Camera Control

Auto-Tracking with Extended Options

This feature lets the camera automatically follow a moving person in its view. The extended options include selecting where the camera will pick up the next target and selecting between multiple targets on the fly.

Video Templates

The PTZOptics team is making it easy to select the best performance IP video streams for your project by providing easily selectable video templates for NDI®, Dante, and IP streaming.

White Balance Modes

This feature helps in adjusting the color balance in your images, specifically focusing on the color white. Different lighting conditions can change the color of white, which may alter other colors in the image. White balance modes can help correct for different types of light like sunlight, shade, tungsten, fluorescent, etc. so that the white in your image remains true and other colors are displayed correctly.

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).

Custom Joystick Button

Take a new level of control over your production with a customizable joystick button on the PT-JOY-G4 and PT-SUPERJOY-G1 controllers. This button is conveniently located at the top of the joystick controller for quick access to your most used functions. This joystick button is fully customizable, so you can choose if you want it to start recording in your video production software, instantly start auto-tracking on your currently selected camera, dim the lights, and so much more!


The PT-JOY-G4 can now trigger SuperPresets to control up to eight cameras with a single click. SuperPreset buttons can trigger synchronized PTZ preset commands across the selected cameras and a custom HTTP trigger for automation with video production software. The PT-SUPERJOY-G1 was the first PTZ joystick to offer this feature, and the PTZOptics engineering team is happy to announce this functionality is now available in our more affordable PT-JOY-G4 model.

Automatic Triggers

PTZOptics IP joystick controllers now support automatic triggers, which can be used to trigger a command when switching a camera. Automatic Triggers are ideal for integrating your PT-JOY-G4 or PT-SUPERJOY-G1 joystick controllers with your video switcher or other production equipment. Use Automatic Triggers to automate your video production workflow to effortlessly queue up your next camera or prepare your next scene.

Dynamic Camera Variable

There is a new variable that can be used in the SuperJoy’s and the PT-JOY-G4’s Web UI to optimize the use of custom buttons. Using the new {{CURRENT_CAM}} stub instead of a hard-coded IP address allows you to send a custom command to the currently selected camera. This new option allows you to use custom button commands with a vastly larger amount of cameras.


PTZOptics cameras now feature multiple profiles, that allow you to quickly set up your camera for different shooting situations. For example, you might have one profile for indoor shooting, another for outdoor shooting, and another for low light situations. Each profile would have different settings for things like white balance, exposure, frame rate, etc.

Motion Sync

PTZ presets are like waypoints on a map that represent a saved position your camera will zoom into. MotionSync is a new way to make movement in-between camera presets look more realistic by synchronizing pan, tilt and zoom speeds. The result is smoother more realistic movements you can create with the click of a button.

Precision Speed Controls

You can now adjust pan, tilt and zoom speeds for both manual and preset controls. This way you can control the speed at which your cameras move from specific locations easily but also choose a manual speed for joystick operation. The result is a customized camera operation experience that can be optimized for your specific requirements.

"Speed by Zoom"

You can enable “Speed by Zoom” to automatically slow down pan and tilt speeds when you are zoomed into objects that are far away. The result is smoother camera operations even at a distance.

Pan/Tilt Limits

This new feature allows you to limit the camera’s pan and tilt travel to optimize PTZ control. By limiting the pan of a camera, you can make sure camera operators do not “overshoot” a specific area of interest. This is ideal for sports where, for example, players are going up and down a basketball court.

Preset 0

The camera will call Preset 0 after HOME when booting up. This is a great way to automatically have the camera move to a specific position each time it is turned on.