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What is a
PTZ Camera?


Video Communications


Live Video Production


Live Streaming

A PTZ camera is a pan, tilt, and zoom robotic video camera controllable by a remote operator to pan horizontally, tilt vertically & diagonally, and zoom in on a subject to enhance the image quality without digital pixilation. These cameras are designed to make broadcast-quality video affordable. They allow for an easy, automated production workflow with other software technologies for recording and live streaming directly to content delivery networks like Facebook and YouTube.



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


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


PTZOptics has several ways you can reach us if you have any questions about your production project. Connect with us via:

Features and Benefits

Affordable Video Production - Quality Production Made Easy

  • Easy to Install and Operate
  • Compact, Discreet and Portable
  • Easy to connect with HDMI, SDI, USB, NDI®, or IP video

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Camera Line Basics

  • Simultaneous Video Outputs

    NDI®, USB & SDI PTZOptics cameras can send three simultaneous video streams through HDMI, HD-SDI, USB 3.0 and IP streaming (NDI|HX®) depending on the model you choose.  Accommodate multiple video production workflows and grow almost any video project goals!

  • Camera Control Options

    Most PTZOptics cameras are controlled over IP (networked), RS-232 (via VISCA), or UVC (through a USB cable) for the USB models. Overall, IP control is the preferred standard for ease of use. Once connected, each camera is set with a static IP address or DHCP. 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. UVC control provides pan, tilt, and zoom controls over a USB connection to the camera.

  • IP Streaming

    All IP-connected PTZOptics cameras include IP both video and audio streaming capabilities. Once the camera is connected, log into the GUI interface with any web-browser to setup the RTSP or RTMP streaming settings. Embed audio via the 3.5 mm audio input. Learn how to live stream directly to content delivery networks like Facebook or YouTube here.

  • IR Remote Control

    Most PTZOptics cameras include an IR remote control. Each can operate up to four cameras. Use an on-screen display menu to fine-tune your camera settings. Setting and calling a PTZ preset is easily accomplished by pressing the “Set” button and a number. Use the IR remote to call the PTZ preset, by simply pressing the number button you assigned.

  • Cabling Options and 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.

  • 5-Year Warranty

    Every PTZOptics camera comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers any and all manufacturing defects within the first 5 years following purchase. This warranty does not cover actual end-user damage or corruption through SDK (software development kit) modifications.

PTZ Camera Line

Camera Applications
For Advanced Controls

PTZOptics Desktop Camera Control

Advanced PTZOptics camera controls with live video preview and panoramic preset support.

OBS Plugin

Advanced PTZ camera controls, hotkeys support, and much more available inside of OBS.

Mobile Apps

Advanced wireless PTZ camera controls from your iOS, Android and Kindle devices.

Live Streaming

Looking to learn more about live streaming, compatible software, hosting an online event, or increasing your personal and professional productivity? We've got the resources for you...

The Unofficial Guide to NDI®

Download The Unofficial Guide to NDI®, essential for anyone interested in learning more about the Network Device Interface protocol for delivering video over IP. Readers will get an introduction to NDI® and technologies available for IP video production.

The Basics of Live Streaming

In The Basics of Live Streaming, readers will be introduced to straightforward, practical concepts to help them start live streaming today.

The Unofficial Guide to Wirecast

Download the latest Unofficial Guide to Wirecast, which includes 25 chapters of the most important technical aspects of Wirecast. Learn how to use Wirecast and familiarize yourself with this amazing technology.

Helping Your Church Live Stream

Helping Your Church Live Stream just got a whole lot easier! A guide for pastors, volunteers and church media professionals with an included online course.

Accelerated Broadcast Club Curriculum

Accelerate learning inside your broadcast club with this book, audio version, and online course.

The Unofficial Guide to OBS

Open Broadcaster Software is the world’s most popular live streaming software. Download this guide book for free and take the included online course as well.

The Virtual Ticket

The Virtual Ticket is for anyone who wants to host next-level engaging experiences for online attendees.

Esports in Education

Exploring educational value in Esports clubs, tournaments and live video productions.

The Online Meeting Survival Guide

Survive and thrive in shared online work environments with the Online Meeting Survival Guide by Paul Richards.

The Unofficial Guide to vMix

Jump start your next live streaming project with The Unofficial Guide to vMix. vMix is one the most powerful live streaming software solutions available today.

The PTZ Camera Operator Handbook

The PTZ Camera Operator Handbook is the essential guide to professional robotic camera operations. Written by industry expert Paul Richards, this book will unlock the full potential of your PTZ camera for modern video productions.