PTZJoy™ IP Camera Control Software

Product Highlights
  • Use any USB Joystick to precisely control your cameras
  • Program each joystick button to your liking and assign pictures to Preset Buttons
  • Control using on-screen Virtual Joystick or Directional Buttons
  • Control Cameras from anywhere using any device with a Web Browser
  • Control from other apps and keyboards using macros and HTTP requests
  • Control the speed of preset recall
  • Automate cameras with AutoPan and PresetScan
  • Works on PC, Laptop, Tablet, TriCaster, vMix, Wirecast, OBS, Livestream
Supported Protocols
  • Sony VISCA over IP
  • Sony CGI IP
  • Panasonic CGI IP
  • PTZOptics VoIP-VISCA over IP
  • Datavideo VoIP-VISCA over IP
Description
Specifications

PTZJoy™ IP PTZ Controller Software

Precisely control any PTZ IP broadcasting camera.

PTZJoy Controller will allow you to add a professional quality joystick controller to your system by using any USB Joystick with programmable buttons. You will have simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom control with no latency and the ability to program the Joystick buttons to your liking - switch between cameras, call on presets, control Iris, Focus, and do tons of other things.

This is the perfect way to replace a bulky and ineffective hardware controller, as PTZJoy Controller Software can do everything that a hardware controller can, just better plus provides a lot of extra features.

You can also use the on-screen Virtual Joystick, directional control buttons with a speed slider, Keyboard shortcuts, or, using our Web Remote, control your cameras from anywhere with any device that has a Web Browser. It's extremely useful when controlling IP cameras that are connected to an internal LAN network. PTZJoy becomes a gateway, so the cameras can be controlled over LAN, WI-FI, or WAN with no individual IP addresses needed. They will simply be Cam1, Cam2, Cam3, etc. on the controlling device.

Along with using internal camera presets, PTZJoy Controller also stores camera settings externally in the software. The External camera presets can be called with variable speed, so you can select how fast the camera will move between preset positions.

Our Visual Preset Tiles, or Visualets, allow you to assign an image to a preset, which greatly simplifies preset management. The Snip tool gives you an easy and quick way to cut an area off the screen to save as an image for the Tiles.

Camera switching is also easy and straight forward since each camera is represented by a Tile that can also be assigned an image.

You can adjust the camera Exposure settings like Iris, Shutter, Gain, White Balance, Backlight, or access the Camera OSD Menu for more detailed setup.

Camera management can be automated with AutoPan and PresetScan.
AutoPan will allow you to move a specific camera left and right on a cycle with a given interval and with desired speed.
PresetScan will allow you to move a specific camera between presets on a given interval.

The included API tool will allow other systems to send HTTP Requests to PTZJoy over IP.
Keyboard hotkeys can be used with Macros and programmable keyboards (like X-Keys or Genovation) for controlling cameras with macro commands based on the keyboard ASCII codes.

You can start PTZJoy with Windows as well as run it in the background with features like USB Joystick support so the Joystick control is instantly available when you start your computer or production system.

If installed on a TriCaster system, PTZJoy can be loaded along with TriCaster Software when TriCaster Starts.

Rocosoft PTZ Controller PTZJoy Main Panel

Precise Camera Control

With PTZJoy, you are able to easily and precisely control your PTZ camera's pan, tilt, and zoom with variable speeds. Controlling cameras with PTZJoy is extremely fluid and responsive, regardless of how you choose to control cameras. Our on-screen Virtual Joystick accurately recreates the movement produced by a real joystick controller, providing smooth camera control all around.

Add Joystick Control to Anything

With PTZJoy, you can use ANY USB joystick to control your cameras with Variable speed. Our USB Joystick control is smooth and reliable.
Not only that, but you can also configure every single button on your USB Joystick to do a large host of tasks with your IP cameras.

Easily Manage Presets

PTZJoy makes preset management much simpler for the user by adding a visual component to preset management. Each preset can be assigned a picture, which can then be easily recalled with a single click. Preset setting and recalling is a very quick, one-click process, and the speed at which the camera moves when a preset is called can be controlled.

Multi-Camera Management

With PTZJoy, you can seamlessly manage multiple cameras, each with its own set of presets and settings. Switching between cameras is a simple one-click process. Not only that, but you can also mix and match IP camera brands. For example, Cam1 can be Panasonic, Cam2 - Sony, Cam3 - PTZOptics, Cam4 - Datavideo but PTZJoy will provide seamless on-the-fly switching between them.


