PTZOptics PT JOY G4 IP Joystick Controller delivers excellent bang for the buck

Mark Hanna from Church Productions recently wrote up a fantastic review for the PTZOptics PT Joy G4 IP Joystick Controller, and we just had to share it!

This joystick truly is the best bang for your buck. 

Mark wrote: "The PT-JOY-G4 is designed to work with current and legacy protocols via VISCA, VISCA-over-IP, Pelco-P, and Pelco-D protocols over IP and serial RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485, topped with the ability to control 255 cameras from mixed manufacturers via the network. The PT-JOY-G4 features an RJ-45 Ethernet port that supports communication and Power Over Ethernet (POE). There is also a 12VDC power connector. POE is not available. For serial control, there is a 15-pin D-Sub connection for RS-232 and a Phoenix-type connector for RS-422 and RS-485 control." 

This joystick controller can recall presets, and the first 9 are easy to customize and set with just a click of a button. Once a preset is made, simply press the "call" button and select the number associated with the preset you wish to go to. The camera will now go to the preset. How fast it moves is even customizable with speed ranges you can fine tune to the exact speed that looks best for you show. 

Speed ranges:

  • Pan: 1-24
  • Tilt: 1-20
  • Zoom: 1-7

Make sure to check out our in-depth webinar on the PTZOptics PT JOY G4 IP Joystick Controller right here!

The PTZOptics PT JOY G4 IP Joystick Controller In use!

 Mark writes, "I typically try to set up anything I am reviewing for Church Production without reading the manual first. This gives me a good idea of how easy or complicated the setup of a product is. The PT-JOY-G4 was easy enough to set up; with one catch, the button on the joystick has to be held down for three seconds to switch between network or serial setup. However, once I had that worked out, setup was very straightforward. For my review, I was also sent a PTZOptics 12x 3G-SDI (Gen 2) camera for use with the controller."

The joystick was extremely responsive to his commands. This included buttons, dials, and even the joystick itself. He could even fine tine his focus. This focus dial is spring loaded with plenty of good resistance to get the precise focus needed to get your subjects in focus. 

If working in a dark space, the Joystick Controller has a backlit LED sensor. This screen shows you exactly what preset you are on, what camera is in use, and more. No more confusion over what camera is which and where. 

"The control surface is not revolutionary; in fact, it’s comfortably familiar. Anyone who has used a PTZ camera before will feel right at home on the PT-JOY-G4," wrote Mark. 

Make sure to read Mark Hanna's review of the PTZOptics PT JOY G4 IP Joystick Controller here!

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