PTZOptics and sister company HuddleCamHD announced an ambitious slate of camera releases. Both state that there is a new camera for every deployment scenario from the PTZOptics family with innovative options for broadcast studios, individual creators and enterprise applications. PTZOptics is a Downingtown, Pa.-based manufacturer of affordable, broadcast-quality robotic cameras. Meanwhile, HuddleCamHD is a manufacturer of affordable, USB-based videoconferencing cameras.
A New Standard for PTZ Cameras
The PTZOptics Move line is a new assortment of advanced PTZ cameras. Featuring universal compatibility, every Move camera has outputs for SDI, HDMI, USB and IP. PTZOptics will offer the Move line with either 12X, 20X or 30X optical zoom, all with built-in auto-tracking capabilities.
The Move line includes both the Move 4K and Move Pro models. Both models are capable of 4K at 60fps (1080p at 60fps over SDI) and feature a built-in tally light. Additional Pro features include the following:
- Upgraded optical lens and whisper-quiet motor
- Beam-forming microphones for audio-driven auto-tracking
- Onboard LED display showing the camera’s video resolution and IP address
PTZOptics Studio Pro
According to a statement, the Studio Pro is a camera intended for creatives. With a 12X optical zoom, a 72.5-degree field-of-view and a built-in noise-canceling microphone array, this is an all-in-one content creation and livestreaming solution.
The Studio Pro’s advanced focus settings allow users to achieve a bokeh effect for creative and stylized visuals. An advanced time-of-flight sensor enables rapid focus on new or moving subjects. Users can also swap between landscape and portrait mode via a toggle switch. The Studio Pro comes with an IR Remote, a USB-powered lighting solution with a color temperature range of 3000 to 6000k, It also has a cold shoe adapter for mounting the light, a shotgun mic or other camera accessories.
Additionally, the Studio Pro has an innovative form factor that allows mounting to a laptop or tripod or use as a handheld with equal ease. The camera features simultaneous HDMI, USB, and IP output capabilities and comes with native NDI|HX. This allows it to integrate into any setup with far more ease than a typical DSLR. For flexible deployment, the Studio Pro can be powered via USB, 12VDC or PoE.
HuddleCam HD MiniTrack 4K Pro
The latest addition to the HuddleCam HD auto-tracking line, the MiniTrack 4K Pro, brings auto-tracking and auto-framing capabilities to a webcam. This versatile, plug-and-play USB 3.0 camera is ideal for videoconferencing, livestreaming, lecture capture and more in small and medium spaces.
The MiniTrack 4K Pro features 8X digital zoom, 108-degree FoV, and electronic pan, tilt, zoom controls, all in 4K at 30 fps. Using the included IR remote, users can track or frame subjects, set presets using two available preset keys, or zoom in and out electronically. The camera features a wide variety of color and lighting settings. Users can thus rely on AI-assisted settings to adjust the shot or fine-tune the camera manually to accommodate any lighting environment.
The MiniTrack 4K Pro is built for travel. It is an ePTZ camera with no motorized parts, the statement reveals. This makes it safe and easy to pack for live events or long commutes. The camera is also universally compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux. It is also compatible with nearly any streaming, video production or videoconferencing platform.
“These cameras are the culmination of years of customer conversations, industry partnerships, and R&D,” Paul Richards, chief revenue officer at PTZOptics, says. “The Move is an exciting addition to our PTZ camera line. [It offers] all the advanced capabilities our broadcast customers have been asking for. The Studio Pro and the MiniTrack have reimagined the webcam for the flexible work and content creator economies. Whatever your environment or budget, we have a new camera that suits your needs.”