Camera Control

Control for PTZ of cameras

How do I hook up my PTZ Joystick to multiple cameras?
This can easily be done through RS-232 connections or RS-485 connections, but this guide will take you through the RS-232 method of hooking this up. You wi...
Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 at 1:59 PM
How to use/customize the Open Source control software
Hello AV & IT Pros! In this video Paul Richards reviews, how to download and run the PTZOptics Open Source Camera Control Software which is made ...
Sun, 3 Jan, 2016 at 2:42 PM
What are the possible ways I can control my PTZoptics camera?
You can control the camera in the following ways: IR remote control - Included with each camera. Hardware Joystick - The cameras can be controlled usin...
Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 at 4:47 PM
Do you have the pinout of your VISCA cascade cables?
This is the pinout of our cascade cables. Pins 1 and 2 are swapped, and pins 3 and 5 are swapped. Pins 6,7, and 8 and not used. 
Mon, 14 Jun, 2021 at 10:48 AM
If I set a preset using the remote control, can I call that preset from the IP interface?
Yes you are able to set a preset from the IR Remote and recall that same preset from the WebUI. These operations also work in reverse allowing you to s...
Fri, 3 Apr, 2020 at 11:07 AM
I need to pull up the OSD of my camera from your HC-Joy , is that possible?
Gen 2 Serial Controller: If you need to open the OSD (On Screed Display) of your camera using the serial joystick you can do this by calling preset 9...
Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 at 3:21 PM
Issues with Daisy chaining your Gen 2 PTZ optics camera with RS-232 (HC-JOY-G2/G3)
If, when setting up your HC-Joy (serial joystick) with your gen 2 cameras, you are having issues daisy chaining with RS-232 please follow the following the ...
Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 at 5:52 PM
Installing the OBS plugin to your windows PC.
PTZ Optics now offers a plugin for OBS to allow for control of your cameras over a network. The download for this app can be found in the link HERE: https:/...
Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 at 3:33 PM
Can I set up serial control over Cat cable?
There are plenty of adapters out there that will accomplish this allowing you to extend your cascade connection using CAT cable. The link below is for a set...
Mon, 26 Apr, 2021 at 1:48 PM
An Introduction to IP Control & Scripting for PTZOptics Cameras
There are a few options for "remote" IP control of the cameras using either PTZOptics VISCA over IP or HTTP-CGI commands. Here is some insight...
Fri, 13 May, 2022 at 12:19 PM