PTZOptics 12x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming Add-On Camera for Producer+ Kit

PTZOptics 12x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming Add-On Camera for Producer+ Kit
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PTZOptics PT12X-SDI Overview

The gray 12x-SDI Gen2 Live Streaming Camera from PTZOptics can be used as an add-on camera for your Producer+ kit and comes with one 100' SDI and one 100' cascade cables. The camera features a 3G-SDI output for connecting to switching equipment for broadcast conferencing. It is capable of 1080p60/50 recording (instead of a max of 30 fps), and streaming in H.265 and MJPEG in addition to H.264. This camera has a 3.5-42.3mm lens providing a 12x zoom range, allowing for effective close-focus and wide-angle shots to suit both face-to-face and group meetings. It does well in low-light conditions owing to a fast f/1.8-2.8 lens aperture and minimum illumination requirement of only 0.5 lux at f/1.8. On top of this, built-in wide dynamic range and 2D and 3D noise cancellation further enhance the conferencing experience. The camera, along with its entire family of 20x and 12x models, is completely open source so developers can customize everything as they prefer using simple HTML commands.

In addition to the 3D-SDI output, the camera also has LAN, HDMI, and composite outputs, RS-232 input and output with daisy-chain capability, and an RS-485 port. The SDI, LAN, and HDMI outputs can be used simultaneously at the same resolution, which can be assigned via a dial on the rear. The composite output can only be used by itself and at 480i/576i resolution. The LAN output is capable of streaming two H.264 or two H.265 RTSP signals, one in HD and one in SD, or a single MJPEG signal, and allows for direct distribution to CDNs, streaming services, and other destinations using only the camera. There's also a 3.5mm audio input specifically for embedding audio into the LAN stream so you can deliver both audio and video to your destination. The LAN port is for streaming and control only and does not support Power-over-Ethernet. As an alternative to direct streaming from the LAN port you can also connect external devices for more advanced conferencing. The camera also features an USB 2.0 port for firmware updates.

The camera can be controlled via the LAN port over a network, ONVIF over a network, and RS-232 via VISCA commands. RS-232 control includes control from any NewTek TriCaster, including any of the TriCaster Mini models. Simply connect multiple cameras to the TriCaster using DB9 cables and operate all of them from its software. A TriCaster can also be used over IP control using third-party software.

An included IR remote control lets you adjust settings via an on-screen display, allowing you to set and call presets, and control up to four cameras. You can set up to 64 presets in the camera (and up to 255 via RS-232), with a preset accuracy of 0.1°, and call up to 10 presets using the remote. The camera can be mounted ona desk or ceiling using an optional PTZOptics ceiling-mount bracket.

Key Features

  • 3G-SDI output for connecting to professional switching equipment for broadcast conferencing
  • 1080p HD video at up to 60/50 fps
  • LAN, HDMI, and composite outputs
  • RS-232 input/output and RS-485 port
  • 3.5mm audio input for embedding audio into the IP stream
  • H.264 and H.265 HD/SD dual-stream, or MJPEG single stream via LAN port
  • SDI, LAN, and HDMI ports are simultaneously live
  • Open source customizable via HTML commands
  • 3.5-42.3mm lens with 12x zoom range
  • 1/2.7" 2.1MP CMOS sensor
  • f/1.8-2.8 lens aperture
  • 0.5 lux minimum illumination at f/1.8
  • Wide dynamic range
  • 2D and 3D noise cancellation
  • Control via LAN over a network, ONVIF over a network, and RS-232 via VISCA commands
  • Control multiple cameras from any NewTek TriCaster, directly from the TriCaster software
  • Set up to 64 presets (or up to 255 via RS-232), with a preset accuracy of 0.1°
UPC: 737993160342

PTZOptics PT12X-SDI Specs

Image Sensor1/2.7" CMOS progressive, 2.12 MP
Capture Resolution1080p 60/50/30/25
1080i 60/50
720p 60/50
Video StandardsNTSC, PAL
LensIntegrated 3.5-42.3mm, f/1.8-2.8
ZoomOptical: 12x
Digital: 16x
Angle of ViewHorizontal: 6.9° (tele) to 72.5° (wide)
Vertical: 3.9° (tele) to 44.8° (wide)
Minimum Illumination0.5 lux at f/1.8, AGC on
Shutter Speed1/30 to 1/10,000 sec
SNR≥55 dB
Flip / MirrorSupported (vertical)
Working EnvironmentIndoor
Pan Movement±170°
TiltUp: 90°
Down: 30°
PresetsUp to 64 presets (255 presets via RS-232)
ConnectorsVideo Outputs:
1 x 3G-SDI
1 x HDMI (1.3)
1 x RJ45 (10 m/100 m adaptive Ethernet port) (IP network interface)
1 x 3.5 mm Composite

Audio Interface:
1 x 3.5 mm line in (for embedding into IP stream only)

Communication Interface:
1 x RS-232 input (8-pin mini-DIN) (98 ft / 30 m distance)
1 x RS-232 output (pass-through) (8-pin mini-DIN) (98 ft / 30 m distance)
1 x RS-485 (2-pin Phoenix port) (4920 ft / 1500 m distance)

Firmware Updates:
1 x USB 2.0

*RS-232 / RS-485 Protocols: VISCA/Pelco-D/Pelco-P
Baud Rate2400 / 4800 / 9600 bits
Power SupplyInput: 12 VDC (10.8 to 13.0 VDC)
JEITA power adapter (12 VDC in) included
Power Consumption24 W (maximum)
Operating Temperature23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C]
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions5.6 x 6.6 x 5.9" (14.2 x 16.8 x 15.0 cm)
With Tilt Up: 5.6 x 7.3 x 5.9" (14.2 x 18.5 x 15.0 cm)
Weight3 lb (1.4 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight14.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.3 x 12.3 x 12.3"
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