-RQ35K Series is the smallest and lightest 3-Chip DLP™ product in its class* and can be transported and installed with two people. Save on labour and enjoy greater convenience when storage space is limited. PT-RQ35K Series is 40% smaller than the PT-RQ32K, and its footprint is almost equivalent to the PT-RQ22K. With its manageable size and weight, the PT-RQ35K Series creates exciting new opportunities for high-brightness projection in venues where installation space is limited.

*As of August 2020

Revolutionising Projection with Streamlined Workflow

Smart Projector Control App

Smart Projector Control is a smartphone application that enables the operation of Panasonic projectors. By installing Smart Projector Control on your mobile device and connecting Panasonic projectors via wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), you can operate and check the status of the projectors at the simple press of a button.

NFC Function

PT-RQ35K Series projectors can be paired with your smartphone via NFC* (Near Field Communication) when the projector is off and disconnected from AC power by touching the device against the projector’s NFC touchpoint. Adjust selected projector settings using Smart Projector Control app, such as Projector ID and IP address, while waiting for power to be connected and setup to begin.

Remote Preview

Remote Preview lets projectionists confirm video-signal integrity by viewing thumbnails of the input signal on a laptop prior to projection. Accessed via software or web browser, Remote Preview works with the projector in Standby or with the shutter on, making it useful at events such as concerts where opportunities to check content on screen are limited due to stage traffic and other logistical factors.

Compatible with Our 3-Chip DLP™ Projector Lens Lineup*

Share optional lenses between Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projectors in your inventory and the new PT-RQ35K Series projectors. Our extensive lineup of lenses comprises fixed and zoom lenses that adapt to venues of any scale; a groundbreaking ET-D3LEF70 Fisheye Lens for dome projection in planetariums; and the new ET-D3LEU100 Ultra-Short-Throw Lens (0.370:1, WUXGA) and ET-D3LEW200 Short-Throw Zoom Lens (0.645–0.850:1, WUXGA). These glass lenses produce spectacular images from short throw-distances with zero offset (eliminating the gap between the edge of the image and projector’s mounting surface) and are ideal for theme-parks, museums, performance venues, and other experiential applications. Both equip wide-range powered Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift, while the ET-D3LEW200 increases location flexibility with powered optical zoom.

* Excluding dedicated lenses for the PT-RQ50K.

Preactivated Upgrade Kits for Geo Pro Software

Optional upgrade kits bundled with free Geometry Manager Pro software*1 usually require activation with license keys. With PT-RQ35K Series projectors, these kits come preactivated with your Geo Pro download. As well as bitmap masking, the kits save installers time by automatically and simultaneously calibrating edge-blends using an external camera*2.

*1 Register your projector at PASS to download free Geometry Manager Pro software for PC. Mac OS is not supported, *2 Compatible cameras: Panasonic AW-HE70/AW-UE70 and Nikon D5200/D5300/D5500/D5600. Installation of free software plug-in required before camera connection. Visit PASS for more information.

Information Monitor

To simplify setup and streamline operation, the PT-RQ35K Series features an Information Monitor near the control panel. The high-visibility screen offers menu navigation via arrow keys and provides a convenient way to configure network settings such as Projector ID without projecting the OSD menu. During operation, it shows projector status including temperature, runtime, error codes, and input signal information.

Quiet Mode Reduces Projection Noise

For applications in venues such as museums and theatres where full brightness isn’t necessary and background noise must be kept to a minimum, the PT-RQ35K Series includes a Quiet Mode. Operating noise is reduced by 3 dB* in comparison to projection in Normal Mode. The perceived difference in operating noise between the two modes is significant and limits distraction in immersive projection environments.

* Operating noise in Quiet Mode is 46 dB with brightness limited to 20,000 lm.

Spellbinding Picture Quality

Quad Pixel Drive (PT-RQ35K only)

Quad Pixel Drive is an original Panasonic technology based on 1920 x 1200-pixel (WUXGA) DMD chips. It rapidly shifts each pixel vertically and horizontally to produce an image with a maximum physical resolution of 3840 x 2400 pixels (4K/16:10). Quad Pixel Drive can interpolate three additional video frames to create 240 Hz* video from a native 60 Hz source, losing none of its filmlike detail to motion blur even when tracking fast-moving action or during slow-panning shots.

