Simplifying PTZ over IP
NewTek and Panasonic have responded to customer requests for a quicker and easier setup of network-based PTZ cameras. The result is NewTek AutoLink, a PC-based software application which detects and automatically connects to network-based PTZ cameras.
AutoLink is PC-based conversion software that allows camera control, NDI and streaming and is compatible with Panasonic PTZ cameras. The application reportedly enables users to manage orientation, zoom, focus and iris of supported cameras, and store and recall camera presets, directly from the user interface or a compatible controller.
The software works with Panasonic’s AW-HE130, AW-HE40 and AW-UE70 PTZ cameras, as well as the company’s studio camera systems and 4K box camera AK-UB300. The presence of IP cameras is automatically detected from NewTek TriCaster and the IP Series Video Mix Engine. The manufacturers state that cameras become immediately available for use in networked video production workflows without any additional configuration.
There is no restriction on the number of IP cameras that can be connected and video translation and transmission is only initiated when the camera source is selected.