Posts Tagged ‘control PTZ camera’

Control Panasonic IP Camera with N-Button Pro/Lite

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

N-Button Pro/Lite v1.7 supports Camera Widget and PTZ Button. It’s very easy to create your own control panel for IP Camera or PTZ Camera.

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Here shows how to control Panasonic WV-NS202A IP Camera.

Panasonic WV-NS202A IP Camera

1. Run N-Button Pro/Lite. Add device Panasonic, set IP Address.

N-Button Panasonic

2. Add Camera Widget and PTZ Button.

N-Button Camera Widget

3. Control Panasonic WV-NS202A IP Camera with created Camera Widget and PTZ Buttons.

N-Button control Panasonic IP camera

Here is the video that shows Control Panasonic WV-NS202A IP Camera with N-Button Pro.

Control Panasonic WV-NS202A IP Camera with N-Button Pro

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USB PTZ Joystick Plug-in for PTZ Controller

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

PTZ Controller supports PTZ Joystick plug-in.

Download PTZ Joystick Plug-in

How to use PTZ Joystick to control PTZ Camera

  1. Download and Install PTZ Controller (http://www.serialporttool.com/PTZ.htm)
  2. Download PTZ Joystick plug-in
  3. Connect PTZ Camera with your PC through RS232 serial port
  4. Connect USB PTZ Joystick with your PC
  5. Run PTZ Controller
  6. Run JoystickPlugin.exe
  7. Control PTZ Camera with the PTZ Joystick now!

Note:

Please update your Windows and install the latest DirectX. Here is the download link.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

  • PTZ Joystick Plug-in

The latest version of PTZ Joystick plug-in allows you to set the functions for buttons of PTZ Joystick.

Click Configuration button to open the Joystick Configuration dialog.

Click Setting button to select the stick or button to control Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Camera, Preset and Customized Functions.

PTZ Joystick Plug-in Configuration

The default configuration for PTZ Joystick is X/Y Axis for Pan/Tilt and rotates handle for Zoom out/in.

There are 12 buttons, 2 on handle and 10 on base housing. Here is the table of the button’s functions.

Button # Function
1 Focus Far
2 Focus Near
3 Iris Open
4 Iris Close
5 Next Preset
6 Previous Preset
7 Next Camera
8 Previous Camera
9 Customized Button 1
10 Customized Button 2
11 Customized Button 3
12 Customized Button 4

 

PTZ Joystick

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The Customized Buttons indicate the buttons on Customize panel of PTZ Controller.

customizedButton

Here are links for USB PTZ Joystick.

* If you want to use a less expensive solution for PTZ Joystick, you may choose USB Game Joystick or USB Gamepad.

Back to PTZ Controller webpage

Related Link:

USB Game Joystick Plug-in for PTZ Controller

USB Game Pad Plug-in for PTZ Controller

USB Gamepad Plug-in for PTZ Controller

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

PTZ Controller supports Gamepad plug-in.

It’s possible to control PTZ camera with your gamepad with PTZ Controller.

Download Gamepad Plug-in

We recommend Logitech Cordless RumblePad. It is available from NewEgg.com at the price about $30. It’s also works well with other gamepad.

Logitech Cordless RumblePad       Logitech Cordless RumblePad

How to use USB Gamepad to control PTZ Camera

  1. Download and Install PTZ Controller (http://www.serialporttool.com/PTZ.htm)
  2. Download Gamepad Plug-in
  3. Connect PTZ Camera with your PC through RS232 serial port
  4. Connect USB Gamepad with your PC
  5. Run PTZ Controller
  6. Run GamepadPlugin.exe 
  7. Control PTZ Camera with the Gamepad now!

Note:

Please update your Windows and install the latest DirectX. Here is the download link.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

  • PTZ Controller Gamepad Plug-in    

The latest Gamepad plug-in allow you to set the functions for buttons or sticks of gamepad.

Click Configuration button to open the Configuration dialog. 

Gamepad Plug-in Configuration

Click Setting button to select the stick or button to control Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus, Iris, Camera, Preset and Customized Functions.

Gamepad Plug-in Pan Control Setting

For Logitech Cordless RumblePad shown as below:

A indicates Pov Right, Pov Left, Pov Up, Pov Down.

B indicates Stick X and Stick Y.

C indicates Stick R and Stick U.

All the other buttons with number indicate the same button in plug-in.

Logitech Cordless RumblePad

 

Note: The Customized Functions indicate the buttons on Customize panel of PTZ Controller.

Customized Buttons

Back to PTZ Controller webpage

Related Link:

USB Game Joystick Plug-in for PTZ Controller

USB PTZ Joystick Plug-in for PTZ Controller

Send Custom Command in PTZ Controller

Friday, January 13th, 2012

PTZ Controller allows you to send custom command to your PTZ camera.

Click Customize button to open Customize Panel.

PTZ Controller Customize

PTZ Controller Customize

There are 12 buttons in Customize Panel. It will send user-defined commands to PTZ Controller.

The default setting for button 1-9 is GoTo Preset 1-9 separately.

To edit customize functions, click main menu , select ‘Edit Customization’ to openEdit Panel.

