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What’s New in PTZ Controller v3.2

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

PTZ Controller 3.2 New Features

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Support Panasonic AW Protocol

Panasonic AW protocol

Allow Minimize to Tray

Minimize to Tray 

 

Change Caption Color of Custom Button

Function Setting

PTZ Controller Custom Functions

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Variable Speed Control Sony Pan Tilt Zoom Camera

Friday, May 8th, 2015

PTZ Controller v3 supports Sony VISCA protocol. It allows you to control Sony Pan Tilt Zoom cameras in variable speed.

Here is how to control Sony camera Pan Tilt Zoom in variable speed with PTZ Controller.

Variable Speed Control Sony Pan Tilt Zoom Camera

One way: Press down mouse in the black area, move the control arrow to control Pan and Tilt. The control speed increases when mouse is far away from the center. The speed around the center is slower, and the speed near to edge is faster.

Second way:  Move the circle slider to control Pan, Tilt and Zoom. Move lightly to control with lower speed. Move more to control with higher speed.

Third way: Press arrow button or +/- button to control Pan, Tilt and Zoom in medium speed.

Fourth way: Use keyboard shortcut to control Pan, Tilt and Zoom step by step in low speed.

PTZ Controller - Keyboard shortcuts

Fifth way: You can also use Joystick or Game PAD to control Pan, Tilt and Zoom. More…

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Change Caption Color for Custom Function Button

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

PTZ Controller v3 supports two group of Custom Functions button. Each group includes 6 buttons.

PTZ Controller -Custom Function Panel

The buttons can be set to different function by click menu Setting -> Custom Functions Setting –> Edit, or just right click the button, and click Edit context menu to show Function Setting panel.

PTZ Controller -Custom Function Setting

Caption color could be changed here.

PTZ Controller -Custom Function Panel

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Minimize PTZ Controller to Tray

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

PTZ Controller v3 supports three kinds of view, Normal/Full view, Compact/Half view, and Mini/Quart view.

Normal/Full view

Compact/Half view

Mini/Quart view

PTZ Controller Normal/Full View PTZ Controller Compact/Half view PTZ Controller Mini/Quart view

The latest PTZ Controller v3.2 could be minimized to Window icon tray.

Click menu Setting-> Options.. to open Options panel.

PTZ Controller Setting - Options 

PTZ Controller Options - Minimize to Tray

Check Minimize to Tray, click OK to close this panel.

Once you click Minimize Button, PTZ Controller will be shown on icon tray at the lower right corner of Windows taskbar.

PTZ Controller Minimize Button

PTZ Controller Minimize to Tray

Right click the small PTZ Controller icon to show pop-up menu. Here you can select Presets, Show PTZ Controller on desktop or exit directly.

PTZ Controller Pop-up Menu

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PTZ Controller v3 Supports Panasonic AW Protocol

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

PTZ Controller software supports several PTZ Camera protocols, Pelco, AD, Sony, Canon, Bosch, Hitachi, Samsung, Panasonic, and so on.  It already supports Panasonic protocol for WV series cameras. The latest PTZ Controller v3 supports Panasonic protocol for AW series serial port cameras .

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PTZ Controller  Panasonic AW Protocol

Click menu Setting-> Camera Manager –> New to open Camera Setting panel shown as below.

PTZ Controller - PTZ Camera - Panasonic AW Protocol

All PTZ Camera protocols supported by PTZ Controller software are list here.

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Power On/Off Sony PTZ Camera with PTZ Controller v3.1

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

How to Power on/off Sony or VISCA protocol PTZ camera with PTZ Controller v3.1?

If the address of Sony PTZ camera is 1, the command for Power On is “81 01 04 00 02 FF”, Power Off  is “81 01 04 00 03 FF ”.  The command can be sent by PTZ Controller custom button.

Download and install PTZ Controller v3.1

Run PTZ Controller, select right Address, Protocol, Com Port and Baud rate to make sure the connection is available.

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Right-click one of the Custom Function button to edit Function Setting. 

Select Send Data function, Camera and data format(Hex).

Input the Power On/Off command directly or select from Data Editor

After above setting, click the Custom button to Power on/Off  Sony PTZ camera.

Power On Sony PTZ Camera

There are several other built-in commands for Sony camera in PTZ Controller v3.1.

Sony PTZ Camera Commands

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OSD Menu Commands for Eminent EM6029 Camera

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

PTZ Controller works with Eminent EM6029 Camera by Pelco D protocol.

To active OSD(On Screen Display) Menu for Eminent EM6029 Camera, it’s “Goto Preset 20”, not the default command for Pelco D/P protocol "Set Preset 95".

To navigate  inside  the  OSD menu, "Zoom In" is up, "Zoom  Out" is down, "Focus Near" is left and "Focus Far" is right.

PTZ Controller supports Custom Functions to allow sending user-defined command to your camera.

Here is the sample to set the first Custom button to active OSD Menu for Eminent EM6029 Camera.

OSD Menu Eminent EM6029 Camera

PTZ Controller v3.1 supports more options for Custom command, shown as below.

PTZ Controller -Custom Function

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Control ERNA Protocol PTZ Camera with PTZ Controller

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The latest PTZ Controller supports ERNA protocol PTZ cameras.

Select ENRA Protocol      PTZ Controller -Control ENRA Protocol PTZ Camera

You can control Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Preset, and Auto Scan directly with PTZ Controller. You can also send other ERNA Protocol commands with Custom Function panel.

Custom Function -ERNA Protocol

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See also:   Test ERNA Protocol with Comm Operator

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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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