USB PTZ Cameras
Powerful HD PTZ cameras built with USB 3.0 connectivity for plug and play use with video recording, streaming and conferencing applications.
Powerful Controls & Optical Zoom
USB connectivity is now available with options for HDMI and IP streaming in the latest USB PTZ cameras from PTZOptics. The combination of robust high definition video outputs and flexible camera control options are what makes this camera valuable. Realize the value of connecting this camera to any application just a webcam and enjoy the advanced camera control options which include iOS, Android, PTZ controllers, Joysticks and more.
Remote Camera Control
- Smartphone (iOS, Android, Kindle)
- Software: PTZOptics Mac & PC Software, any modern web-browser, video conferencing software such as Zoom Video Conferencing
- Extron and Crestron Control Systems (IP or Serial)
- IP Joystick Controller
- Serial Joystick Controller
- StreamDeck Integration
- Open Source Control Software on GitHub
When I plugged in our PTZOptics camera for a zoom video conference call with our CEO the first word he said was wowRon Lutz, IT - PFG
This camera exceeded my expectations in more ways than I can count. It is exactly what I was looking for in a camera with all of the features that I was needing (and even some that I didn't at the time thought I would need.)Russell Albright from Lakewood, WA
Camera is great! Easy to set up and functions as expected.Fred Clayton, Dana Hall School
PTZOptics are 33% less than Sony… and BETTER! I’m loving that.Jeff Ellis, Stampede Presentation Products
Great cameras for the price. They have impressed everyone we have shown them to. We will be ordering more for our remote venues.John Wilson from Ventura, CA United States
PTZOptics are great cameras for the price. It's the complete package. I couldn't ask for anything more out of these broadcast quality cameras!Phil Shoop, HSI Inc
Shout out to Andrew Chatfield at PTZOptics for the Customer Support. Made my day 1000X brighter.Jake Sons
Flexible Mounting Options
Designed to provide flexible mounting options with powerful remote control capabilities.
Learn more about our PTZ camera mounts below:
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USB Products Overview
|SKU:||Optical Zoom||Field of View||USB 3.0||HDMI||Network|
|PT12X-SDI||12X||72.5°||PoE* (RTSP/ RTMP)|
|PT20X-SDI||20X||60.7°||PoE* (RTSP/ RTMP)|
*PoE power for the USB camera models requires an additional adapter from PoE Texas. You can purchase the GAF-PTZOptics to deliver PoE power to your camera.
PTZOptics® PTZ USB Camera ModelsQuick Start Guide Where to Buy
|PT12X-USB-G2-xx||$1,869||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT20X-USB-G2-xx||$1,979||Data Sheet | Manual|
Ideal for web-based video conferencing and collaboration software solutions such as GoToMeeting, WebEX, Skype and Zoom but also for computer-based live streaming applications such as Wirecast, xSplit, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). PTZOptics quality optical lenses and control capabilities provide endless possibilities for high definition video communications. The USB 3.0 models can be NDI™ upgraded. For more information, see the NDI page.
Consider designing a custom application for this camera using our Open Source Control Software. Equip with IP connectivity this camera can be controlled remotely using an IP joystick controller. For scenarios where no local area network is available a Serial Joystick can be used for to provide remote PTZ controls. This camera can also be controlled with the included IR remote. This camera can be wall or ceiling mounted. Learn more about our mounting solutions here.
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) (see example here)|
|What USB exclusive integrations can I use to control my PTZ Camera?|
|USB Exclusive Integration|
|Zoom (UVC Support) (see example here)|
|Zoom Room (UVC Control) (see example here)|
|VSee (UVC Control)|
|Any UVC compatible software|
|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)|
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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.
Three Simultaneous Video Outputs
The PTZOptics USB cameras can simultaneously send out 1080p video from HDMI, USB 3.0 and H.264 or H.265 IP Streaming for maximum flexibility.
Plug-and-Play USB Connectivity
Easily connect the camera to your PC to use with cloud based video conferencing services such as: Skype for Business, GoToMeeting and WebEX. This camera is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 (1920x1080p 30fps *Must enable h.264 compression).
Wide Field of View
The PTZOptics 12X lenses offer a wide 72.5° FOV with the ability to zoom into narrow a 6.9°. The popular 20X lenses offer a 60.7° FOV with the ability to capture a tight 3.36° fully zoomed in.
Open Source Camera Control
All PTZOptics camera models include open source control software which allow users to create a custom controller. Learn more about our customizable open source code here.
iOS Camera App
Use your favorite software
Works with virtually every online video conferencing software with no need for additional drivers or proprietary connections.
HDMI Video Connection
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a HDMI video output capable of video resolutions up to 1080p.
UVC Camera Control
Each USB PTZOptics camera comes with absolute UVC camera control built in. This allows for video and control over a single USB cable. This functionality allows for software like our PresetVisualizer to function.
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.
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 USB 3.0 models support embedding audio via a line level input onto USB 3.0 and Ethernet for IP Streaming.
IP Video Streaming
Now includes h.265 ‘High Efficiency Codec” and h.264 IP Streaming along with network camera control. 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.
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
Frequently Asked USB Camera Questions
Yes. PTZOptics cameras support standard UVC camera control allowing you to control your PTZ camera from a Zoom Room ipad or in a far end camera control workflow. Therefore you can control your PTZOptics camera using most UVC enabled software over a single USB connection to your computer.
Yes. You can simultaneously output video from your USB PTZOptics camera model via USB 3.0. HDMI and IP video sources (RTSP/RTMP).
No. PTZOptics USB camera models cannot currently be powered using a USB connection.
Yes. This PTZOptics camera will work with any video conferencing software just as a webcam using the USB connection.
No. The PTZOptics USB camera models do not support power over Ethernet.
No. PTZOptics USB camera models are only available with 12X and 20X integrated zoom lenses.
The USB 2.0 port is not designed to provide a reliable source of power for external devices. However, some customers have had success using this port for charging small electronics.
Yes, you can upgrade any second generation PTZOptics USB camera model to support NDI. In order to do this, you must purchase an NDI license (SKU: PTG2-NDI-UPGRADE). Once you have a license your camera firmware will require an upgrade.
Unlock the Power of Network Control
Take full control of your robotic PTZ camera with these resources…Watch our IP video series here
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