Rocosoft PTZLive™ Visual Preset Control Panel
Preset Switching Just Got Easier
PTZLive is a powerful preset management tool that gives you a bird's eye view visual representation of your cameras and their presets. It allows you to set a static or live video background from a live camera feed on the panel to show that camera's perspective view, and then drag and drop presets on that camera's view panel to show their locations. It removes the need to remember which preset goes where and lets you organize multiple camera's presets and recall with one click.
PTZLive is often used as a way for technicians to simplify their environment. Volunteers and less skilled operators don't need to remember which cameras or presets they need to control - they can simply click on an image and go live with that camera's preset position.
PTZLive can be overlayed on top of anything on the screen. Great for layering over TriCaster or vMix input screens and managing presets live.
PTZLive Mini is included in PTZJoy PRO and PTZJoy Studio, but is also available in it's full version PTZLive PRO as a stand alone PTZ Camera Controller and includes everything you need to control your cameras, including support for multiple cameras (each with its own set of presets), USB joystick support, Macro shortcuts, and a lot of other control features.
- Bird's eye view of your camera's preset positions
- Configure the PTZLive Panel for multiple cameras and it will store settings for each camera
- Replaceable background image
- Up to 32 drag-and-drop Preset buttons per camera
- Up to 32 drag-and-drop Visualets™ - Visual Preset Tiles per camera with replaceable background images
- Use your custom background image or graphics
- Simple drag-and-drop configuration
- Up to 16 drag-and-drop picture frames with corresponding name fields to represent people
- Replace pictures and assign names to represent people
- One touch Preset Recall
- Control of up to 6 IP cameras and up to 24 Serial Port Cameras
- Drag-and-drop camera position Icon with replaceable background
- PTZLayer™ - See-Through mode to use the PTZLive Panel on top of a live camera view window or to cover the entire screen.
- PTZLive™ feature using a built-in USB Video Monitor for dynamic Live Video Background
- Pan-Tilt-Zoom directional buttons for Camera Control
- Pan-Tilt-Zoom speed adjustment slider
- Camera Control using any wired or wireless USB Joystick
- USB Joystick Custom Button Mapping for up to 30 buttons
- 4 Custom Button Mapping Profiles
- Can be used in three sizes - Mini, HD720, and HD1080
With minimum resources required, PTZLive will work on any Windows based Computer, Laptop, or Tablet. If you want to customize the setup to your own specifications, you can. Simply add useful accessories like a Bluetooth USB Joystick, a couple of gaming or professional joysticks, a Webcam to utilize the built-in video monitor for live video background, some video monitors to display video from your PTZ cameras, or whatever else you think will make it complete for your task.
Using PTZLive Visual Preset Control Panel in different scenarios.
A camera is placed at the front of a classroom facing the students. In PTZLive, an image of the classroom is used as a background, with presets placed on top of certain student. When a student speaks, the camera operator clicks the corresponding students' preset in PTZLive and the camera moves to the student.
A camera is set up in the middle of a large church, pointing at the stage/podium. A second camera is set up hanging from the ceiling. PTZLive is layered over the video feed from the hanging camera, so that this camera is used as a live background. Presets are set on the first camera to certain members of the choir and for the pastor, while the presets are moved over those same spots in PTZLive. Then, all the camera operator has to do is click on a preset in PTZLive and watch as the first camera moves to that spot. No need for them to remember or write down which preset is for what member of the choir.
A camera is placed hanging above the stadium, pointing down (seen in the left image) at the field. An image of the stadium is used as a background for PTZLive, with presets being placed onto random spots in the audience and for the team and announcers. All an operator has to do is click one of those presets and the camera will call the preset. With so many possible presets in such a large stadium, PTZLive will make it much easier for the operator to manage all of them, since they will not need to remember which preset goes where.
A hospital is having a class where up-coming surgeons watch a seasoned surgeon perform a surgery. In the operating room a camera is placed above, facing down at the operating table. An image of the operating table from above is used as a background in PTZLive, with presets being set to certain parts of the surgery, such as the tool plate, the surgeon, the patient's face, and the location of the operation. The operator can quickly switch between those locations with a single click in PTZLive, so that the students watching the surgery will always have a clear view of what's happening.
A play is being live streamed to the internet. Three cameras are used for this event. The first is placed at the back of the theater, overlooking the entire stage. The second is placed on the right side of the theater, also overlooking the stage. The third and final camera is placed on the left of the theater, overlooking the stage. The first camera is used as a live background for PTZLive to layer over, while the second and third cameras are the live broadcasting cameras. The operator sets presets in PTZLive to be over certain members of the performance or over a certain set piece on the stage, setting slightly different presets for each of the two cameras due to differing angles. Since PTZLive offers seamless switching between cameras, the operator will be able to very quickly switch between viewing angles and presets.
A camera is set up on a pillar in a casino, overlooking various poker tables and slot machines. This camera is used as a live background for PTZLive. Then, five other cameras are set up in various locations overlooking specific tables or sections of slot machines, each camera being connected to a small monitor over the operator's main display. The operator sets presets for each camera in PTZLive, then switches between each camera to quickly assess players in the casino to make sure everything is running smoothly. PTZLive makes this easy since each camera has its own profile, with its own presets and backgrounds.
A small car dealership wants to add a security camera to its small lot. So, they place a camera on a light pole overlooking their parking lot and use that camera as a live background for PTZLive. They then place a camera right below the live background camera and set up presets to zoom in on each car in the lot (a total of 32 cars/presets). This setup is very easy to use and also is useful, since the operator not only has a live feed of the entire lot, but also has a second camera that they can use to zoom in on anything suspicious with a single click of the mouse.
A company is holding a video conference call with their over-seas partners. To do this, they set up a single camera at the head of their conferencing table, pointing towards the table (like the left image). They use a still image of this table as the background in PTZLive. Then, the operator sets up a preset for every single person at the table, along with a preset that shows the entire table. When the call starts, all the operator has to do to zoom in on whoever is talking is click a single preset button.
The PTZLive feature is available in PTZJoy PTZ Camera Controller Software PRO and STUDIO Editions