Set Absolute Position Preset for Pelco D with PTZ Controller

PTZ Controller v3.7 allows you to set absolute position for Pelco D protocol PTZ camera or Pan & Tilt head.

When you open Camera Setting panel to add camera, you will see an option Set Absolute Position for Preset. (It works with Pelco D protocol ONLY for now)

PTZ Controller - Camera Setting

The option is unchecked in default.  After it is checked, you will find Set Preset working in a different way.

PTZ Controller - Set Presets

Normally, steps for using Preset:

  1. Move PTZ Camera Pan, Tilt and Zoom to one position.
  2. Select one Preset number (it can be renamed).
  3. Click Set button to save the position (it will be saved in PTZ camera).
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to save different positions into different Preset numbers.
  5. When you want the PTZ Camera move to a saved position, select the Preset number. Click Go To button to recall it.

Note: Different PTZ Cameras support different preset numbers, such as:

    • Sony EVI series PTZ cameras support 6 presets.
    • Canon VC PTZ cameras support 9 presets.
    • Most Pelco PTZ cameras support at least 32 presets.

Here are the steps to set absolute position for Preset with PTZ Controller.

  1. Be sure you have checked the option Set Absolute Position for Preset on Camera Setting panel.
  2. Select one Preset number ( it can be renamed).
  3. Click Set button. Set Preset panel will be shown like below. PTZ Controller - Set Absolute Position for Preset
    Note:
    Every time when Set Preset panel shows up, the values of Pan, Tilt, and Zoom indicate the current absolute position of PTZ camera or Pan & Tilt head.
  4. Input your required absolute position of PTZ camera or Pan & Tilt head , click OK to finish setting/saving ( it is saved in your computer PTZ Controller software).
  5. Click Go To button. The PTZ camera or Pan & Tilt head will move to that absolute position.
  6. Repeat  steps 2-5 to set different absolute positions to different Preset numbers.
  7. When you want the PTZ Camera move to the saved absolute position, select the Preset number, click Go To button to recall it.

You can set up to 128(0-127) presets for absolute position with PTZ Controller.

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