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Making State-of-the-Art Camera Solutions

 

HOW ARE PTZ CAMERAS BEING USED?

PTZ cameras are used to produce video content for a variety of applications. Here is a short list of examples:

  • Video Communications (Meetings, Webinars, Telemedicine, Distance Learning)
  • Live Video Production (Events, Conferences, Studios)
  • Live Streaming (Church Services, Product Launches, Sporting Events)

WHAT IS A PTZ CAMERA?

It’s become a buzz word in the tech industry, but many people may not know what the term PTZ camera means. PTZ cameras are pan, tilt and zoom robotic video cameras that allow an operator to control the camera remotely. PTZ cameras can pan horizontally, tilt vertically and zoom in on a subject to enhance the image quality without digital pixelation. Designed to make broadcast quality affordable. PTZOptics USB, SDI and NDI PTZ cameras can put you in control of your next video production.

 

Broadcast Quality Made Affordable
 
 
 

DELIVER YOUR MESSAGE EASILY

The ability to control PTZOptics cameras with an included IR remote control, a smartphone app, or your favorite video production software makes capturing the moment easier. Designed to make broadcast quality affordable. PTZOptics cameras put you in control of your next video production.

  • Easy to operate
  • Easy to install
  • Small, compact, discreet and portable
  • Easy to connect with HDMI, SDI, USB, NDI, or IP video
Productions Made Easier
 

No need for traditional large, clunky broadcasting cameras

 
 

ANYONE CAN DO IT

Whether you are a volunteer or a video production professional, intuitive PTZOptics camera controls allow anyone to get started right away.

  • Programmable for any scenario
  • Recall camera positions with a single button
  • Use your smartphone (iOS or Android)
  • Easy to use camera control applications for Mac and PC computers

EASY INSTALLATION PLAN

Installation of PTZOptics cameras is easy. Follow these simple steps to success:

  1. Before purchasing, choose the correct lens magnification for your project. Use our optical zoom calculator here
  2. Choose your camera mounting location & hardware here
  3. Watch the setup video and install your camera
  4. Connect your joystick, software, or smartphone controller
  5. Test your system
ONGOING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PROJECTS

 
Our support team knows what it’s like to get stuck on a project. While the engineers are off designing better products, our support team is always ready to help you complete your project on time. Connect with us via:

Left to Right: Colin Bolehala, Andy Chatfield, Matthew Broglie, Sean Regan

YOUR PROJECT WILL BE A SUCCESS

Whether you are generating donations on a live stream, delivering powerful presentations for a worship service, or revealing a new product release, PTZOptics cameras can help. You can develop skills that will make you and your team better video producers. PTZOptics cameras can help you make your next event a success.

CAMERA COMPARISON CHART

Feature: SDI USB NDI
Optical Zoom: 12X/20X/30X 12X/20X 12X/20X/30X
NDI: Upgradeable Upgradeable
USB: Updates Only* Service Port*
HDMI:
3G SDI
RTSP/RTMP ** ** **
PoE
VISCA Control:
Min Lux: 0.5 0.5 0.5
Smartphone Apps: iOS/Android iOS/Android iOS/Android
Presets: Up to 255 Up to 255 Up to 255
WDR

 


*The USB 2.0 port is utilized for servicing the camera by authorized technicians only

**If IP stream is set to 1080p60, then resolution dial (which manages HDMI/SDI/USB outputs) must be set to 1080p30 or less. If dial is set to 1080p60fps, then IP must be set to 1080p30fps or less.

 

CAMERA LINE BASICS

Video Outputs

Simultaneous Video Outputs

NDI, USB & SDI PTZOptics cameras are capable of sending three simultaneous video streams through HDMI, HD-SDI, USB 3.0 and IP streaming (NDI|HX®) depending on the model you are using. Therefore, you can accommodate multiple video production workflows and grow with almost any video project goals that you have.

PTZ Camera Control

Camera Control Options

Most PTZOptics camera can be controlled via IP (over the network), RS-232 (via VISCA), or UVC (through a USB cable) for the USB models. Above all control methods, IP control is quickly becoming a preferred standard for ease of use. Once connected to the network each camera can be set with a static IP address or DHCP. In addition, you will be able to log into the camera to adjust settings and operate PTZ controls. Similarly, controlling the camera via RS-232 or RS-485 is used for many control systems and PTZ joysticks. Finally, UVC control provides pan, tilt and zoom controls over a USB connection to the camera.

IP Streaming

IP Streaming

All IP-connected PTZOptics cameras include IP streaming capabilities with both video and audio. Therefore once the camera is connected to your network, you can log into the GUI interface with any web-browser to setup the RTSP or RTMP streaming settings. In addition, audio can be embedded via the 3.5 mm audio input.

IR Remote Control

IR Remote Control

Most PTZOptics cameras include an IR remote control. Each IR remote control can operate up to four cameras. Secondly, there is an on-screen display menu you can use to fine-tune your camera settings. Setting and calling a PTZ preset can be done by pressing the set button and the number you wish to set the preset to. Moreover, you can use the IR remote to call a PTZ preset, by simply pressing the number button you have assigned.

Camera Cabling Options

Connectivity Limitations

PTZOptics cameras offer various video outputs including 3G SDI, HDMI, USB 3.0, IP Streaming and CVBS. Each video cable has its own distance limitations. 3G SDI cabling is preferred for long distances up to 1,000’. Network cabling for IP streaming can be extended up to 328’. HDMI cabling can reach distances up to 50’ without requiring extensions while CVBS cabling limitations are highly dependent on the quality of cabling.

Warranty

3 Year Warranty

Every PTZOptics camera comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty covers any and all manufacturing defects within the first 3 years following purchase. This warranty does not cover actual end-user damage or corruption through SDK modifications.

 

FLEXIBLE MOUNTING OPTIONS

 

Designed to provide flexible mounting options with powerful remote control capabilities.

Wall Mounts | Ceiling Mounts | Pole Mounts | Outdoor Enclosures

Learn more about our PTZ camera mounts below:

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