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PTZOptics

PTZOptics provides high-quality video conferencing and broadcast cameras with HDMI, HD-SDI, USB 3.0 and IP Streaming. Our approach to video camera manufacturing focuses on value. We strive to provide best in class features at affordable prices while we extend our reach with open source camera controls, free Crestron/Extron programming modules, and amazing technical support.

Model: PT-JOY-G4

Introducing the PTZOptics 4th Generation IP Joystick Controller. Compatible with most PTZ cameras operating serial or IP protocol, including Sony.
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New PTZOptics Cameras Feaures on Display at CES
Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2024
New PTZOptics Cameras Feaures on Display at CES

Note: The new features will be available soon, but may not be available for your specific camera. Some of the features, are still be finalized and new firmware should be available soon.

Jan. 4, 2024 - PTZOptics is thrilled to share some groundbreaking news straight from the bustling floors of CES 2024! As we continually push the boundaries of video technology, our latest array of features for PTZOptics cameras is set to redefine how you experience and interact with live video production. PTZOptics continues to improve our cameras, and this year we are announcing some impressive improvements to our cameras auto-tracking performance, control and more. Whether you’re a seasoned video professional or just starting out, these features are designed to unlock new realms of possibility, making professional-grade video production more intuitive and accessible than ever. So, let’s dive in and explore how these innovations are set to revolutionize your video production experience!

Unique Subject Tracking

A new auto-tracking feature now allows for Unique Subject Tracking and identification of presenters on screen. This new feature allows you to quickly switch between subjects that you would like to track using the web-interface or the IR remote control. In a bustling environment, where multiple subjects share the screen, our technology now assigns a distinct identifier to each person visible in the live video area of the web interface. This allows you, the operator, to select and track individuals with ease. What’s more, the bounding boxes remain exclusive to the web interface, ensuring that your SDI, HDMI, USB, and NDI feeds remain unobstructed. This feature represents a significant leap forward, simplifying your video production process and elevating the quality of your content. Whether you’re covering a dynamic live event or a multi-speaker conference, Unique Subject Tracking, enhanced by our Presenter Lock technology, ensures that your focus remains razor-sharp on the subject of your choice, without ever missing a beat.

Auto-Tracking Composition Modes

The Auto-Tracking Composition Modes in our Move 4K cameras offer a significant enhancement in framing and subject tracking. These new modes include options to position the subject at the center, left, or right of the frame, allowing for tailored composition according to the operator’s preference. As the camera follows the subject, it automatically adjusts to keep them ideally positioned within the scene. This feature is particularly beneficial for scenarios where the subject’s placement in the frame is crucial, such as in interviews or presentations. Camera operators can now easily choose how the subject is framed while the camera takes care of the continuous tracking. This functionality not only adds flexibility in shot composition but also ensures that the subject remains consistently well-framed, enhancing the overall quality and professionalism of the video output.

Auto-Tracking Zoom Modes

Move 4K cameras now feature advanced Auto-Tracking Zoom Modes, enhancing your control over video framing and subject focus. These modes include Dynamic, Close-Up, Medium, and Long Shot, each designed to cater to different filming needs. The Dynamic Zoom Mode allows for active control over the optical zoom during auto-tracking, ideal for directors who want to adjust zoom levels in real-time for creative effects. For those seeking consistency in framing, the Close-Up, Medium, and Long Shot modes offer steady and uniform zoom levels. This adaptability is especially useful in scenarios where you need to alternate between detailed close-ups and broader wide-angle shots of the subject. These new zoom modes not only add versatility to your filming but also ensure that the subject is always captured with the desired emphasis, whether it’s a detailed view or a wider context.

Track Now

The ‘Track Now’ feature in our Move SE and 4K cameras brings an added dimension to subject tracking. This innovative function allows the camera to start tracking a subject immediately from its current position, providing a quick and seamless transition into auto-tracking mode. It’s an ideal complement to the standard auto-tracking feature, which typically begins from a predefined PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) preset location, such as a teacher’s desk or a presenter’s podium. ‘Track Now’ is particularly useful in dynamic environments where immediate response is crucial, such as during live events or spontaneous moments in a broadcast. This feature ensures that important subjects are followed without delay, maintaining continuous and engaging video coverage.

Auto-Tracking Sensitivity

The Move 4K cameras now offer an enhanced Auto-Tracking Sensitivity feature, providing users with refined control over the camera’s movements. This new setting allows operators to adjust how the camera pans, tilts, and zooms in response to the subject’s movements during auto-tracking. With this customizable sensitivity, you can fine-tune the camera to suit different filming scenarios, whether it requires subtle, slow movements for a more professional feel or quicker adjustments for fast-paced action. This added level of control ensures that your camera movements are always smooth and responsive, matching the dynamics of each scene. It’s a significant step towards more personalized and professional-grade video production, allowing for seamless integration of camera movements into the creative vision of your project.

Auto-Framing

The Auto-Framing feature in the PTZOptics Move 4K cameras is a notable addition that enhances group video captures. This functionality intelligently adjusts the camera’s pan, tilt, and zoom to include multiple subjects in the frame, ensuring that everyone is visible in group settings like discussions, team presentations, or special events. Auto-Framing dynamically adapts to changes in the scene, such as when new participants join or the group configuration shifts, maintaining a well-composed shot throughout the event. It’s important to note that Auto-Framing operates independently and cannot be used simultaneously with the auto-tracking feature. This distinction allows for specialized use cases where the focus is on capturing the group dynamics comprehensively, making it an invaluable tool for scenarios where inclusive framing is key

New PTZOptics G3 API

Exciting developments continue with the introduction of the PTZOptics API G3, a significant advancement in camera control technology. Building on the success of previous versions, the new API G3 opens up a world of possibilities for developers, offering over five times more control options. This expansion not only enhances existing features like auto-tracking and auto-framing but also introduces new capabilities such as subject selection. Designed with the developer community in mind, the PTZOptics API G3 allows for the creation of more dynamic and responsive camera experiences. This tool empowers users to tailor their camera operations to specific needs and scenarios, making it a versatile asset for anyone looking to push the boundaries of video production and live broadcasting.

 

 

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