PTZOptics announces free NDI upgrades for Move SE camera owners and celebrates 10 years of excellence in PTZ camera manufacturing

Paul Richards from PTZOptics
Paul Richards from PTZOptics
13 May ’24
7 mins read
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PTZOptics is excited to announce that our latest generation of PTZ cameras, the Move SE and Move 4K cameras, now include native NDI connectivity.

Video productions around the world have responded to the PTZOptics Move SE and Move 4K, cameras helping them to win a 5 awards for Best PTZ Camera in their respective fields . The PTZOptics Move series offer unique features such as built in auto-tracking and group-tracking capabilities that continue to improve with regular firmware releases.

Moreover, PTZOptics is thrilled to announce two customer appreciation events. One at the 2024 NAB Show, the first day of NAB and a second customer appreciation event on April 24th, 2024, available via the Zoom Events platform. These events mark a decade of excellence in the PTZ camera industry and is an opportunity for the company to celebrate with the active PTZOptics User Community. The event promises to be an exciting occasion, with opportunities to experience the latest in PTZ camera technology, engage with industry experts, and enjoy a showcase of PTZOptics’ innovative product line. Customers can enter a giveaway to win a PTZOptics Move SE and the NDI compatible PTZ Joystick controller the SuperJoy here.

What’s in the latest firmware Move 4K firmware release? Well for one thing, PTZOptics is announcing full NDI support across all Move SE and Move 4K cameras, at no additional cost to customers. In addition, the cameras now support Presenter Lock™, a new feature that allows the cameras to lock into a specific subject for auto-tracking which will work even when other people are in view. Additionally, PTZOptics has a long list of new features that will be available first for the Move 4K cameras. These include Group-Tracking, Auto-Framing, Tracking Composition, Dynamic Zoom, and a new “Track Now” feature designed to pick up auto-tracking seamlessly from a manual PTZ control position.

Understanding the PTZOptics Move SE

Before we delve into all the new features, let’s revisit what makes the PTZOptics Move SE and Move 4K special. The Move Series is a major leap in video quality, when compared to other PTZ cameras, partially due to the SONY image CMOS sensors now used in the PTZOptics cameras. The Move Series features continuous firmware updates that are made available throughout the 5-year warranty period supported by the award winning PTZOptics team. These updates include features that are made for video camera operators, and come directly from the PTZOptics user community.

How the Move SE Elevates Broadcasting with NDI

The Move SE, now with NDI HX native capabilities, becomes an even more powerful tool in the arsenal of broadcasters and streamers. Here’s what this means in practical terms:

  • Seamless Integration: With NDI, integrating the Move SE into existing production setups is straightforward. Whether you’re using software like OBS, vMix, or hardware like TriCasters, the Move SE becomes an effortlessly compatible component.
  • Remote Production Capabilities: The Move SE with NDI opens up opportunities for remote production. Cameras can be controlled and monitored from any location on the network, giving producers and directors unprecedented flexibility.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: By reducing the need for extensive cabling and hardware, NDI makes high-quality production more accessible to a wider range of creators, from independent streamers to large broadcasting studios.

Building on the existing excitement around PTZOptics Move SE and Move 4K cameras, it’s thrilling to introduce the next evolution in remote camera control and production: the PTZOptics Hive. This revolutionary platform extends the innovative features of PTZOptics Cloud, empowering users with even more advanced capabilities and unparalleled flexibility in managing their video productions.

PTZOptics Hive – A New Era of Remote Camera Management

PTZOptics Hive elevates the concept of remote camera control by integrating a robust, cloud-based ecosystem, designed to optimize the PTZOptics Move series. With the introduction of Hive, users can now enjoy a more streamlined, efficient, and collaborative production environment. 

Features of PTZOptics Hive:

1. Enhanced Remote Production: Hive brings a new level of convenience to remote camera control, making it easier than ever to manage and operate PTZ cameras from any location in the world. This means greater flexibility and creativity in your productions.

