PTZJoy™ Software - Do more with less
Precisely control most PTZ Broadcasting cameras.
PTZJoy Controller Software will allow you to add a professional quality joystick controller to your system by using any USB Joystick. You will have simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom control with no latency as well as 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. You will be able to use one of four joysticks, connected to the computer as well as to have four profiles with your own button mapping scenarios per joystick. It also gives you ability to use a Multi-Joystick setup - one USB joystick per camera.
You can also use the on-screen Virtual Joystick, directional control buttons with a speed slider, Keyboard shortcuts, or use a Mouse, Trackpad or TrackBall as a joystick. You can control your cameras from anywhere with any device that has a Web Browser. Like iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, Tablet, Etc.
Along with using internal camera presets, we also store 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.
The Preset Visualets - Visual Preset Tiles are fully customizable so you can name your presets as you want and use your own graphics or images as background. The Snip button gives you an easy way to cut an area off the screen to save images for tiles.
The included Multi-Cam Direct Control Panel allows preset management of selected cameras independently of the main panel with no camera switching.
The included PTZPad with Preset Visualizer is a Visual Preset Control Panel that is designed to simplify the logistics of preset switching. PTZPad allows you to creates a visual camera preset layout for one-click preset recall. It gives you immediate visual access to your camera positions and preset locations so you can SEE exactly what preset each camera is going to next, instead of having to remember presets by number or name. You can replace the background of the Panel for each camera or use the PTZLayer feature to make the panel see-through, so the PTZPad window can be layered on top of any live video stream window, like VLC Player or NDI Studio Monitor to achieve Live Video background. The built-in Video Monitor allows you to use any USB Webcam, Video Grabber, or a UVC camera for Live Video Background directly in the Preset Visualizer window.
Camera management can be automated with AutoPan, PresetScan, Task Scheduler, Timeline Task Player, and Camera Tracer.
AutoPan will allow you to move a specific camera left and right on a cycle with a given interval and desired speed. PresetScan will allow you to move a specific camera between presets on a given interval. Task Scheduler will allow you to schedule tasks for your cameras to complete at a defined time.Timeline Task Player will allow you to create a timeline of complicated tasks for your cameras to complete. Commands can be broadcasted (let's say all cameras go to Preset3 at a specific moment). The Timeline task lists are saved as files that can be replayed and looped. Camera Tracer will allow you to record the camera movements. The Traces are saved as files and can be replayed and looped.
The included API tool allows other Production Systems to access PTZ Camera control by sending HTTP Requests to PTZJoy over IP. HotKeys keyboard shortcuts can be used with Macros and programmable keyboards (like X-Keys or Genovation) for controlling cameras with macro commands based on the keybord ASCII codes.
PTZJoy™ Controller Software comes in Three Editions
PTZJoy™ Edition Comparison Table
|Easy PTZJoy||PTZJoy||PTZJoy Studio|
|Camera Control with any USB Joystick|
|Camera Control with Virtual on-screen Joystick|
|Camera Control with on-screen Pan-Tilt-Zoom-Focus-Iris Buttons|
|Simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom Joystick Camera Control with variable speed|
|XBox and Gaming Joystick Camera Control with variable speed|
|USB Joystick Button Mapping||Up to 12||Up to 12||Up to 30|
|Maximum Serial Port Cameras||16||24||28|
|Maximum IP Port Cameras||4||6||8|
|Maximum Internal Camera Presets||9||16||255|
|Maximum External Presets stored in PTZJoy (per camera)*||16||255|
|Variable Camera Speed between Presets*|
|Visualets - Visual Preset Tiles with customizeable background image||9||9||16|
|Support of All Listed Sony VISCA, VISCA over IP, Sony CGI, Panasonic CGI, Canon, and Pelco Protocols|
|Camera Control with Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Camera Control from external programs using Macros and HTTP requests|
|Far-end camera control from any device with a web browser|
|Camera on-screen OSD Menu Access|
|Pan-Tilt-Zoom-Focus Speed Monitor|
|Automation with AutoPan and PresetScan|
|Automation with Task Scheduler|
|PTZPad Visual Control Panel|
|Maximum Connected and Switchable USB Joysticks||1||1||Up to 4|
|Joystick Button Mapping Profiles (Per Joystick)||1||1||4|
|Automation with Timeline Task Manager|
|Automation with Camera Tracer|
|Multi-Camera Direct Control Panel|
|Multi-Joystick Individual Camera Control|
|Add to Cart||Add to Cart||Add to Cart|
Video Demonstration and General Overview of PTZJoy™
Live Production Support
Works with Tricaster, vMix, Livestream, etc
PTZJoy works well with Live Production systems and fits into all of their environments.
Our software becomes a part of your live production environment, increasing your efficiency by simplifying your camera control.
Powerful Automation Tools
Record your Joystick movements and play them back. Get rid of repetitive movements.
Timeline Task Manager
Create a timeline of tasks for your camera(s) to complete, whether it be simple left/right movements or complicated exposure changes. Loop them if you'd like.
Schedule tasks for your camera to complete at a defined time. You can set multiple cameras to complete a task at the same time, or loop them.
Supports VISCA, Canon, Pelco, CGI, and VISCA over IP Protocols
No matter what type of PTZ camera you decide to use for your configuration, we have you covered. With options for VISCA, Canon, Pelco Serial Port protocols and CGI and VISCA over IP protocols, our software solutions support virtually all professional broadcasting PTZ cameras available on the market today.
Rocosoft PTZJoy Controller can be used in three modes - Narrow, Wide, or Mini.
Narrow mode: The control panel is narrow and tall. It can be conveniently moved to the side of the screen and out of the way of the main video application.
Wide mode: The control panel is short and wide so it can be placed on the bottom of the screen, which is the most convenient place for the PTZ Controller with any Live Production Software.
Mini mode: The control panel is minimized so only the main controls are visible.
TriCaster, vMix, Livestream, Wirecast Integration
PTZJoy integrates into the TriCaster, vMix, Wirecast, Livestream, and other Live Production Systems and adds advanced PTZ controls, powerful preset tools, and camera automation technology to your production system.
PTZJoy becomes part of your production system and provides you with professional PTZ control options and camera management tools and functionality that are significantly more extensive than those offered by the system's internal PTZ control settings.
Precise Camera Control using any USB Joystick with any Computer or Live Production System
Ditch the limited functionality joystick control surfaces! Turn any wired USB joystick, wireless Bluetooth joystick, or gaming joystick into a precise professional PTZ Camera Controller.
- Simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom Control
X-Joystick-panning on X axis only
Slow mode-limit top joystick speed
Soft mode-gradual joystick speed acceleration
Custom Button Mapping for USB Joysticks with up to 30 Buttons
Multi-Camera Direct Control Panel
- Control selected cameras directly independently of the main control panel
- Recall Presets
- Set Presets
- Re-Set Presets
- Manage Preset Tile Background Images.
- Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom of each camera with Directional Control Buttons directly from it's respective block.
- There are three layouts available with easy switching between them - Inline vertical, Inline horizontal, and 2x2 like in the image here
PTZJoy™ Controller Extensions (plug-ins)
There are two extensions available for the PTZJoy Controller Software:
1. PTZPad™ Visual Control Panel. It can be added to any edition of the PTZJoy Controller or purchased as a stand alone product.
2. CCU Camera Control Unit Panel. The CCU Panels are available for Sony VISCA, Canon BU, and Canon XU cameras. They can be added to any edition of the PTZJoy Controller.
Extensions have to be purchased separately.