This Thunderbolt version of the PTZOptics Multi-Camera Production Kit with 20x-SDI Gen2 Camera includes a Magewell 4x SDI Capture Card in an external enclosure designed to connect to a Windows PC via a Thunderbolt cable, which is supplied. Combine this kit with your own Windows PC, and you’ll have a complete PTZ live streaming and recording solution for use with popular streaming applications such as Wirecast, vMix, OBS, xSplit, Livestream Studio, and more.
Besides the Magewell card, the kit features the PTZOptics 20x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming PTZ Camera along with an RS-232-compatible joystick controller and 100′ SDI and RS-232 cables. Connect the camera to the Magewell card to capture the camera’s 1080p60 SDI signal to your computer for streaming. The card offers four SDI ports, allowing you to add more cameras later for a multi-cam workflow.
Also included in the kit is the Shure MVi-LTG Audio Converter for connecting external audio to your computer for professional sound capture. The converter has a rugged all-metal design that’s highly suitable for mobile applications.
The kit additionally comes with a 6′ HDMI cable, a 6′ Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable, and a wired keyboard and wired mouse, completing the system for easy setup and operation across various applications.
PTZOptics 20x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming Camera (Gray)
This is the 20x-SDI Gen2 model of the PTZOptics lineup of advanced live streaming cameras, in gray, featuring a 3G-SDI output for connecting to switching equipment for broadcast conferencing. The Gen2 model is capable of 1080p60/50 recording (instead of a max of 30 fps), and streaming in H.265 and MJPEG in addition to H.264.
This camera has a 4.4 – 88.5mm lens providing a 20x zoom range, allowing for effective close-focus and wide-angle shots to best suit both face-to-face and group meetings. It does well in low-light conditions owing to a fast f/1.8 – f/2.8 lens aperture and minimum illumination requirement of only 0.5 lux at f/1.8. On top of this, built-in wide dynamic range and 2D and 3D noise cancellation further enhance the conferencing experience. The camera, along with its entire family of 20x and 12x models, is completely open source so developers can customize everything as they prefer using simple HTML commands.
In addition to the 3D-SDI output, the camera also has LAN, HDMI, and composite outputs, RS-232 input and output with daisy-chain capability, and an RS-485 port. The SDI, LAN, and HDMI outputs can be used simultaneously at the same resolution, which can be assigned via a dial on the rear. The composite output can only be used by itself and at 480i/576i resolution. The LAN output is capable of streaming two H.264 or two H.265 RTSP signals, one in HD and one in SD, or a single MJPEG signal, and allows for direct distribution to CDNs, streaming services, and other destinations using only the camera. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for embedding audio into an HDMI signal or LAN stream so you can deliver both audio and video to your destination. The LAN port can be used for streaming and control and also supports Power-over-Ethernet. As an alternative to direct streaming from the LAN port you can also connect external devices for more advanced conferencing. You’ll also find a USB 2.0 port among all the connections, but this is strictly for firmware updates.
The camera can be controlled via the LAN port over a network, ONVIF over a network, and RS-232 via VISCA commands. RS-232 control includes control from any NewTek TriCaster, including any of the TriCaster Mini models. Simply connect multiple cameras to the TriCaster using DB9 cables and operate all of them from its software. A TriCaster can also be used over IP control using third-party software.
A large variety of software is supported, including most online meeting software, mobile apps for control over your network, and the advanced PTZOptics Network Control and VISCA Control applications.
An included IR remote control lets you adjust many settings via an on-screen display, allowing you to set and call presets, and control up to four cameras. You can set up to 64 presets in the camera (and up to 255 via RS-232), with a preset accuracy of 0.1°, and you can call up to 10 presets using the remote. The camera can be used desktop-mounted or ceiling-mounted, using an optional PTZOptics ceiling-mount bracket.
- 3G-SDI output for connecting to professional switching equipment for broadcast conferencing
- 1080p HD video at up to 60/50 fps
- LAN, HDMI, and composite outputs, RS-232 input/output, RS-485 port
- 3.5mm audio input for embedding audio into an HDMI signal or IP stream
- H.264 and H.265 HD/SD dual-stream, or MJPEG single stream via LAN port
- SDI, LAN, and HDMI ports are simultaneously live
- Open source customizable via HTML commands
- 4.4 – 88.5mm lens with 20x zoom range
- 1/2.7″ 2.1MP CMOS sensor
- f/1.8 – f/2.8 lens aperture
- 0.5 lux minimum illumination at f/1.8
- Wide dynamic range
- 2D and 3D noise cancellation
- Control via LAN over a network, ONVIF over a network, and RS-232 via VISCA commands
- Control multiple cameras from any NewTek TriCaster, directly from the TriCaster software
- Set up to 64 presets (or up to 255 via RS-232), with a preset accuracy of 0.1°
- Use desktop-mounted or ceiling-mounted using an optional bracket
HuddleCamHD HC-JOY-G3 3rd Generation Serial PTZ Joystick
The HuddleCamHD HC-JOY-G3 3rd Generation Serial PTZ Joystick is a universal PTZ controller for any VISCA, Pelco-D, and Pelco-P protocol camera. You can control up to 255 cameras, with up to six assignable to “Quick Keys.”
This all-metal controller, designed robust to withstand the rigors of daily production, provides zero latency control over RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 cabling. It does not require a connection to an Ethernet-based network. The maximum communication distance is 3937′ over RS-485 using a 24 AWG twisted pair cable.
- All-metal housing
- PTZ control for any VISCA, Pelco-D, and Pelco-P protocol camera
- Zero-latency control over RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485 cabling
- Three-axis joystick controller with “twist” for zoom control
- Large LCD menu display
- Key-press sound (“beep”) confirmation (can be turned on or off)
- Pan, tilt, zoom, iris, and focus control
- Preset, speed, and OSD control
- Auto/manual focus and iris
- Up to six assignable “Quick Key” cameras
- Real-time display of the current status
- Short circuit and overcurrent protection
- Automatic recovery program for the communication ports
Shure MVi – Digital Audio Interface for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android
The MVi from Shure is a single-channel, simple-to-use, digital interface for connecting microphones and instruments to Mac and Windows computers, as well as the range of iOS and Android devices. Simple and flexible, the unit features an XLR + 1/4″ TS combo input jack for microphones and instruments, five DSP presets, and a touch panel that allows real-time access to volume, gain and mode selection functions. Phantom power for condenser microphones, appropriate cabling, and a rugged all-metal construction make for reliable digital recording wherever needed.
PTZOptics HD-SDI Male to Male Plenum-Rated Video Broadcast Cable (100′)
HD-SDI cables are made for broadcasting a video signal from your camera to a video input such as a broadcast switcher or frame grabber. The HD-SDI male to male cables are made with Belden 1695A premium cabling.
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