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PTZOptics Benefits

  • Highest Quality Optics and PTZ Motors
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • USA Repair Center
  • Integrator friendly
  • Smart Phone App’s for camera control
  • Stream audio and video directly to CDNs like YouTube, Wowza and more directly from every camera!
  • Customize control with our camera SDK
  • Control cameras directly from any Newtek Tricaster, MimoLive or vMix system
  • Detailed Knowledge Base
  • Multicast enabled for advanced networks

When I plugged in our PTZOptics camera for a zoom video conference call with our CEO the first word he said was wow

Ron Lutz, IT - PFG

This camera exceeded my expectations in more ways than I can count. It is exactly what I was looking for in a camera with all of the features that I was needing (and even some that I didn't at the time thought I would need.)

Russell Albright from Lakewood, WA

Camera is great! Easy to set up and functions as expected.

Fred Clayton, Dana Hall School

PTZOptics are 33% less than Sony… and BETTER! I’m loving that.

Jeff Ellis, Stampede Presentation Products

Great cameras for the price. They have impressed everyone we have shown them to. We will be ordering more for our remote venues.

John Wilson from Ventura, CA United States

PTZOptics are great cameras for the price. It's the complete package. I couldn't ask for anything more out of these broadcast quality cameras!

Phil Shoop, HSI Inc

Shout out to Andrew Chatfield at PTZOptics for the Customer Support. Made my day 1000X brighter.

Jake Sons

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Simultaneous Video Outputs

Every PTZOptics camera is 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. The resolution of these video outputs is set by the rotary dial on the back of each camera. You will notice each PTZOptics camera also has an analog CVBS port. This port is not simultaneous with the others. If you wish to use this port you must set the resolution to 480i or 576i and the other digital ports will be disabled.

 

Camera Control Options

Every PTZOptics camera can be controlled via IP (over the network), RS-232 (via VISCA), or UVC (through a USB cable) for the USB models. IP control is quickly becoming a preferred standard for ease of use. Once connected to the network each camera will set a static IP address, and you will be able to log into the camera to adjust settings and operate PTZ controls. Controlling the camera via RS-232 is used for many control systems and traditional RS-232 VISCA joysticks. Finally UVC control provides pan, tilt and zoom controls over a USB connection to the camera. This control protocol can be set to either absolute or relative control for use in supported web conferencing and control software.

IP Streaming

Every PTZOptics camera includes IP Streaming capabilities with both video and audio. To use these capabilities, the camera must be connected to your network. Once connected to your network, you can log in to the device via the IP address. The default user name and password is “admin and “admin”. Once you have logged into the camera’s GUI interface you can browse to the “Video” tab to enter your RTSP or RTMP streaming credentials. We have options for embedding audio, which will come through the camera’s 3.5 mm audio input.

Using the Remote Control

Every PTZOptics camera includes an IR remote controller that can be used for camera PTZ and configuration. You will notice each IR remote control can operate up to four cameras. There is a switch on the back of each camera you can use to set the IR receiver in situations for controlling multiple cameras via the IR remote. There is an on-screen display menu you can use to fine tune your camera settings. Setting and calling a preset can be done by pressing the set button and the number you wish to set the preset to. Then to call the preset, you simply press the number button you have assigned.

Connectivity Limitations

PTZOptics cameras offer various video outputs including: HD-SDI, HDMI, USB 3.0, IP Streaming and CVBS. Each video cable has its own distance limitations. HD-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.

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.