PTZOptics Black Magic Integration Videos
At PTZOptics we provide integration videos for NewTek TriCasters. The following videos outline integration with the latest NewTek TriCaster Mini, TriCaster 460 and inter-operability for all professional TriCaster Models. In these videos, lead support technician Andrew Chatfield reviews the compatibility and limitations of the PTZOptics cameras. In general, camera control can be fully integrated into your NewTek workspace for full 1080p video quality. We hope these videos are helpful and you always refer to our Knowledge Base for additional information.
NewTek NDI Studio Monitor + PTZ Controls
In this video, we review the latest features of the NewTek NDI Studio Monitor for use with PTZOptics NDI cameras and your favorite video production software. (OBS, Wirecast, xSplit, TriCaster, Livestream Studio or vMix) The NDI Studio Monitor is an essential tool for video production professionals already using NDI video sources on their local area network. Studio Monitor is ideal for camera operators who want a low-latency video preview of the PTZOptics NDI HX cameras throughout their facility. Studio Monitor is ideal for easily displaying a video output from NDI compatible video production software like OBS, Wirecast, vMix, Live Streaming Studio, MimoLive and many more.
The first use case we review is, “Using the NewTek NDI Studio Monitor as a remote camera operator.”
Note: If your PTZOptics camera is not NDI enabled, there is an upgrade process to inquire about. PTZOptics offers a free PTZ camera control app with video preview and XBox camera control features.
NDI PTZOptics Camera Operators want remote control of your cameras over IP. The first thing to do is to open the NDI Studio Monitor, right click the screen and open the NDI Studio Monitor features. Here, a list of all NDI sources displays to select the NDI camera to control. If you have a USB Xbox joystick controller, connect it to your computer and enable it for use in the settings area under PTZ Controls. Use an IP Joystick from PTZOptics for camera operation or a mouse using the on-screen joystick. A little known feature of the NDI Studio monitor is the built-in hotkeys for PTZ camera operation. Use these hotkeys to improve your workflow.
+/- : Zoom in, out. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
Page Up, Page Down : Focus in, out. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
Home/End : Exposure up, down. Hold CTRL key for higher precision control.
F : Toggle auto-focus on or off
E : Toggle auto-exposure on or off
1-9 : Recall preset.
Ctrl + 1-9 : Store preset.
To access more advanced camera settings, click the cog on the right side of your screen. Record video in NDI studio monitor by clicking the red record button in the bottom left. Our testing shows that Studio Monitor is only capable of recording NDI HX feeds directly to the hard-drive. This may change in a future update. This feature allows remote camera operators to record high-quality videos directly to their local hard-drive. These recordings can be used in post-production or for video analysis. For example, a sports coach could easily set up a picture in picture using two cameras. One PTZOptics 30x camera to capture up-close details and a wide angle PTZOptics ZCam Camera to capture of the entire field. These recordings can then be used for presentations with coaches and athletes. Coaches can even use an NDI telestrator with a touch screen table to highlight plays just like you see in professional sports.
The next powerful use for the NDI Studio Monitor is for previewing video outputs. The NDI Studio Monitor is ideal for extending your camera and video production outputs to multiple video screens; lobbies, building façades, and billboards display giant screens, and more. Providing video sources to these areas over traditional analog cabling was always impractical. HDMI distance limitations was a headache many of us have dealt with in the past. Today, IP offers the perfect solution as ethernet cabling can be run hundreds of feet and it can be plugged into a simple network switch.
IP Camera Control & Color Grading for PTZOptics Cameras inside a Tricaster
In this video, Jim Davis, CEO of DVS Direct reviews the latest NewTek Tricaster IP camera controls and camera color grading features with PTZOptics. DVS Direct is a Platinum NewTek TriCaster dealer. Newtek is a renowned leader in video production, live streaming and broadcast solutions. “NewTek NDI has changed the industry for professional video production and live broadcast” says Davis, “We are excited to review the latest features on live on YouTube.”
TriCaster Mini Integration Tutorial
TriCaster IP Camera Control Overview
TriCaster Mini Review
Working with NewTek NDI – PTZOptics NDI Playbook
TriCaster RS-232 PTZ Setup
In this video, Jim Davis shows us the DB9 to USB adapter he uses with the Tricaster for PTZ camera control of the PTZOptics cameras. He uses Part #: UN8BE-4C from PI Manufacturing. Davis tells us why this is the best (and more affordable) DB9 to USB adapter for PTZ cameras and the Tricaster.
Setting up the TriCaster Control Surface for PTZOptics
TriCaster 460 Review
IP/Network Camera Control in the NewTek TriCasters w/ USB Joystick
In this video PTZOptics reviews how use multiple cameras with NewTek TriCaster Integration for superior IP Network Control.
Live Drones with NewTek TriCaster and PTZOptics
In this video PTZOptics reviews how to integrate multiple cameras and a live drone into a live broadcast session.
TriCaster Session with 1080p/30 NTSC
TriCaster Session with 1080i/60
Setting up a Decimeter MD-HX Frame Rate Converter
Integration is key… This is where PTZOptics shine!
From live streaming to microstreaming to camera control...
Enter Live Webcasting… Emerge Victorious
Whether broadcasting on location, streaming from a flight case, or driving a big screen from backstage, live event producers need to deliver high-quality, professional results from wherever they are—and get quickly to wherever they’re going next. Built-in support for PTZ controls for PTZOptics cameras.
Live Webcasting Software
Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events. Add multiple cameras, including iOS devices; create composite shots with graphics and transitions; to live encode and stream to your favorite streaming destination. Plus…integrate PTZOptics camera over the network or USB!