DJ & Music
Top DJ Deadmau5 uses PTZOptics for 2019-2020 tour
DeadMau5 (Joel Zimmerman) is one of the world’s most influential DJs. When DeadMau5 announced his new 2019-2020 world tour, the electronic music producer unveiled plans for a modernized “Cube v3” stage concept. The iconic cube includes a DJ booth enclosed in LED walls and outfit with four PTZOptics 20X-SDI cameras used to distribute live video throughout the venue. Zimmerman uses custom Python codes to control the open-source PTZOptics cameras which are synced up with his DJ software and an application called TouchDesigner. TouchDesigner is able to send commands directly to PTZOptics cameras in multiple different ways if you understand basic programming. For this project, Deadmau5 uses Python to quickly send HTTP commands to the cameras in order to send movement commands.
- Custom Programming: For advanced integrations, PTZOptics open-source control software is a game-changer.
- 3G-SDI: Each camera uses an uncompressed 3 gigabit 1080p video feed set to 60 frames per second for maximum full HD quality.
- Network Solution: The cameras are not only powered over ethernet, but they are also receiving low latency commands over ethernet from TouchDesigner and other video production software.
Cube v3 glows with custom visual effects designed by deadmau5. The cube can spin 360 degrees and dip 45 degrees during performances. The system uses a real-time IP network to communicate with the PTZOptics cameras over Artnet. The cameras can then position themselves remotely to match the movement of this massive cube and keep the images straight.
It is now possible to control PTZOptics camera presets from DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software. The new PTZOptics MIDI control software can become the bridge for up to 120 unique MIDI notes directing PTZ cameras where to move throughout musical performances. Learn more at https://ptzoptics.com/midi.
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