Support Panasonic AW Protocol
Allow Minimize to Tray
Change Caption Color of Custom Button
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.
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.
Fifth way: You can also use Joystick or Game PAD to control Pan, Tilt and Zoom. More…
PTZ Controller v3 supports three kinds of view, Normal/Full view, Compact/Half view, and Mini/Quart view.
The latest PTZ Controller v3.2 could be minimized to Window icon tray.
Click menu Setting-> Options.. to open Options panel.
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.
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 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 .
Click menu Setting-> Camera Manager –> New to open Camera Setting panel shown as below.
All PTZ Camera protocols supported by PTZ Controller software are list here.
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.
Run PTZ Controller, select right Address, Protocol, Com Port and Baud rate to make sure the connection is available.
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.
There are several other built-in commands for Sony camera in PTZ Controller v3.1.
The latest PTZ Controller supports ERNA protocol PTZ cameras.
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.
Click to see PTZ Controller Control Demo
See also: Test ERNA Protocol with Comm Operator
PTZ Controller v3 supports two group of Custom Function buttons. The buttons can be set to different functions.
Right-click the custom function button, click Edit to show Function Setting panel.
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.
PTZ Controller v3.1 supports quick edit for Camera , Preset and Custom Function.