Connecting Multiple Joysticks to Control Individual PTZ Cameras

Connecting Multiple Joysticks to Control Individual PTZ Cameras

Using Multi-Joy Mode

  1. Connect your joysticks to your computer or Live Production System via USB or Bluetooth
  2. Set up all of your cameras, presets, and make sure you have all of your joystick buttons mapped out. To map our your joystick buttons, open the settings cog on the PTZJoy interface, select your joystick number, select Game or Pro, and customize buttons using the drop down menus. Read more about this process here.
  3. Open the Multi-Cam Panel from the PTZJoy Controller interface:
  4. The Multi-Camera Direct Control Panel will open where you can see your most important cameras and preset all in one location. Click on the Multi-Joy Button on the bottom to activate Multi-Joy control mode, and a window will open to the right to configure the multi-joystick settings.
    Multi-Joystick Panel
  5. Here on this panel, you can select which joystick is to control which camera by selecting the joystick number from the list.
  6. Select 1-4 for each Multi-Cam panel and activate joystick control by pressing On.
  7. You will see a blue light come one to show that this joystick is on and active and available to control the camera. In this example, you can see that cam 1 is controlled by joystick 1, cam 2 by joystick 2, cam 3 by joystick 3, etc.

You can also select a joystick to control multiple cameras at the same – just make sure you have your buttons configure for this scenario to be able t0 switch which camera it is controlling using a joystick shortcut button. Read more about this process here.

 


 

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