PTZ Controller supports Panasonic protocol. It can control Panasonic PTZ cameras with your computer.
PTZ Controller supports the basic functions ,such as, Pan, Tilt and Zoom (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, NEAR, FAR), etc.
PTZ Controller also allows you to send custom command to your PTZ camera. You just need to set a command for a button on Customize panel, and the command will be send to your PTZ camera immediately when you click the button. Please refer to Send Custom Command in PTZ Controller to get more information.
PTZ Controller only supports sending HEX data to PTZ camera since most commands to control PTZ camera are in HEX. However, the commands for Panasonic camera are in TEXT. You need to convert the TEXT to HEX when you set the command in PTZ Controller.
Here is the structure of Single Command for Panasonic camera.
STX AD01; GC7: XXX Y ZZZ ETX
|STX||Start of Text, always 0x02h|
|GC||Command Header, GC – Camera Control Command|
Number of commands, 7 – 7Bytes Command
Command Destination, 002 – Camera Function, 202 – Receiver Function
|Y||Command Type, 1 – Control command, 0 – Status request command, 2 – Text data|
|ZZZ||Function Code (Refer to command list of Panasonic protocol)|
|ETX||End of Text, always 0x03h|
For example, if you want to send the command of “180 DEG TURN” – 20213D1(Function Code), the command in HEX should be like this.
So, you need to input the HEX data “02 41 44 30 31 3B 47 43 37 3A 32 30 32 31 33 44 31 03” to Setting dialog in PTZ Controller.