FAQ’s

The answer to this question is very dependent on your situation.

SDI is a good option for long distance or for temporary setups. It is durable and holds up to the abuse of a live environment better than an HDMI cable. It is typically used in multi-camera situations along with a video mixer.

HDMI is a good option for cable lengths less than 50 feet. It is the most widely used video connection and provides compatibility with the largest number of devices. It is a great choice for homes, offices, and any other setting with permanently installed wire runs of less than 50 feet.

USB is best used for webcam and video conferencing purposes. It works best with cable lengths below 15 feet. It is the simplest method of connection, only requiring a computer running a compatible software platform to operate.

IP Streaming is a good option if you are streaming live video from a single camera directly to a host like YouTube or Facebook. Most streaming cameras feature an audio input jack which allows you to connect a microphone or external audio feed directly into the camera.

A capture card is a devicedesigned to convert a video signal to USB for storing, editing, and/or streaming from a computer.They typically support HDMI or SDI signals but are also made for various other formats.If your camera or video device doesn’t have a USB video output, you need a capture card. In the video below Steve demonstrates how they work.

PTZ cameras can be controlled in a variety of ways including an IR remote, a joystick controller, and WebGUI. IR remote controls usually offer a limited set of basic features for controlling the camera and recalling presets. IR remote controls are easy to use for close-range camera control but generally do not work when the camera is mounted far away from the operator. We recommend the joystick controller as the most efficient way to control your PTZ camera by either utilizing a local area network ortraditional serial controllers that can daisy-chainthrough direct connections. Chris shows us how it’s done in the video below!

 

Yes, you can easily mount your PTZ camera upside down by using a compatible bracket. Once your camera is mounted there are a few ways to invert your camera picture depending on which camera you have. One option is to access your camera’s settings via theWebGUI.Locate the option in image settings for vertical flip and check the box. Another option is to use the IR remote control to change your view via the on-screen menu. This option will typically be found under image settings. On a select few cameras there is a dedicated button on the remote labeled ‘flip’.

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The most obvious benefit of PTZ cameras is the ability to capture more than one angle. Where a stationary camera can capture a single, static shot, a PTZ can capture multiple angles and zoom levels. This gives you flexibility in the look of your production, as well as allowing a single PTZ camera to do the work of multiple fixed cameras. The motorized optical zoom can also be used to help identify smaller details that a fixed lens camera may not catch.For a closer look at the PTZ cameras offered by BZBGEAR follow the link below.

 

Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows you to power your camera and deliver a network connection over a single ethernet cable.This gives you more flexibility in camera placement and eliminates the need for expensive electrical work to move or install a power outlet near the camera. Ethernet cables are inexpensive and low-profile, allowing for a cheap, clean installation.

Here is a link to some BZBGEAR PTZ cameras with POE capability.

 




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