PTZOptics MIDI Camera Control
PTZOptics was the first PTZ camera manufacturer to offer MIDI control. Now, we’ve taken MIDI control integration to the next level. In 2022, we’re releasing firmware updates to our entire line of generation 2 robotic PTZ cameras.
This update will allow users to operate the cameras directly via MIDI control, no app or additional software required. This is fully configurable MIDI control – users can specify which MIDI notes they want to use to set and call presets, pan, tilt, or zoom.
Map the controls you want to the keys you have available on any MIDI device. MPE input is supported, allowing users to adjust camera position along multiple vectors at ones.
The possibilities are endless: DJs, producers, and even instrumentalists can control a PTZ camera using anything from a sound board to a drum kit.
PTZOptics is the only camera manufacturer that has enabled direct MIDI control of its devices. We began experimenting with MIDI control at the request of House of Worship users who were looking for ways to streamline livestreaming production.
Once the idea was introduced, the benefits were obvious: our customers could use MIDI to control PTZ cameras without having to adopt any new control devices or software.
Our new firmware update expands the commands available and allows the user to map them to whatever keys they want. Users will now be able to control everything they need for a sophisticated, highly synchronized livestreamed music performance, including the camera positions, from a single MIDI control device.