PTZOptics Zoom Integration Videos

At PTZOptics we strive to provide integration videos for Zoom Video Conferencing. The following videos outline integration with the latest Zoom software we demonstrate live every Friday during our live streams. In these video, lead support technician Andrew Chatfield reviews the compatibility and limitations of the PTZOptics cameras. In general, you can connect a PTZOptics camera via USB to your Mac or PC for video conferencing and control the camera with Zoom. For more information you can visit our Knowledge Base.

Room Configuration Diagrams

Room Configuration 1 - Medium Conference Room Room Configuration 2 - Training Room Room Configuration 3 - Boardroom

Far End Camera Controls

A little known feature inside of Zoom Video Conferencing is called “Far End Camera” controls. This feature allows users to give other meeting participants control of their cameras. This is ideal for remote presentations where a co-host or trusted individual can help out with the camera work. Remote PTZ camera controls are often difficult to obtain because of public versus private area networking issues. But with Zoom, you only need a USB PTZOptics camera connected to your computer and the ability to host a meeting.

Who is using remote PTZ camera controls in Zoom?

Here is a list of Zoom video conferencing users who enjoy remote PTZ camera controls. A prime use case example is in Healthcare. Doctors who are delivering their services via Telemedicine may need the ability to see the patient more clearly. Giving doctors the ability to view patients with optical zoom and pan/tilt capabilities allows doctors to do their work better. Optical zoom allows doctors to zoom into specific areas with loss-less viewing quality. Other use-cases include business presentations, worship broadcasts, and private performances.

  1. Business Presentations 
  2. Worship Broadcasts
  3. Telemedicine
  4. Private Performances

How do remote PTZ camera controls work inside of Zoom?

Zoom video conference has the ability to give meeting participants advanced PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) camera controls to anyone in the world who has joined a private Zoom meeting. These camera controls must be first enabled on the Zoom meeting dashboard by an admin. Once enabled the feature will allow users to request camera controls from meeting participants. If a Zoom user has a PTZOptics USB connected camera on the far end of the video conference call, they will be able to remotely operate that camera. This functionality is provided by the PTZOptics USB cameras which support a PTZ camera control protocol called UVC. PTZOptics USB cameras can be controlled with Zoom video conference through the USB 3.0 connection to any Mac or PC computer. This same USB 3.0 connection can also be used for an HD video with Zoom.

Step by step guide

  1. Enable Far End Camera Controls in your Zoom Dashboard
  2. Start a Zoom Meeting with a PTZOptics camera connected to a Mac or PC computer
  3. Have a meeting participant from the “far end” right click the meeting participants video with the PTZOptics camera
  4. This “far end” meeting participant will select an option called “Request Camera Control”
  5. The meeting participant with the PTZOptics camera will have to approve this request
  6. Once approved the far end meeting participant will gain PTZ camera controls

    The Slideshare presentation above walks you through each step of this process. Zoom video conferencing’s remote PTZ camera control functionality allows meetings to be more dynamic and productive. PTZOptics has worked directly with engineers at Zoom to make this integration possible. If you have any questions regarding this feature please email [email protected]

Camera Control in ZoomRoom

In this video Paul Richards reviews the iPad touch screen camera control capabilities with the new Zoom Room for PC.

Camera Control in Zoom Call

In this video Paul Richards reviews the far end camera control integration with Zoom video conferencing and PTZOptics.

Live Streaming Example

In this video Paul Richards and Patrick Kirby demonstrate a live example of using Zoom to host a video conferencing and live stream to YouTube Live

This is another video demonstrating the use of vMix and Zoom. This is how we stream our weekly live webinars.

PTZOptics Integration with Black Magic Intensity & Zoom

In this video Andy Chatfield review the integration of PTZOptics cameras with the BlackMagic Intensity as a USB input for Zoom Video Conferencing


Integration is key… This is where PTZOptics shine!

Epiphan Integration

PTZOptics Integration with Epiphan

From live streaming to HD frame grabbing

Epiphan Systems creates some of the industries highest quality video frame grabbers along with a new innovative live streaming product called the Epiphan Pearl. PTZOptics has performed extensive testing with Epiphan along with using the AV.IO every Friday for our live webinars!

Tricaster Integration

PTZOptics Integration with NewTek TriCaster

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 be able to deliver high-quality, professional results from wherever they are—and get quickly to wherever they’re going next. With built-in support for PTZ controls for PTZOptics cameras.

Wirecast Integration

PTZOptics Integration with WireCast

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; and live encode and stream to your favorite streaming destination. Plus integrate PTZOptics camera over the network or USB!


Zoom Integration

PTZOptics Integration with Zoom camera control

Affordable Web Conferencing

Zoom is one of the most affordable and power online video conferencing services. Check out the far end camera control options using our USB camera models! 

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