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Data Editor for Custom Function Send Data

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports two group of Custom Function buttons. The buttons can be set to different functions.

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PTZ Controller - Custom Function Panel

Right-click the custom function button, click Edit to show Function Setting panel.

PTZ Controller - Custom Function - Data Editor

On Function Setting panel, you can input Text data or Hex data directly. Or, click the button to show Data Editor panel. Some auxiliary commands are supported here according to different protocols. It’s much easier to set custom function buttons for those AUX commands.

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Quick Edit for Camera Preset and Custom Function

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

PTZ Controller v3.1 supports quick edit for Camera , Preset and Custom Function.

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  • Select the Camera item, Preset item and Custom Function buttons.
  • Right-click the selected item to show context menu.
  • Click Edit to open Camera Setting, Function Setting or Set Preset, Go To Preset directly.

Quick Edit for Camera Preset and Custom Function

Camera Setting

PTZ Controller - Camera Setting

Function Setting

PTZ Controller -Function Setting

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Remote Control PTZ Camera with HTTP Request by PTZ Controller v3

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports build-in HTTP CGI server.  It can control PTZ cameras remotely through HTTP request.

How to control PTZ Camera with HTTP request by PTZ Controller v3.

1.  Download and install PTZ Controller v3 on your computer.

2. Connect PTZ Camera with your computer through serial port or USB

3. Run PTZ Controller v3, and make sure to select the right setting for camera. (address, protocol, Com port, baud rate)

4. Please make sure you can control your PTZ camera locally with mouse or keyboard shortcuts.

PTZ Controller 3.0 mini

5. Click menu Setting –> Options to select “Enable PTZ Controller Server” and set Port Number or keep it default as 8080.

Enable PTZ Controller Server

6.  To test if PTZ Controller server is running, open the internet browser, and type the following line, replace the port number if the port is set other than 8080.

http://localhost:8080

A webpage should show as below. That means PTZ Controller server is running. Click the button on the webpage will send HTTP request to control PTZ Camera.

PTZ Controller Server is running!

Make sure the port number is allow to access in Windows firewall setting. Please visit Microsoft website to get more information about firewall setup.

7. PTZ Controller HTTP request format

http://IPaddress:port/command

IPaddress :  it’s the IP address of the computer that running PTZ Controller.

Port:  it’s the port number the server listen. It can be reset on Options panel shown above.

There are 6 HTTP request commands for Pan, Tilt and Zoom without parameters

http://IPaddress:port/PanLeft

http://IPaddress:port/PanRight

http://IPaddress:port/TiltUp

http://IPaddress:port/TiltDown

http://IPaddress:port/ZoomIn

http://IPaddress:port/ZoomOut

Stop command:

http://IPaddress:port/Stop

Commands for Pan, Tilt and Zoom with parameters

http://IPaddress:port/PtzRequest?Pan=10&Tilt=20&Zoom=10

Pan’s value: -63 to 63

Tilt’s value: -63 to 63

Zoom’s value: -63 to 63

It can be used with pan tilt only or zoom only

http://IPaddress:port/PtzRequest?Pan=10&Tilt=20

http://IPaddress:port/PtzRequest?Zoom=10

To check the IP address of your computer, click Windows Start,  run cmd.exe to open the console window, type command “ipconfig”, press Enter to get the computer’s IP address.

ipconfig

For example:

The HTTP request commands for Pan, tilt and zoom without parameters will be:

http://192.168.1.7:8080/PanLeft

http://192.168.1.7:8080/PanRight

http://192.168.1.7:8080/TiltUp

http://192.168.1.7:8080/TiltDown

http://192.168.1.7:8080/ZoomIn

http://192.168.1.7:8080/ZoomOut

Stop command need to be sent after sending commands above.

http://192.168.1.7:8080/stop

Commands for Pan, tilt and zoom with parameters will be:

http://192.168.1.7:8080/PtzRequest?Pan=10&Tilt=20&Zoom=10

http://192.168.1.7:8080/PtzRequest?Pan=10&Tilt=20

http://192.168.1.7:8080/PtzRequest?Zoom=10

The latest PTZ Controller v3 has the command buttons built in the webpage. Click the button to control Pan, Tilt and Zoom directly.

PTZ Controller - HTTP Request

8.  HTTP request for Custom Functions

There are 12 Custom Function buttons available in PTZ controller 3.0. Each custom function can be  setup a HTTP request command. The custom item function will be called when the specific HTTP request is called.

