NewTek release the world’s first native NDI PTZ camera – and it’s available now!

NewTek release the world’s first native NDI PTZ camera – and it’s available now!

NewTek have released the world’s very first native IP camera designed for Network Device Interface (NDI) video workflows in the form of the NDIHZ-PTZ1. Touted as an affordable, IP-based pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, NewTek are calling it the best way to acquire live video for input into their revolutionary IP-based live production workflows. 

With Newtek’s NDI standard already pioneering the move from SDI to IP with their hybrid live production systems (such as the TriCaster TC1 that was announced earlier this year), it makes sense they’d follow suit by integrating their NDI standard into a camera.

They set out to produce a camera that can be placed on an ethernet network and work right away, and they’ve done just that. The PTZ1 is a broadcast-quality IP video camera that doesn’t require a capture card and a PC, USB dongle, or any other add-on or accessory to get up and running – it’s capable of sending video solely through ethernet. It transmits full native HD resolutions up to 1080p 60fps and 20x optical zoom to NDI-compatible receiving devices available on a network, and is perfectly suited for IP-based live productions and streams that require single or multi-camera setups, such as sports and events coverage, video conferencing, lecture capture, distance learning, media communications and surveillance.

The camera’s ethernet input delivers audio and power, and provides bidirectional communication that supports PTZ camera control and tally. If you’re still transitioning to an IP workflow, it also integrates with baseband equipment thanks to it’s industry standard 3G SDI and HDMI video connections. And thanks to the recently announced NewTek Spark HDMI and SDI converters, you can also incorporate your existing into video cameras into your IP workflow to work alongside the PTZ1.

Lastly, both the PTZ1 camera and NewTek Spark models are compatible with hundreds of production solutions, including NewTek live production systems and third-party video switchers, as well as software-based video tools such as Livestream Studio, OBS, Streamstar SW, Telestream, Gameshow, Wirecast, VidBlaster, vMix, XSplit, plus all other NDI-enabled products (NDI version 2.0 or higher).

The NDIHX-PTZ1 is also compatible with popular desktop video applications – such as Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, WebEx, Zoom and more – thanks to an NDI|HX driver.

Check out some of its key features:

– Native support for HD video formats up to 1080p 60fps.

– Integrated and automatic tally support via NDI.

– Motor-driven PTZ operation with preset positions.

– Remote control and monitoring via web-based user interface.

– Remote control over IP via NewTek Studio Monitor.

– Remote capture and recording via NewTek Studio Monitor.

– Power over ethernet via POE+ (802.3at) or included DC 12V 1A external power supply.

For more information about the world’s first native NDI PTZ camera, visit our online store here or get in touch on the details below.

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NAB 2016: JVC introduces robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP production camera

NAB 2016: JVC introduces robotic PTZ Video-Over-IP production camera

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today introduced its first robotic PTZ IP video production camera, the KY-PZ100, which is ideal for studio or field applications. In addition to its 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, the KY-PZ100 features JVC’s unique IP-based communications engine to provide streaming HD video at a variety of bit rates with minimal latency. JVC will demonstrate the new camera during the 2016 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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When connected to a Wi-Fi adapter or LTE modem via USB or directly connected to a LAN, the KY-PZ100 streams up to 1080p/60 video with two-channel audio using SMPTE 2022 forward error correction (FEC). The camera offers low latency streaming at various bit rates, and its integrated Zixi technology delivers reliable streaming performance with FEC and automatic repeat request (ARQ) as well as adaptive bit rate control.

Designed as a standalone remote camera or as part of a multi-camera system, the KY-PZ100 can also be used as a conventional PTZ camera. It includes a 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor (2.2 million pixels) and a 30x optical zoom lens. Its f/1.6-4.7 maximum aperture delivers excellent low-light performance, and its LoLux mode delivers images in darkness as low as 0.01 lux. The camera also supports on-board HD recording at up to 50 Mbps to a MicroSDHC/SDXC media card, and recorded files can be uploaded to an external server.

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“There are plenty of PTZ cameras on the market, but none have a direct host USB connection to an LTE modem or Wi-Fi adapter.” explained Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Video. “This unique capability allows our PTZ camera to be placed anywhere there’s a power source and stream broadcast quality HD video. This exciting new technology will appeal to a number of vertical markets including broadcast, government, sports production, and houses of worship.”

Users can control the PTZ unit using JVC’s new RM-IP100 remote control panel, a Web browser, or a variety of remote units that support VISCA protocol. The RM-IP100 can memorize more than 100 preset settings and positions. For installation versatility, the camera is available in black (KY-PZ100B) or white (KY-PZ100W) housings and can be mounted upside-down, if necessary.

The KY-PZ100 will be available in October at an expected MSRP of $3,995. We’re still waiting on confirmation of a UK/EU release, so watch this space.

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