Looking for recommendations for PTZ camera

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Logan Bartley

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Looking for recommendations for PTZ camera

PostMon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 pm

I have the ATEM Television Studio Pro HD switcher, and it has the ability to control a PTZ camera, but I do not see any PTZ remote controllable cameras offered by Blackmagic Design. Are there any recommendations for cameras where I can mount one and have control of it remotely from my switcher? Application will be for live performance where I would have one on left side-stage and right side-stage, and would like to be able to zoom in and focus on one particular band member at a time, such as the lead singer, then the guitarist during a guitar solo, and the drummer during a drum solo, etc.
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Re: Looking for recommendations for PTZ camera

PostThu Oct 11, 2018 5:11 pm

Here is an interesting topic for you about PTZ cameras and the Atem.

Remember that if you want to control PTZ from the Atem you need a control panel from BMD.

Or get a random Visca remote and have it seperated. ;)
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Re: Looking for recommendations for PTZ camera

PostThu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 pm

If the use case will actually be music coverage, I'd recommend against having the one and only camera controller on the same panel as your switcher. Sure, if you're doing a panel or some other static type of show, it is handy to be able to adjust a shot and punch your show at the same time. For music though, you really want to concentrate on which performer is active and let another operator frame and get the shots of the various musicians doing their thing. Just speaking from my experience having inherited a system where the only method of positioning cameras is on the switcher -- and it is only walk/talk not even a dynamic of music.

All that being said -- pretty happy with my BRC-X1000s and the RM-IP500. Also adding Rocosoft for joystick and computer-based control.

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Re: Looking for recommendations for PTZ camera

PostThu Oct 11, 2018 10:02 pm

I agree with roger on this
I use my left hand to control my ptz cameras with my Panasonic controller
My right hand is for switching
If it becomes a busy shoot. I can call in a ptz operators to contro, the camera and make my job easier
With a band they can easily move around a stage.
I would suggest to add a third camera for a front wide shot. It makes things easier in the long run
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Re: Looking for recommendations for PTZ camera

PostFri Oct 12, 2018 4:03 am

What Kevin and Roger said...

Far easier to deal with cameras on a panel other than the switcher. We also use a separate camera operator for many shows-having 2 people at the ATEM panel would just not work...
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