We got many feature request emails about support USB game joystick for PTZ Controller. Compare to PTZ joystick, game joystick is much less expensive solution.
PTZ Controller supports plug-in from version 2.8. The first plug-in is USB Game Joystick Plug-in.
Now, we have new version of Joystick Plug-in. It allows you to set the functions for buttons of game joystick.
We recommend Logitech’s extreme 3D joystick. It is available from NewEgg.com at the price about $30. It also works well with other game joysticks.
How to use Game Joystick to control PTZ Camera
Download and Install PTZ Controller (http://www.serialporttool.com/PTZ.htm)
Download Game Joystick plug-in
Connect PTZ Camera with your PC through RS232 serial port
Connect USB Game Joystick with your PC
Run PTZ Controller
Control PTZ Camera with the Game Joystick now!
The joystick works just like a professional PTZ camera Keyboard. It can control pan, tilt, iris, focus and zoom with PTZ Controller. The rotate of the joystick is Zoom, just same as PTZ Keyboard. There are 12 buttons available, with those buttons, it is possible to switch camera address and set preset by one hand!
Please update your Windows and install the latest DirectX. Here is the download link.
Click Configuration button to open the Configuration dialog.
- Click Setting button to select the stick or button to control Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Camera, Preset and Customized Functions.
For Logitech’s extreme 3D joystick, the default function mapping shown as below.
- X Axis Pan
- Y Axis Tilt
- Z Axis Zoom
Pov are mapping to Iris and Focus.
- Pov Up Iris –
- Pov Down Iris +
- Pov Left Focus –
- Pov Right Focus +
- Button 1 Next Preset
- Button 2 Previous Preset
- Button 3 Next Camera
- Button 4 Previous Camera
- Button 5 —
- Button 6 —
- Button 7 Customized Button 1
- Button 8 Customized Button 2
- Button 9 Customized Button 3
- Button 10 Customized Button 4
- Button 11 Customized Button 5
- Button 12 Customized Button 6
The Customized Buttons indicate the buttons on Customize panel of PTZ Controller.