This video case study explains how you cane easily intergrate the Epiphan Pearl and PTZOpitcs cameras to provide dual camera HD live productions. In this example they show you how you can deliver a presentation to the web and record it at the same time!
Epiphan Pearl and PTZOptics cameras make the perfect portable live production setup. The perfect all-in-one solution to capture, record and stream your live event.
Epiphan Pearl: Live event streaming, simplified
Capture 4 HD sources at once
With built-in support for SDI (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI), HDMI™ or DVI and VGA, Pearl can capture just about any video source you have. Audio capture is supported over HDMI and SDI and through stereo TRS audio jacks.
Auto or custom-configure
Let Pearl set everything for you automatically, or take advantage of the web UI to configure bitrate, frame size, layouts, overlays and more!
Stream to your viewers
Stream to local viewers using browsers or media players or use Pearl’s CDN integration to share with a large audience. You can even stream to Smart TVs and set-top boxes. Have as many as 4 different 1080p streams at 30 fps – all from one Pearl!
Photo showing Epiphan Pearl, the front and back panels
PTZOptics Robotic Cameras
Simultaneous Video Outputs
Every PTZOptics camera is capable of sending three simultaneous video streams through HDMI, HD-SDI, USB 3.0 and IP streaming depending on the model you are using. The resolution of these video outputs is set by the rotary dial on the back of each camera. You will notice each PTZOptics camera also have a analog CVBS port. This port is not simultaneous with the others. If you wish to use this port you must set the resolution to 480i or 576i and the other digital ports will be disabled.
Camera Control Options
Every PTZOptics camera can be control via IP (over the network), RS-232 (via VISCA), ONVIF (via the network) or UVC (through a USB cable) for the USB models. IP control is quickly becoming a preferred standard for ease of use. Once connected to the network each camera will set a static IP address and you will be able to log into the camera to adjust settings and operate PTZ controls. Controlling the camera via RS-232 is used for many control systems and traditional RS-232 VISCA joysticks. Every camera is ONVIF compatible meaning we can control the camera with most ONVIF controllers including our IP Joystick Controller. Finally UVC control provides pan, tilt and zoom controls over a USB connection to the camera. This control protocol can be set to either absolute or relative control for use in supported web conferencing and control software.
Every PTZOptics camera includes IP Streaming capabilities with both video and audio. To use these capabilities the camera must be connected to your network. Once connected to your network you can log in to the device via the IP Adress. The default user name and password is “admin” and “admin”. Once you have logged into the camera’s GUI interface you can browse to the “Video” tab to enter your RTSP or RTMP streaming credentials. We have options for embedding audio which will come through the camera’s 3.5mm audio input.
Using the Remote Control
Every PTZOptics camera includes an IR remote control which can be used for camera PTZ and configuration. You will notice each IR remote control can operate up to 4 cameras. There is a switch on the back of each camera you can use to set the IR receiver in situations for controlling multiple cameras via the IR remote. There is an on screen display menu you can use to fine tune your camera settings. Setting and calling a preset can be done by pressing the set button and the number you which to set the preset to. Then to call the preset you simply press the number button you have assigned.
Epiphan Pearl and PTZOptics robotic PTZ cameras are a winning combination!!