REVIEW of the NewTek NDI HX-PTZ1 : The simple solution for video transmission

The NewTek NDI HX-PTZ1 is no ordinary PTZ camera. Of course, it can shoot 1080 60p and has a 20x optical zoom, but the secret with this PTZ camera is that it also has NDI built in. With just one Ethernet cable, you can transmit video from the camera and also control the pan, tilt and zoom along with focus and exposure. That single Ethernet cable will even provide power to the camera.

You Should be familar with NDI. NDI is a protocol that allows for two way communication to a camera. It is capable of sending and receiving high-quality video with low latency for frame-accurate switching. The NDI HX-PTZ1 also has HDMI output and
3G-SDI , but NDI makes these redundant. There’s no need for communication cables to and from the camera nor for a power source. A single Ethernet cable can replace all of this, giving you way more options when it comes to where the camera can be used and installed. Anywhere a remotely controlled PTZ camera can be used, an NDI PTZ1 would do the same job a lot simpler. Public broadcast channels, churches, and internet streaming can offer a multi-camera live cast with a few NDI PTZ1’s and a switcher that is NDI compliant...Read More

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