PTZOptics SDI Cameras
2nd Generation SDI PTZ Camera Line
Now available with 12X, 20X and 30X optical zoom lenses
High Definition PTZ Cameras
Introducing the industry’s most advanced live streaming pan, tilt, and zoom PoE (Power over Ethernet) PTZ cameras. Built for quality, made for professional video productions.
PTZ Camera Systems
PTZOptics SDI camera models are some of the most popular PTZ cameras ever made. With game changing optics and high-quality video outputs… video professionals are able to create PTZ camera systems that innovate on multiple levels.
What is a PTZ camera? How have PTZ cameras changed video production? Video production experts are now able to deploy PTZ camera systems that allow a single camera operator to quickly access remotely controls for IP or serial connected robotic cameras. PTZOptics HD PTZ cameras are ushering in a new generation of possibilities with PTZ camera controls and connectivity never before available.
Best PTZ Camera Practices
Broadcast Quality Made Affordable
PTZOptics® PTZ SDI Camera Models
Designed for flexible live streaming and video production environments. PTZOptics quality optical lenses and control capabilities provide endless possibilities for high definition broadcasting. The 3G-SDI models can be NDI™ upgraded or come native with NDI™ capabilities. For more information, see the NDI page.
Consider controlling this PTZ camera with one of our PTZ controllers (IP Joystick | Serial Joystick). Once connected to your LAN (Local Area Network) you can also control this camera with our free PTZ control applications for Mac and PC OR with a compatible video production software such as vMix, Wirecast, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software), NewTek Tricasters, MimoLive and more. You can also extend video and control of your PTZ camera wirelessly using the new WirelessCable.
Please note: The 30X is unable to perform simultaneous 1080p 60fps over SDI / HDMI & the IP Stream. When utilizing 1080p 60fps on either of the outputs, the other output must be set to a maximum of 1080p 30fps.
Remote camera control options when and where you want them. Use PTZ controls built-in to your favorite video production software such as OBS, Livestream Studio, Wirecast, vMix, Mimolive or Tricaster. Or check out one of our hardware joystick controllers such as the IP-JOY or Serial Controller. Try our free IP Camera Controllers for Mac, PC and OBS (Plugin) here.Check out our Gen 3 IP Joystick!
Be seen in 1080p
Crystal clear High Definition 1080p video with lossless 12X/20X optical zoom letting you get up close to see and interact with your team. See optical zoom chart below for detailed image enhancement calculations.
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.
Smartphone Camera Apps
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 industry’s 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 set up 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