PTZOptics Announces Line of PTZ Cameras With Built-in NDI®
July 24, 2017 by Chuck Baker
“Imagine an entire generation of video engineers who will never use expensive SDI cabling and capture devices. (By) using NDI® we will have access to sources from anywhere on our network. We will no longer be restricted to sources directly connected to a single system,” says Paul Richards, chief streaming officer for PTZOptics.
PTZOptics has announced a whole new line of PTZ camera models with built-in NDI®, NewTek’s industry standard IP technology. The four new 12x and 20x NDI camera models, priced at $2,399 MSRP, will support power, control, audio and video all over a single Ethernet cable, simplifying installation and setup for live streaming systems. The new NDI cameras will include:
NDI Version 3 which among many things includes:
a high-efficiency mode that enables wireless and long distance internet transmission
allows cameras and a/v converters with built-in NDI
Auto Detect and naming just by plugging into a standard Ethernet port
Full PTZ Control including presets
Power over Ethernet
- Audio and video
Compatibility with every computer-based multi-camera live production system and all compatible NDI products which today are in the hands of millions of customers
“NDI is a paradigm shift that will increase what is possible in all things live video,” continued Richards. “Live broadcasters are really starting to think outside the box about how to plan out live streaming and video production systems in the world of IP… we can now use standard networking infrastructure to route high-quality video for low budget streaming and high-end video productions systems.”
The “low hanging fruit” says Richards, are capture cards. Capture cards are used for low latency video conversion from traditional HDMI or SDI video to USB or PCIe where they are used with production software such as vMix, Wirecast, LiveStream and more. “What if we could eliminate the need for capture cards altogether by providing the same quality, low latency video directly to Wirecast, vMix, Live Stream, OBS, or XSplit over the Ethernet connection we are already using?” says Richards.
Read the complete press release at AB Newswire: PTZOptics announces 4 new PTZ Cameras
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