High Definition PTZ Cameras
Introducing the industry’s most advanced live streaming pan, tilt, and zoom network connected cameras. Built for quality, made for professional video productions.
Build your PTZ Camera System
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.
Designed to deliver multiple video outputs and control methods to accomodate growing video production requirements in the modern age.
- 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
- Warranty: 3 Year Parts & Labor Manufacturer Warranty
Remote Robotic Control
Camera’s that put you in control
SDI Products Overview
|SKU:||Optical Zoom||Field of View||SDI||HDMI||Network|
|PT12X-SDI||12X||72.5°||PoE* (RTSP/ RTMP)|
|PT20X-SDI||20X||60.7°||PoE* (RTSP/ RTMP)|
|PT30X-SDI||30X||60.7°||PoE* (RTSP/ RTMP)|
*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.
Each PTZOptics SDI camera is available in either white or gray. All PTZOptics SDI cameras are upgradable for use with the NewTek NDI. Each PTZOptics SDI camera includes a 3 year warranty.
In just 10 minutes, see how easy it is to set up this advanced live streaming camera to work with your video production workflow. Using IP or serial connectivity see how you can set up PTZ camera controls to work for you.
Discreet Mounting Options
Get up above the action and mount your PTZ camera so you can capture the ideal view everytime.
Learn more about our PTZ camera mounts below:
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PTZOptics® PTZ SDI Camera ModelsQuick Start Guide Where to Buy
|PT12X-SDI-GY-G2 (Gray)||$1,759||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT12X-SDI-WH-G2 (White)||$1,759||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT20X-SDI-GY-G2 (Gray)||$1,869||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT20X-SDI-WH-G2 (White)||$1,869||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT30X-SDI-GY-G2 (Gray)||$1,979||Data Sheet | Manual|
|PT30X-SDI-WH-G2 (White)||$1,979||Data Sheet | Manual|
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.
Optical Zoom Field of View Calculator
|Width Zoomed In|
|Width Zoomed Out|
Note: *Distance in Feet. Image ratio 16:9.
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.
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Frequently Asked SDI Camera Questions
Yes. PTZOptics SDI cameras support PoE (Power over Ethernet). Therefore you can run a single Ethernet cable to power PTZOptics SDI cameras connected to a PoE network switch (802.3af/at).
Yes. Once your PTZOptics camera is connected to the network you can control the pan, tilt, and zoom and more functionality over IP.
Yes. All PTZOptics PTZ cameras include an IR remote control and batteries to control the camera. This IR remote control can be used to operate the pan, tilt, and zoom functionalities of the camera and call PTZ camera presets. Each IR remote can be set up to control up to 4 PTZ cameras within close range of the remote control.
Yes. PTZOptics SDI cameras can output full HD video resolutions of 1920×1080 video with frame rates up to 60 FPS. PTZOptics SDI cameras can output video up to 1080p at 60fps via HDMI, SDI and IP video (RTSP/RTMP/NDI | HX).
Yes. PTZOptics SDI camera models can output video with broadcast frame rates. This feature is currently in beta and requires the latest firmware. You may need to update your PTZ camera firmware in order to output broadcast frame rates. Broadcast frame rates include 59.94 fps and 29.97 fps.
Yes. PTZOptics cameras can be set up to live-stream directly to almost any RTMP server-based CDN (Content Delivery Network). To add audio to your cameras RTMP or RTMPS stream you should use a powered line-level audio source connected to the 3.5mm audio input on the camera.
Yes, you can upgrade any second-generation PTZOptics SDI camera 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.
Yes. PTZOptics offers multiple free applications you can use to control the pan, tilt, and zoom functionality of PTZ cameras with your Mac or PC computer. You can learn more about our free applications here.
Yes. There is an application available for iOS, Android and Kindle devices called PanTiltZoom that we recommend for pan, tilt and zoom camera operation of these cameras with smartphones. You can learn more about that application here.
A PTZ camera is a robotic camera that allows operators to control the pan, tilt and zoom functionalities remotely. Our PTZOptics’ engineers have written this blog post to explain PTZ cameras in more detail.
There is line-level audio into the PTZOtpics camera that can be accessed via HDMI, USB, and IP streaming.
There are no known issues with leaving the cameras powered on for an extended period of time (24/7).
The cameras are not weather/water resistant. We recommend using the Dotworkz Outdoor Enclosures if you intend to use the cameras in inclement weather.
Yes. You can control PTZOptics cameras with the 4K or professional versions of vMix. vMix can control the camera’s pan, tilt and zoom functionalities along with recalling camera presets. You must know your camera’s IP address in order to control it with vMix.
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.
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