Networking

Simple Network Discovery

This is a feature that allows the camera to be easily discovered and connected to a network. PTZOptics cameras can now be found by simply entering http://ptzoptics.local/ into any web-browser. The IP address can then easily be changed through the user interface.

NTP for NDI® Sync

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. This can be used to ensure that the timestamps on the Network Device Interface (NDI®) streams from your cameras are accurate and synchronized, ensuring that your video streams are in sync with each other and with any other networked devices

Multicast/Unicast

This feature refers to the method of data transmission over a network. In multicast, data is sent to multiple recipients at the same time. In unicast, data is sent from one sender to one receiver. Depending on your network setup and the requirements of your video stream, you might want to use one or the other.

On-Camera Firmware Updates

This feature allows you to update the camera’s firmware directly from the camera itself. Firmware is the low-level software that controls the hardware of your camera. Being able to update it directly on the camera simplifies the process and ensures you can easily have the latest features and bug fixes.

SRT Support

PTZOptics cameras now support SRT (Secure Reliable Transport).  Learn more here.

Better Color Matching

Color matching cameras is a process where multiple cameras’ settings are adjusted to match visually. PTZOptics cameras now feature a VAR white balance mode used to select a specific color temperature. This mode allows you to set the PTZOptics camera’s white balance.

RTMPS Support

Stream directly from PTZOptics cameras to places like YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. Use the 3.5mm audio input to include audio in your live streams. PTZOptics now support the new RTMPS standard used by Facebook. –More here

Exposure Modes

This refers to the different methods the camera uses to decide the correct combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to achieve the perfect exposure. Different modes could include manual (where you control everything), auto (the camera decides), or other modes that allow control over one aspect (like shutter priority where you control the shutter speed and the camera adjusts the other settings).

Improved Web-Browser Support

PTZOptics cameras with the latest firmware now have a live video preview you can view from any modern web-browser whether you are using a Mac or PC computer to quickly view the camera’s video using the camera’s IP address in any web browser.