PTZ Controller Custom Function

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For example:

http://192.168.1.7:8080/custom1

Above HTTP request will do Set Preset 1.

Note:

All commands that used for Pan, Tilt, Zoom and Stop cannot be override in custom functions.

If there are two same HTTP request commands for custom functions, the first one matched will be called.

 

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Difference between PTZ Controller v2 and v3

Friday, September 19th, 2014

 

Features

PTZ Controller 2.9

PTZ Controller 3.1

Interface

Protocols Pelco, Sony, Canon, Bosh, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, AD, LiLin, ERNA Pelco, Sony, Canon, Bosh, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, AD, LiLin, ERNA, Hitachi
Connection One COM Port Multiple COM Ports
PTZ Control Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris
Auto/Manual switch for Focus and Iris
Auto Scan One track Multiple Auto Scan tracks
Joystick Control Joystick Plug-in needs to be installed Built-in Joystick plug-in
Remote Control None Send HTTP Request via web browser
Custom Function For send custom data For send custom data
For Camera
For AUX Functions
For Auto Scan
For Run Application
For System Function
 
Update No more Continuous

PTZ Controller v3 webpage

PTZ Controller 2.9 webpage

Control Multiple PTZ Cameras with PTZ Controller

Monday, August 11th, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports multiple PTZ cameras.

PTZ Controller 3.0

Click menu Setting –> Camera Manager  to open Camera Manager panel.

It can also be opened by clicking button on camera panel.

Click New button to show Camera Setting Panel to edit or select the camera’s name, address, protocol, connected Com Port and baud rate. Please refer the manual of your PTZ Camera to select the right value.

All supported protocols are list here.

All added cameras will be list in Camera Panel on normal main interface.

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Switch Control View for PTZ Controller v3

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports 3 view modes to control PTZ Camera.

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Click menu View-> Normal to show full control interface.

PTZ Controller 3.0 -Normal View

Click menu View -> Compact to get smaller Size.

PTZ Controller 3.0 - Compact view

Click menu View -> Mini to get minimize Size.

PTZ Controller 3.0  - Mini View

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Configure Joystick to Control PTZ Camera

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports built-in joystick. Connect your USB joystick with computer.

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We recommend Logitech’s extreme 3D joystick or Logitech Rumble Pad.

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Click menu Joystick -> Connect to select the detected joystick or gamepad.

PTZ Controller Connect Joystick

Once the joystick is connected with your computer, you will see the info in PTZ Controller Log panel.

Click menu Joystick -> Configuration to show Joystick Configuration panel.

PTZ Controller Joystick Configuration

Click Setting button to select stick or button to map the function for Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Camera, Preset, and Custom Functions as you want.  Here is the example for Pan control setting.

You can Export or Import your configuration, as well as Reset to Default setting.

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Calibrate Joystick to Control PTZ Camera with PTZ Controller

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports built-in joystick. Connect your USB joystick with computer.

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We recommend Logitech’s extreme 3D joystick or Logitech Rumble Pad.

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Click menu Joystick -> Connect to select the detected joystick or gamepad.

PTZ Controller Connect Joystick

Once the joystick is connected with your computer, you will see the info in PTZ Controller Log panel.

After you have joystick connected, click menu Joystick -> Calibrate to show the panel below. Move stick or press buttons on your joystick, you will see the action on this panel.  You also can adjust the start position, max speed for the sticks here.

PTZ Controller Calibrate Joystick

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Control PTZ Camera with Joystick by PTZ Controller

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports built-in joystick. Connect your USB joystick with computer.

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We recommend Logitech’s extreme 3D joystick or Logitech Rumble Pad.

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Click menu Joystick -> Connect to select the detected joystick or gamepad.

PTZ Controller Connect Joystick

Once the joystick is connected with your computer, you will see the info in PTZ Controller Log panel.

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Set Custom Button to Control PTZ Camera with PTZ Controller

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PTZ Controller v3 supports two group of Custom Functions. Each group includes 6 buttons. The buttons can be set to different functions.

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PTZ Controller - Custom Functions

Click menu Setting -> Custom Functions 1 Setting to show the panel below.

Click Edit button to show Function Setting panel. There are several function options.

PTZ Controller - Custom Functions Setting

Edit above panel to set the functions for custom buttons on Custom Functions 1 and Custom Functions 2 panels.

PTZ Controller Custom Function

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