* Refresh-rates vary depending on vertical scanning frequency. Maximum frame-rate for 4K video projection is 60 Hz.

Red and Blue Lasers for Deep, Accurate Colour

A combination of two blue and one red laser module expands colour-gamut reproduction to 114%* of the PT-RQ32K with 91% DCI coverage, saturating the screen in lavish colour and drawing the audience deeper into the artist’s world. Optimised blue-laser wavelengths achieve truer blue while the red laser intensifies red expression for a greater sense of realism.

* In comparison to the PT-RQ32K according to internal research.

Gradation Smoother Reduces Banding (PT-RQ35K Only)

The PT-RQ35K is the first to equip Panasonic’s new Gradation Smoother function. It reduces banding noise in gradients of shaded colour evident in content that lacks the optimal colour bit-depth. Operators can select three levels* of image correction appropriate to the severity of the problem, or disable the function when it’s not needed. Gradation Smoother is your go-to solution when banding is evident in the projection, but there’s no time to re-edit the content.

* Projectors ship with Gradation Smoother set at a factory default of [2]

Flexible Black-Level Adjustment

Edge-blend uniformity on curved screens is difficult to achieve with line-based black-level border adjustment. Warped image-edges result in unequal blend-widths, and a lack of uniformity in overlapping areas is exposed when dark scenes are projected. PT-RQ35K Series gains new black-level calibration that allows black borders to be reshaped to suit screen curvature using up to 17 control points in much the same way as our Free Grid function. Adjacent images can be matched within a 0.5-dot margin—ideal for 4K video projection—while a wider range of adjustment in finer increments is also enabled.

Stable Design for Reliable Operation

Dynamic Digital Control for Stable Colour Performance

While red lasers heighten colour expression, their successful implementation has been challenged by inherent sensitivity to temperature fluctuations. Dynamic Digital Control solves the problem by modulating red-laser output frame-by-frame to achieve optimal RGB balance according to colour requirements and operating temperature, which is managed by a discrete cooling system. With stability guaranteed, multiple lasers are free to unleash awesome colour with luxuriant reds and pure blues taking the viewer closer to the artist’s intention.

Shielded Laser Drive with Finless Radiator

Hermetically sealed DMDs, shielded laser drive, and separate filterless cooling systems for each light source are reinforced by a new finless radiator that’s about 30 % more effective than previous designs. The projectors are exhaustively tested to exceed the industry’s toughest dustproofing guidelines, and are made in Japan to uncompromising quality standards. Expect 20,000 hours of maintenance-free projection at full brightness with high colour uniformity right through to your next refresh cycle.

Backup Input Guarantees Picture Display

When the Backup Input setting is enabled and the source device is configured to output an identical signal to the projector’s primary and secondary input terminals, it can automatically switch between signals in as little as 0.3 seconds whenever the primary signal is interrupted or restored. No screen-blanking occurs when switching. Maintain image display in situations when projection must not be interrupted.

Multi-Laser Drive Engine with Failover Redundancy Circuits

Multiple Laser modules are equipped with Panasonic’s unique Failover Circuitry. If a single laser diode fails, only diodes in the affected series are bypassed rather than all of the diodes in the module, as is the case with some competitive laser projectors. Projection continues uninterrupted with imperceptible loss in brightness. Failover Circuitry adds another layer of insurance in situations where image display must be maintained.

See the PT-RQ35K in action

Panasonic PT-RQ35K Projectors Illuminate Singapore’s National Day Parade

To deliver an immersive celebratory experience for both parade and home viewers watching Singapore's National Day Parade, Panasonic's PT-RQ35K laser projectors were used to deliver brilliant results. Find out how Panasonic helped make this event a resounding success.

Panasonic PT-RQ35K Projectors Illuminates Cold War Kids Concert

In partnership with Panasonic, Cold War Kids put on a live concert at AREA 51 in Las Vegas, NV, showcasing the new PT-RQ35K 4K laser projector for projection mapping and blending. For live streaming, the production team also used LUMIX BGH1 4K cinema box cameras to capture stunning visuals.