Marshall Electronics has released its VS-PTC-300 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera controller that has the ability to manage multiple protocols, including NDI, RS232/RS422/RS485 and IP, VISCA over IP and ONVIF.
The VS-PTC-300 IP POE PTZ controller allows users to control multiple cameras using the same or different protocols, which is beneficial while migrating to a larger set-up. It can control up to seven-RS232 cameras, fourteen-RS422 cameras and up to 255 NDI/IP cameras. It also allows easy NDI/IP set-up utilising the NDI/IP discovery set-up.
Indeed, the VS-PTC-300 is designed to operate across multiple camera protocols on a single network. Used in live event production and content creation, the VS-PTC-300 offers detailed operation through a high-quality PTZ joystick, professional zoom rocker and individual fine-tune adjustment knobs. Settings include iris, white balance, exposure, red/blue, shutter speed, focus, pan/tilt speed and zoom speed.
The VS-PTC-300 can store up to six selectable ASSIGN function keys and save up to 256 camera presets with memory of image setting parameters. Dedicated knobs and control buttons simplify direct access to frequently used functions without needing to use on-camera menus.
The VS-PTC-300’s joystick allows “one hand” PTZ/focus or the use of the convenient rocker for Zoom. Its solid construction ensures that the controller will not slide while operating the joystick. The built-in display also allows the crew to easily check framing/ focus, the team can store presets and also practice camera moves.
Greg Boren, Product Marketing Engineer at Marshall Electronics, said, “The VS-PTC-300’s layout provides 10 ‘instant access’ camera control buttons, which reduces fumbling when quick action is required.
“In addition, the information display screen doubles as a video monitor for NDI and RTSP streams. Also, there is no need to type in the camera number before operating the camera — just select the camera button and you’re in control.
“These small upgrades may seem like simple improvements, but camera operators will be thrilled with these changes.”