Adding PTZ cameras

When building your remote studio, one of the first things you will need to do is add and configure your cameras. Within StudioRemote you can add SDI or NDI pan/tilt/zoom cameras.

To add your first PTZ device, click SETTINGS.

From the settings window, click the SETUP tab.

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With the CAMERAS tab selected, click the dropdown arrow on the first source you wish to add.

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Select whether the camera will be brought into your project via SDI or NDI.

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In Device, select the SDI port the camera is connected to or if NDI, select the camera from the list of available devices on the network.

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Once selected, click ADD to add that camera to your project. From here, you can also choose to enable NDI Tally.

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With your camera added to your project as a source, the next step is to add the PTZ information so you can control that remotely. From the Setup tab of Settings, select the PTZ tab.

Click to add a PTZ.

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Next, enter the IP address of the camera and check the VISCA (UDP) Port is correct for your device, then click SAVE.

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You have now successfully added a PTZ camera and are ready to control it from the Remote Studio interface. Repeat the above steps for as many cameras as you have in your setup.

 

NDI TALLY

If you plan to utilise the Tally feature, you can activate this with the tick boxes towards the bottom of this page. The Quicklink ST250 utilises NDI to send Tally information to your cameras so you need to make sure that you are using compatible cameras.

If in preview, a green light will appear on your camera and when live (in program) a red light will appear. Tick the Preview Mode box to select which cameras are in preview and which are live in program. 

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For example, in a 3-camera shoot with all boxes ticked, you can see that camera 2 is live and camera 3 is in preview. Camera 3 will display a green light to indicate to the talent that it is the next camera to be cut to the program feed.

To select a camera in preview simply click the button associated with that camera. To send it to the program, simply double-click.

 

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