The PTZOptics PT12X-SDI-GY-G2 belongs to the PTZOptics line of direct streaming cameras. It features 3G-SDI output for connection to professional equipment. The Gen2 model is capable of 1080p60/50 recording and H.265 and MJPEG streaming, as well as H.264. It has a 3.5-42.3mm lens that offers 12x zoom for close-up and wide-angle shots to suit face-to-face and group meetings. It performs well in low light conditions thanks to the lens aperture of f/1.8 to f/2.8 and minimum illumination of 0.5 lux at f/1.8. Wide dynamic range and 2D and 3D noise cancellation enhance the conferencing experience.
In addition to 3G-SDI, the camera features IP, HDMI and CV outputs, RS-232 input and output with daisy-chaining and RS-485 port. The SDI, LAN and HDMI outputs can be used simultaneously with the same resolution, which can be assigned via a dial on the rear.
PTZOPTICS 12X-SDI GEN2 LIVE STREAMING CAMERA (GREY)
PTZ camera with CV, SDI, HDMI and IP outputs, designed to be used in flexible live streaming and video production environments. PTZOptics' lens quality and control capabilities offer endless possibilities for HD capture. All 3G-SDI models can be upgraded with NDI.
It has 1080p high-definition video output, with 12X lossless optical zoom, which allows you to get considerably closer to the subjects. All 12X models offer a wide field of view, with the ability to zoom up to an angle of only 6.9°.
The camera simultaneously produces 1080p/60fps video in HDMI and 3G-SDI, plus multiple IP streams, H.264/H.265/MJPEG, for maximum flexibility. 3G-SDI cabling is ideal for working with 1080p video at 60fps over long distances, but all SDI cameras also provide HDMI output up to 1080p. PTZOptics HD-SDI camera models also include PoE (Power Over Ethernet), so the Ethernet port can be used for power, control and video/audio. Each camera has a 3.5mm audio input, which can be used to insert audio. HD-SDI models support integration of audio, via line-level input, into HDMI and Ethernet for IP streaming.
The cameras, in addition to IP control, include RS-232 input/output ports and one RS-485. These ports use VISCA commands to be integrated with most common control systems. Modules are available for download from the manufacturer's website. PTZOptics has an updated iOS camera control application available from the Apple Store and a free Android application. Controls built into the video production software or by a hardware joystick driver can be used. There are free IP camera drivers for Mac, PC and OBS.
All cameras have the ability to stream live from the camera to your CDN. Simply enter the RTMP streaming information from the CDN into the IP interface of the camera to start the streaming. They include h.265 "High-Efficiency Codec" IP Streaming together with h.264 and multicast streaming.
Horizontal: 6.9° (tele) to 72.5° (wide) Vertical: 3.9° (tele) to 44.8° (wide)
0.5 lux at f/1.8, AGC on
1/30 - 1/10000 sec
Flip / Mirror
Up: 90° Down: 30°
Up to 64 presets (255 presets via RS-232)
Video Outputs: 1 x 3G-SDI 1 x HDMI (1.3) 1 x RJ45 (10 m/100 m adaptive Ethernet port) (IP network interface) 1 x 3.5 mm Composite
Audio Interface: 1 x 3.5 mm line in (for embedding into HDMI and IP stream only)
Communication Interface: 1 x RS-232 input (8-pin mini-DIN) (98 ft / 30 m distance) 1 x RS-232 output (pass-through) (8-pin mini-DIN) (98 ft / 30 m distance) 1 x RS-485 (2-pin Phoenix port) (4920 ft / 1500 m distance)
Firmware Updates: 1 x USB 2.0
*RS-232 / RS-485 Protocols: VISCA/Pelco-D/Pelco-P
2400 / 4800 / 9600 bits
Input: 12 VDC (10.8 - 13.0 VDC) JEITA power adapter (12 VDC in) included
Supported via LAN port
24 W (Max)
23 to 104°F / -5 to 40°C
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions (W × H × D)
5.6 x 6.6 x 5.9" / 14.2 x 16.8 x 15.0 cm With Tilt Up: 5.6 x 7.3 x 5.9" / 14.2 x 18.5 x 15.0 cm