2. Advanced Collaboration Tools: Hive enables real-time collaboration, allowing teams to work together seamlessly, regardless of their physical location. Share control, exchange ideas, and make real-time adjustments to ensure the best production quality.

3. Universal Camera Compatibility: Just like PTZOptics Cloud, Hive is designed to work effortlessly with a wide range of camera brands, offering seamless integration and a user-friendly experience.

4. Dynamic Auto-Tracking: Leveraging the existing auto-tracking technology of PTZOptics cameras, Hive enhances this feature for more accurate and responsive tracking, ensuring your subject is always in focus.

5. Sophisticated Studio Management: Manage multiple studio spaces and cameras with ease. Hive’s intuitive dashboard provides a comprehensive overview of all your cameras and settings, simplifying the management process.

Integrating PTZOptics Hive with Move SE and Move 4K Cameras

The integration of Hive with the PTZOptics Move SE and Move 4K cameras is a game-changer. PTZOptics Move SE and Move 4K cameras can be connected to PTZOptics Hive and then sent anywhere in the world for use remotely. This means PTZOptics Move cameras are “Hive Linked” and once a camera is linked to your studio, it will automatically connected from anywhere you send it with internet access. Have a video production shoot in Tokyo? Just link your cameras and ship them out. You can manage everything remotely from your Hive Studio. 

Why PTZOptics Hive Stands Out:

Unprecedented Control: With PTZOptics Hive, you gain control like never before. Manage every aspect of your production remotely and efficiently.

Collaborative Environment: Bring your team together, no matter where they are, and harness their collective creativity and expertise.

Cost-Effective Solution: Reduce the need for physical hardware and travel, cutting down on production costs without compromising quality.

Continuous Innovation: Regular updates and new features ensure that PTZOptics Hive stays at the forefront of remote production technology.

Final Thoughts: Embracing the Future of Broadcast with PTZOptics Move SE and NDI

The integration of NDI HX into the Move SE offers a blend of flexibility and high-quality streaming, essential for modern broadcasting. This technology simplifies complex setups, allowing creators to focus more on content and less on technical constraints.

The Move SE with NDI technology democratizes high-quality broadcasting, making it accessible to a broader range of creators. It’s a cost-effective solution that doesn’t compromise on performance, ideal for both budding streamers and professional studios. With easier setup and superior quality, creators can push the boundaries of what’s possible in live streaming and broadcasting. Whether it’s multi-camera setups for live events or streamlined production for online content, the Move SE offers the tools to enhance creativity and audience engagement.

The world of digital media is constantly evolving, and with technologies like NDI HX becoming mainstream, we’re entering an exciting phase of innovation and creativity. The PTZOptics Move SE, with its latest upgrade, is not just a product but a catalyst for change in the industry.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting, the Move SE offers an opportunity to elevate your productions and stay ahead in the dynamic world of broadcasting and streaming. Embracing these changes and leveraging the power of NDI technology will be key to creating content that resonates with audiences and stands out in a crowded digital landscape.

Join the Movement

As we look forward to the future, I invite you to explore the capabilities of the PTZOptics Move SE and see how it can transform your broadcasting and streaming experiences. Remember, the journey to great content creation is ongoing, and with tools like the Move SE, you’re well-equipped to make a mark in this ever-changing industry.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights from the world of broadcasting and streaming. The future is bright, and with the right tools, it’s yours to shape and define!

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Further Info

PTZOptics provides high quality video conferencing and broadcast cameras with HDMI, HD-SDI, USB 3.0 and IP Streaming. Our approach to video camera manufacturing focuses on value. We strive to provide best in class features at affordable prices while we extend our reach with open source camera controls, free Crestron/Extron programming modules and amazing technical support.

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About the author

As Chief Revenue Officer of PTZOptics, Paul Richards focuses on the Live Streaming and Cloud-Based Video Collaboration market. Paul has over 15 years of audiovisual industry experience.

 

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