PTZOptics NDI Cameras
Best selling SDI cameras, with built-in NDI functioanlity
Now available with 12X, 20X and 30X optical zoom lenses
NDI PTZ Cameras
PTZOptics is now shipping multiple NDI compatible PTZ camera models. NDI, is NewTek’s industry leading IP technology.
PTZ Broadcast Cameras
All PTZOptics NDI Cameras support Power, Video/Audio and Control, all over a single Ethernet cable simplifying installation and setup for live streaming systems. These PTZ cameras feature broadcast frame rates and NDI video ouputs for video production professionals to deploy.
PTZ Cameras for Live Streaming
You will be up and running for live streaming with your PTZOptics NDI Camera using native integration with the industry top video software including Wirecast, xSplit, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), vMix, Livestream Studio, MimoLive, Tricasters and more.
Setup your camera in less than 10 minutes
Learn how you can quickly take remote control a PTZ HD Camera from PTZOptics with powerful PTZ joystick controllers. PTZ NDI cameras can be controlled with the PTZOptics IP Joystick controller here. Once connected to your network, you can control the pan, tilt, and zoom functionality with your Smartphone (iOS or Android) or our free software for Mac and PC. Even consider controlling this camera with our open source control software.
Broadcast Quality Made Affordable
Introducing our NDI® ZCams
Easily add additional camera angles to your video production with our flexible SDI, PoE and NDI enabled ZCams.
Easily add additional camera angles to your video production with our flexible SDI, PoE and NDI enabled ZCams.
PTZOptics® PTZ NDI® Camera ModelsQuick Start Guide Where to Buy
Please note: The 30X is unable to perform simultaneous 1080p 60fps over SDI / HDMI & the NDI | HX™ / IP Stream. When utilizing 1080p 60fps on either of the outputs, the other output must be set to a maximum of 1080p 30fps.
Please Note: NDI License Upgrades are non-returnable and non-refundable
PTZOptics Camera Integrations
|What mobile devices can I use to control my PTZ Camera?|
|PTZ Mobile Device Integration|
|Android Devices (learn more)|
|Kindle Devices (learn more)|
|iOS Devices (learn more)|
|What computer programing languages can I use to control my PTZ cameras?|
|PTZ Computer Programming Languages|
|HTML/CSS (learn More)|
|Python (see an example on GitHub)|
|Visual Basic (see an example on GitHub)|
|Learn more about computer programming languages used for robotic PTZ camera controls here.|
|What software can I use to control my PTZ Camera?|
|PTZ Software Integration|
|Ableton Live (MIDI App)||Apple/Mac Computers (learn more)|
|Bitfocus Companion (learn more)||EasyLive (RTMP)|
|Facebook (RTMPS)||Google Chrome (most modern web browsers)|
|Livestream Studio (learn more)||Logic (MIDI App)|
|MimoLive (learn more)||OBS (learn more)|
|ONVIF Device Manager (must turn ONVIF ON)||Open Source (see open source code)|
|OpenCV (RTSP and USB)||Pro Tools (MIDI App)|
|Rocosoft (USB and IP)||Touch Designer (learn more)|
|Twitch (see extension)||VLC (RTSP and Capture Cards)|
|vMix (learn more)||Windows Computers (learn more)|
|Wirecast (learn more)||YouTube (RTMP)|
|What hardware can I use to control my PTZ Camera?|
|PTZ Hardware Integration|
|AJA (SDI or HDMI)||Black Magic (see video)|
|Echo360 (SDI Capture Boxes)||Epiphan (learn more)|
|LiveU (SDI or HDMI)||Magewell (learn more)|
|NewTek Tricaster (learn more)||Roland (learn more)|
|SlingStudio (learn more)||Wirecast Gear (learn more)|
|What control protocols can I use to control my PTZ cameras?|
|PTZ Control Protocols|
|DMX (via Arnet / TouchDesigner)||HTTP-CGI (learn more)|
|MIDI (learn more)||ONVIF|
|PELCO-D (learn more)||PELCO-P (learn more)|
|PTZOptics VISCA (learn more)||PTZOptics VISCA over IP (learn more)|
|UVC (Vsee, Zoom ect)|
|What NDI exclusive integrations can I use to control my PTZ Camera?|
|NDI Exclusive Integration|
|Adobe Creative Cloud (NDI tools)|
|Epiphan (Pearl 2)|
|GoToMeeting (NDI Virtual Input)|
|NDI Studio Monitor (Learn more)|
|New Blue Title|
|VLC (NDI Plugin)|
|WebEX (NDI Virtual Input)|
|Xbox Controller (Learn more)|
|Xkeys (NDI App)|
|Zoom (NDI Virtual Input)|
|What controllers can I use to control my PTZ Camera?|
|PTZ Controller Integration|
|Crestron (see control codes)|
|Extron (see control codes)|
|HuddleCamHD Serial Joystick (learn more)|
|PTZOptics IP Joystick (learn more)|
|Skaarhoj (over IP)|
|StreamDeck (learn more)|
|XBox Controller (learn more)|
|Xkeys (w/ vMix or Wirecast)|
Want to request a new integration? Click here.
Selecting NDI Networking Hardware?
Consider reviewing our latest knowledge base articles on Ubiquiti and TP-Link hardware.
Check out our 3rd Gen IP Joystick
Built-in NDI compatibility for NewTek’s industry leading IP technology. Instantly accessible over your network for audio, video and PTZ camera control. NDI™ is a trademark of NewTek, Inc.
