PTZ-X2 Pro Camera Controller
Two-Camera Advanced PTZ Controller for Newtek TriCaster®
Two-Camera Advanced PTZ Controller for Newtek™ TriCaster®
All the great features of our PTZ-X2 model...and much more! The X2 PRO model adds:
Control any make or model of PTZ camera that can be controlled within the TriCaster PTZ software interface. PTZ-X2 PRO acts as a physical extension of the PTZ controls in TriCaster, providing a dedicated desktop controller for easier direct access to your PTZ cameras. Works with serial, network, and NDI cameras, and you can even control two PTZ cameras with different control protocols.
Pan and Tilt in 8 directions
8 momentary push-button keys provide precise, smooth positioning in the intended direction, unlike a joystick which can tend to overshoot your destination - or zig when you mean to zag! Light taps provide small incremental moves for re-framing existing presets, or hold for smooth motion and consistent speed within the full range of camera movement.
Lightning mode for camera setup
Depress the lightning button, then tap any motion or zoom key to move rapidly in that direction. Ideal for quick setup of new preset positions. Jump quickly to the intended target area with lightning speed, then use standard-speed controls to fine-tune the final preset framing with precision.
Sometimes you need to tighten up a shot, or add just a little head room around your subject. Zoom in or out smoothly in fine increments without awkward movements that draw attention.
Create PTZ camera position presets using the hardware panel (up to 15 per camera), or within the TriCaster software UI, then access those presets using hardware or software. Our PTZ controllers are integrated with your TriCaster PTZ controls for maximum flexibility and ease of use.
Set camera to Indoor, Outdoor, or Auto color. Settings are saved with each PTZ Preset created.
Set camera focus manually with Near and Far buttons, or switch back to Auto Focus. Manual or Auto focus settings are saved with each unique PTZ Preset.
Selecting Preview for either PTZ camera sends it to Preview screen inside TriCaster, allowing the user to see the PTZ source video before going live when selecting presets or adjusting camera.
Selecting Program for either PTZ source immediately sends it LIVE to the TriCaster Program Output. This allows for live camera switching directly from the PTZ controller for integrated ease of use.
Providing the same functionality as using Auto in TriCaster, executes the currently selected transition effect between the TriCaster Program and Preview sources. Allows the operator to switch the show from a single controller when using two PTZ cameras as sources, in combination with the provided Preview and Program buttons.
Compact, Ergonomic, and Visible
Small in size, big on features. Its small footprint is ideal for crowded desktops, and the non-slip angled feet provide a stable platform ready for work. The 73 LED back-lit keys are easily identified in most any lighting environment.
Works with any current* TriCaster including TC1, with or without Advanced Edition option. Simple USB connection, with no additional power required. *Not compatible with TC40, which does not offer native PTZ control