PTZJoy™ Key Features

  • Precise control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus/Iris functions with any USB Joystick
  • Supports all Professional and Gaming USB Joysticks
  • Easily customize USB Joystick Buttons to your liking
  • Simultaneous Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Joystick Control with Variable Speed
  • Smooth Camera Control with on-screen Virtual Joystick
  • Convenient Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Iris Control with Directional Buttons
  • Control using keyboard hotkeys
  • Control from anywhere in the world using any device with a Web Browser
  • Control from external programs using macros and HTTP requests
  • Control 6 IP cameras from one computer
  • Save and recall 16 Internal and 16 External camera presets
  • Control the speed of preset recall
  • 18 Visual Preset Tiles for Internal and External Camera Presets
  • Customize Preset Tiles with your own graphics or images
  • Sniping tool to crop images off the screen to use them as back-ground for Tiles
  • Iris, Shutter, Gain, White Balance, and Backlight Adjustment
  • On-Screen-Display (OSD) camera menu access for fine exposure settings control
  • Automatically pan left/right with AutoPan
  • Automatically loop through presets using PresetScan
  • 3 Slow Joystick Modes, X-Joystick Mode, Soft Joystick Mode
  • Precise Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus Speed Monitor
  • Camera On/Off, Tally Light, Mirror, Flip, and Wiper Switching Functions
  • Start with Windows
  • Minimize to the Taskbar

PTZJoy Web Remote

Web Remote

PTZJoy includes our Web Remote, which allows you to control your cameras over the internet with no latency anywhere in the world, from any device that has a browser. This is particularly useful for when you need to manage your cameras on the go.
The Web Remote offers all of the core PTZ control tools of PTZJoy. That is, you can control the Pan-Tilt-Zoom, call presets, and switch between cameras.
Connecting to the Web Remote is as simple as entering the computer's URL into a browser.


PTZJoy AutoPan and PresetScan

Automation with PTZJoy IP

With PTZJoy, you are able to automate your cameras using some of our powerful automation tools.
With AutoPan, you can set your cameras to automatically pan left and right on a given interval. All you need to do is activate it, and your camera will begin panning. You can change the interval (seconds) on which your camera moves.
As with AutoPan, PresetScan automatically calls each of your camera's presets on a given interval. So, every x amount of seconds, PTZJoy will call your camera's next preset.


PTZJoy Camera Settings

More Control Over Your Cameras

PTZJoy offers more fine control over camera settings.
A camera's On Screen Display (OSD) menu can be accessed and controlled via PTZJoy. From there, you can edit any option that the camera lets you edit. Iris, exposure, white balance, etc. Alternatively, you can control those options from within PTZJoy itself.
PTZJoy also offers a Pan-Tilt-Zoom speed monitor, that shows you the exact speed of your Joystick.

Manufacturer

Rocosoft Inc.

Media Type

PC Download – Software Installation and Activation Instructions and User Manual sent via email

Licensing

1 computer per license. Purchased software does not expire

Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Supported IP Port Cameras

Sony VISCA over IP on UDP Port 52381:
Sony: BRC-X1000, SRG-120, SRG-300, SRG-360, all other Sony Cameras with IP Extension Module
Sony IPELA: All Sony IPELA IP PTZ Cameras (CGI IP Protocol)
NewTek: NDI NDIHX-PTZ1
Lumens: All Lumens IP PTZ Cameras
iSmart: All iSmart IP cameras

Panasonic CGI IP Protocol:
Panasonic: AW-HE2, AW-HE40, AW-HE50, AW-HE60, AW-HE120, AW-HE130, AW-UE70, AW-HR140, AW-HE65,
AW-HE38, AW-HE58, AW-HE35, AW-HE48

PTZOptics VoIP-VISCA over IP Protocol on UDP Port 1259:
PTZOptics: 12X-IP, 12X-USB, 20X-IP, 20X-USB, 12X-SDI-G2, 12X-USB-G2, 20X-SDI-G2, 20X-USB-G2

Datavideo VoIP-VISCA over IP Protocol on TCP Port 5002:
Datavideo: PTC-100, PTC-120, PTC-150 and all newer Datavideo IP cameras


Purchase PTZJoy™ Controller Software

PTZJoy™ is universal - it works with all IP cameras with the ability to mix and match different camera brands and protocols. This means that you can have Camera 1 set to be Panasonic IP, Camera 2 to Sony IP, Camera 3 to PTZOptics IP, Camera 4 to Datavideo IP, etc. and in any other order you would like.

However, we offer a single-protocol version of our software at a discounted price for those that control cameras over a single protocol.

Rocosoft PTZJoy Controller Software
Select your PTZJoy™ Product:

Supported Cameras by Protocol

  • Sony VISCA over IP: all Sony, Sony IPELA, NewTek, Lumens, and iSmart IP Cameras
  • Panasonic CGI over IP: all Panasonic IP Cameras
  • PTZOptics VISCA over IP: all PTZOptics IP Cameras
  • Datavideo VISCA over IP: all Datavideo IP Cameras

Supported Cameras by Brand