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New Joystick Controller Enables Simpler,
Network-Based Video Production
By Paul Richards,
Director of Marketing...

B

roadcast
productions
have
experienced a host of changes
in the last year. Production teams
are working remotely, and the ability
to be proficient in both mobile and
studio-based settings has become
essential. Manufacturers in our
industry must recognize the need for
flexibility as teams continue to work in
a combination of remote and in-person
settings for the foreseeable future.
At PTZOptics, we've learned a lot
from our house of worship customers,
who rely heavily on volunteer camera
operators of varying skill levels.
Delivering on these users' feedback
and goals of enhancing their video
production capabilities, our engineers
have designed a new IP and serialcontrolled joystick with features that
improve video production workflows
and make PTZ camera operation

easier. The PT-SUPERJOY-G1 joystick
(the " SuperJoy " ) is a comprehensive
solution supporting serial and
network-based camera control for
not only our own PTZOptics and
HuddleCamHD cameras, but also
Sony, Birddog, Newtek and other PTZ
cameras for select settings.
When using IP control, the SuperJoy
supports cameras with the latest
version of NDI (NDIv4|HX). This
standard for IP video production
opens the door for users to control
any camera that offers NDIv4, making
for a more universal solution as NDI
cameras become increasingly popular.
With an IP decoder built in - taking the
RTSP stream from the camera out via
HDMI for a preview - any producer's
workflow will be enhanced.
With a variety of operating modes,
the SuperJoy puts sophisticated

The
PT-SUPERJOY-G1
joystick

multi-camera production
control at the fingertips of
users of any ability level. As broadcast
production teams may similarly rely
on freelance or sometimes lessexperienced camera operators, this
solution is game changing. Ideal for
more complex productions using
multiple camera angles, the SuperJoy
can be programmed with up to 255
PTZ camera presets, including 9
" quick presets'' to help enable video
production with the literal push of
a button. Users can also create up to
four camera control groups with up
to seven cameras per group, allowing

them to easily change locations or
configurations.
The SuperJoy's four customizable
buttons allow the operator to
extend control beyond
just cameras. These
can be programmed to
trigger " super presets, "
sending custom commands
via HTTP, UART, TCP or UDP
to
network-based
equipment
including lighting control systems,
speakers, and more. The built-in " basic
mode " disables most control other
than single-camera joystick control
and presets, while " matrix mode " gives
the user the ability to call presets for
up to three cameras. Regardless of
mode, the SuperJoy lights up available
buttons for the user and displays the
current capture stream on its built-in
LCD display.
The PTZOptics SuperJoy includes
a 2-year limited warranty and is
available now for pre-order. More
information about can be found at
www.ptzoptics.com/superjoy

Magewell Unveils New Universal
Live Media Encoder
M

agewell kicked off 2021 with the
launch of its new Ultra Encode
family of universal live media encoders.
Supporting multiple encoding formats including H.264, H.265, and NDI®|HX and a wide array of delivery protocols,
the new hardware offers systems
integrators, video professionals, and
OEM partners a flexible and affordable
encoding solution for applications
ranging from live streaming and remote
contribution to IP-based production.
" While our Ultra Stream encoders
continue to be extremely popular for
users with fairly straightforward live
streaming needs, integrators and
high-end production professionals may
require advanced capabilities such as
additional formats or protocols and
higher bitrates, " said Nick Ma, CEO and
CTO at Magewell.
" Ultra Encode delivers these
enhanced features in an exceptionally
versatile platform that is ideal not only
for live streaming, but also for other
professional applications such as local

or remote production workflows. "
Ultra Encode features H.264 and
H.265 (HEVC) video compression
for live streaming delivery,
letting users choose their
preferred balance between
broader
viewing
device
compatibility and higher quality/
bitrate efficiency. The new encoder
also supports a flexible range of
streaming protocols including RTMP,
RTMPS, RTSP, RTP, HLS, and SRT
(Secure Reliable Transport, developed
and open-sourced by Haivision).
Configurable presets enable easy
streaming
to
YouTube™
Live,
™
Facebook Live, Twitch™, or custom
targets, with select protocols allowing
simultaneous streaming to multiple
destinations
using
independent
encoding parameters for each stream.
Combinations such as H.265
compression and the SRT protocol
are ideal for remote production
and contribution, enabling reliable
and secure delivery of high-quality,

The Ultra Encode HDMI

bandwidth-efficient live streams even
over unpredictable networks like the
internet.
For IP production workflows, Ultra
Encode supports second-generation
NDI|HX, the lower-bitrate mode in
NewTek's popular NDI® IP media
transport technology. The bandwidthfriendliness of NDI|HX enables it to
be transmitted wirelessly over Ultra
Encode's built-in Wi-Fi support,
maximizing flexibility in on-site
production and monitoring workflows.
Ultra Encode units can be combined
with Magewell's multi-format Pro
Convert decoders for robust, end-toend, live media transport in either
NDI|HX or streaming formats.

Two initial Ultra Encode models
- the Ultra Encode HDMI and Ultra
Encode SDI - offer a choice of HDMI
or 3G-SDI input and loop-through
interfaces. Both models can
encode and stream content
up to 1080p60, while the
Ultra Encode HDMI also
accepts 4K HDMI inputs, downconverting them automatically to
HD. Embedded audio is complemented
by analog, line-level audio input and
output connections. In addition to WiFi, the encoder offers an RJ-45 Gigabit
Ethernet port for wired networking.
Ultra Encode's compact, cameramountable metal chassis measures
106.7mm square with a height
of 25.4mm. The encoder can be
configured and controlled through an
intuitive, browser-based Web interface
or programmatically via HTTP-based
APIs, providing systems integrators
with exceptional deployment flexibility
and integration possibilities.
More information is available at
www.magewell.com/ultra-encode


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