Category Archives: Live Streaming

Camera Introduction Video Series

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Hello AV & IT Pros!

Matthew Davis lead engineer at PTZOptics has put together a video intro series that takes us through the core functionality of the camera line in a quick and easy video format. These video cover specific functionality and camera limitations for the PTZOptics camera line you won’t want to miss!

PTZOptics becomes a Gold Sponsor for Streaming Media West!

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PTZOptics brings new pan, tilt, zoom live streaming cameras to Streaming Media West this year as a gold sponsor

10/8/2015: Streaming Media West is on Nov 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach California. PTZOptics is proud to be a GOLD sponsor of the Streaming Media West show and will be exhibiting in booth 211. Streaming media west is a great place to learn about new products for production, live streaming, OTT, content delivery and much more.

PTZOptics is a PTZ broadcast camera manufactures operating outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Offering four PTZ cameras with HD-SDI, HDMI, USB 3.0 and IP Streaming video outputs. PTZOptics claim to fame is “simultaneous streaming” offering three HD 1080p/30 video feeds available on every camera.

With options for both 12X and 20X optical zoom PTZOptics cameras offer camera control integration with that latest NewTek Tricasters. You can actually control the cameras from any computer on your network or with traditional video protocols such as: VISCA, PELCO, ONVIF, UDP and UVC. Paul Richards director of business development mentions “USB 3.0 camera models have been surprisingly rising in popularity with lower budget studios using live streaming software such as Wirecast and vMix. While HD-SDI camera models are still preferred by most of our customers, we are trying to future our proof our offerings with h.264 IP streaming built into every camera.”

PTZOptics LivePTZOptics host live webinars every friday that are broadcast using YouTube Live’s new free streaming service. “Our broadcast is unique because we stream our interactive webinar so anyone can join in the live stream with video and audio controls.” PTZOptics uses Zoom video conferencing to host webinars every friday which are then streamed to youtube live using a RTSP feed from vMix’s live broadcasting software.

Attend the next PTZOptics Live stream every Friday at 11AM PST & 2PM EST and don’t forget to stop by Streaming Media West Nov 17-18th to see our exciting booth exhibition.

Learn more at:

Company Name: PTZOptics


Phone: 1 800 486-5276

Email: [email protected]


Vmix Review of PTZOptics

PTZOptics review from vMix CEO

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Hello PTZOptics Friends!

The “vMix Fun Time Live Show – October Edition” does a great example of what can be done using YouTube Live! PTZOptics even has a great mention and configuration diagram as the “Mystery Camera”. You can learn a ton from these Tim and Martin so enjoy the video. vMix camera control may become available soon, but you didn’t hear that from me 🙂

Top live streaming services for Houses of Worship

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Top live streaming services for churches

Live streaming is one of the most widely used communication tools today. Organizations small and large are utilize live streaming services to stream content to their audience. There are many platforms a user can use to show videos to his/her users such as Twitch, YouTube and Vimeo. Today we have the capability of taking this popular video presentation a step further by live streaming events to the world and having those event then converted into replayable videos. Today all of the top churches utilize live streaming to spread the good word across the world and people who cannot attend the church sessions on Sunday can just tune in to the live stream from any computer with a internet connection.

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7 Ways to live stream video and audio with PTZOptics

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Hello PTZOptics Followers!

Today we want to address the various ways you can do live streaming with PTZOptics cameras.

With the PTZOptics camera line you can actually take advantage of IP Streaming with simultaneous HD-SDI, HDMI and other video outputs such as USB 3.0 and CVBS. Let’s take the example above (PTZOptics 20X-SDI) to show that two IP Streams and a HDMI output are all being sent simultaneously. The beauty of IP streaming with PTZOptics is that you also get IP control. That means you can control the camera with any computer on your network (and even use our new PresetVisualizer). Let’s take a look at a couple different scenarios.

  1. Unicast IP Streaming on your network (h.264)
    1. This is used for internal viewing of your IP Camera Stream. You can view it with a software like VLC or a IP decoder. You can even use VLC to accept a stream and rebroadcast a new IP stream at the same time. PTZOptics cameras natively only support up to (2) 1080p video streams or (1) 1080p and (1) lower resolution stream.
  2. Multicast IP Streaming on your network (h.264)
    1. Multicast is extremely new but this type of network set up has extremely bandwidth sensitive options. In a multicast network environment you can stream to as many endpoints as you want without increasing your bandwidth
  3. RTSP IP Streaming inside or outside your network
    1. RTSP streams are popular for live streaming applications such as ChurchStreaming.TVWirecast, Wowza and VMix. You can easily send a RTPS stream to these services will accept the stream as a input into your live video production. PTZOptics cameras can embed audio into this stream making it a easy way to get video and audio into your live streaming production.
  4. RTMP IP Streaming inside or outside your network
    1. RTMP streaming is also popular for live streaming applications like Wowza, Telestream, Wirecast and VMix. You can also send RTMP streams directly from any PTZOptics camera which can be accepted as a video input in your live stream.
  5. Using a USB Video Mixer
    1. USB Video Mixers such as the Roland VR-50HD will provide a USB video output that can be selected in software such a YouTube Live, Wirecast, Wowza or Vmix for live streaming. These devices allows for multiple HDMI and HD-SDI video inputs to mixed and matched before the stream is sent to a computer
  6. Using a Network Streaming Mixer
    1. We are now seeing some of the first video mixers built for live streaming such as the Epiphan Pearl. This device will also accept HDMI and HD-SDI inputs, provide video mixing and then send out a mixed RTSP or RTMP stream. Products like the Epiphan Pearl provide amazing flexibility “pre-stream” and integrate with streaming services and CMS / LMS solutions like Blackboard, Moodle and more.
  7. Direct USB 3.0 connection to any computer
    1. Nowadays you can do a lot with a USB connection to your computer. Programs like YouTube Live and Google Hangouts on Air provide FREE live streaming capabilities with a USB camera and microphone. Today PTZOptics can provide both video and control over USB making USB an ideal connection that can save a lot on installation time and cabling requirements.

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