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NewTek NDI® Studio Monitor + PTZ Controls

In this video, we review the latest features of the NewTek NDI® Studio Monitor for use with PTZOptics NDI® cameras and your favorite video production software. (OBS, Wirecast, xSplit, TriCaster, Livestream Studio or vMix) The NDI® Studio Monitor is an essential tool for video production professionals already using NDI® video sources on their local area network. Studio Monitor is ideal for camera operators who want a low-latency video preview of the PTZOptics NDI®|HX cameras throughout their facility. Studio Monitor is ideal for easily displaying a video output from NDI® compatible video production software like OBS, Wirecast, vMix, Live Streaming Studio, MimoLive and many more.
The first use case we review is, “Using the NewTek NDI® Studio Monitor as a remote camera operator.”
Note: If your PTZOptics camera is not NDI® enabled, there is an upgrade process to inquire about. PTZOptics offers a free PTZ camera control app with video preview and XBox camera control features.
NDI® PTZOptics Camera Operators want remote control of your cameras over IP. The first thing to do is to open the NDI® Studio Monitor, right click the screen and open the NDI® Studio Monitor features. Here, a list of all NDI® sources displays to select the NDI® camera to control. If you have a USB Xbox joystick controller, connect it to your computer and enable it for use in the settings area under PTZ Controls. Use an IP Joystick from PTZOptics for camera operation or a mouse using the on-screen joystick. A little known feature of the NDI® Studio monitor is the built-in hotkeys for PTZ camera operation. Use these hotkeys to improve your workflow.
Arrow keys : Pan, Tilt the camera. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
+/- : Zoom in, out. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
Page Up, Page Down : Focus in, out. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
Home/End : Exposure up, down. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
F : Toggle auto-focus on or off
E : Toggle auto-exposure on or off
1-9 : Recall preset.
Ctrl + 1-9 : Store preset.
To access more advanced camera settings, click the cog on the right side of your screen. Record video in NDI® studio monitor by clicking the red record button in the bottom left. Our testing shows that Studio Monitor is only capable of recording NDI®|HX feeds directly to the hard-drive. This may change in a future update. This feature allows remote camera operators to record high-quality videos directly to their local hard-drive. These recordings can be used in post-production or for video analysis. For example, a sports coach could easily set up a picture in picture using two cameras. One PTZOptics 30x camera to capture up-close details and a wide angle PTZOptics ZCam Camera to capture of the entire field. These recordings can then be used for presentations with coaches and athletes. Coaches can even use an NDI® telestrator with a touch screen table to highlight plays just like you see in professional sports.
The next powerful use for the NDI® Studio Monitor is for previewing video outputs. The NDI® Studio Monitor is ideal for extending your camera and video production outputs to multiple video screens; lobbies, building façades, and billboards display giant screens, and more. Providing video sources to these areas over traditional analog cabling was always impractical. HDMI distance limitations was a headache many of us have dealt with in the past. Today, IP offers the perfect solution as ethernet cabling can be run hundreds of feet and it can be plugged into a simple network switch.
So there you have it. NDI® Studio Monitor is a powerful tool for PTZOptics NDI® Camera users and the NDI® ecosystem as a whole. You can learn more about getting up to speed with IP video at

IP Camera Control & Color Grading for PTZOptics Cameras inside a Tricaster

In this video, Jim Davis, CEO of DVS Direct reviews the latest NewTek Tricaster IP camera controls and camera color grading features with PTZOptics. DVS Direct is a Platinum NewTek TriCaster dealer. Newtek is a renowned leader in video production, live streaming and broadcast solutions. “NewTek NDI® has changed the industry for professional video production and live broadcast” says Davis, “We are excited to review the latest features on live on YouTube.”

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