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InFocus

The Sky is The Limit

cont'd...

PTZOptics' SuperJoy
network-based, joystick
camera controller

pandemic, as seen by the
London Symphony Orchestra
and at Lafayette London, " he says.
As someone that has a real passion for
the experiences that the performing
arts bring, offering that ability to
bring a taste of that performance
to people at home gives me a lot of
satisfaction! "
The firm's Live Integrated Video
Experience (L.I.V.E.) Series showcases
the ground-breaking capabilities of
its technology in virtual studios and
to address the challenges of live
production in a rapidly changing
industry.
The demonstrations show how
PTZ camera technology can be used
alongside talent tracking system
from the Blacktrax and Mo-Sys that
provide position and orientation of the
presenters on stage.
" Using
auto-tracking
software
multiple PTZ cameras can follow a
single presenter on a stage without
requiring an operator, " Newland says.
" It does this without using any sensors
- it is purely based on image analysis of
the human body and facial recognition
completely over IP.
" We've continuously incorporated
new features into our PTZ camera and
control range to meet various changes
in production requirements. This
includes the FreeD protocol to support
AR and VR applications, to full support
of the latest IP protocols such as NDI,
SRT and RTMP/RTMPS for stable video
transmission and live streaming for
more creative direction. "
PTZ cameras empower broadcasters
and producers with more video angles
with fewer cameras and operators.
For example, PTZOptics' cameras
can store up to 255 preset PTZ
positions, all accessible with the click
of a button or through third-party
production systems such as OBS, vMix,
Wirecast, TriCaster and
more. The ability to
mount the cameras
anywhere also allows

creative shots that would be difficult
for traditional broadcast camera
operators to capture, such as ceilingmounted views above a studio set.
Auto-tracking
cameras
are
great examples of the automation
possibilities. They can even provide
on-screen talent with control over
the
production.
For
example,
the
HuddleCamHD
SimplTrack2
from PTZOptics sister company
HuddleCamHD has 'Preset Zones' that
enable on-screen talent to trigger an
outro video or camera angle switch
by waving their hand in front of a
particular area of the set.
" This is ideal for segments such
as weather reports or sports
commentary,
again
minimizing
operator requirements while allowing
producers to focus more on their
vision than the mechanics, " says Paul
W. Richards, Director of Marketing.
The SimplTrack2 is an auto-tracking
camera that also uses intelligent
motion tracking technologies to give
PTZ camera shots a more realistic
feel. Meanwhile, the new PTZOptics
SuperJoy is a PTZ camera controller
that features four 'Custom Buttons'
that can send a complete series of
video production commands with

HuddleCamHD
SimplTrack2

a single press. In this
way, a broadcaster
can quickly move
multiple PTZ cameras
to capture a new
area on stage, while
also
controlling
lighting systems and
compatible
production
systems.
The
JVC
KY-PZ100
PTZ video production
camera features JVC's unique IP
communications engine, providing
network connection via Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE,
or cabled LAN - it can be placed
virtually anywhere, stream full HD and
be controlled from anywhere in the
world.
According to the firm's EMEA GM
John Kelly, the model is designed to be
used as a stand-alone remote camera
or as part of a multi-camera system
in both studio and field environments.
In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI
outputs, it is also capable of reliably
streaming 1080i/60, 1080p, 720p,
and 360p video with 2-channel audio
- all with minimal latency and forward
error correction.
" Undoubtedly the highest growth
area for PTZ solutions over the last
year has been in remote production
applications, where the need for social
distancing has placed restrictions
on the number of camera operators
present for live productions, " Kelly
says. " Therefore, having highquality remote PTZ cameras allows
content producers to maintain
a high production value, whilst
simultaneously operating efficiently
from a cost and logistical point of view.
" We've seen a particular growth in
sports production over the internet
over the last year, and PTZ cameras
are an important part of that, again
partly to minimise the number of
operators on location. JVC's PTZ
cameras can be controlled remotely
over IP from any location, and we
can interface to third party control
solutions via a web API. "
As we've seen, NDI is being
rapidly adopted on cameras from
Panasonic, Sony, Canon and PTZOptics'
Huddlecam for video conference. It has
never been easier for broadcasters
and AV users to implement AV-over-IP.
" NDI-centric deployments have
proven
crucial
during
the
pandemic, "
says Scott Carroll,
Director of External

The KY-PZ100 PTZ video production
camera features JVC's unique IP
communications engine

Communications at Vizrt Group which owns the NDI and NewTek
brands. " PTZ's that speak NDI can
also be seamlessly integrated with
software video conference systems,
dramatically
improving
image
quality even when presenting from
home. With a software-defined core
workflow, it is possible to produce
any show with a single operator,
or with the right automation, no
operator. PTZ's can also be controlled
and deliver signals remotely, over
private WANs, and now public Internet
with various cloud services on offer,
delivering AV-over-IP to production. "
NewTek's latest cameras are the NDI
PTZ UHD and HD version NDI PTZ2.
Both use the latest iteration of NDI|HX
offering significant advances in image
quality, latency, and a fully native NDI
implementation.
" Partnered with the latest TriCaster
2 Elite production system, it has never
been easier to provide automation,
virtual
set/augmented
reality
productions, native video conference
integration, and live streaming from
a single device for both AV and
broadcast content creation, " Carroll
says.

NewTek's NDI PTZ UHD camera
uses the latest iteration of NDI|HX
offering significant advances in image
quality, latency, and a fully native NDI
implementation


http://www.inbroadcast.com http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/features.jsp?model_id=MDL102404 https://ptzoptics.com/superjoy/ https://ptzoptics.com/superjoy/ http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/features.jsp?model_id=MDL102404 https://www.newtek.com/camera/ndihx-ptz2/ http://huddlecamhd.com/simpltrack-2 http://huddlecamhd.com/simpltrack-2

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