PTZ Cameras are great to add camera motions, and preset positions to boost the quality of your content. Running your production, a PTZ Camera controller can help make the job easier.
PTZ Camera Control Protocols and Cabling
- Serial cable – Inexpensive but requires dedicated cabling from controller to camera 1 and then daisy chained cables to additional cameras 2, 3, 4 etc.
- IP control – Capable of controlling any camera on the same network using standard protocols like Visca over IP. Just connect your camera to your network and you can control it.
- NDI control – An IP control protocol using the same NDI network as the video feed. NDI allows 1 CAT6 cable from the camera to a POE router for video, control and power.