Our PTZOptics Producer Kit Review
If you are looking for a premium live-streaming and video production system, look no further than the PTZOptics PTZ Producer Camera system. This is a PTZ live-streaming system that works with your favorite video production software including Livestream Studio, OBS, xSplit, Wirecast, vMix and more. You can create videos and live stream to the Internet using this system. Whether you are in business, broadcasting, sports, music, education, or any other industry that uses live streaming, this software will help you produce high-quality live streams.
This kit comes with many great features. You can add your monitors and start making your videos and live streams. It is easy to use and one person can operate the system with the joystick controller. You will be able to have different angles and shots, and it is easy to fade out and zoom in. The end result is a video or live stream that looks professional and high-quality.
What Is the PTZOptics PTZ Camera System PTZ 12X Producer Kit?
This product is a complete PTZ live-streaming system and you can use it with your video production software to make recordings or live stream to the Internet. PTZ stands for “pan-tilt-zoom,” which means that the camera is capable of remote directional and zoom control. These cameras are used for live streaming and video production to catch different angles and make videos that are professional quality.
It uses a joystick that is connected to the camera to control the shots. You can also add a second camera if you want to have cameras in more than one location. It is easy for one single camera operator to run the entire production.
It operates on an open platform so you will be able to choose your favorite video production software. It allows you to make great videos and live streams where you can grab different camera shots and angles. You can fade between multiple shots as you live stream video.
Who Is This System Designed for?
This product is designed for anyone who wants to create video productions or live stream to the Internet. For example, if you are in charge of a church, you can install this system to broadcast and stream church services for those at home. You can get different camera shots and angles to make a more professional-quality video.
You can use this setup to produce music. DJs and bands can live stream or broadcast their music or make demo recordings. Often, musicians use live streaming on social media or their websites to reach more people.
If you are an educator or a school, you can use it to teach virtual classes. You can also live stream graduation ceremonies or club meetings. The system is easy to set up and use. It requires only one camera operator.
A company can use this to live stream a conference or presentation. It is easy to install the live stream software and have a professional video where the cameras zoom, pan, tilt, and change shots.
No matter what industry you are in, if you want to create live streams or produce videos, the PTZOptics PTZ Camera System can help you make it happen. The ability to set up and control the cameras remotely to catch professional angles and shots will make your videos and live streams stand out.
What Is Included When Purchasing This Kit?
Take a look at what’s included:
- High Definition
- 3 Year Camera Warranty
- Power Over Ethernet
- H.264 & H.265
- One (1) PTZOptics 30X-SDI (Gray)
- 100' 3G-SDI Cable
- Magewell SDI-USB Framegrabber
- 100' Serial Control Cable
- HC-JOY-G3 Joystick Controller
- 6' HDMI & 6' mDP-HDMI
- Wired Keyboard & Mouse
- Shure MVi XLR or 1/4" Audio Input (US-Style Power)
- (1) PTZOptics 12X SDI Camera
- HuddleCamHD VISCA Joystick
- Magewell SDI to USB Converter
- Shure Motiv ¼” & XLR Audio Interface
- HIS HD-SDI 100’ Plenum Cabling
- HIS DB9 Extender 100’ Plenum Cabling
- (2) 6’ HDM
- Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
- Plugable USB 3.0 HUB
The PTZOptics producer Kit comes with one PTZOptics 12X-SDI with 100 feet of 3G SDI Cable. The camera is a 1080p camera with 12X optical zoom and it can capture both long and wide-angle shots. You can also add an additional camera if you want to have two cameras for your setup. This will enable you to shoot video from two different locations to present an even wider variety of shots.
You will control the camera with an HC-JOY-G2 HuddleCam Serial Joystick PTZ Camera controller. The joystick can easily pan, tilt, and zoom your camera. The great thing about it is that one camera operator can control the cameras with the joystick so you will not need additional help.
The system is built around the Intel NUC i7 Skull Canyon system. This system has 256 GB DDS hard drive, 32 GB RAM, 802.11ac wireless, and a 2.6 to 3.5 GHz processor. In addition, it has Windows 10 installed and a HDMI port. You can install any software for video production or live streaming on the system as long as it is compatible with Windows 10.
In addition, it comes with a Magewell SDI frame grabber that is 3G compatible and can do up to 1080p video. It comes with a six-foot HDMI cable and a six-foot mini display cable. You can use up to two monitors but you will need to provide them.
Finally, it has a Shure MVI motif that allows you to add professional audio and control it. You can also mute the audio if you want to use headphones.
