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Control Multiple PTZ Cameras with PTZ Controller

Monday, August 11th, 2014

PTZ Controller 3.0 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 3.0

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

PTZ Controller 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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 3.0 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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Control PTZ Camera Auto Scan with PTZ Controller Software

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

PTZ Controller 3.0 supports multiple auto scan tracks.

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Click menu Setting -> Auto Scan Manager -> New to add auto scan track.

Or,  click button to open Auto Scan panel.

PTZ Controller Auto Scan

Click Edit Track button to show Auto Scan Track Setting panel.

There are 2 ways for auto scan.

1. Auto Scan by Preset

Add preset position to Preset Track list,  PTZ Camera will scan the preset position automatically according to the list. Each preset position can be set a stay time.

2. Auto Scan by Built-in Auto Pan

Select Clockwise or Anticlockwise option. Drag the slide bar to select the speed of rotation. PTZ camera will rotate continually according to the selected direction.

After adding or editing auto scan track, click Start button with selected track on Auto Scan panel.

PTZ Controller Auto Scan

 

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Control PTZ Camera Iris with PTZ Controller Software

Monday, August 4th, 2014

PTZ Controller 3.0  provides 3 ways to control PTZ Camera Iris.

PTZ Controller - Focus Control

3 ways to control Iris:

  • Click the Auto/Manual bar to select control iris automatically or manually. The iris open and iris close buttons are available for manual control only.
  • Use Keyboard Shortcuts, for iris open,  for iris close.
  • If joystick or gamepad is connected, you can also control iris with joystick or gamepad.

 

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Control PTZ Camera Focus with PTZ Controller Software

Monday, August 4th, 2014

PTZ Controller 3.0  provides 3 ways to control PTZ Camera Focus.

PTZ Controller - Focus Control

3 ways to control Focus:

  • Click the Auto/Manual bar to select control focus automatically or manually. The focus near and focus far buttons are available for manual control only.
  • Use Keyboard Shortcuts, for focus near,  for focus far.
  • If joystick or gamepad is connected, you can also control focus with joystick or gamepad.

 

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Control PTZ Camera Zoom with PTZ Controller Software

Monday, August 4th, 2014

PTZ Controller 3.0 provides 4 ways to control PTZ camera Zoom.

PTZ Controller - Zoom Control

4 ways to control Zoom:

  • Click the button or to pan left or pan right step by step.
  • Drag the circle bar to adjust zoom continuously.
  • Use Keyboard Shortcuts, for zoom in,  for zoom out.
  • If joystick or gamepad is connected, you can also control zoom with joystick or gamepad.

 

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