PTZ Controller controls PTZ Dome/Camera through serial port/USB.
It works with Canon VC series protocol.
The latest version v2.9 build 587 supports Canon XU/BU Protocol.
Download the latest version HERE.
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
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.
Pov are mapping to Iris and Focus.
The Customized Buttons indicate the buttons on Customize panel of PTZ Controller.
PTZ Controller supports Sony VISCA protocol. It works with Sony cameras.
About Preset Position of PTZ Camera, PTZ Controller only supports what the camera supports.
Only 6 Preset Positions are supported by Sony’s camera. That’s why you can not save more than 6 Positions on your Sony camera, though PTZ Controller provides 127 presets.
You also need to turn on BACKUP switch on you camera to save the Preset Position when the power is turned off. Otherwise, all settings return to initial values when the power is turned on the next time.
The best way to find the answer is to download the latest PTZ Controller and try it.
It’s free to try all functions with the evaluation version within 30 days. There is no risk to test it.
Before you test it, please make sure to connect your PTZ Dome to the computer correctly, select the right Protocol, Com Port and Baud Rate.