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

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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°

PTZOptics PT12X-SDI Specs

Image Sensor
1/2.7" CMOS progressive, 2.12 MP
Capture Resolution
1080p 60/50/30/25
1080i 60/50
720p 60/50
576i
480i
Video Standards
NTSC, PAL
Lens
Integrated 3.5-42.3mm, f/1.8-2.8
Zoom
Optical: 12x
Digital: 16x
Angle of View
Horizontal: 6.9° (tele) to 72.5° (wide)
Vertical: 3.9° (tele) to 44.8° (wide)
Minimum Illumination
0.5 lux at f/1.8, AGC on
Shutter Speed
1/30 to 1/10,000 sec
SNR
≥55 dB
Flip / Mirror
Supported (vertical)
Working Environment
Indoor
Pan Movement
±170°
Tilt
Up: 90°
Down: 30°
Presets
Up to 64 presets (255 presets via RS-232)
Connectors
Video 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 Rate
2400 / 4800 / 9600 bits
Power Supply
Input: 12 VDC (10.8 to 13.0 VDC)
JEITA power adapter (12 VDC in) included
Power Consumption
24 W (maximum)
Operating Temperature
23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C]
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions
5.6 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)
Weight
3 lb (1.4 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
14.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.3 x 12.3 x 12.3"

PTZOptics PT12X-SDI Reviews

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question

Are all the video outputs simultaneous? Can I use the USB outputs, HDMI output and IP Streaming output at the same time? If yes, can I use the RJ45 IP connection for control and IP streaming at the same time?
Asked by: Lauren B.
Yes, a great feature of the PTZOptics cameras are that their outputs are all active. This allows to configure your set-up in multiple ways. You can control and stream over the IP at the same time as well.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I am planning on using ECAMM Live running on a ...

I am planning on using ECAMM Live running on a MAC computer which one of these PTZ kits is best for our church?
Asked by: David
Any of the PTZ kits will work, although we're not clear on the exact application you are planning for your church. If you're looking for a more targeted reply we would recommend emailing us: https://bhpho.to/3dYL94p
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-10-26

Do you recomend getting the NDI versions over the ...

Do you recomend getting the NDI versions over the SDI?
Asked by: David
Yes, as NDI technology spreads its solid foothold in the industry and with all of the advanced and useful features, and widening compatibility of new products offered by NDI, it would be unwise to not consider NDI as the first choice.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-05-11

question

What is the exact length of the supplied RS-232 cable ? Thanks
Asked by: Jonathan R.
I needed about 40 feet of control cable from the HuddleCamHD joystick controller to the 12x-SDA Gen2 camera. I used the RS485 connection between the controller and camera. In the camera settings I had to set the control protocol to "serial". For the cable, I used two conductors of bulk Cat5e ethernet cable.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-05-06

Does the product support firmware update via USB?

Does the product support firmware update via USB?
Asked by: Dhulipala
also update via ethernet from a PC/Mac
Answered by: rich
Date published: 2020-09-29

Can I power the device on and off using PoE? ...

Can I power the device on and off using PoE? It'll be in a ceiling and I won't be able to reach it without a ladder.
Asked by: Bryan
Yes that is possible.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-18

What is the distance supported by remote control?

What is the distance supported by remote control?
Asked by: Dhulipala
It is an IR Remote, which means it needs a direct line of site to work There is not a specific range, but if there is nothing blocking the remote from the camera it should work from anywhere in a medium sized room.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-02

Do I need an SDI cable if I'm doing PoE? Meaning, ...

Do I need an SDI cable if I'm doing PoE? Meaning, can the Cat6 feed the video stream to my computer's streaming software?
Asked by: Bryan
This camera offers IP streaming over its Ethernet port. You would not need to use the SDI output if you are connecting it to a network through IP.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-17
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