The PTZOptics 12X-USB is a 1080p camera with 12X optical zoom for capturing wide angles. With support for HDMI, USB 3.0 and IP Streaming (H.264 or H.265) this camera is ideal for broadcasting high definition video signals for broadcast or video conferencing applications.
This is the 12x-USB Gen2 model of the PTZOptics line-up of advanced live streaming cameras, in gray, featuring a USB 3.0 output for connecting to a computer for HD web conferencing. The Gen2 model is capable of 1080p60/50 recording (instead of a max of 30 fps), and streaming in H.265 and MJPEG in addition to H.264.
This camera has a 3.5 - 42.3mm lens providing a 12x zoom range, allowing for effective close-focus and wide-angle shots to best suit both face-to-face and group meetings. It does well in low-light conditions owing to a fast f/1.8 - f/2.8 lens aperture and minimum illumination requirement of only 0.5 lux at f/1.8. On top of this, built-in wide dynamic range and 2D/3D noise cancellation further enhance the conferencing experience.
The USB output is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 as long as the resolution is set to 960 x 540. This camera, along with its entire family of 20x and 12x models, is completely open source so developers can customize everything they prefer using simple HTML commands. The USB models do require a quad-core computer (Mac or Windows) for reliable processing of their uncompressed 1080p video output, but most computers are presently up to this standard anyway.
In addition to the USB output, the camera also has LAN, HDMI, and composite outputs, RS-232 input and output with daisy-chain capability, and an RS-485 port. The USB, LAN, and HDMI outputs can be used simultaneously at the same resolution, which can be assigned via a dial on the rear. The composite output can only be used by itself and at 480i/576i resolution. The LAN output is capable of streaming two H.264 or two H.265 RTSP signals, one in HD and one in SD, or a single MJPEG signal, and allows for direct distribution to CDNs, streaming services, and other destinations, using only the camera. There's also a 3.5mm audio input specifically for embedding audio into the LAN stream so you can deliver both audio and video to your destination. The LAN port is for streaming and control only and does not support Power-over-Ethernet. As an alternative to direct streaming from the LAN port, you can also connect external devices for more advanced conferencing.
The camera can be controlled via the LAN port over a network, ONVIF over a network, and RS-232 via VISCA commands. This USB model also features built-in UVC control, allowing for pan/tilt/zoom control over a USB cable, with the UVC protocol set to either absolute or relative for use with compatible software.
RS-232 control includes control from any NewTek TriCaster, including any of the TriCaster Mini models. Simply connect multiple cameras to the TriCaster using DB9 cables and operate all of them from its software. A TriCaster can also be used over IP control using third-party software.
A large variety of software is supported, including most online meeting software, mobile apps for control over your network, and the advanced PTZOptics Network Control, UVC Control, and VISCA Control applications.
An included IR remote control lets you adjust many settings via an on-screen display, allowing you to set and call presets, and control up to four cameras. You can set up to 64 presets in the camera (and up to 255 via RS-232), with a preset accuracy of 0.1°, and you can call up to 10 presets using the remote. The camera can be used desktop-mounted or ceiling-mounted, using an optional PTZOptics ceiling-mount bracket.
Be seen in 1080p
Crystal clear High Definition 1080p video with lossless 12X optical zoom letting you get up close to see and interact with your team.
Three Simultaneous Video Outputs
The PTZOptics 12X-USB can simultaneously send out 1080p video from HDMI, USB 3.0 and H.264 or H.265 IP Streaming for maximum flexibility.
Plug-and-Play USB Connectivity
Easily connect the camera to your PC to use with cloud based video conferencing services such as: Skype for Business, GoToMeeting and WebEX. This camera is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 (1920x1080p 30fps *Must enable h.264 compression).
Wide Field of View
The 12X PTZOptics models offer a wide field of view with the ability to zoom into narrow a 6.9 degrees.
Open Source Camera Control
All PTZOptics camera models include open source control software which allow users to create a custom controller. Learn more about our customizable open source code here.
iOS Camera App
Works with virtually every online video conferencing software with no need for additional drivers or proprietary connections.
HDMI Video Connection
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a HDMI video output capable of video resolutions up to 1080p.
UVC Camera Control
Each USB PTZOptics camera comes with absolute UVC camera control built in. This allows for video and control over a single USB cable. This functionality allows for software like our PresetVisualizer to function.
RS-232/RS-485 Camera Control
Every PTZOptics includes in/out RS-232 ports and a RS-485. These ports use VISCA commands to integrate with larger control systems such as Crestron and Extron. We even have pre-built modules available for download here.
Live RTMP Streaming
Every PTZOptics camera has the ability to live stream directly from the camera to your favorite CDN. Simply plugin your CDN’s RTMP Streaming information into the IP interface of your camera and start streaming! (See this tutorial video).
3.5mm Audio Input
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a 3.5mm audio input you can use to embed audio. The USB 3.0 models support embedding audio via a line level input onto USB 3.0 and Ethernet for IP Streaming.
IP Video Streaming
Now includes h.265 ‘High Efficiency Codec” and h.264 IP Streaming along with network camera control. Taking things a step further we offer our software open source so developers can customize any experience.
3 Year Warranty
PTZOptics offers the industries best 3 Year Warranty. Repairs are handled in our USA repair center located outside Philadelphia, PA.
|Image Sensor||1/2.7" CMOS progressive, 2.12 MP|
|Capture Resolution||1080p 60/50/30/25
|Video Standards||NTSC, PAL|
|Lens||Integrated 3.5 - 42.3mm, f/1.8 - f/2.8|
|Angle of View||Horizontal: 6.9° (tele) to 72.5° (wide)
Vertical: 3.9° (tele) to 44.8° (wide)
|Minimum Illumination||0.5 lux at f/1.8, AGC on|
|Shutter Speed||1/30 - 1/10000 sec|
|Flip / Mirror||Supported (vertical)|
|Presets||64 (or 255 via RS-232 and UVC)|
1 x USB 3.0 (type B, female)
1 x HDMI (1.3)
1 x RJ45 (10 m/100 m adaptive Ethernet port) (IP network interface)
1 x 3.5 mm Composite
1 x 3.5 mm line in (for embedding into IP stream only)
1 x RS-232 input (8-pin mini-DIN) (98 ft / 30 m distance)
1 x RS-232 output (pass-through) (8-pin mini-DIN) (98 ft / 30 m distance)
1 x RS-485 (2-pin Phoenix port) (4920 ft / 1500 m distance)
*RS-232 / RS-485 Protocols: VISCA/Pelco-D/Pelco-P
|Baud Rate||2400 / 4800 / 9600 bits|
|Power Supply||Input: 12 VDC (10.8 - 13.0 VDC)
JEITA power adapter (12 VDC in) included
|Power Consumption||24 W (Max)|
|Operating Temperature||23 to 104°F (-5 to 40°C]|
|Storage Temperature||-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)|
|Dimensions (W × H × D)||5.6 x 6.6 x 5.9" (14.2 x 16.8 x 15.0 cm)
With Tilt Up: 5.6 x 7.3 x 5.9" (14.2 x 18.5 x 15.0 cm)
|Weight||3 lb (1.4 kg)|