PTZ Controller Edit Customization

PTZ Controller Edit Customization

Click the button that needs to be edited to open Setting dialog.

PTZ Controller - Edit Customization -Setting

Select the options in this dialog to set the built-in function for the button.

The button can be set AUX or Preset function. It also can send specific Hex data to PTZ camera.

Click OK button to return Edit Panel. All buttons can be edited here.

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Basic Setting for PTZ Controller

Friday, January 13th, 2012

To control your PTZ Camera with our PTZ Controller software, you need connect your PTZ camera an the computer at first. You also need to set PTZ Controller to make it work. The basic settings include Protocol, Com Port, Baud Rate and camera Address.

How to Set Protocol

PTZ Controller supports multiple protocols, includes Pelco D, Pelco P, AD ASCII, AD Manchester, Bosch, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG, Canon and Lilin protocols.

Please select the right protocol for your PTZ camera. If you are not sure which protocol your PTZ camera works with. Please try Pelco D or Pelco P. Most of cameras work with them.

Click Main Menu –> Protocol to select a protocol.

The default protocol is Pelco D.

PTZ Controller - Protocol

How to Set Com Port

Click Main Menu –> COM Port to select an existing COM Port that connected with PTZ camera.

All available COM ports will be detected automatically and list here.

PTZ Controller - COM Port

 

How to Set Baud Rate

Click Main Menu –> Baud Rate to select baud rate for the COM port. It should be set according to the instruction of PTZ camera.

PTZ Controller - Baud Rate

 

How to Set PTZ Camera Address

Click button to show Camera Panel. There are 255 cameras in the list. All commands will be send to selected PTZ Camera. Meaningful name can be assigned to each camera.

PTZ Controller - Camera Address

 

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Why my PTZ Dome has no respond to PTZ Controller?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

If your PTZ Dome can not work with PTZ Controller. Please check the list below.

  • Make sure PTZ Dome is power-on.
  • Make sure the connection is correct between PTZ Dome and the computer.
  • Make sure the serial port and RS232/485 cable are available.  (About Connection Test )
  • Make sure the correct baud rate and com port in PTZ Controller are selected and matched with PTZ Dome.
  • Make sure the protocol is selected correctly.

There are several protocols, even for same manufactory, please try different protocols, the most common one is Pelco D/P. There are switches or jumpers in PTZ Dome, when you change the protocol, please also check the setting on the PTZ Dome to match it. For Canon, Sony, Bosh and other brands, there are several models, please try different models from same companies or refer the manual of PTZ Dome to find the compatible protocol.

If your PTZ Dome can work with other software while not PTZ Controller, please contact us with following information. (support@serailporttool.com)

Exact model and name of your PTZ Dome

Brief description of connection between computer and your PTZ Dome

PTZ Controller version, which can be find in Help->About dialog.

You OS information, which can be find in My Computer->Properties, you can send the screenshot of My Computer->Properties windows, which contains the Windows version, and hardware information.

It will be helpful if the user manual or specification is included.

 

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Why OSD menu of PTZ camera can not be opened by PTZ Controller?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

PTZ Controller supports standard protocol. For most PTZ cameras, OSD menu can be opened on Menu panel of PTZ Controller.

PTZ Controller Menu Panel

Some PTZ cameras are not fully compatible with standard protocols. Just like OSD Menu function, it is not a standard rule for every camera.

Most PTZ cameras use Preset 95 to access OSD Menu. There also have some using Preset 57. There may have some using other command.

You can find the exact command for it in the user manual or specification of your PTZ camera, and then add the command to the Customize panel of PTZ Controller.

PTZ Controller Edit Customization

PTZ Controller Command Setting

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Why PTZ Controller can not be launched after installation?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

PTZ Controller can only be run on Windows XP and later. It needs .net framework 2.0.

Pleas make sure your computer is updated with latest service pack.

The internet connection is needed when it first time runs. It also need internet connection for registration.

You’d better download and install the latest version of PTZ Controller. Here is the link of latest version.

http://www.serialporttool.com/download/PTZController/PTZController.zip

Please also try to install it on another computer if you have problem with one computer.

If it still has problem, please contact us (support@serialporttool.com) with the following information.

PTZ Controller version, which can be find in Help->About dialog.

You Windows Operation System information, which can be find in My Computer->Properties, you can send the screenshot of Computer->Properties windows, which contains the Windows version, and hardware information.

  

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Keyboard Shortcuts for PTZ Controller

Monday, September 14th, 2009

PTZ Controller supports standard Windows keyboard shortcuts.

keyboard

Key Function Key Function
Q Focus Far W Focus Near
A Zoom Out S Zoom In
Z Iris Close X Iris Open
8 Tilt Up 2 Tilt Down
4 Pan Left 6 Pan Right
7 Pan Left + Tilt Up 9 Pan Right + Tilt Up
1 Pan Left + Tilt Down 3 Pan Right + Tilt Down
pageup Previous Camera pagedown Next Camera
minus Previous Preset add Next Preset
Ctrl + 1-9 Go To Preset 1~9 Ctrl + 0 Go To Preset 10