How to Control PTZ Cameras with Rocosoft PTZ Camera Controller

How to Control PTZ Cameras

Rocosoft PTZJoy PTZ Camera Controller Software offers a variety of precise control options to control PTZ Cameras.

In this video, we discuss the different camera control options available in Rocosoft PTZ Camera Joystick Controller Software and demonstrate how to control cameras with our precise virtual joystick, keyboard hotkeys, with a trackball mouse, or with any connected USB joystick controller.

 

 

With PTZJoy PTZ Camera Controller, you don't need anything else to control your PTZ Cameras. Our Virtual Joystick Controller mimics a real joystick and offers precise pan/tilt/zoom controls with variable speed.

PTZJoy also has key board shortcuts programmed into the app, so you can actually control your cameras using your computer keyboard. Control pan and tilt movement, zoom in and out, switch between cameras, switch between presets, and more.

Use PTZBall Mode to control PTZ cameras using a laptop touchpad, trackball mouse, or simply using the movement of any regular mouse. In the video, we demonstrate how convenient it is to use a trackball mouse for PTZ camera control.

If you like the feel of a hardware joystick, you can connect ANY wired USB Joystick, wireless Bluetooth joystick, or gaming controller and use it as a PTZ Camera Controller. With simultaneous pan/tilt/zoom, 3 joystick performance modes, and custom button mapping, the result smooth and reliable camera control.

Video Links:

Keyboard Hotkeys Diagram: https://www.rocosoft.com/knowledge-base/controlling-cameras/keyboard-hotkeys/

Joystick Button Mapping: https://www.rocosoft.com/knowledge-base/usb-joysticks/customizing-joystick-buttons/

Rocosoft PTZ Camera Controller Software Version 8 Release is Coming Soon

New Features and Functionality with PTZJoy PTZ Camera Controller Version 8!

You asked and we listened! We have been compiling a list of feature requests from our clients and will be releasing Rocosoft PTZ Camera Controller Version 8 in the coming weeks. We are making performance improvements to the current software features and adding some really exciting new functionality.

Here’s what to look forward to:

  • Macros to control vMix, TriCaster, and Panasonic switchers and PTZ Cameras. Added possibility to execute individual custom commands, run scripts, load programs, send HTTP requests, etc.
  • Use a Serial Joystick Controller like Sony RM-BR300 Joystick or Telemetrics Joystick controller to control IP Cameras
  • Multi-Camera Direct Control Panel being added to PRO Edition
  • Joystick Button Mapping supports joysticks with up to 30 buttons
  • 4 Joystick Button Mapping Profiles – set up to 4 different configurations (profiles) of button shortcuts on your joystick
  • Support for multiple simultaneously connected USB or Bluetooth joysticks – have multiple joysticks connected and each joystick is assigned a camera to control
  • Multi-Joystick individual camera control - connect multiple joysticks and use them to control individual cameras, any joystick can control any camera
  • Three levels of Soft Joystick Mode
  • Support for Tricaster TC1
  • External Presets with Fade Speed Slider to change preset recall speed
  • Full API support to manage PTZ cameras from any device or other software using HTTP Requests
  • PTZLayer overlay feature added to PTZLive Visual Preset Panel
  • Tandberg/Cisco camera support with presets
  • Real time Iris, Shutter, Gain, White balance, R-Gain, and B-Gain monitoring and control
  • New COM Port handling in VISCA software so PTZJoy can work with Port Splitters on multiple active COM Ports.

Contact Us to be the first to get your hands on all these tools!

Rocosoft CH IP Desktop USB Professional Joystick for PTZ Camera Control

Using the Button Shortcuts on a USB Joystick

Using the Button Shortcuts on a USB Joystick

All USB joysticks are different, but most of them have special shortcut buttons that can be assigned specific commands. You can easily create your own button mapping scenario in the Settings panel.

It’s easy to reconfigure the buttons on the joystick controller to your needs.

It can be done in the Settings Panel. Simply press a button on the joystick and you will see what number it is assigned to. Select the desired command from the drop-down menu for that button.

Repeat for all buttons and click the Set button to save changes.

PTZJoy Control Software

This blog is in relation to our PTZJoy Camera Controller Software. We designed PTZJoy with one idea in mind: to simplify PTZ control without sacrificing power. PTZJoy simplifies every aspect of managing your PTZ cameras, while also bringing a host of powerful features to your fingertips.
Click on either of the links to the right to learn more!