PTZOptics Producer Kit with 12x-SDI Live Streaming Camera
The PTZOptics Producer Kit with 12x-SDI Live Streaming Camera includes the Intel NUC6i7KYK Mini PC NUC kit, 12x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming camera, HuddleCamHD HC-JOY-G3 Serial Controller joystick, Magewell XI100DUSB SDI USB 3.0 Capture dongle, Shure MVi – Digital Audio Interface, Logitech Wireless Touch keyboard K400, a 100′ 3G-SDI and RS-232 cable, a 6.6′ HDMI High Speed with Ethernet, an 8″ Mini Display Port to HDMI, and a 7-Port USB3 Hub.
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. The black Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 from Logitech makes it easy for you to command your entertainment. An advanced 2.4GHz connection is extremely reliable, while the petite USB receiver stays plugged into your computer and out of the way.
The 3G plenum-rated HD-SDI cable is made for broadcasting a video signal from your camera to a video input such as a broadcast switcher or frame grabber. The plenum-rated, white, male-to-male 3G HD-SDI cable is made with Belden 1695A premium cabling. The Cascade cable is designed to daisy chain cameras to each other for the ability to control multiple cameras with a joystick or VISCA software. This plenum-rated, black, male-to-male VISCA cascade cable includes an 8-pin mini din connector on each end.
An HDMI cable is included to connect the Intel NUC computer to your first display. Furthermore, an additional display adapter is included to connect the Intel NUC to a second display and a USB Hub for connection to additional USB devices for live streaming with your Intel NUC.
Intel NUC6i7KYK Mini PC NUC Kit
The Intel NUC6i7KYK Mini PC NUC Kit features an Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor and the capabilities you need to build a powerful portable system that you can take with you or fit neatly behind the monitor. The 2.6 GHz 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor comes armed with four cores for multitasking as well as offering speed bursts of up to 3.5 GHz while handling demanding apps. For memory capabilities, this NUC can support up to 32GB of DDR4 SO-DIMM memory modules as well as house two M.2 2242/80 SSDs that have a SATA- or PCIe-based interface. Moreover, it sports an integrated Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 chipset so you can experience 4K visuals as well as smooth frame rates.
Intel has outfitted this NUC with a feature you do not normally find with most other NUCs by equipping it with a Thunderbolt 3 port that lets you daisy chain multiple devices such as monitors and storage drives. You can also enhance the graphics capabilities of this NUC by utilizing a dedicated graphics card, which is housed in a Thunderbolt enclosure. Other notable ports included with this NUC are four USB 3.0 ports and two audio jacks along with an HDMI 2.0 port, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, and Gigabit Ethernet port. Aside from ports, an SDXC slot, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless are on board. Included along with the NUC are an external power adapter and a VESA mount that attaches the NUC6i7KYK behind your display.
Quad-Core Skylake Intel Core i7 Performance
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
PTZOptics 12x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming Camera (Gray)
This is the 12x-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 3.5 – 42.3mm lens providing a 12x 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
- 3.5 – 42.3mm lens with 12x 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
Magewell XI100DUSB SDI USB 3.0 Capture Dongle
Supporting resolutions up to 1080p, the Magewell XI100DUSB SDI USB 3.0 Capture Dongle can send full HD video to your computer for recording or streaming. The XI100 has a micro-coaxial input which can be converted to a standard BNC port with the included adapter. Through this port the XI100 will accept SD, HD, and 3G-SDI signals. If you need to stream or record at a certain resolution, regardless of the input, the XI100 will internally up or down-covert the input signal to the set resolution. It can also perform frame-rate conversion and de-interlacing in real-time with its own hardware, taking the processing load off of your computer’s CPU.
Because the XI100 uses the existing drivers on your computer, the capture device will work with any software that supports those drivers. If you don’t have a USB 3.0 port available, the XI100 will work with a USB 2.0 port, although the resolution and frame rate capabilities will be reduced due to the restricted bandwidth.