OBS Plugin for PTZOptics Cameras

Integrate camera control, hotkeys, and more.

Available for Mac, PC & OBS


The PTZOptics camera control application is a free software-based camera control for PTZOptics cameras. The software can control pan, tilt, zoom cameras connected via IP and USB to provide maximum flexbility for video productions. The application is continuosly being updated to include advanced features such as panoramic preset image mapping, Xbox joystick control, and keyboard shortcuts.

Dockable Camera Control Modules in OBS  


  • Compact, Advanced and Preview Modes (with full screen live video preview)
  • Control up to 8 PTZOptics cameras over an IP connection (LAN) or USB
  • Live Video Preview Mode with automatic camera switching
  • Set up to 9 camera presets with image snapshot storage
  • Advanced image controls for Contrast, Luminance, Hue and Exposure
  • On-Screen Display Controls

OBS PTZ Camera Controls

NEW: Try our new Dockable OBS Controllers

Note: You must have the most up to date firmware to use these apps

You can check to see if your camera is running the latest (v6.2.50 or later) version of our firmware. You can download the latest firmware here

Learn more about the plugin

After you have the plugin installed, go to the main menu on the OBS dashboard and click on “TOOLS” to find the new “PTZOptics controller” feature. Clicking on this will bring up the PTZOptics Control pane, and you can immediately see that it offers complete control for up to eight cameras. To set up the Xbox up on OBS, click the settings tab at the top of the PTZOptics Control pane and select “Joystick Settings.” A small box opens up and if you have an Xbox Joystick connected; it will be indicated inside the box. Now all you have to do is check the square that says ‘Use Joystick’ and click okay. That connects the Joystick to OBS and your PTZOptics cameras. 

Additionally inside the PTZOptics Control pane, you have buttons to store camera presets. Some OBS users have reported that it is easier to build PTZ camera controls into each scene using a “Browser” input. To do this you can use the new HTTP-CGI Command Sheet from PTZOptics. This allows you to select a command and build it into your OBS scene via the web browser input. You can download the HTTP-CGI Command Sheet here PTZOptics.com/Downloads. This is an interesting example of extending the power of OBS with a video production plugin.

About the Dockable Controllers

Dockable Camera Control Modules in OBS

Using versions of OBS 24.0 and newer you can set up dockable PTZ camera controls inside of your OBS interface. Once you have downloaded the latest 24.0 (or greater) version of OBS, you can install it and find a new feature for “Custom Browser Docks”.

The new feature used to create custom dockable PTZ camera controllers are called “Custom Browser Docks” and it can be found under the main “View” dropdown menu nested in the “Docks” area. You can download our pre-designed PTZ camera control modules for use with OBS or customize your own with the downloads on this page.