- 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
- Sony VISCA over IP
- Sony CGI IP
- Panasonic CGI IP
- PTZOptics VoIP-VISCA over IP
- Datavideo VoIP-VISCA over IP
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.
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.
PTZJoy™ Key Features
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.
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.
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.
1 computer per license. Purchased software does not expire
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Supported IP Port Cameras
Sony VISCA over IP on UDP Port 52381:
Panasonic CGI IP Protocol:
PTZOptics VoIP-VISCA over IP Protocol on UDP Port 1259:
Datavideo VoIP-VISCA over IP Protocol on TCP Port 5002:
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.
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