Three Simultaneous Video Outputs
Simultaneously produce 1080p60fps video from HDMI, 3G-SDI and multiple H.264/H.265/MJPEG IP Streams for maximum flexibility.
3G-SDI is a preferred cabling for 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second run over long distances.
Wide Field of View
The 12X models offer a wide field of view with the ability to zoom into narrow a 6.9°. The 20X Models offer a wide 60.7° FOV with a tight 3.36° FOV.
Power Over Ethernet
PTZOptics HD-SDI camera models also include PoE (Power Over Ethernet) which can learn more about here. The Ethernet port can be used for power, control and video/audio streaming.
iOS Camera App
RS-232/RS-485 Camera Control
Every PTZOptics includes in/out RS-232 ports and a RS-485. These ports use VISCA commands to integrate with larger control systems such as Crestron and Extron. We even have pre-built modules available for download here.
HDMI Video Connection
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a HDMI video output capable of video resolutions up to 1080p.
Live RTMP Streaming
Every PTZOptics camera has the ability to live stream directly from the camera to your favorite CDN. Simply plugin your CDN’s RTMP Streaming information into the IP interface of your camera and start streaming! (See this tutorial video).
3.5mm Audio Input
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a 3.5mm audio input you can use to embed audio. The HD-SDI models support embedding audio via a line level input onto HDMI and Ethernet for IP Streaming.
IP Video Streaming
Cameras include h.265 “High-Efficiency Codec” IP Streaming along with h.264 and multicast streaming. Taking things a step further we offer our software open source so developers can customize any experience.
3 Year Warranty
PTZOptics offers the industries best 3 Year Warranty. Repairs are handled in our USA repair center located outside Philadelphia, PA.
Broadcast Frame Rates
PTZOptics offers a firmware upgrade to broadcast frame rates for current G2 SDI-Out PTZ cameras.
The PTZOptics cameras are able to capture and store still and moving image recordings (as .jpg and .mp4 files, respectively) locally to the camera’s internal memory for retrieval via the camera’s network port.
Praise for PTZOptics Support
It is SO nice to have a manufacturer that actually answers the phone and has support you can reach when you need them! A simple setup change that I couldn't find the answer to and 2 minutes later I was in business!Jack Dastoli
Here's a shout out to the PTZOptics tech support team. They are incredibly patient and helpful. The quality of support is what sets you apart from the other companies.Dan Slider
Just want to give a massive shout out to the PTZOptics Support team. I have been speaking with Sean and Jonathan on various occasions and they are awesome and super helpful. When you're wondering what equipment to invest in the quality of the after sales support should always be a factor and PTZOptics in my opinion provides amazing after sales care and support.Peter Nardi
The Awesome Power of NDI
- Low Hanging Fruit
- Add Cameras with Ease
- Where the rubber meets the road
- From the Boardroom to the Production Studio
- NewTek NDI Tools
- Future Proof Solution
- Free Training Course
We believe that this technology has the power to save organizations thousands of dollars with live video projects small and large and that is why we have joined 100s of other manufacturers in the industry standardizing around the NewTek NDI protocol. A basic understanding of what is possible with IP Video and NewTek’s NDI will go a long way to paving a future proof solution for your live video production. Whether you are a one-man production studio searching for ways to do more with less, or an advanced team of Broadcast experts, we believe the future of IP video will enhance your capabilities greatly.
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Frequently Asked NDI Camera Questions
Yes, all PTZOptics NDI cameras support PoE (Power Over Ethernet). This means that you can use a single ethernet cable to power the camera, control the camera, and send video/audio from the camera via NDI. PTZOptics cameras are compatible with PoE and PoE+ switches.
PTZOptics NDI cameras are currently only available with NDI|HX (High Efficiency). NDI high bandwidth cameras support lower compression rates with high bandwidth requirements typically over 100Mbps. NDI HX cameras support higher compression rates with lower bandwidth requirements typically under 24Mbps.
Not exactly. PTZOptics does have an IP joystick controller. This IP joystick controller is designed to control any IP connected PTZOptics camera. This IP joystick controller does not support NDI as a control protocol but it can control any PTZOptics NDI camera.
We highly recommend using NDI cameras over a LAN (Local Area Network). Wireless systems are getting better every year and it is possible to use standard wireless networks with NDI video sources. We only recommend using NDI video sources with standard wireless access points for non-essential viewing purposes. We do recommend using NDI cameras for wireless purposes with the PTZOptics Wireless Cable that has been purpose built to serve this need. You can learn more about that here.
Yes. While the PTZOptics and NewTek NDI cameras both support the new HX (High Efficiency) protocol, these cameras do differ in some ways. One example, is the PoE requirements for PTZOptics cameras versus the PoE+ requirements for the NewTek PTZ camera. Another difference is the warranty. PTZOptics offers a 3 year warranty. NewTek offers a 1 year warranty for their PTZ camera.
No. Instead of creating an NDI joystick controller, we have an IP joystick controller that works with all of our PTZOptics camera models. You can see more about this product here.
Can a PTZOptics NDI camera be used with video conferencing software such as GoToMeeting, Microsoft Team, or Zoom?
Yes. You can use this camera with the NDI Virtual Input application on your computer. The NDI Virtual Input tool creates a virtual USB camera source on your computer that you can select as your video source in your conferencing software. Therefore you can bring NDI video sources over the network directly into your favorite video conferencing software.