NDI PTZ Cameras
PTZOptics is now shipping multiple NDI compatible PTZ camera models. NDI, is NewTek’s industry leading IP technology. PTZ camera models are now available with 12X, 20X and 30X optical zoom lenses.
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
Setup your camera in less than 10 minutes
NDI cameras feature unique PTZ camera control integrations such as the NDI Studio Monitor more here which include instant access to camera video and control. 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.
Remote Camera Control Options
NDI Product Comparison Chart
|SKU:||Optical Zoom||Field of View||SDI||HDMI||NDI|
*PoE stands for Power over Ethernet. PTZOptics cameras feature standard power over ethernet and therefore use PoE 802.3af. IP streaming functionalities feature MJPEG, h.264, and h.265 high-efficiency video codec options.
**EPTZ stands for electronic pan, tilt and zoom. PTZOptics EPTZ cameras use a 4K image sensor to provide lossless electronic zoom levels with 1080p and 720p video images.
Introducing our NDI® ZCams
Easily add additional camera angles to your video production with our flexible SDI, PoE and NDI enabled ZCams.
ZCam Products Overview
|SKU:||Optical Zoom||Field of View||MSRP ($)|
PTZOptics ZCam cameras offer IP connectivity similar to most PTZ camera models without the ability to pan or tilt. Note: The latest EPTZ ZCam cameras do feature digital pan and tilt functionalities with the included 4K video sensor. Learn more about our EPTZ cameras here.
How much Bandwidth does NDI HX use?
|NDI Mode||Bitrate (Mbps)||Resolution||Framerate|
PTZOptics® PTZ NDI® Camera ModelsQuick Start Guide Where to Buy
NDI ZCam Cameras
|PTVL-NDI-ZCAM-xx||$989||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT12X-NDI-ZCAM-xx||$1,209||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT20X-NDI-ZCAM-xx||$1,319||Data Sheet | Manual|
NDI PTZ Cameras
|PT12X-NDI-xx||$2,199||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT20X-NDI-xx||$2,309||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT30X-NDI-xx||$2,419||Data Sheet | Manual|
Note: “xx” stands for the color. Use “WH” for white and “BK” for gray.
What is NDI?
NDI is a paradigm shift that will increase what is possible in all things live video. Using standard networking infrastructure NDI will enable you to do more with less. New possibilities for low budget streaming and high-end video productions system alike are now making the move toward a future of broadcast video over IP.
- Wide Dynamic Range: High performance in low light scenarios with
- Noise Reduction: 2D and 3D noise reduction with our latest “low noise CMOS sensor”
- Full Frame Rates: 1080p-60/50/30/25, 1080-60/50, 720p-60/50/30/25
- Broadcast Frame Rates: 1080p59.94/29.97, 1080i59.94, 720p59.94
- Advanced White Balance Modes: Simple One-push & New Kelvin Temperature Scale
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
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.
Camera Comparison Charts
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.
Unlock the Power of Network Control
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