All of this comes in the base kit. When you add a second camera, you will increase your video production capability. It allows you to have a second camera in a different location that can also be controlled by the joystick and add to the quality of your video.
In addition, you will have access to over fifteen free live-streaming courses, including ways to produce the best live stream for YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and more as well as tips and tricks for using your favorite video production software. You will also have over twenty free virtual sets that help to create the background you want when you are making video.
This kit comes with just about everything you need to get set up and start producing videos and live streams. You will need to install your favorite video production software on the system and you need to provide the monitors. Otherwise, it is ready to go out of the box.
Primary Features of the Producer Kit
The PTZOptics PTZ 12X producer Kit is loaded with features. It will include the following:
- Up to two cameras
- Fluid PTZ & preset control
- Up to 255 presets
- 72.5-degree field of view
- SDI capture leaving Network & HDMI open for use
- Open platform and compatible with most of your live stream and recording software
- Any XLR or ¼” audio input
- Windows 10 operating system
- Dual monitor support (must add your own monitors)
- 10 USB ports (including HUB)
- 6th-generation 2.6 GHz Quad Core Processor
Questions and Answers People Have About the Product
How many cameras can I connect to the system?
The PTZOptics PTZ Camera System PTZ 12X producer Kit will allow you to connect up to two cameras. One is included in the kit but you can add an extra camera if you want to have two of them. The Producer Plus kit has the ability to support up to four cameras.
How are the PTZ cameras controlled?
You can connect your cameras with a LAN and control them with the PYZ camera app but the kit includes a joystick that is designed to control the cameras. You can connect the joystick to the cameras using the included cabling.
Is the PTZOptics PTZ Camera System PTZ 12X producer Kit compatible with NDI?
Yes. The kit has the ability to process multiple NDI sources. You can install NDI-compatible software to ingest or output NDI video sources. However, it will require an IP network for compatibility.
Can I install my video production software on the PTZOptics Producer Kit?
Yes. You can install any software that is compatible with Windows 10, including OBS, Wirecast, vMix, or Livestream Studio.
Does the PTZOptics Producer kit work for churches?
Yes. You can check out their case studies and see that churches do use the kit for their services. It is easy to use and produces high-quality videos.
Is it hard to set it up?
No. You can read through the quick start guide, and you will find the instructions on how to set your system up. It is quite easy and you will be up and running in no time.
Does the kit come with everything that I need?
The kit comes with most of the parts that you will need. However, you will need to add monitors yourself. If you want a second camera, you can choose the Producer Plus Kit or add a second camera. You will also need to select your video production software and install it on your system.
What businesses is this product for?
This kit is for any business that has a need to create videos or do live streams. Whether you want to have your own channel on YouTube or you want to stream live on Facebook, you can use this setup to make quality video productions that are engaging and will get you views.
How many people are needed to operate the cameras?
You only need one camera operator for this system. One single camera operator can operate hundreds of angles and positions from the central location with the joystick.
What is a PTZ camera?
PTZ stands for “pan-tilt-zoom,” and it is a camera that you can pan, tilt, and zoom to get different angles and shots. You can use the joystick controller to zoom in on the subject and then you can fade out or switch to another angle. This type of camera is commonly used in television studios.
Our Final Thoughts
If you have any need to produce professional-quality videos or live stream, this system is for you. Whether you are a church, a small business owner, or a band, this product can help you produce and stream great videos that help you get your products and services out there. You can set this up using your favorite live-stream software because any program that is compatible with Windows 10 will work.
If you need more than one camera, you can choose the Producer Plus Kit. You can position the cameras in separate locations and control both with the joystick. You will need to supply your own monitors but everything else is included. You will receive cables that are long enough to ensure that your cameras are in the perfect locations.
If you make videos or live streams, this is a system that you will want to have. It simplifies the process of live streaming and it reduces the need for multiple camera operators. You will be able to control the cameras with the joystick and you can pan, tilt, and zoom to get the exact angles and shots that are best for your video production.
You will also have access to other extras, including more than 15 video tutorials to help you get started. With topics including YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and how to live stream video, you will be able to learn everything that you need to know before you get started. You can also make virtual backgrounds in case you are in a meeting. Creating a virtual background can make the video appear more professional. You will love how easy this kit is to use.
Anyone in any industry can use this kit to make professional-grade video productions. You can live stream them or record them and upload them later. If you are looking for a kit so that you can produce quality videos or live streams, this is a great product. Your videos will look professional and it is very easy to use.